Quality, Integrity & Professionalism Since 1971

Concrete Specialists Since 1971 Serving Lincoln & Omaha

United in Quality, Integrity, and Professionalism to Create Excellence in Construction

Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Inc. is an expert concrete contractor with many years of experience in the field. We have grown exponentially over the years, due in large part to our unique structure and approach to the company makeup. Our reputation has been the very foundation of our expansion, along with the valuable employees that have joined us along the way. Read the story of our humble beginnings here, and learn more about what makes us special. We’re always happy to share the story…

Bob Stephens and Mike Smith grew up right here in Lincoln, NE. They first became friends while attending Lincoln High School. They came together and formed Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Inc. in 1971. In the early days they focused on flatwork. Then the purchase of their first set of foundation forms was made, and shortly thereafter they began pouring concrete foundations.

Their reputation as a premier concrete contractor in the Lincoln area grew, and soon they found Omaha building contractors were calling them to travel the sixty miles up the Interstate to work on projects there as well. In 1984 the company established a satellite office in the Omaha area to better serve the growing list of Omaha clients.

Due to this expansion, it became apparent to the partners that if they wanted to realize their company vision they needed to devise a method for hiring and retaining highly motivated and talented employees. They concluded that the key involved the hiring of talented working partners. A compensation system was devised that was uncommon to the construction industry. They felt that to achieve the success that they dreamed of, they needed to allow employees the ability to not only make a good living, but also to allow for the sharing in the profits and ownership of the company itself. This was accomplished with the establishment of a company employee stock ownership retirement plan.

Stephens and Smith Construction Company truly has, “An Owner on Every Project”.

The management style by Bob Stephens and Mike Smith, transformed the company from a relatively small Lincoln area concrete construction company into an employee owned regional company that is consistently ranked by Concrete Construction magazine as one of the top 100 most successful concrete construction companies in the nation.

What began as two friends who decided to become business partners in 1971, is now an organization with over 200 owners. It has been a great ride, every step of the way!

Meet Our Team


Steve Willis


Brett Richert

Vice President

Denise Kobza


Denny Ackerson

Safety and Training

Jereme Montgomery

Business Development

Janell Worm

HR Director

Lincoln Foundations

Ryan Jones


Darrell Brown

Estimating & Project Management

Riley Petersen

Estimating & Project Management

Ryan Garlock

Commercial Superintendent

Lincoln Flatwork

Heath Svendsen

Vice President

Melissa Anderson

Commercial Estimating & Project Management

Dave Thibault

Commercial Estimating & Project Management

Russ Nowotny

Residential Estimating & Project Management

Roger Andersson

Decorative Estimating & Project Management

James Harpst

Commercial Project Management

Kent Baker

Decorative Estimating & Project Management

Specialty Products

Kirby Bailey

Estimating & Project Management

Scott Christensen

Estimating & Project Management

Brian Barcroft

Estimating & Project Management

Mark Ramel

Estimating & Project Management

Omaha Foundations

Larry Niles

Vice President

Steve Estep

Commercial Estimating & Project Management

Ryan Sadil

Commercial Estimating & Project Management

Josh Jordan

Design & Surveying

Nate Jordan

Residential Project Manager

Curt Cramer

Residential Project Manager

Andy Brown

Residential Project Manager

Organizations & Associations

Join Our Expert Team ....

Do you like being a part of a team? Do you take pride in working with your hands? Stephens and Smith Construction is an employee owned company who needs concrete field personnel, skilled craftsmen, and crew leaders. These jobs are full-time positions and offer competitive pay with benefits such as a $3,500 Hiring Bonus, employee stock ownership, matching 401K, Health Insurance and more. Join the club and apply today.
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Concrete Contractors Omaha Nebraska
Concrete Specialists Since 1971
Employee Owned


1542 South 1st St.
Lincoln, NE 68502


5711 South 60th St. Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68117

Kansas City

903 S. South Kansas Ave
Olathe, KS 66061

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