Quality Craftsmanship Ingrained Into Every Build.


The story of our evolution

The perfect home takes thoughtful planning, a time-tested process, and a true understanding of the people who will be living within those walls

This is a fact that Black Oak Builders owner Brian Russell knows well. In 2007, Brian started his business, Russell Remodeling, as a one-man remodeling operation in Lincoln, NE. He has since grown the scope of his work exponentially not only in size, but in service. While Russell Remodeling is still dedicated to custom remodeling jobs, Black Oak Builders now offers custom homes built from the ground up, and does so with the highest quality construction and customer service in the industry.

Another way we focus on quality is by utilizing only the best subcontractors in Lincoln. After 10 years of business in our area, the relationships we have built with these skilled workers help us ensure the quality of our products.

By focusing on your needs and providing open communication every step of the way, Black Oak Builders can turn that wood, concrete, and paint into the home you’ve been dreaming of.

Crafting the vision of your home into reality, providing reliable workmanship and genuine communication every step of the way.

Black Oak Builders strives to provide attentive and friendly customer service, keeping you involved in each step of the home building process. With reliability at the forefront of our business model, we guarantee that your project will begin on time, and will be finished to your satisfaction by the set completion date. Utilizing hard-working principles, a passion for the craft, and only the highest-quality products, Black Oak Builders promises that you will be thrilled with the final results of your home for years to come.

Brian is genuine and dedicated to the work that he and his crew provides and the product delivered is of high quality! We are proud to show off our newly built home and to share with others, in hopes that more people will have the opportunity to work with Black Oak Builders. Simply Outstanding.
Brian and his team at Black Oak Builders were instrumental in helping us build the home of our dreams. A truly custom home from developing the floor plans with the Architect to discussing the options for the customized border trim. I can’t thank Brian and his crew enough for helping us through this journey.
We could not be happier with our experience with Black Oak Builders. Brian and his team made homebuilding a fun, exciting and stress-free experience for us. Brian paid attention to all of our needs from the moment we met with him, and when our home was complete it exceeded our expectations beyond measure.
We loved working with Black Oak builders. We appreciated their eye for detail, and workmanship. They stuck to our building schedule, and were always good about answering any questions we had. If we would ever build again...they would be the first builders we would call.





Project Manager


Operations Manager

Angelo Wignall

Project Estimator

Kelsie Zadina

Lead Draftsman

Robbyn Dockweiler

Accounts Manager

Black Oak Builders serves as a proud member of the Home Builders Association, one of Lincoln, Nebraska’s most prestigious organizations.