The head of one of Lincoln’s largest construction companies is one of three inductees into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame next month.
John Sampson, President and CEO of Sampson Construction, will be inducted Feb. 3 along with Mike McCarthy, founder of the McCarthy Group in Omaha, and Gloria Thesenvitz, founder and chair of the board of directors of Nova-Tech Inc., a medical Grand Island-based veterinarian company.
Sampson has led Sampson Construction since 1995, and under his leadership the company has completed more than $ 3 billion in commercial construction projects in Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Nevada and Illinois. Current projects include the new WarHorse Casino and the expansion of the passenger terminal at Lincoln Airport.
Sampson and the other two laureates will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Nebraska Chamber Annual Reunion and Hall of Fame Banquet at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.
“Our recipients this year truly epitomize the ingenuity, determination and service to the community and to the neighbor that characterize the good life,” said Bryan Slone, President of the Nebraska Chamber. “Their personal motivation and vision for growth have literally created game-changing opportunities both in their communities and in the quality of life of others. “