Superintendents

Superintendents

Jeff Hoppenstedt

Superintendent

Jeff Hoppenstedt

Superintendent

Jeff Hoppenstedt came by his love of the construction industry naturally; in fact, you might say it’s in his genes. Both his father and grandfather have worked in the construction industry, and, Jeff would visit job sites with his dad as a child. He started working summers for BD when he was 15. All of this has provided Jeff experience beyond his years.

Born in Columbus but raised in Kearney, Jeff is a graduate of Kearney Catholic High School and also attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Jeff enjoys the opportunity to work outdoors as part of a team and takes satisfaction in things he’s built himself. When not on the job site, Jeff enjoys riding four-wheelers on the river, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Gary Allen

Project Manager/Superintendent

Gary Allen

Project Manager/Superintendent

As a project manager/superintendent, Gary Allen leverages a wealth of experience in his role at BD Construction. Originally from Benkelman, Nebraska, Gary first came to Kearney in 1978 to earn his Bachelor of Science from Kearney State College (now the University of Nebraska at Kearney). After graduating, Gary held a number of positions. He coordinated the opening of all new Boston Market restaurants in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, as well as oversaw special projects in California, Oregon and Washington. After his work there, Gary worked as head of construction with Sullivan Hayes Brokerage, and then owned Allen Construction Management in Colorado. The combination provided him experience in large retail and office developments along the Front Range, as well as tenant finish.

Gary started with BD Construction in 2008 under a special services contract to build the KREX television station in Grand Junction, Colorado. Upon the project’s completion, Gary made the decision to become a full-time employee of BD Construction.

Sharing the values of many of his coworkers, Gary utilizes his free time to connect with his family while relaxing or playing golf.

Richard Gregg

Superintendent

Richard Gregg

Superintendent

Richard Gregg served in the U.S. Army at Fort Drum, New York, prior to jumping into the construction industry in 1996. He specialized in concrete work and brought his expertise to BD Construction in 2006. Richard loves being outside and working with his hands.

Over the years, BD relied upon Richard’s knowledge of concrete but began to turn to him more and more for other construction skills including steel erection and some finish work. Today, Richard is a superintendent where his responsibilities include regular communication with the project owners, overseeing construction quality and scheduling, as well as coordinating the work of subcontractors on a project site.

Richard went to school in Lexington, Neb. and now lives in Kearney with his wife Maria, who is BD Construction’s receptionist. Together they have two daughters, Josie and Elissa. As a family, they enjoy camping and occasionally fishing (but only when the fish are biting)!

Nate Oberg

Superintendent

Nate Oberg

Superintendent

Nate Oberg began working in the construction industry at the age of 19. Over the past nearly 25 years, Nate has earned increasing levels of responsibility and joined BD Construction in 2017 as a site superintendent. In this role, Nate oversees owner relationships, construction quality and scheduling as well as coordinates the work of subcontractors on a project site.

Nate’s approach to communicating with customers and his attention to detail have earned him repeat clients. He became familiar with BD Construction while working beside BD staff on Kearney High School, and liked the company’s involvement in the community as well as the camaraderie among the BD staff, clients and subcontractors.

 Outside of work, Nate enjoys cooking, especially smoking meats, and his smoked brisket is a favorite. While working as superintendent on the new Kearney High School, Nate befriended the basketball coaches and served as chef to the team before big games. Nate also loves hunting and fishing and is a volunteer for Miles for Heroes, which helps service men and women receive care for PTSD. A native of Hooper, Neb., Nate and his wife, Leila, have three children, Ceara, Madison and Quin. He is a member of Countryside Christian Church and coaches youth sports. 

Mike Christ

Superintendent

Mike Christ

Superintendent

Mike Christ began constructing fences, corrals, cattle working facilities, roping arenas and more around his hometown of North Platte when he was in high school and continued doing so for a while after graduating. One of his projects was building 5,000 head addition to a cattle feed yard. When the time was right for him to attend college, Mike earned a bachelor’s in Biology with a Health Science emphasis from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  During college, he continued to learn the construction business by framing houses.

After college, he had a tough decision to make: pursue his goal of attending medical or veterinary school or remaining close to his family. Mike chose family and stuck to what he knew by opening his own construction business, building custom homes, remodeling buildings and constructing new buildings. Mike and his wife, Cathy, have six children. Mike enjoys hunting and fishing. He is part of the Windmill Foundation, which raises funds for people with depression who cannot afford treatment.

Clint Spath

Superintendent

Clint Spath

Superintendent

Clint Spath learned the construction business inside and out while running his own residential and light commercial general contracting company for 24 years. Now a site superintendent/project manager for BD Construction, Clint knows what it takes to build a project from the ground up, focusing on attention to detail while building strong relationships with customers and subcontractors.

Clint earned a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. While in college, he began working for residential contractors which kindled his passion for construction. Clint has put his education degree to good use as a safety trainer and is versed in project management and estimating. He was drawn to BD Construction’s reputation within the community and family-oriented culture.

When he’s not working, Clint can be found fishing, hunting and attending athletic events for his two sons, Brandt and Braden. He has taught bow hunter education for nearly 20 years and is a member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney. Clint, his wife Bette and their sons live in Buffalo County.

Evan Moody

Superintendent

Evan Moody

Superintendent

Straight out of college, Evan Moody went to work for home builders in Colorado as a superintendent. He eventually moved to commercial construction firm John J. Kirlin SP as a project manager where he specialized in building and renovating military dental clinics.

He and his wife Laura returned to Kearney to be closer to family after the birth of their first child Adalyn. Evan established Moody Construction, which he successfully ran for seven years. During that time his family grew by another daughter, Jael, and twin boys, Ezekiel and Elias.

Evan’s time working as carpenter, superintendent and project manager honed his approach to working with clients and gave him an acute eye for detail-oriented projects.

Evan and his family attend Kearney eFree Church. They keep with kids’ activities including ballet, swimming and gymnastics. In the off chance the Moody’s have a free weekend, they love walleye fishing, camping, and hunting.

Aaron Abramson

Superintendent

Aaron Abramson

Superintendent

After working for a large firm for 12 years, Aaron joined BD because he was attracted to helping a local contractor continue to build and improve local communities. Aaron appreciates the family-friendly atmosphere and friendship that BD has with its employees and clientele. Aaron uses his past experiences to help owners to enjoy the construction process while coordinating sub-contractors to complete a project in a timely manner. Aaron loves to work with in team environment and having some fun along the way in the construction process.

Brandon Wagner

Superintendent

Brandon Wagner

Superintendent

Brandon Wagner joined BD Construction with a wealth of commercial construction projects already under his belt, including serving as site superintendent on the 911 Emergency Center in Grand Island, an all-new Home Goods store, and renovation projects with nursing centers, a pharmacy warehouse and dental clinic. He considered a career in architecture but ultimately earned a Construction Management degree from UNK when he realized that he’d prefer to work in the field instead of the office.

When he’s not overseeing a complicated construction project, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends and spending time fishing, hunting, doing competition shooting and riding motorcycles.