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Our History

22 Like most modern construction companies, the story of Sampson Construction has a humble and simple beginning.  Morris and Evelyn Sampson were the parents of six children, living in rural Nebraska.  The couple lived on a farm, which Evelyn and the older children tended while Morris (known to his friends as Sam) left during the week to do construction jobs and carpentry.  The official start of Sampson Construction came when Morris built a house for the family in Lincoln, and the family moved to town to focus solely on building homes, one at a time, under the name Sampson Construction.

In the generation that followed, the Sampson sons expanded the business to the commercial market.  Rod, Sam, and John Sampson began using the expertise they learned from their father and took on larger, more complicated, projects.  During the late 20th century, the company grew to approximately 200 employees in two offices, and volumes over $100 million.


Today, the company is led by John Sampson, accompanied by an outstanding management team, including several members of the third generation of the Sampson family.  The company currently has six office locations, has projects in eight states, annual volumes over $200 million, and 300+ employees.   We are described as “capable for any project, and personally involved to make sure it's done right.”  Looking forward, the company intends to continue the Sampson tradition of quality, fairness, and integrity, with added focus on innovation, mentoring, sustainability, and value.