First & Last Name Jake Metz
Company Lincoln Demolition & Excavation
Title/Occupation President & CEO
Phone 402-416-6860
Tell us about your family. I have two daughters. My 6 yr old is an artist and loves to draw and paint. My 10 yr old loves to read.
What would be the theme song of your life right now? Shiftwork by Kenny Chesney
What are you currently reading or listening to? Spending time with my kids
Name a recent movie you watched that blew you away? Black Panther
What are you currently binge watching? American Horror Story
Best restaurant you’ve ever been to? Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Anything with fish, rice and vegetables
Favorite place you’ve traveled? Estes Park, Colorado
What did you want to be when you grew up? National Geographic Wildlife Photographer
Where are you from? Where did you go to school? Genoa, NE
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? I want to travel to every country in the world.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Worked 30hrs straight for snow removal
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? Outdoor survival skills
If you could have a super power, what would it be? Teleportation
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time Traveling
Who is someone who’s made a big impact on your life? Why? My father because he is a business consultant and helped me with my business.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? A woman. To see their perspective of life.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? Warren Buffet
What do you/did you love the most about your job? The rewarding feeling of completing projects on time and on budget, as well as customer satisfaction.
What experiences and past roles have led you to where you are today? A variety of different positions with other construction and landscaping companies, which allowed me to develop the experience and understanding to be able to perform my current skill set as the owner of an excavation and demolition company.
What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you? “If you’re not growing, you’re going.” – My father.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? Why? I would like to be able to collaborate with the owner of Gana Excavation and Trucking. I would like to hear the story of how the company began and to understand their operating model.
What’s one skill you’d like to develop or sharpen this year? Getting more time in the office.
What are your future goals and aspirations for your career? To continue to grow the company into one of the largest excavation and demolition companies in the Lincoln area
How long have you been a member of HBAL? 1 year
How has your career benefited from being a member of HBAL? Absolutely. The February 2022 Home & Garden Show at the Lancaster Event Center gave us the necessary exposure by networking with other companies in the area that have benefited from a working relationship with us and us with them!
What is your favorite HBAL event and why? The annual Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show. It’s a large event with a wide variety of companies that provide us with a large network of potential referrals for ourselves and our customers.
Any tips or advice for new HBAL members? Participate in as many of the networking functions as possible, so you can meet individuals in many other companies.

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