Our History

1947
Joe Arrives in Lincoln

Joe moved from Chadron, Ne to Lincoln, Ne when he found out he could get on with a local electrician and earn an additional $0.20 per hour plus overtime.

1948
Joe Hampton Begins Constructing Homes in Lincoln, Nebraska

After moving to Lincoln, Joe Hampton began building a house in his spare time, intending it to be his own home. However, housing was in short supply in post-war Lincoln and he sold his new house for $9,800 before it was even finished. Recognizing an opportunity, he built another, then another. It was the beginning of a pioneering enterprise that set the pace for development in the Lincoln area.

1963
Joe Hampton Elected to Lincoln Airport Authority Board of Directors

1964
Homebuilder to Developer - Hampton Purchases Lincolnshire

Joe Hampton made the giant step from homebuilder to developer in 1964 when he purchased 80 acres of ground at 70th and A Streets for $160,000. He paid half the purchase price in cash. That first venture became the area now known as Lincolnshire Square, one of the first combination office parks and residential community developments in Lincoln.

1964
Hampton Enterprises is Officially Incorporated

Upon the purchase of Lincolnshire, Hampton Enterprises was officially incorporated with the State of Nebraska.

1968
80 Acres at 70th and South Acquired

In 1968, Joe purchased 80 acres of land at what is now 70th and South St. The purchase included the East Hills Country Club - which Joe and Marge ran for a period of time. This land eventually became the Lincolnshire residential development.

1969
Hampton Enters Commercial Construction

In 1969 Hampton built it's first commercial building - for a third party

1970
Hampton's First Commercial Building

In 1970, Hampton completed the first commercial building that it would own and lease - Hampton Place, at 56th and South St.

1970
Acquired Meadowlane Shopping Center

1977
Joe Hampton Elected to Lincoln City Council

1977
First commercial building completed in LincolnShire Square

1982
Joe Hampton elected President of the Nebraska League of Municipalities

1986
Started Lancashire Estates residential development

1987
Started South Fork residential development

1988
Last single family home constructed by Hampton Enterprises

In 1988 Hampton constructed it's last single family dwelling to concentrate on commercial buildings and developments.

1988
Acquired Corporate Centre

In 1988, Hampton acquired land at 75th and O St and began building commercial/retail buildings in Corporate Centre.

1989
Hampton Purchases Williamsburg Village

In 1989, Hampton Enterprises purchased a parcel of land consisting of 320 acres located at 40th and Old Cheney Road. This land is now known as Williamsburg Village, Lincoln’s first master-planned community. Williamsburg Village is the city’s single largest mixed-use development planned to accommodate retail, restaurants, single- and multi-tenant office buildings and a daycare facility, as well as a variety of residential uses including single-family homes, townhouses, apartments and retirement housing. A unique feature of Williamsburg is the adherence to design covenants that require all buildings to be built in the Colonial Traditional architectural style.

1989
End of Joe's last term on the Lincoln City Council

2001
Hampton Enterprises is winner of the Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau

2003
The Grand Theater

In 2003, Hampton completed the Grand Theater - a 60,000+ sf, 14 screen theater in downtown Lincoln

2006
The Viewpoint completes LincolnShire Square

In 2006, Hampton completed the Viewpoint building making it the last and final building in the LincolnShire Square commercial development.

2010
Hampton Enterprises exceeds 500,000 sf of commercial space owned and for lease

2010
First LEED Gold Building in Lincoln

In 2010, Hampton completed the first certified gold LEED building in Lincoln - the Veteran Affairs Regional Office Building, in Williamsburg Village - owned by Hampton's Properties Division.

2011
First commercial building in GlynOaks Plaza

In 2011, Hampton completed the first commercial building in GlynOaks Plaza - the new headquarters for NMPP Energy.

2012
Lincoln Public Schools - District Office

In 2012, Hampton completed the new headequarters for the District Office of Lincoln Public Schools at 56th and O St.

2013
Pinnacle Bank Arena completed

In 2013, the Hampton/Mortonson N.A joint-venture completes the 470,000 square foot Pinnacle Bank Arena.

2014
The Kruger Center for Science & Mathematics

In 2014, Hampton completed the Krueger Center for Science & Mathematics on the campus of Union College.

2015
TCA - The Career Academy completed for Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College

2017
Joe Hampton Dies At Age 91

Joe Hampton passed away in January of 2017.

Today
Hampton Enterprises Continues Serving Lincoln the Hampton Way

Today, Hampton Enterprises and Hampton Commercial Construction employs more than 65 people in a vertically integrated enterprise. The companies are engaged in land development, real estate service, general contracting, construction management, and property management including building maintenance, lawn and landscaping services, tree relocation, and snow removal.

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1947Joe Arrives in Lincoln
1948Joe Hampton Begins Constructing Homes in Lincoln, Nebraska
1963Joe Hampton Elected to Lincoln Airport Authority Board of Directors
1964Homebuilder to Developer - Hampton Purchases Lincolnshire
1964Hampton Enterprises is Officially Incorporated
196880 Acres at 70th and South Acquired
1969Hampton Enters Commercial Construction
1970Hampton's First Commercial Building
1970Acquired Meadowlane Shopping Center
1977Joe Hampton Elected to Lincoln City Council
1977First commercial building completed in LincolnShire Square
1982Joe Hampton elected President of the Nebraska League of Municipalities
1986Started Lancashire Estates residential development
1987Started South Fork residential development
1988Last single family home constructed by Hampton Enterprises
1988Acquired Corporate Centre
1989Hampton Purchases Williamsburg Village
1989End of Joe's last term on the Lincoln City Council
2001Hampton Enterprises is winner of the Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau
2003The Grand Theater
2006The Viewpoint completes LincolnShire Square
2010Hampton Enterprises exceeds 500,000 sf of commercial space owned and for lease
2010First LEED Gold Building in Lincoln
2011First commercial building in GlynOaks Plaza
2012Lincoln Public Schools - District Office
2013Pinnacle Bank Arena completed
2014The Kruger Center for Science & Mathematics
2015TCA - The Career Academy completed for Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College
2017Joe Hampton Dies At Age 91
TodayHampton Enterprises Continues Serving Lincoln the Hampton Way