Serving the Greater Omaha area since 1884
2019 marked Lueder’s 135th year. To put this into perspective, Omaha was just 30 years old when Lueder was founded (as the A.C. Busk Company). In 1958, the lifespan for a company at that time was about 61 years. Today, the average is just 18 years. We’ve beat those averages by a mile. Longevity is in our blood at Lueder. That’s why we always look to the future of our business, the industry and the growth trajectory of this great community – and make adjustments to meet needs along the way.
Robert Lueder was key to our ongoing view and commitment. When he joined the company it was 1940. His father, Roy M. Lueder, had just acquired full ownership of what was then called A.C. Busk, founded In 1884 as a small masonry construction company in Omaha that had grown to be a sizable general contractor. Bob Lueder had the vision to grow Lueder into a premier provider of quality construction with a transparent, honest approach to doing business. What he built was more than revenue attached to services. He built a legacy that we proudly carry on today.
In 2020, Robert Lueder was inducted posthumously into the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame. He joins an elite group of business men and women who are honored for their roles in helping to grow our community.
In fact, much of Omaha’s building landscape is evidence to Lueder Construction’s dedicated presence here across all types of projects and services that contribute daily to the quality of life in this community. These includes hospitals and healthcare institutions, schools and colleges, places of worship, retail shops and centers, non-profits, and civic entities. As a multi-faceted, full-service general contractor, we are selected by visionary architects and developers to bring new, landscape-changing buildings to life and to work on renovations and building renewal to breathe new life into Omaha’s retro neighborhoods seeing a resurgence.
In 2000, R. Brad von Gillern was named President of Lueder. Brad expanded the footprint of Lueder and successfully increased revenues and the company’s talent resources. Additionally, he built a subcontractor appreciation program that makes Lueder the construction company of choice among these valuable contributors. In 2017, von Gillern was named CEO, yielding presidential duties to Greg Key.
Greg Key attended Kansas State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science and Management. This led him to a career with a national firm, building and managing work across the United States, eventually landing in Lincoln, Nebraska where he managed their local office.
Greg joined Lueder Construction in 2012 as a Business Development Manager where he excelled in growing opportunities for both the company and its employees. He provided oversight of new business acquisition, pre-construction services, estimating and marketing activities. Greg challenged the existing business model and in that effort, helped strengthen the company. Greg was promoted to Vice President of Pre-construction in 2016 and then to President in 2017. As President of the organization he is charged with oversight of all areas of the business including strategy and vision for the future growth of the firm.
In 2019 we made a concerted effort to move away from the familiar gray and blue logo that many in this community had come to know. Our new brand identity represents our mission and vision – and what we’re best known for – taking the vision of our customers and bringing it to life. We don’t just do this as a project with blueprints and budgets. Our customers will tell you that Lueder uniquely embraces their vision for the space and makes it our own. True partners in building dreams.