MASTER BUILDERS OF IOWA The Voice of Iowa’s Construction Industry Since 1912
TABLE OF CONTENTS Chairman’s Message .......................................2
Awards, Recognition and Scholarships ....37
MBI Mission Statement ..................................3
Build Iowa Award.....................................................................37
Masters Awards........................................................................38 Safety Awards............................................................................39
Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award........40
Virtual Reality Program........................................................7
Essential Resource for Improving Member Performance .....................................11 Master Builder Designation..............................................12 Annual Winter Conference................................................19 MBI LIVE - Virtual Training.................................................21
Connecting the Industry................................43 MBI Excursion: Turks & Caicos..........................................43 Construction Golf Classic & Smoker ............................44 Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic.........................................45 YBuilder Network....................................................................46
Training on Demand.............................................................21
MBI Board of Directors ...................................48
MBI Associate Council ....................................49
Leadership Experience.........................................................24 Building a Safety Champion.............................................25
MBI PAC Legacy Club.......................................50
MB EYE on the Future...........................................................26
MBI-PAC President’s Club..................................................51
MBI-PAC Champion’s Club ...............................................62
Project Managers & Project Supervisors - A High Performing Leadership Series..........................................28
MBI-PAC Advocate’s Club ..................................................65
Foundations of a Field Leader..........................................29
MBI-PAC Supporter’s Club ................................................66
Bidding Network.....................................................................30 NEW Safety Director Hired................................................30 WORKSAFE.................................................................................32
Promoting a Business Environment Favorable to the Construction Industry ...34 MBI Public Affairs ...................................................................34
MBI Committees & Task Forces ...................67 2021 Sponsoring Companies..........................76 NEW MBI Headquarters..................................78 MBI Professional Staff ....................................80
MBI Pledges $250,000 to UNI ITC Center..................35
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN On behalf of the MBI Board of Directors, the Associate Committee and the MBI professional staff, I am pleased to present to the entire membership the 2021 Master Builders of Iowa Annual Report. This document will touch upon the many programs and services offered this past year, as well as highlighting some of the initiatives MBI members participated in during 2021.
Steve Lang Lang Construction Group
If there was a common theme from 2021, it would be resiliency. The impacts of COVID-19 have been far reaching within the industry and have tested every aspect of our daily lives. However, what I have observed is how well our industry has responded. We have learned much on how to handle the challenges of a worldwide pandemic, while overcoming resulting problems like supply chain management and material availability. Other issues like workforce, staffing and client requirements related to vaccinations and testing have also presented new problems. Without a doubt, all of these challenges have tested our resolve.
Like all of our companies, the difficulties of 2021 have also required MBI to be nimble. Things central to an Association, like conventions, meetings, and events all had to be altered in one form or another. However, like our contractor members, MBI remained resilient through some tough times. Back in February 2020, MBI experienced one of its best Annual Winter Conferences with over 1,500 in attendance. But one year later, MBI was contemplating cancelling its winter meeting all together. Fortunately, the decision was made to move forth with this annual event. Again, the theme of remaining resilient was central to our decision. Undoubtedly, the program looked much different as an array of health precautions and requirements were instituted. Attendance was also limited. Still, the program was held and MBI was able to proudly demonstrate that the industry can still go forth with its business. And even though traditional measurements like attendance and financial numbers would say that the event was far from being successful, the mere fact that MBI and its members rallied to hold the meeting was easily one of the association’s crowning achievements this past year. So many people said it couldn’t be done, but somehow…someway…MBI and its leadership figured out how to do – just like our contractor members have figured out how to