Aten Construction will furnish professional grade craftsmanship that is both beautiful and durable. Creating the best long term value for our lifetime customers. We will constantly strive to be a staple of quality and integrity within the community.
This is my father, Colin. He taught me the value of quality work. “Doing things right the first time with extra effort to insure durability. That’s how you gain lifetime customers and do good business.” A second generation carpenter, Colin has been in the construction and carpentry industry for over 30 years. He began working for other well known local construction companies while going to college for building construction. After graduating and many years working for other builders he started Aten Construction. Building a reputation for quality craftsmanship, he has developed a customer base that has followed him for decades, even generations. On the side Colin has also taught building construction classes at Mid Plains Community College, including an occasional night class in cabinet making. He has two sons and two grand children that keep him busy when he’s not working.
I’m Shawn Aten, a third generation carpenter and the narrator of this website. Since I was 12 years old I was learning different construction trades from my father. By the time I was 15 I trimed my first house and by the time I was 17 I was teaching others the trade. I've expanded on that knowledge ever since then studying design, architecture, building construction and building science. I attended college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where I earned a degree in physics, and focused on engineering, and industrial technology. After college I move to Omaha Nebraska where I helped manage operations for a large building supplier that performed product installs for home builders. Later, I moved on to build homes as a superintendent for one of Omaha’s largest custom home builders. I have taken over 80 homes from foundation to completion and have worked with some of the best skilled tradesmen and builders in Nebraska. Years ago I returned back to North Platte to help operate the family business, Aten Construction. I have two great kids, Parker and Ani, and a wonderful wife, Amanda, who is a teacher in the NPPS system.
Equipped For quality
We are not the largest construction company in western Nebraska but we are certainly well equipped. We have multiple large mobile construction units, including our mobile "Interiors Unit" and our mobile "Exteriors Unit". Multiple service vehicles, skid loaders, gutter machines and other specialty equipment. All in addition to our wood working shop. What’s this mean to you? Professional and efficient service with the right tools to provide quality work. The only thing that matters more are the minds and hands behind the tools.
Together we have over 60 years of experience in multiple areas of construction. Each of us have our own specific strengths in building construction knowledge. While we try to stay grounded with good old fashioned craftsmanship we also like to stay up to date on the latest building techniques, designs, and products by reading building journals, taking occasional classes and attending seminars. We strive to combine the best of the old and new to create quality products for our customers.