The Mastercraft


Once a bustling furniture factory, the Mastercraft building has been reimagined as office and community space for more than 60 startups, nonprofit organizations, creatives, and other entrepreneurial businesses.

With ample parking and close proximity to Charles Schwab Park, CHI Health Center, and Omaha’s downtown arts, music, and event venues, the Mastercraft is a place people come together to work, collaborate, and connect.



The Mastercraft is the length of nearly three football fields put end to end


Startups, nonprofit organizations, creatives, and other entrepreneurial businesses.


The U.S. Government took over operations of the Mastercraft building in the 1940s to support World War II, but the furniture company immediately resumed manufacturing when the war ended.


  • Coffee Shop, Eateries, Taproom, and Retailers Nearby
  • Access to Community and Work Spaces
  • Park with Seating, Native Plantings, and Green Space
  • Tenant and Visitor Parking
  • Meeting and Event Space
  • Bike Storage Room, Bike Racks, and Heartland BCycle Bikeshare


Section 5

Rabble Mill

Suite #501-504

Section 4

The Simple Foundation

Suite #400

C4 Photography

Suite #410

Brow Doll

Suite #403

John Brumbach

Suite #419

Friends with Caring Hands

Suite #404

Weightless IT Solutions

Suite #422


Suites #405, 425

Dibs for Kids

Suite #426

Pure Romance by Glenisha

Suite #408

Comprehensive Insurance Services

Suite #428

Vivax Pros

Suite #409

Megan Smith Psychotherapy P.C.

Suite #430

Section 3

Burns & McDonnell Engineering

Suites #300, 304

McMillan Magnet Center

Suite #315

Pact Studios LLC

Suite #303

Skinner Magnet Center

Suite #315

Mostek Law

Suite #305

Omaha North High Magnet

Suite #315

Weldin Constructon

Suites #306, 308

Bohemian Photoworks

Suite #316


Suite #311

Central High School Foundation

Suite #318

Section 2


Suite #204

Action Card

Suite #210

CMBA Architects

Suite #205

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

Suite #213

Downtown Chiropractice

Suite #206

Kurt Johnson Photography

Suite #214

Mark J. Diercks, MD

Suite #207

Metropolitan Community College Workforce Education

Suite #215

Volano Software

Suites #208, 212

Engineering Technologies Inc

Suite #216

Section 1

Premier Roofing Company

Suites #101, 133

Mentor Nebraska

Suite #126

Field Day Development

Suite #103

Z Video Relay Service

Suite #127

Women’s Fund of Omaha

Suites #105, 106

Don Shepard Photographer

Suite #138


Suite #114

Brester Construction

Suite #139


Suite #116


Suite #140

Complete Media Group

Suite #118

Nebraska Shakespeare

Suite #141

E Creative

Suite #119

The Living Room

Suite #142B

Webberized Podcast Production

Suite #120

Flatwater Free Press

Suite #145

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In 1941, the Katzman family, owners of Mastercraft Furniture, opened a 140,000-square-foot-factory near 13th and Nicholas Street in Omaha. For 62 years, Mastercraft Furniture produced mid- to high-end furniture and sold it to stores in nine states.

After the sale of the company in 2003, the Mastercraft sat empty. Attempts to sell the massive, rundown building — the length of nearly three football fields put end to end — were not successful, and it was finally put up for auction. This is where entrepreneur Bob Grinnell discovered it and purchased it in 2005 — on a whim.

Grinnell repurposed the Mastercraft into a creative center, drawing small companies from the design, architecture, and technology industries. He took care to preserve the building’s high ceilings, clerestory windows, and rough sawn lumber joists as a nod to the building’s past while incorporating modern amenities for today’s companies. He enjoyed being hands-on in the renovations, often welding and pouring concrete himself. He stayed true to his vision of creating a community of entrepreneurs.

In October 2018, Grinnell sold the Mastercraft to Paul and Annette Smith who founded and lead Black Dog Management. Black Dog purchased the Mastercraft Building along with the historic Ashton Building and the surrounding land. The Smiths’ vision felt familiar to Grinnell. They want to create a neighborhood that supports the businesses of today and tomorrow and further defines Omaha as cultural, vibrant, and inclusive. The Mastercraft is now the heart of a neighborhood undergoing revitalization: Millwork Commons.


For leasing inquiries, please contact

Ryan Ellis
PJ Morgan Real Estate
For all other questions, please visit our Contact page.