continue the business of construction throughout the pandemic. MBI’s resiliency also did not allow us to lose focus on our mission. During the second year of its three-year strategic plan, MBI continued its efforts on workforce; membership growth and services; alternative project delivery; and developing a strategy to explore a new headquarters building. In the area of workforce, MBI continued exploring ways to show young people the opportunities in construction. Be it through our career fairs throughout the state or the utilization of 25 Oculus VR headsets to give kids a virtual reality jobsite tour of 10 different construction trades, MBI was always working to find ways to connect with future construction workers. Another aspect of the strategic plan that is focused on the future is the continued due diligence related to MBI’s headquarters building. We all know that real estate decisions cannot be entered into without a well thought out plan. Fortunately, with the efforts of the MBI Board and a dedicated Building Committee made up of MBI volunteers, this association is well positioned to make a move that will benefit the industry for years to come. This past summer, MBI acquired a property in West Des Moines that meets many of the criteria identified via its feasibility study. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to help in leading the effort of bringing the vision of a new, highly functional association headquarters to fruition. Once completed, this facility will enhance member engagement, while complementing the overall mission of MBI. Myself, along with the entire MBI Board are excited about how a new headquarters is going to help meet the needs of the entire construction industry. Though there are many trade partners that will be building the facility, I like to think we all are playing a part in constructing this new headquarters. These are exciting times and we are all looking forward to showcasing the facility this summer. In closing, this past year has been one in which all of us in the industry have been challenged, but through resiliency and staying true to our mission, we continue to be a strong organization that is deeply committed to serving Iowa’s commercial construction industry in the best way possible. I would like to express my appreciation for being given the opportunity to serve as Board Chair. It has been a priviledge and an honor to serve with such a great group of industry leaders who make up the MBI Board of Directors. I can attest that the future of MBI is in good hands after working side by side with those on the Board. I thank you for your investment in MBI. All the best,
Steve Lang Lang Construction Group 2021 MBI Chairman of the Board
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FOLLOWING THE MISSION STATEMENT MBI’S MISSION IS TO BE THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE AND PROMOTING A BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. Our members have consistently recognized the value provided by the association and the ranks have remained strong and viable. At the heart of MBI’s value proposition is the belief held by our members that it is critical to sponsor and maintain an organization that is responsible to represent their industry when and where it is needed, and to undertake programs and services to YEARS OF increase the performance SERVICE of its members. Another core belief is that companies in the commercial construction industry can work together collectively in an organization and create essential resources and opportunities that otherwise would not be possible if left to individual companies.
MBI provides the structure for members to be good stewards for their industry --- to band together to defend, represent, promote, educate and nurture their most important asset; their business and people
MBI works hard each and every day to sustain and grow its leadership position in the industry. Our thanks to all of the Master Builders and volunteer leaders that make our association the effective voice that it is for the commercial construction industry.
WORKFORCE INITIATIVES MBI-WORKS Endowment The MBI-WORKS Endowment was initially created to offer resources to complement career education and workforce recruitment into the Iowa commercial construction industry. In total, funds from the Endowment have now leveraged over $1.3 million in workforce recruitment efforts in the past two years, most recently funding 5 different projects in 2021 across the state from Sioux City to Strawberry Point to Des Moines. Those projects, amounting to $120,500 for 2021 recipients, are highlighted here:
MBI-WORKS SINCE INCEPTION
$871,000 IN-KIND MBI SUBMITTING MEMBER: Peters Construction Corp. MBI SUPPORTING MEMBER: Plumb Tech, Inc. ENDOWMENT PARTNERS: Cedar Falls Community School
District & Habitat for Humanity
SUPPORT FROM MBI MEMBERS
$250,000 IN CASH MATCHING FUNDS
Cedar Falls, Iowa Award: $50,000
This project aims to create construction and trades pathways a/k/a “Strands” for Cedar Falls Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program for district juniors and seniors. Students will spend the first half of their day participating in traditional core classes at the high school, and the second half of the day is dedicated to the CAPS program. During the CAPS portion of their day, students will receive both basic construction skills instruction at a host site off-campus and work two days per week on a Habitat for Humanity home.
