As a local business ourselves, we recognize the importance of fostering a sense of community and celebrating the unique narratives that define businesses with local roots. In this spirit, we invite fellow local enterprises to join us in sharing their origin stories. Every business has a tale to tell – from the initial spark of an idea to the challenges overcome and the milestones achieved.
By providing a platform for these stories to unfold, we aim to not only connect with our community on a deeper level, but also to highlight the diverse and inspiring journeys that contribute to our thriving business community.
Were you founded in Omaha? If so, what’s your story? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to feature your business here!
Omaha Federal Credit Union (OFCU) (www.omahafcu.org) opened for business in downtown Omaha April 1, 1935 as the Omaha U.S. Employees Federal Credit Union, becoming one of the country’s early charter members. They started with 60 members and $800 in shares. In April 1975, OFCU changed its name to Omaha Federal Credit Union, which remains today. In January 1990, OFCU merged with Blair Community Federal Credit Union, and in December 2001, merged with Omaha World-Herald Federal Credit Union. Today, OFCU serves Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties in NE, and Pottawattamie and Harrison counties in IA. OFCU has more than 6,000 members and $84.7M in assets. Next April, OFCU will celebrate 90 successful years in business.
OFCU takes pride in developing and maintaining personalized relationships. Their passion lies in guiding members through life’s milestones such as buying a home and auto and saving for financial goals. OFCU distinguishes itself by providing key financial support to members – particularly when larger financial institutions may fall short – by providing lower interest rates on loans and higher yields on deposits. OFCU is a leader in introducing the latest products, services and technology, ensuring members have local, uninterrupted access to cutting-edge financial solutions. OFCU’s mission centers around building meaningful life-long connections with our member-owners, championing financial wellness, offering a “people helping people” responsive approach, becoming involved in the communities where they serve and always putting security and integrity of members’ financial assets first.
Learn more at www.omahafcu.org.
Scott’s Painting & Staining Inc. (scottspainting.com) is a Professional Omaha Painting and Siding company which Specializes in Residential Siding Repair Services and Exterior Painting Services, and offers Interior Painting Services as well. Owner Scott Paskewitz founded the business in May 1991 and has become a top choice for Omaha Painters.
With his background in residential painting and automotive finishes, Scott was able to build a customer base quickly in his first year of business. He learned the trades from his father, who was a lifelong contractor as well. In subsequent years, work began to flow in through word of mouth due to the quality of workmanship and value Scott provided.
When Scott began offering services to replace bad siding, trim and windows that were discovered while preparing the house for painting, he was setting himself apart from the competition. Even today, this is what Scott’s Painting & Staining Inc. specializes in: providing full carpentry services for all types of siding, ranging from partial siding repairs to entire house siding replacement. With 30+ years of experience, Scott’s Painting can often identify most siding, trim and window issues during the estimate. However, any additional issues uncovered while preparing a home for painting will quickly be brought to the attention of the homeowner to determine the best course of action.
Learn more about Scott’s Painting & Staining Inc. at scottspainting.com.
With the advent of the new year, Boyd Jones (boydjones.biz) is excited to celebrate its centennial anniversary. Founded in 1924 by W. Boyd Jones, the philosophy the company was founded upon a century ago remains the same today: listen to clients, understand their needs and work to exceed their expectations.
W. Boyd Jones specialized in industrial and commercial construction. He brought that expertise to Omaha where he founded his company and built buildings across the Midwest that still stand as testaments to the historic fabric of communities today. Known for his integrity and commitment to customers, Mr. Jones continually looked for ways to drive value, reduce costs and stand out among his peers. That same approach drives the company today.
In the modern era, Boyd Jones provides preconstruction, EPC, master planning, design-build, construction management and general construction services in eight primary market sectors: commercial, government, energy, community, industrial, education, healthcare and housing. We approach every project from a life-cycle perspective to ensure that our clients receive building solutions that deliver the greatest value in terms of project scope, cost, schedule and quality. By leveraging our strong relationships with architects, engineers and subcontractors, we maximize value for our clients.
For the last 100 years, we’ve pursued innovation and unique solutions to ensure the spaces we build – and the partnerships we’ve developed – last beyond the project at hand. Learn more at boydjones.biz.