Nabholz University is a formal in-house construction training program approved by the United States Department of Labor. Since its establishment in 1973, the program has produced more than 200 journeyman carpenters, many who have since become superintendents, project managers, and upper management. For more information about enrollment, please contact Cindy Troillet at 501-505-5108.


Quality construction starts with quality people. That’s why Nabholz offers a Carpentry Apprenticeship program led by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced carpenters in our region. This four-year program is open to anyone interested in the carpentry profession. We currently offer classes in Conway, Little Rock, and Rogers, Arkansas.

A team of experienced Nabholz construction professionals will serve as your instructors, combining their years of experience with a solid curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education & Research. Classes meet one evening a week and run for nine months each year–from late August through early May. The entire program takes four years to complete. Instruction isn’t limited to just the classroom–your instructors will guide you through real-world, hands-on project experiences. When you graduate you will receive a diploma from the US Department of Labor and Nabholz University.
Apprentice participants are only asked to pay for their textbook. This varies from year to year, with the most recent textbook priced at $85. The cost for current Nabholz employees is $50.
Email or call Cindy Troillet at 501.505.5108 for more information and to apply.

Though many Nabholz employees participate in this program, this is not a job or job offer and you will not be compensated for participation in the program. Completing this program does not guarantee a job offer from Nabholz. To register as a certified carpenter with the US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Office, participants must also be currently employed in construction, receiving concurrent on-the-job training and registered classroom studies (i.e. the Nabholz University Carpentry Apprenticeship program).

AA/EOE. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled Persons Encouraged to Apply.


In addition to apprenticeship programs, Nabholz University offers unique continuing education, advanced management training, professional development seminars, and consultations for Nabholz team members throughout the company. These programs include

  • Craft Leadership Development (2 years) – Invests in craft employees who demonstrate potential for supervisory roles.
  • Superintendent Development Program (2-4 years) – Advances key field personnel into future field manager positions.
  • Discover Management Development (2 years) – Grows employees who demonstrate high potential for future leadership roles.
  • Project Fast Start (10 weeks) – Educates and empowers new and future managers at the project level.
  • Leadership Exploration & Development (2 years) – Develops advanced leadership skills through classroom and practical application experiences.


Full-time employees having worked for the company for a period of one year are eligible for consideration in the tuition reimbursement program.

Contact Tina Davis at 501.505.5948 for more information about any of these programs.


Presidents, EVPs, Group Managers, and leaders of specific initiative teams may submit requests to fund research and development activities for a specific purpose.

These grants are for activities such as testing potential software or hardware, experimenting with new production technology, or trying out new equipment before purchasing.


Here at Nabholz, we are always looking for new ways to advance both the company and our employees. Our Innovation Program provides cash rewards to winning ideas that prove to be innovative new products or services, or continuous improvements for existing operations. All employees are welcomed and encouraged to submit ideas.