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$1.3M LEVERAGED FOR WORKFORCE EFFORTS IN TWO YEARS
WORKFORCE INITIATIVES MBI SUBMITTING MEMBER: Elder Corporation ENDOWMENT PARTNERS: Urban Dreams, Freedom
for Youth as well as Wildwood Hills Ranch Des Moines, Iowa Award: $15,000
This project aims to increase industry awareness with interactive, hands-on, open house/career exploration. These interactive events will include a tour of the facilities, an opportunity to try a heavy equipment simulator, see a drone in action and sit in numerous machines to get a taste of what working for an excavating company is all about.
MBI SUBMITTING MEMBER: McAninch Corporation & Accurate Commercial ENDOWMENT PARTNER: Starts Right Here (SRH) Des Moines, Iowa Award: $15,000 This project focuses on creating industry awareness with high school students made through an alternative education classroom and after school programming. The design is to bring change to the community and to students who don’t always get the opportunity to interact with industry leaders, all made possible in a fellowship room. Starts Right Here will host after-school programming and will put contractors directly in front of these students to hear about careers in construction.
WORKFORCE INITIATIVES MBI SUBMITTING MEMBER: L&L Builders MBI SUPPORTING MEMBERS: W.A. Klinger, LLC, Tri-
State Drywall, Thompson Electric, Certified Testing Services & CW Suter ENDOWMENT PARTNERS: Home Builders of Greater Siouxland & Sioux City Construction League Sioux City, Iowa Award: $15,000
This project’s focus is expanding on the Build My Future Events, a hands-on skilled trades event for high school students. Funding this project will allow for the expansion of a larger venue to open attendance to more schools beyond the Sioux City Metro Area.
MBI SUBMITTING MEMBER: Seedorff Masonry, Inc. ENDOWMENT PARTNERS: Foundations for the Future of Delaware County & West
Delaware County Community School District Strawberry Point, Iowa Award: $25,500
This project aims to create a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience that will accommodate in-person, virtual, and hands-on laboratory learning. While introducing a “legacy” class project to showcase learned skills, increase visibility in the school and the community and create a training center constructed by students. Simultaneously, building collaborative partnerships with the community foundation and public schools to develop a replicable platform throughout Iowa and position careers in construction as a first choice and not the last option.
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WORKFORCE INITIATIVES Build Iowa Virtual Reality This year, Master Builders of Iowa, Build Iowa and Victory Enterprises, created a career exploration program allowing students in the classroom to experience what a career would look like on a commercial construction jobsite. Known as the Build Iowa Virtual Reality Program, this tool is a powerful and fun way for students to receive many of the same benefits of a traditional job shadow through an immersive virtual reality headset. Students in Iowa’s schools and non-profits can be engaged in a one-of-a-kind experience. Our virtual reality job shadows include ten industry related careers that include: Project Manager, Project Superintendent, HVAC, Plumber/Pipefitter, Electrician, Drywall Finisher, Mason, Carpenter, Heavy Equipment Operator and Ironworker. These virtual reality tracks are designed to show students and their teachers what each trade looks like, their average salaries, qualifications and skills required to perform each job. MBI members are now able to request these headsets be shipped and used in locations all across Iowa. We believe that this is a vitally important step that our industry needs to take to keep up with the rapidly changing technological landscape in construction.
WORKFORCE INITIATIVES Construction Week 2021 This year’s Construction Week was held October 4-8, 2021. Gov. Kim Reynolds helped us kick-off the week by signing a proclamation officially designating that week as Construction Week in Iowa.
Held annually in the first week of October, Construction Week is a celebration of those in the commercial construction industry. During this week, construction companies, service providers, and associations alike recognize the hard work of those individuals who RECOGNIZING FIELD STAFF help create our built environment. This recognition takes many forms, including highlighting workers, distributing appreciation gifts, hosting company outings and appreciation lunches and more. By demonstrating appreciation for industry colleagues, we simultaneously increase the visibility of the construction industry in our communities. Many construction firms also use this time to promote the industry as a safe, exciting, and rewarding career option. Shifting the public’s perception of careers in construction is critical to filling the labor shortage our industry is experiencing. Through job site visits, career days, speaking opportunities, and more, many of our members celebrate this week by bringing construction careers to life for students, educators, and parents. As a part of our Construction Week celebration, we held two appreciation lunches on job sites in downtown Des Moines and Mt. Vernon. We partnered with Koester Construction and Mortenson to deliver 150 lunches to men and women on the job. Congrats to all involved!
