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Speedee Mart

Kearney, Neb.

An existing convenience store located off a busy section of I-80 was too small with too few gas pumps to serve the number of travelers coming through. BD Construction began building a new, larger store while the original remained open to limit the amount of time the business was closed.

BD Construction’s in-house civil engineering developed a site plan that maximized space to allow for more gas pumps while allowing for plenty of parking, truck access and drainage.

7,150 square foot new convenience store

  • New retail space
  • Drive-through restaurant
  • Express pizza restaurant
  • Corner walk-in beer cooler
  • New gas pumps
  • Large canopy


David Gifford

David Gifford brings a unique blend of expertise and experience to BD Construction as a seasoned professional with a diverse background. With a foundation rooted in construction gained through hands-on experience and service in the Air Force, David has a meticulous attention to detail, a commitment to excellence, and a strong work ethic that forms the cornerstone of his approach to every project.

After transitioning from the construction field, David spent a decade dedicated to shaping young minds as an educator. During this time, he cultivated invaluable skills in communication, leadership, and relationship-building, all while fostering meaningful connections within the community.

Now, as a Business Developer, David brings together his extensive background to drive client initiatives forward. With degrees in construction, education, and business management, he offers a comprehensive understanding of the industry coupled with a strategic mindset to identify opportunities, build lasting partnerships, and deliver unparalleled service to clients.

David is dedicated to serving the community, fostering strong relationships, and providing personalized solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.

Brodstone Healthcare – Project #3

Heartland Surgery Center

BD Construction built the original Heartland building in 2002. 21 years later BD constructed a 8,800 square-foot addition. The new space will allow Heartland to provide 23-hour care and includes:

  • Two additional operating rooms
  • Three additional recovery rooms
  • Four 23-hour stay rooms
  • Nurses’ station
  • Offices

Some areas of the original building were also remodeled.

Brandon Wagner

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.

Pinnacle Bank Kearney


All-new construction of a high-profile, distinctive building with offices, guest lobby, conference room, break room and bank drive-through. Built with energy-efficient and smart technology features.

Square Feet: 8,804

BD’s Butler Honored with Community Supporter Award by Nebraska Building Chapter of the Association of General Contractors

(Kearney, Neb.; December 6, 2022) —Linette Butler of Kearney has received the 2022 Community Supporter Award from the Associated General Contractors-Nebraska Building Chapter.

The Community Supporter Award recognizes Butler, general manager of BD Construction, Inc./Kearney, for using her construction skills and leadership talents to support, promote or move the industry forward outside of her work responsibilities.

In presenting the award, AGC noted that Butler has served not once but twice as president of the AGC Nebraska Building Chapter Board of Directors – the first woman to hold that position. She has been a board member from 2007 to present. She served as chairperson of the Membership Development committee and completed AGC’s Construction Leadership Academy.

A graduate of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Leadership Nebraska Class XI, Linette served on the Kearney Works board of directors, UNK’s College of Business and Technology Dean’s Leadership Council, Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Envoys, and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women leadership team. Linette actively pursues opportunities to promote construction careers and has served as speaker for Buffalo County’s Envision program, designed to empower students in their choice of careers. She also participates in local career expos for high school students. She supports the student AGC chapter at UNK in a variety of ways.

About BD Construction

As construction management and design-build specialists, BD Construction is one of the Midwest’s leading construction companies with a lengthy history of large-scale building projects of every description — from hangars to hospitals to high schools to hotels. Founded in 1960, BD Construction is capable of handling all aspects of a building project, beginning with the initial concept and floor plans, and continuing through site selection, design consultancy, project finance coordination, permitting, construction and evaluation of the finished project. Connect with BD Construction on LinkedIn, Facebook or visit for more information.

Speedee Mart Greenwood


7,400 square foot new convenience store and truck stop located just off exit 420 on I-80

  • Brightly lit parking
  • Well-stocked  convenience store
  • Beer cave
  • Clean, modern restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Walk-in coolers and freezer
  • New fuel pumps for autos and semis with large canopy
  • Parking lot for semis
  • Private showers
  • DEF available at the diesel pumps
  • RV dump station
  • Coming soon: EV charging stations

Located at Exit 420 along I-80 in Nebraska (the Ashland/Greenwood exit)

Aaron Abramson

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.

Wilcox-Hildreth Public School

Addition 26,244 square feet | Renovation: 1,572 square feet

BD Construction constructed two additions to the Wilcox-Hildreth School while school remained in session. Through phasing, staff was able to move into the east addition before school started in the fall of 2020. The second addition was complete in December 2020.
The additions to and renovations of this school included a new main academic entrance with secure vestibule, new administrative offices, staff workroom, secure reception area, and classrooms. Construction of an addition to the north created a new competition gym, locker rooms, new commons/cafeteria and a new kitchen.

Project Delivery Method

Construction Management

Project Scope

Addition to and renovation  of a school:

  • Classrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Commons
  • Locker Rooms
  • Secure Entry
  • Concession Stand
  • Administrative Spaces

Optical Gallery

Osceola Public Schools


Renovation: 1,572 | Addition 26,244


Construction of a school:

  • Classrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Cafeteria
  • Gymnasium
  • Locker rooms
  • Early childhood suite
  • Commons
  • Secure main entrance for elementary
  • Administrative offices for elementary

Kralik Joins Business Development Team

Scott Kralik BD Construction(Kearney, Neb.; February 5, 2021)BD Construction, Inc., one of the Midwest’s leading construction companies, announces the addition of Scott Kralik to its business development team.

With a strong history in account management from a 25-year career at Parker Hannifin (formerly Baldwin Filters). Kralik brings robust relationship-building skills to his new role. He served as global account manager and, prior to that, regional sales manager – Middle East with his previous company. Now, Scott specializes in providing construction solutions for the manufacturing, convenience store, retail, and auto dealership markets, as well as BD’s civil engineering and concrete service lines

Kralik graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor’s degree in biology and business administration. He and his wife Mashall have three children.