People

People

A company built on a solid foundation

Joe Hampton

Joe Hampton, Founder and Chairman

Joe Hampton started it all after he moved to Lincoln from Chadron, Neb., in 1947. After pursuing an electrical apprenticeship, he expanded his business ventures into constructing small office buildings. Hampton Enterprises evolved from a home-based business into a successful commercial development company. Hampton Enterprises, Inc. has since grown to be recognized as a full-service real estate development company with a reputation for producing a quality product backed by responsive, in-house property management. To learn more about Joe’s background, visit the History page.

Accomplishments: 

 

  • 1961 - President, Home Builders Association of Lincoln
  • 1981-1989 - Member, Tabitha Board of Directors
  • 1981 - Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) Free Enterprise Award
  • 1982 - President, Nebraska League of Municipalities
  • 1986 - Named Ninth Most Powerful Person in Lincoln by his peers
  • 1990 - LIBA Business of the Year
  • 1996 - President, LIBA
  • 2001 - LIBA Independence Award
  • 2005 - Nebraska Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2008 - UNL Nebraska Distinguished Entrepreneur Award
  • 2008 - Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Roger T. Larson Community Builder Award
  • 2010 - Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2010 - UNL College of Business Administration Corporate Leadership Award

 

  • Served two separate terms on Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Lincoln Airport Authority, 1963-1977
  • Lincoln City Council, 1977-1989
  • Honorary Life Director of the National Home Builders Association
  • Served on Gateway Bank’s Board of Directors, later Norwest
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee member during the 1970s
  • In 2004, Joe was instrumental in the remodeling of the new State GOP Headquarters at 1610 N Street

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Lincoln Zehr | CEO

 

Lincoln Zehr, CEO

Lincoln joined Hampton in 2013 bringing with him a wealth of experience gained from nearly  30 years as a practicing CPA and a C-Level executive in a variety of industries.  Lincoln began his professional career as a CPA with Baird, Kurtz & Dobson (now BKD, LLP) in Lincoln, NE.  He subsequently held a number of financial leadership positions with MDS, Inc, based out of Toronto.  Lincoln spent the majority of his time with MDS in the Pharma Services Division which spanned 35 locations in 18 countries across North America, Europe and Asia, including the former Lincoln-based Harris Laboratories, Inc. Most recently he was at iSECUREtrac Corp in Omaha where he was the Company’s Chief Financial Officer  and subsequently Chief Executive Officer. Lincoln holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of Nebraska and is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Lincoln is on the board of the Lincoln Chamber Economic Development Corporation.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Alexis Project (http://www.thealexisproject.org ) which promotes the use of designated drivers and the Upsilon Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau at Nebraska Wesleyan University.    Lincoln and his wife are members of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Education:

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Accounting | Nebraska Wesleyan University

Certified Public Accountant, State of Nebraska 

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Michelle Keogh

Michelle Keogh, President of Real Estate

Professional Experience:

Michelle joined Hampton in November of 2000. She brings to the table over eighteen years of experience in the real estate industry as an owner, developer and manager of commercial properties. Her past experience and knowledge include work in real estate sales and commercial office, retail, and industrial development in addition to numerous years of experience in construction management and property management. Michelle was also a field appraiser for over seven years for the assessor in Shelby County, Iowa. Well-qualifiied, Michelle is a member of the Realtors Association of Lincoln, the Nebraska Realtors Assocation, the National Association of Realtors, and is a CCIM candidate. She's also an active member of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) and is involved in the LIBA Breakfast Club as Secretary. Michelle is also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish.

Education:

 

  • Real Estate Sales Associate License
  • Real Estate Brokers License

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Property Maintenance

  • Maintaining Tenant Relations

  • Marketing Investments

  • Leasing and Lease Renewals

  • Set Property Budgets

  • Real Estate Development

  • Tenant Improvements

  • Management of Tenant Finishes

  • Management/Leasing of the Hampton owned properties

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Scott Lockard, President of Construction

Professional Experience:

Current Vice President of Construction, Scott Lockard started with Hampton in 2007 as a Project Manager and estimator.  He has been the project manager for several of Hampton’s projects over the past few years including the Veteran’s Affairs Regional Office, Kenwood and Bryant Elementary schools in Kearney, and several projects at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Additionally he spent the past two years as a project manager on the Pinnacle Bank Arena overseeing the exterior and enclosure of the building as well as the sitework, exterior concrete and landscaping. His leadership skills and understanding of construction allow him to bring a “teamwork” approach to each project.

Since high school, he has taken the opportunity to travel to several countries for construction building projects including Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally he spent a year living in Sudan Africa teaching English. He enjoys serving others and continues to look for opportunities to help those in need.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science—Construction Engineering & Technology
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • LEED AP 2009


Responsibilities:

  • Preliminary and final design
  • Project Administration
  • Project Scheduling
  • Conceptual, preliminary, and final cost estimating
  • Overseeing of construction operations

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Mike Lindberg

Mike Lindberg, CFO

Professional Experience:

Prior to joining the company in April 1993, Mike served as Controller within the real estate and Construction industries in Phoenix and San Diego. He also worked as a CPA for Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte and Touche) for six years, specializing in the audits of real estate, construction, and banking enterprises. As a member of Downtown Rotary Club 14, Mike has served as both an officer and director. Mike is also involved in various committees and ministries within Messiah Lutheran Church.

Education:

 

  • Bachelor of Science—Business Administration, Accounting | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Financial Operations
  • Information System Management
  • Debt Protection
  • Investor Relations
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Cash Flow
  • Risk Management

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Mike Lindberg

 

John Hyland, Business Development Manager

Professional Experience:

John Hyland comes to Hampton after 40 years of working in the lumber industry, previously as Chief Operating Officer for Hyland Brothers, Inc. and Vice President-Special Projects at Millard Lumber. John also brings knowlege and experience on the commercial real estate side as a previous Sales Associate for NAI/FMA Realty for five years.