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About Ground Builders

Our Story and Why

Ground Builders founded by Jason Porto in college some good worth ethic, people skills and determination that never quits. He was on a mission to build something great and break the molds of the industry. Jason had a passion for hands-on work and creating something from nothing. As the company grew, so did the dream. Jason sees a need for a more professional industry that offers careers that provide growth opportunities both professionally and personally.

Owner Jason Porto and wife Hannah Porto at the Nebraska Home Show.

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Owner Jason Porto and daughter at the Nebraska Home Show.

A Note from the Owner

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that we have. We have an incredible team to work with and amazing clients to serve. I am committed to continuous growth and development and excited to see what the future holds for us. We have big plans for the future and continuing to break the molds, develop the best company and build on existing and new relationships. Our team shares a mutual passion for being the best! We do not settle for anything else, our clients and team deserve it! 

As we continue to grow, we hope to partner with you!  Clients, our team and vendors are all important, we strive to build relationships, not simply process transactions. 

We love building outdoor spaces and improving the lives of our clients and team through these spaces. I am proud of our team and who we are, Thank you for letting me serve you and for believing in our mission!

Let’s continue to build something great together! 

Jason Porto, Owner


Founded as LP Lawns (Jason had a business partner that was his good friend Kyle the first year). With a small trailer, one mower, borrowed equipment from dad and help from his brother in highschool they began mowing lawns.

Starting taking on unique projects such as concrete and paver repairs in the UNO Campus.

Name changed to Ground Builders and Jason started working full time in the business.

Leased our first commercial space on 89th and J street in Omaha. We hired our first manager and started a full time landscaping crew to complete installations.

Moved our facility to a commercial space in Gretna. This period of time brought lots of progress! We promoted our first full time mechanic, went through a rebranding, hired our first full time administrative help and Hannah began working in the business part time.

We went through our biggest growth spurt over doubling in size from 2018! An East facility was purchased on 16th and Martha to help us better serve clients across the area.

We double in size again since 2019! We do some re-organizing internally to handle the growth and set us up for the next level of development! Ground Builders expands its benefit packages for the whole team offering health insurance and other benefits to everyone!

Ground Builders becomes a Unilock Authorized contractor, hires its a business coach, Jason joined Entrepreneurs organization to network and expand ways of thinking and doing things. We grew by 50% in maintenance and Design/Build services.

Plans are set for building a new 10 acre plus state of the art facility!