Custom Homes

We custom design and build your dream home with quality materials and workmanship to stand the test of time. 

residential remodels & Home additions

Whether you need a new bathroom, kitchen, living room, sun room, deck, windows, roof, or new basement bar, we are here to help. 

COmmercial Solutions

Our resume includes professional and medical office buildings, banks, farm outbuildings, and recreational sheds.

contractor sales

Let us help you design, draft, and order the quality building materials you need for your construction jobs. 

lumberyard & Hardware store 

Our full service lumberyard  and hardware store provides you with paint, power tools, plumbing supplies, landscaping needs, and much more. 

Rental properties

Leasing services include professional offices and residential units, including townhomes. 

Our Team

Brian Schmidt

General Contractor

(402) 527-5581

Jason Schmidt

General Contractor

(402) 564-8300

Jamie Oppliger

Cabinetry Designer

(402) 564-8300

Nate Kracl

Contractor Sales & Store Manager

(402) 527-5581

Lisa Tworek

Office Manager

(402) 527-5581

Our Happy Customers

Working with Design Build was a great experience from start to finish. We put off building a home because of the stress involved and were afraid of the unknown’s that come up during the process. If we would have known how easy Jason and his staff would make the process, we would have built a new home much sooner! They were there every step of the way answering every question and explained the process thoroughly. The crews on-site were talented, kind and respectful. From the beginning of designing the floor plan to handing over the keys, nothing was unexpected. I just can’t say enough good things about the entire process. If we ever build again, we will definitely go back to Jason and his team!”

Kevin & Jodi Mohr

Custom New Home – Central City, NE

I have been using Shelby Lumber to buy building materials since I started my contracting business in 2006. I have always had great customer service and quality materials. They are always willing to help out in anyway, most importantly before, during, and after the building process.”

Marcus Gillespie

Contractor, Gillespie All-Trade – Columbus, NE

I highly recommend Shelby Lumber to anyone interested in building a home. I had a wonderful building experience as everyone was so easy to work with. Shelby Lumber takes pride in their work and does a quality job. I absolutely love my new home!”

Jen Hendricks

Custom New Home – Columbus, NE

After purchasing our first home, we soon realized it was not meeting the needs of our growing family. Design Build listened to our wants & needs and completed the perfect home addition that was even better than we had imagined. Every team member we worked with was honest, reliable & committed to our specifications & quality of work.”

Grant & Allison Gabel

Family Room Addition & Patio – Shelby, NE

Thank you so much for making my dreams become a reality. You all do amazing work. My house is now the prettiest one in the neighborhood. Thanks again for everything! “

Marcia Oncza

Entire House Remodel, Repeat Customer over several years & projects – Columbus, NE

Design Build by Shelby Lumber has been wonderful to work with throughout the remodeling projects in our hone. The work is quality with attention to detail, and the workers are prompt, courteous, and clean. We will definitely be using them again when we are ready to start another project!”

Dr. Anthony & Jennie Krueger

Bathroom & Kitchen Remodel, New Basement Bar, Garage Addition and Pool Deck – Columbus, NE

Working with Design-Build made the organizational task of updating our home manageable and fun. Their design team worked with our privately hired designer to mesh modern updates with quality materials built to last. We are so happy with every aspect of our remodel. People comment all the time on our custom all-wood bar – Shelby Lumber’s craftsmen are second to none! See Jason and his team, they’ll make the process organized and efficient. We highly recommend Shelby Lumber for your home remodeling needs.”

Brock & Sarah Pillen

Entire House Remodel – Columbus, NE

Our History

Brian and Becky Schmidt founded Shelby Lumber Company as a full service lumberyard, hardware store, and general contracting business in 1982. Their son Jason and his family joined the business in 2009. Shelby Lumber Company has grown to include Design Build, a custom design center and showroom located in Columbus, to compliment the full service lumberyard in Shelby. We pride ourselves in providing full service start to finish care, from initial design through framing and finishing using our own locally employed crew. Shelby Lumber Company is proud to employ local carpenters, cabinetry makers, craftsmen, and business professionals. Our employee longevity demonstrates the type of service we represent. Our employees are family – most of our employees have been with us over 15 years, some have been with us since the beginning 38 years ago. Shelby Lumber is known for selling and using high-quality building materials, first class workmanship, and building structurally sound homes and buildings. 

Our Locations

Shelby Lumber Company

301 N. Walnut Street, Shelby, NE 68662


Design Build Showroom

39th Ave, Columbus, NE 68601