Press Releases

NP Dodge to Construct New Commercial Building on West Dodge Road

01/03/06 by NP Dodge Real Estate
NP Dodge recently closed on the purchase of more than four acres of land on the Northwest corner of 132nd and West Dodge Road with plans to construct a five story, 68,400 square foot office building. NP Dodge Residential Sales, currently located at 129th and Dodge, will relocate and occupy the new facility’s first floor, and NP Dodge Commercial and Industrial Sales/Management office will occupy a portion of the second floor.

The building is of a contemporary design articulated with sleek blue glass, white modern panels, a towering corner accent and a sweeping curve along Dodge Street. There will be 383 parking stalls, 38 of which will be indoors on the lower level. There will also be a balcony off the third floor facing South overlooking Dodge Street towards Boys Town.

Holland Basham Architects and Meyers Carlisle Leapley Construction Company, Incorporated, both of Omaha, plan to break ground for the building late spring 2006. NAI NP Dodge Commercial Sales and Management will be in charge of leasing and management, and also will be a tenant in the building. Leasing inquires should be directed to Jan Kratky at 397-1178.

NP Dodge Donates Framed Portrait from 1899 to the Historic General Dodge House

12/21/05 by NP Dodge Real Estate
Celebrating its 150th year of business, NP Dodge Company presented the Historic General Dodge House with an original photo of General Grenville M. Dodge. This historical framed photo dates back to 1899 and will be on permanent display at the Dodge House, located at 605 3rd St in Council Bluffs.

Shortly after the Dodge family made its first land purchase in 1855, brothers Nathan and Grenville opened The Dodge Land Office in Council Bluffs. Grenville went on to serve as a general during the Civil War and then as chief construction engineer for the building of Union Pacific Railroad. N.P. stayed in the land business and built the foundation for one of America's oldest real estate companies, NP Dodge Company.

Dan Van Houten, manager of the Council Bluffs sales office, who made the presentation said, "The NP Dodge Company, as well as the Dodge family, have had deep roots in this community for over 150 years. We are proud to donate this portrait as part of our past, present and future commitment to the Dodge House and surrounding communities."

Five generations have guided the NP Dodge Company to what it is today. No longer just one of the largest full-service real estate companies in Nebraska and Iowa, NP Dodge is a family of companies in real estate, land development, property management, global relocation, title and escrow and insurance. The NP Dodge Council Bluffs sales office is located at 1730 Madison Avenue with a total of 51 agents. NP Dodge Company has seven operating entities made up of 500 employees and 500 sales associates.

For additional information, please contact the NP Dodge Marketing Department at marketing@npdodge.com.

