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
The Simple Foundation
Friends with Caring Hands
Weightless IT Solutions
Suites #405, 425
Dibs for Kids
Pure Romance by Glenisha
Comprehensive Insurance Services
Megan Smith Psychotherapy P.C.
Burns & McDonnell Engineering
Suites #300, 304
McMillan Magnet Center
Pact Studios LLC
Skinner Magnet Center
Omaha North High Magnet
Suites #306, 308
Central High School Foundation
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
Kurt Johnson Photography
Mark J. Diercks, MD
Metropolitan Community College Workforce Education
Suites #208, 212
Engineering Technologies Inc
Premier Roofing Company
Suites #101, 133
Field Day Development
Z Video Relay Service
Women’s Fund of Omaha
Suites #105, 106
Don Shepard Photographer
Complete Media Group
The Living Room
Webberized Podcast Production
Flatwater Free Press
Women’s Fund of Omaha
The Women’s Fund addresses gender-based inequities in our community through collaboration that identifies, researches and creates solutions to advance, educate and fund lasting impact.
Vireo is a landscape architecture, planning, and design firm We create places or people, designing environments that are attractive, livable, vibrant, and sustainable – places where people want to be.
Aqua-Africa is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reliable access to clean drinking water, power and sanitation to communities in South Sudan and bridge cultural gaps in the Omaha.
The Living Room
The Living Room is a private, flexible-use venue, capable of hosting a small meeting, large conference, fundraiser, or wedding…and everything in between.
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.
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