Good News

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Good News!

OBE Plan Room is now under “Old Management”

July 1, 2016:  Omaha Builders Exchange Board resumes direct management of the OBE Plan Room.

Dear Omaha Builders Exchange Member,

In the last 22 years you helped Omaha Builders Exchange provide 63 individual student scholarships and grants in support of construction education totaling nearly $100,000. The beneficiaries include Omaha Public Schools, Southeast Community College, Metropolitan Community College and the Construction Specification Institute.

Thank you. Your membership dollars are helping local students and programs dedicated to the construction trades and sciences. Your membership helps strengthen our local construction industry. Does that make you proud of Omaha Builders Exchange too?

Here’s some history. In 1990, our Board of Directors hired Construction Update Plan Room Network of Des Moines, Iowa to manage the OBE Plan Room with oversight of our Board. Per our management agreement with Construction Update, all of your dues were paid directly to Construction Update in exchange for their services for over 25 years.

Here’s the news! Effective July 1, 2016, Omaha Builders Exchange will resume direct responsibility for management of the plan room. You will now receive an invoice directly from Omaha Builders Exchange when it comes time for your renewal. And here’s even better news to celebrate — your annual dues are frozen at 1989 rates. Yes, your annual dues will be the same amount members paid in 1989 – only $300 per year!

Wow, what else can you get for the same price you paid back in 1989? What do you get for your dues investment?

  • Exclusive access to the OBE Plan Room;
  • Exclusive OBE Builders Card for cashless deposits on plans;
  • Exclusive social and networking events – like our popular ballgame outings, the Al Ludwig Memorial Golf Tournament and really fun holiday gatherings;
  • Exclusive listings for your company on the OBE website with a nominal fee;
  • Exclusive new opportunities to help you get easier access to more information and network with other members at a reasonable cost;
  • Preference in scholarship and grant consideration to students and organizations who demonstrate a relationship to members of The Omaha Builders Exchange.

How can you go wrong with a deal like this?

Seriously, we appreciate your continued membership and remain committed to providing the most comprehensive and accurate project information available. Watch our website, and your inbox for more news including exclusive member events to celebrate the big news – the “OBE Plan Room is Under Old Management.”

Please take some time to look at the Omaha Builders Exchange FAQ Sheet for more information.

Thank you for supporting the local construction industry with your Omaha Builders Exchange, Inc. membership. We would be grateful for your continued support and prompt renewal of your membership when you receive your invoice in the mail.



Steve Johnson President, Omaha Builders Exchange, Inc.

New Plan Room Phone, Fax and Email:

Phone: 402-991-6906 Fax: 402-884-7055 Email: Web:

OBE 2016 Board of Directors: Steve Johnson, Johnson Sales, President | Dick McMahon, The Waldinger Corporation, Vice-President | Tim Conway, The Schemmer Associates, SecretaryTreasurer | Rich Boone, Boone Brothers Roofing, Immediate Past President | Jeff Meyerink, Watkins Concrete Block Co., Inc. | Alan Gilmore, O’Keefe Elevator Company | Ron Wellendorf, Builders Supply Co. | Kelley Rosburg, AIA, Bahr, Vermeer & Haecker | Bob Wiechert, Lincoln Laminating | Darrell Fager, Fager Excavating | Ron Munstermann, M & M Steel | Rick Evans, Miller Electric | Jared Schleifer, The Weitz Company

Announcement Letter to OBE Members