Administrative Operations/Field Operations

The committee plans classes on topics related to areas such as field operations, safety, compliance, administration, finance, insurance, leadership, workers compensation, human resources, and management.


Shane Wegner
Midlands Contracting, Inc.
(308) 237-7979

Lonnie Shoup
Horizontal Boring & Tunneling
(402) 266-5347

Annual Conference

The committee plans the Annual Conference, which includes Projects Preview where utility contractors learn about upcoming projects for bid; exhibits to showcase the latest products and services that your business offers to utility contractors; education sessions; annual meeting; team building activity and banquet.


Eric Eickmeier
Lincoln Winwater
(402) 438-2988

Clay Shoot Challenge 

The committee plans the Clay Shoot Challenge. This event brings together an average of 90-100 people for a day of camaraderie and networking. 


Tom King
Gene Lilly Surety Bonds, Inc.
(402) 475-7700

Golf Tournament 

The committee plans the Golf Tournament. This event brings together 125-150 people for a day of golf, camaraderie and networking. 


Dirk Merrill
Omaha Winwater Works
(402) 504-1101

Industry and Government Relations

The committee plans Projects Preview, works with NUCA of Nebraska’s lobbying firm to introduce and support legislation impacting the underground utility construction industry; monitors state legislative and regulatory issues impacting the industry, lobbies Nebraska’s delegation in Congress on federal issues impacting infrastructure; and oversees advocacy activities. 


Kara Habrock
L.G. Roloff Construction
(402) 861-1721


The committee oversees membership recruitment and retention strategies.  


Ross Carda
United Rentals Trench Safety



The committee helps identify and recruit board candidates.


Matt Bevington
Valley Corp
(402) 359-2578

One Call

The committee promotes use of the One Call system; reviews the state statutes and educates NUCA of Nebraska members on everyone's responsibilities; advocates for changes to improve the One Call law; generates best in class practices and policies for NUCA of Nebraska members to use for documentation and disputing claims, damages and unmarked and mismarked lines.


Brad Wegner
Midlands Contracting
(308) 237-7979

NUCA of Nebraska Political Action Committee

The NUCA of Nebraska Political Action Committee (PAC) interviews candidates running for state legislature; helps coordinate identify and engagement of members who are key legislative candidates for grassroots advocacy; asks members to contribute to the PAC, and selects candidates that will receive PAC contributions. 


Eric Klein
Valley Corp
(402) 369-0288


Workforce Development

The committee identifies opportunities and activities to help expand the pool of qualified labor, in order to assist NUCA of Nebraska member contractor companies in attracting and retaining employees. Opportunities include: participating in hands-on stations with high school students at Construction Career Days around the state, giving a presentation to students in the classroom about career options in the construction industry; job site tours; and offering a co-op, financial contributions or leasing equipment for the Central Community College Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program.


Jerry Kabourek
M.E. Collins Contracting
(402) 443-3663