As a grandson of company founder Robert D. “Bob” Nabholz, Nick Nabholz represents the third generation of Conway-based Nabholz Construction Corp., now one of the top commercial general contractors in the U.S.
Nabholz worked summers and holidays in high school and even during college as a laborer and carpenter on various Nabholz projects. He’s not, however, simply following a pre-determined career path.
“It’s something that I wanted to do, but I wasn’t necessarily pushed into it,” he said. “I have always been infatuated with construction. It’s one of the few trades you can go to every day and see a tangible difference. It is fulfilling in that regard.”
Nabholz earned a business management degree from the University of Arkansas in 2007, then began as a project manager in the firm’s Midwest Operations office in Rogers. In that role he helped lead construction of several notable projects in the area, including the Rogers High School athletic complex and Bill George Arena at John Brown University.
He was promoted to his current job in 2009, and is responsible for developing and building relationships that lead to new projects. Since that time, with a business model centered on health care and education clients, top-line sales from the Rogers office have grown 200 percent.
Nabholz said his immediate professional goal is to continue growing the Rogers office. In addition to that, he will stay on a path of community involvement. He graduated from Leadership Arkansas in 2009, and is a former board member for Downtown Bentonville Inc.
He’s a current board member for several groups, including Generations Bank, and was the Tomorrow’s Leader Award recipient at the 2015 NWA LeaderCon regional business conference.
Married with two sons, Nabholz lives in Springdale and is an avid outdoorsman.