NP Dodge Company Teams Up with Rebuilding Together to Mark 150th Anniversary

09/20/05 by NP Dodge Real Estate
Over 150 Employees and Sales Associates Volunteer Time, Skills to Rehab 3 Homes. NP Dodge Company’s 150th anniversary festivities this Saturday will feature a crowd of celebrants and some great gifts. Instead of shining the spotlight on themselves, NP Dodge employees and sales associates have decided the ‘gifts’ at this celebration should benefit the community the company has called home for more than 150 years. “We wanted to continue to give back to the city of Omaha in honor of our 150th anniversary,” said Sandy Dodge, president/chairman of the board for NP Dodge. “So we teamed up with Rebuilding Together Omaha to repair and rehab the homes of 3 elderly individuals in Omaha.” Over 150 NP Dodge volunteers sporting red, white or blue t-shirts will begin work at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24th, at three homes in northeast Omaha: 3836 Decatur Street; 3914 Blondo Street; and 3858 Franklin Street. Tom Pettigrew, President of Rebuilding Together Omaha, worked closely with the group to identify homes with repair/rehab needs that matched the skill sets of the volunteers. “Spring rebuilding day for Rebuilding Together usually zeroes in on homes with basic repair problems, such as painting and plumbing problems,” said Pettigrew. “But many skilled folks came together for this project since one of the three homes we selected truly qualifies as an ‘extreme makeover’.” The house, located at 3914 Blondo Street, required extensive renovation and repair: new roof, gutter and downspouts; new siding; new doors; new flooring, kitchen cabinets, drywall, appliances and bathroom fixtures. “The enthusiasm, experience and connections of the NP Dodge employees make it relatively easy to find contractors and suppliers who were willing to donate materials and labor for this special cause,” said Pettigrew. Renovations to the home on Blondo actually commenced shortly after Labor Day due to the extensive nature of the repairs. Work on that home is scheduled to be completed this Saturday, September 24. Repairs to the other two homes will be launched and completed this Saturday. ‘Welcome home’ festivities for the homeowners are set to begin at 4:00 p.m. All three homes are within a few blocks of each other. “Our people had such pride and enthusiasm for this project from the very start,” said Dodge. “With the amazing support from our contractors, we are able to truly help those who need it.” “NP Dodge has gone above and beyond the call on this project,” said Pettigrew. “Thanks to them, three very deserving individuals will have warm, safe homes this winter.” Rebuilding Together Omaha is an affiliate of the national Rebuilding Together organization. The mission of Rebuilding Together is to keep low-income elderly and low-income disable homeowners warm, safe, dry and independent in their own homes.

Nationally, Rebuilding Together has rehabilitated 93,000 houses since it was founded in 1988. An estimated 2.4 million people have volunteered, delivering market value work amounting to more than $204 million.

NP Dodge Co-Workers Part of Red Cross Disaster Volunteers

09/09/05 by NP Dodge Real Estate
Mary Egger and Jean Savage, co-workers from the NP Dodge office at 12915 W. Dodge Rd., are heading to the gulf coast with a trained team of Red Cross disaster volunteers. They will volunteer their assistance to those in need brought on by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free. It is thanks to the generosity and compassion of others that the Red Cross is able to provide relief to the victims of disaster. The President has declared September 16 a national day of prayer for Hurricane Katrina's victims and volunteers.

The NP Dodge Company is a family owned company celebrating its 150th year of business in 2005. They currently maintain 14 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and have over 450 sales associates. To find out more about one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Nebraska and Iowa go to: www.npdodge.com

NP Dodge may Give Away $150,000 at the Thursday, Sept. 1 Royals Game

09/01/05 by NP Dodge Real Estate
One Last Chance to Enter & Win Cash for a New House

Omaha, NE - One lucky Omaha Royals fan may go home with more than a good time after the Royals’ last home game of the season on Thursday.

NP Dodge Company will give away $150,000 cash — to be used toward a new house or other expenses — if the final contestant of 36 finalists can hit a home run from home plate. The NP Dodge Home Run Derby is part of the company’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Thirty-five finalists were selected randomly throughout the season and each had a chance to hit a home run, batting from behind second base. Seven of the finalists have hit a home run, winning a trip to Kansas City. One last person will be randomly chosen during Thursday night’s game to join the others. Fans can register to be the 36th finalist before the game at Rosenblatt Customer Service. Gates open at 6 p.m.

At the end of Thursday’s 7:05 game, the finalists will be entered in a drawing, and one will be chosen to try and hit a home run from home plate. If successful in hitting the ball over the fence, he or she will win the grand prize from NP Dodge.

Nate Dodge, president of NP Dodge Property Management, said the company has been celebrating its 150th anniversary all year by giving back to the community. “This is a fun and lighthearted way to thank area residents for all of their support through the years,” he said. “It’s going to be exciting to see if our final contestant can win the prize. We sincerely hope the contestant does; that would make our anniversary celebration truly memorable.”

NP Dodge Residential Sales Names Evans and Drake-Soto as Vice Presidents

08/10/05 by NP Dodge Real Estate
Mike Riedmann, President of NP Dodge Residential Sales, today announced the promotions of Don Evans to Vice President and General Sales Manager and Jodee Drake-Soto to Vice President of Marketing for the Residential Sales Division.

