History & Team Members

Sherwood Homes has been a reputable and solid presence in Omaha's home building industry for over 40 years! Glen Palmer founded the company in the 1960's, and Jerry Standerford became associated with Sherwood Homes in 1973 as a trim contractor. Jerry later moved into a construction management position in 1985 at Sherwood Homes, and in 1989, Glen and Jerry partnered together to form Lane Building Corporation.

Lane Building Corp is not only a home building company, but also a land developer. This means we are able to purchase tracts of land in many areas through out the metro area. Home buyers will be delighted to learn that homesites in these neighborhoods are less expensive because fees paid to third-party developers for the lots are eliminated, and the savings is passed directly on to the buyers! With Sherwood Homes, the selection of homesites is limited only by availability of lots in the neighborhood you want to build in.

With a natural partnership and shared vision for quality home building, Lane Building Corp and Sherwood Homes Inc. continue to build their reputation for customer satisfaction and quality custom homes at competitive prices. The team at Lane&Sherwood understands that your home is an extension of your unique lifestyle. They take great pride in the details of your home's design and construction. You can trust that your home is in good hands and know that it will be built carefully, efficiently and to the precise specifications of your vision. Why settle for less?

Wayne Wattier

Wayne's impressive history in the construction and home building industry includes a well-rounded experience with the entire home building process. A home builder for Lane&Sherwood since 1994, Wayne is known for his discipline, organization and attention to detail. The efficiency of his work and appreciation he has for providing a streamlined building experience for Lane&Sherwood's customers makes him a tremendously valuable team member.

Our Philosophy

Lane&Sherwood are recognized as one of Omaha's best new home builders, offering a great value with a lot of home for your money. Both enjoy a solid reputation in the home building industry for their quality craftsmanship, custom designs and superior customer service. But what truly sets Lane&Sherwood apart from other builders is their unique philosophy and singular approach to home building. We believe in offering you the best value for your new home investment, striving for very high levels of customer satisfaction!


With Lane&Sherwood, our quality approach to the construction of your new home includes only the most reliable and qualified subcontractors, agents and staff. Our genuine respect and careful consideration for your thoughts, ideas and concerns provide the peace of mind you need to relax and actually enjoy the excitement of building your own home.

We are always seeking to improve the quality of our homes. Many home builders make this same claim, but we put this into continual practice by constantly analyzing feedback from home owners and improving our processes.

For instance, when we realized that most home owners preferred to not have to paint their windows and trim, we found an alternative solution to promote hassle-free living. From the drain tile design through ventilation of the roof, our process of continual improvement and attention to our homeowners' needs delivers a better quality home for you at minimal additional cost.

We take a thoughtful approach to the look and feel of your home. Craftsmanship, quality materials and a careful consideration for every room, amenity and fixture comes standard with our homes. You'll notice the difference in the details and the variety of options available for creating a more comfortable, efficient and beautiful home.

Full six-inch cottage lap siding, for example, maintains durability and protection while adding a sharp and beautiful appearance to the outside of your home. Beautiful and durable countertop choices and oak flooring add a luxurious finish to your interior design, while well-designed cabinets optimize shelving and storage space. Our impressive list of included features for your home provides brand name windows and doors, furnaces and air conditioners, plumbing fixtures and kitchen appliances.

Lane&Sherwood continually raises the bar for quality and builds homes that help you realize quick re-sale and a fine return on your investment!


With Lane&Sherwood, your home is presented to you on time, and in many cases ahead of schedule, 100% complete.

With many home builders, you can experience countless delays before your home is really "done", only to move in and find a trail of unfinished jobs left behind. But Lane&Sherwood finished homes are simply that... finished

Scheduled at the time of your purchase contract, the final closing on your home occurs only after several walk-throughs have determined that every detail is completed.

True Customization

Our quality approach is evident from before the building process starts, in the planning and design experience, to the team effort of the builders and agents. You'll work closely with your builder to personalize your home down to the smallest detail in the floor plan, specifications and product selections.

We work hard to ensure you get the house you want, not just a home we want to sell you. We are here to offer expertise and resources to help guide you every step of the way. For more than 40 years we've been helping thousands of happy customers build their dream homes, and we'll be there for you, too!

Why Choose Us?

We promise the best buying experience. Our numerous models allow you to walk through many of the home plans we offer, staffed by our knowledgeable model home hosts and hostesses. You'll appreciate our easy-to-understand base and options pricing. Our friendly Selections Coordinator will help you customize your new home's features in our expanded showroom of selections and options, as well as the savings inherent in our robust personalization packages.

We provide the best building experience. Our Home Owners Guide provides complete information to lead you through the building process. We understand that ongoing communication throughout the construction process is important. Choose from one of our home sites in some of Omaha's premier neighborhoods, or we can build on a lot you already own. Tour our finished models, choose the floor plan that fits your lifestyle and we'll build your new custom home in six months or less! Ready to move now? We have several homes available for immediate occupancy>>

We provide the best new home value. It's evident in our designs, craftsmanship, quality products and high level of included amenities. Also, we are responsible for the construction financing, which eliminates your liability and risk. Unlike some builders who require you to obtain construction financing yourself, interest does not start to accumulate before your home is completed and you are not liable for the property while your home is being built. And, with our innovative contingency financing option, you are not at risk financially if your current home does not sell while your new home is under construction!

Our long-term vendor relationships are built upon their delighting each one of our home buyers. Utilizing builder pricing on materials and fixtures allows us to offer you more home features and options while keeping the overall cost of your home down. We use brand-name products with a proven reputation throughout your new home, and we stand behind each home we build with one of the best new home warranties in the business. In addition, many aspects of the homes we build are low maintenance or easy to clean.

A ProHome warranty and structural warranty through 2-10 Home Buyer's Warranty (HBW) are included with every home.

Discover our passion for customer satisfaction with more than 40 continuous years of experience building the finest homes throughout the Omaha metro area. Our passion for building better homes is evidenced by Jerry Standerford's instrumental role in developing Omaha's new, more stringent building codes.

We take pride in delivering your new home 100% complete, on time and on budget. We've redesigned our entire company around providing you a superb new home experience. We've introduced many new home plans designed for today's busy lifestyles and are committed to helping you make wise, informed decisions regarding your new home.

How Your Home Lives

DE-STRESSING: We understand that your home needs to be a haven, a place to de-stress. It needs areas that allow you to enjoy living and relaxing. This includes personal spaces, outdoor living, custom tubs and showers and more!

ENTERTAINING: You need a home that's designed for easy hosting and entertaining, and a home that your guests are comfortable in. We design homes with open floor plans, convenience, organization, and most importantly, a home that says "welcome."

FLEXIBLE LIVING: You need your home to change as you change, grow as you grow. You need flexibility in your home design, and to know that one room can serve many purposes throughout the life of your home. Whether it's a home office, a guest suite, or just room to grow, the flexibility of the design means that you'll have a home that evolves and expands with you.

STORING: You need a plan for storing your life, like additional space and clever organization. Whether it's a quick place to stop when coming into the house or more closet space you need a home that is designed for managing your life. Imagine building your new home with Lane&Sherwood your way!

See our model home colorized floor plans: view areas for de-stressing, entertaining, flexibility and organization>>

Affiliations / Associations

Lane Building Corp and Sherwood Homes Inc. are proud members of the Metropolitan Omaha Builders Association (MOBA), the Eastern Nebraska Development Corporation (ENDC) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).