Robert D. Hampton
Bob Hampton is a graduate of Lincoln East High School and attended the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College Lincoln where he received degrees in Accounting and Business.
He started working for his father very early on at the age of 12 and worked all through his school years.
After attending college, Bob began working fulltime for his father’s company, Hampton Enterprises, and he was an employee of the company for 20+ years, as he had begun working at the company as a teenager. As vice president of the company, Bob oversaw all of the construction, property management, and land development operations of the company. Hampton Enterprises owns 1,000,000 SF of office, retail, and warehouse space in Lincoln.
In late 1994, Bob left Hampton Enterprises to fulfill a personal goal of owning and operating his own development company. Hampton Development Services, Inc. (HDS) focuses on new residential and commercial land development in Lincoln, Omaha, and other cities nearby. HDS grew quickly into a prominent, high-quality development company dedicated to creating the finest neighborhoods and business developments - hamptonlots.com.
Bob has started and owned several successful construction-related businesses in the region. He started Stone Strong Systems, an innovative retaining wall system that received two patents and is the largest block in the market place – 8'x3' block. Stone Strong has a global network of licensed dealer producers - stonestrong.com. He also started Husker Ready-Mixed Concrete; Engineer Design Consultants, a development engineering company; and Gomez Refuse, a refuse hauler. All of these firms have since been bought out.
Bob has created and developed over 24 neighborhoods and commercial projects in the area. He has built miles of roads and temporary access roads in these developments.
Most notable regional projects are:
- Lincoln Auto Mall at N 27th and I 80.
- Stone Bridge Creek and North Creek at N 27th and I-80 – Over 1,000 acres of residential, retail, and commercial development.
- Williamsburg Village at S 40th and Old Cheney Road – Lincoln's first and still best 380-Acre Master Planned Community.
- Vintage Heights – A 450-Acre Master Planned Community.
- Lincolnshire Office Park at 70th and A streets – A 300,000 SF office park.
- I-80 Industrial Park at I-80 and West O Street.
- Ridge Pointe at S 27th and Pine Lake Road – A very high-end residential neighborhood.
- Corporate Centre Office Park at 74th and O streets – 150,000 SF of office space.
- Redevelopment of the Brandies Department Store building – 500,000 SF Renovation into condos and apartments.
Bob has been a member of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln (HBAL) since 1980 and served as its President in 2000. He helped establish and is a past President of the Nebraska Housing Resources, Inc. (a non-profit, first-time homebuyer developer) which built three different affordable non-profit neighborhoods.
Bob also helped create Prairie Gold Homes, a program to train prisoners at the NE State Penitentiary in Lincoln to learn building trade skills. They built one-piece modular homes on prison grounds that were then sold and moved to a buyer’s location.
Bob has also served as a Board Member with the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development. Bob is a member of the Political Action Committee, Habitat for Humanity Board. He was also the Chairman of the Developers Council, member of the Builders' Dream Street Committee and numerous City Committees and Task Forces related to real estate and infrastructure.
Bob was elected to a six-year term on the Lincoln Airport Authority and was also chairman for two years. The airport authority oversees the Airport Business Park – Over 4,000 acres with 5,000,000 SF of rental property. This was an old Air Force base given to the City of Lincoln. Bob was instrumental in the flood plain project, widening the creek channel, and removing most of the 4,000 acres out of the flood plain.
Bob has two children, Amy and Ty, and two children from a previous marriage, Alicia and Spencer. He has nine grandkids and spending time with the children and grandchildren is important to Bob. He also enjoys a variety of activities and hobbies, which include snow skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, sailing, and traveling.