Don Evans previously served as the Sarpy County and Pacific Hills Office Manager where he mentored his successor in both locations. He was also instrumental in the new Licensee Recruiting Program. In his new role he will continue to develop new business opportunities and real estate partnerships.

Jodee Drake-Soto, a graduate of Creighton University, joined NP Dodge Residential Sales in December 2000. She oversees and directs the advertising, market research, public relations, internal communications and regional marketing activities of the residential division.

The NP Dodge Company is a family owned company celebrating its 150th year of business in 2005. They currently maintain 14 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and have over 450 sales associates. To find out more about one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Nebraska and Iowa go to: www.npdodge.com

For additional information, please contact the NP Dodge Marketing Department at marketing@npdodge.com.

Annual NP Dodge Golf Outing a Huge Success

06/21/05 by NP Dodge Real Estate
The annual NP Dodge Golf Outing was held today at the beautiful Pacific Springs Golf Course. First tee time was at noon and NP Dodge covered the course with a total of 24 teams consisting of agents, builders and various business partners.

This years first place winners included Todd Rensch from the West Dodge office, Mike Rolf from The Mortgage Group and Grant Stine from West Pacific. Second place honors were given to Mike and Michelle Jenkins, Brian Marasco and Bill Wofford from the West Pacific office. Flag prizes were awarded to Jung Seu in the men's only category for longest drive in fairway, Mike Briggs for longest putt, Bill Delano for closest to the pin and Deb Boggess in the women's only category for longest drive in fairway.

All of the participants enjoyed themselves, in spite of the heat, thanks in part to Omaha Title & Escrow who provided sunscreen. Special thanks were given to the many contributors of prizes for this special event. It's safe to say that a good time was had by all!

NP Dodge is a family owned company celebrating its 150th year of business in 2005. They currently maintain 14 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and have over 450 sales associates. To find out more about one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Nebraska and Iowa go to: npdodge.com

For additional information, please contact the NP Dodge Marketing Department at marketing@npdodge.com.

NP Dodge Promotes Martin as Managing Broker of the Glenwood Sales Office

06/14/05 by NP Dodge Real Estate
Today NP Dodge Real Estate announces the promotion of Jeff Martin to Managing Broker of the Glenwood, Iowa sales office, located at 201 S. Locust St.

Jeff was born and raised in Southwest Iowa and has been a licensed Realtor since 1992. He obtained his broker's license and owned his own company until merging with NP Dodge in July of 2004.

Mr. Martin will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Glenwood office. He is an active member of the Southwest Iowa Association of Realtors, where he sits on the board of Directors, Professional Standards Committee, and is chairman of the MLS Committee.

The NP Dodge Glenwood sales office has a total of 10 agents. NP Dodge is a family owned company celebrating its 150th year of business in 2005. They currently maintain 14 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and have over 450 sales associates. To find out more about one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Nebraska and Iowa go to: npdodge.com

For additional information, please contact the NP Dodge Marketing Department at marketing@npdodge.com.

NP Dodge Promotes Vogel as Manager of the Pacific Hills Sales Office

06/06/05 by NP Dodge Real Estate
Today NP Dodge Real Estate announces the promotion of Jerry Vogel to Manager of the new Pacific Hills sales office, located at 12050 Pacific Street.

Jerry graduated from Wayne State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

He previously worked in the printing supply industry and has over twenty-six years of management experience.

Mr. Vogel has been with NP Dodge for over six years. In his new position, he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the new Pacific Hills Home Buyer Center. He is a member of the Omaha Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

The NP Dodge Pacific Hills sales office has a total of 46 agents. NP Dodge is a family owned company celebrating its 150th year of business in 2005. They currently maintain 14 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and have over 450 sales associates. To find out more about one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Nebraska and Iowa go to: npdodge.com

For additional information, please contact the NP Dodge Marketing Department at marketing@npdodge.com.

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