Press Releases

Dodge Cares, Inc. Fundraising Campaign Groundbreaking

02/16/06 by NP Dodge Real Estate
Dodge Cares, Inc. will kick-off their 2006 fundraising campaign “Creating Hope...from the ground up” project with a groundbreaking Thursday, February 16 at 2:00 pm, located at Copperfields Subdivision, lots 92 and 93 (S. HWS Cleveland Boulevard at approximately 198th St.). Through the generous contributions of Brau Builders, Inc., Jordan Michael Signature Homes, their subcontractors, listing agents, Jeff Rensch and Dirk Blume, Copperfields, LLC., and NP Dodge Company, two homes will be built and sold. The proceeds from the sales of these homes will be donated to Dodge Cares, Inc. for distribution to 15 approved charitable agencies. Those attending will include Dodge Cares, Inc. Board of Directors, dignitaries, charity representatives, builders, subcontractors, sales associates, employees, and the local press.

The approved charitable agencies include Care Corps, Family Service Transitions, Habitat for Humanity-Omaha, Heartland Family Services, Lydia House, MICAH House, Open Door Mission, Phoenix House, Sarpy County Habitat for Humanity, Siena/Francis House, Mary Catherine McAuley Center, formerly St. Vincent de Paul, The Stephen Center, Together, Inc. of Metropolitan Omaha, Wesley House and Youth Emergency Services.

In 2002, NP Dodge Company founded Dodge Cares, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation supported by NP Dodge sales associates, employees, companies and community contributors. Dodge Cares, Inc. contributes to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide food, shelter and comfort for the homeless, displaced and abused in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.

NP Dodge Real Estate Adds New Interactive Map-Based Property Search To Website

01/18/06 by NP Dodge Real Estate
NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to introduce their interactive mapping property search in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area at This new technology is the first and only totally interactive map search that allows consumers to see basic information and the location of specific homes that meet their needs without going to multiple screens. As they enter their search criterion, house icons will appear on the map indicating the house location. Mouse–over any of the icons and a photo of the house will appear with basic information about the property. Those searching can also click on the information icon to go to the complete detail screen of that listing on the NP Dodge site.

Dave Faulkner, who oversees the project for NP Dodge Real Estate, said, “This is just one more way we can better offer consumers the most comprehensive, user friendly and content friendly real estate website in the area.”

Additional features of this new map-based search include automatic updating of mapped properties when selecting new search criteria and being able to navigate easily around a selected geographic region without having to repeatedly zoom in and out. Faulkner notes, “Like other interactive programs, the mapping solution will work best with a high speed internet connection.”

The new interactive mapping search can be accessed on by clicking on ‘Find A Home’ or by using the Advanced Home Search option.

NP Dodge is a family owned company that celebrated its 150th year of business in 2005. They currently maintain 14 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and have over 475 sales associates. To find out more about one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Nebraska and Iowa go to:

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

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:

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:

For additional information, please contact the NP Dodge Marketing Department at

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:

For additional information, please contact the NP Dodge Marketing Department at

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