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WHO WE ARE

Blair Freeman is the only 100% Black woman-owned and woman-led Class A contractor in Nebraska. Our experienced team of experts offers boldly transparent construction, owner’s representation and real estate services. Through a “people first, project second” approach, we make the process of building, buying and selling clear, easy and accessible to anyone.

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Our history

In 2018, Maranda Adams and her husband purchased a historic building in North Omaha to be the new home to their snow cone business. Maranda hired a contractor to do the construction work required to restore the building, but the process was a nightmare: The project exceeded budget, the contractor went missing mid-project and, despite spending more money and time, it was not exactly what was envisioned from the beginning. Maranda contacted her college friend, Ashley Kuhn, to help assemble the workers required to finish the project.

After this experience, Maranda and Ashley realized that there was a significant gap in the construction industry — a gap that both women had the unique skills and combined 30+ years of experience to fill.

From this project, Blair Freeman was born with a mission to remove barriers and empower clients through a boldly transparent construction and real estate process.

Our values

Bold — ​​Our actions are strong and vivid. We take calculated risks. We are confident, daring and brave. We think outside of the box. We are disruptors in our market.

Transparent — Every step of our process is clear, open and easily perceived. All stakeholders in the process have access to all information related to the project.

Reputation — We act in a conscientious manner to ensure that the beliefs and opinions of our company are positive.

 

Karma — We treat everyone we encounter the way that we would want to be treated, with the understanding that there is always a consequence, whether good or bad.

Impactful — The actions that we take on a daily basis leave a positive mark in the world. We are socially conscious. We believe in giving back. Our work is felt and heard long after we leave the room.

Family — Family is the reason our company was founded. Our employees, clients, vendors and community are an extension of that family.

Ashley Kuhn

ASHLEY KUHN

Co-Founder

Maranda Adams

MARANDA ADAMS

Co-Founder

OUR TEAM

Blair Freeman believes that our people are our greatest asset.

Our team is fun, experienced and dedicated to ensuring that all of your needs are met. 

Arione Nelson

ARIONE NELSON

Director of Operations

Zahra Jabbarani Torghabeh

ZAHRA JABBARANI

Director of Safety and Construction Services

Amy Augustyn

AMY AUGUSTYN

Director of Owners Representation

BRYCE DANIELSON

Project Manager

Bryce Danielson
Ellie Barko

ELLIE BARKO

Director of Teaming Agreements and Construction Operations

Vandra Caldwell

VANDRA CALDWELL

Executive Coordinator

Meridith Dillon
James Henley

JAMES HENLEY

Superintendent

MERIDITH DILLON

Director of Strategic Growth & Innovation

Gabby Estivo

GABRIELLE ESTIVO

Project Coordinator

Emma Paule

EMMA PAULE

Project Assistant

Jamaal Bruce

JAMAAL BRUCE

Project Engineer

Tori Dunston

TORI DUNSTON

Project Assistant

Clark Williams

CLARK WILLIAMS

Foreman

Joe Rempe

JOE REMPE

Superintendent

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