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ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Education and Training - Developing Industry Leaders! As the commercial construction industry continues to evolve, members of MBI have been able to keep pace with the changes and challenges that have come along the way, and in some cases, even set the pace. MBI is honored to be able to play a role in the development of employees and the improvement of processes within the industry through our wide array of educational offerings attended by MBI member firms who are consistently working to PERSONNEL TRAINED IN 2021 improve. Thankfully, MBI has an excellent sounding board with the Education Advocacy Committee who advises staff to assure we are continually improving program delivery and content, while assuring member firms have access to top-shelf presenters. While the looming COVID-19 pandemic created a few issues throughout the year, MBI refused to succumb to these challenges and held our full complement of educational events as well as not one, but two conferences. The CSSI Safety Conference was held in Des Moines on January 25th and the MBI Annual Winter Conference was held as orginally scheduled in February in Des Moines.
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Master Builder Designation Since its inception in 2012, The Master Builder Designation has attracted over 700 participants from over 115 MBI member firms, individuals who believe in the importance of lifelong learning and demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional excellence in the commercial construction industry. Through this program, individuals attended MBI programs, gained credits, and grew professionally — all while working toward the coveted Master Builder Achievement Award. Focusing on the topics of Project Management, Leadership, Safety, Ecological, and Ethics, this program reinforces the theory that “what gets tracked, gets done” and it is great to see so many employees of MBI member firms so passionate and motivated about learning and developing. At the 2021 Annual Winter Conference, MBI recognized the following individuals as the latest recipients of the Master Builder Achievement Award, bringing the total to 29 since the first award was presented at the 2017 Annual Winter Conference.
Russell Construction & Development
Darin Hooker Woodruff Construction
A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
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Hubbell Construction Services, Inc.
Cardinal Construction, Inc.
The Hansen Company, Inc.
Jason Eveland The Hansen Company, Inc.
J.E. Dunn Construction
Brent Thompson Elder Corporation
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Members Enrolled in the Master Builder Designation Program An asterisk (*) denotes that the individual is a recipient of the Master Builder Achievement Award.
1st INTERIORS, INC. Ruben Billalba Jeremy Olson Jordan Ritland ACADEMY ROOFING & SHEET METAL Chris Klink ACI MECHANICAL James Heintz ALL CONCRETE CUTTING CO. Andrew Gafford A. J. ALLEN MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. *Michael Norris Jason Vitiritto Greg Warner APEX CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. Karen Fink ARCHITECTURAL WALL SYSTEMS, LLC Sam Arnold Adam Boeckmann Lee Ebel Mitchell Hankey Brittany Reth
2012 MBD PROGRAM BEGAN
BAKER GROUP Russ Acton Corey Anderson Michael Beck Sam Bradshaw Drew Brazie Dave Brown Nocona Dayton Kelli Ernst Tracy Haus Jeff Jordan Jason Keiser Derek Kimzey Josh Knust Mike Kordick *Doug Kumm Sam Linde Jordan Lint Mike Lipp Brad Matt Riley McLaren Brian Morrissey Sam Munsell Ty Murray Miguel Rios Chris Roderick William Scheller Hunter Schmitt Karlee Schwake Shelby Stecklein Cindi Summers Kayla Welty Tom Wengert Caleb Wheeler Rachael White Alex Wolf Eric Wos BALL TEAM, LLC Rick Ball Austin Horner Brandon Johnson Matthew Karns Garrett King Sam Sodders BERGANKDV Jacob Kotalik BOOMERANG Keith Brockhohn Cory Elwick Jeni Haas Dawn Miller Kendra Toyne
BREIHOLZ CONSTRUCTION CO. Tim Hughes Kyle Millner Mitch Zeman BUSH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. Rene Del Fabro Colin Freese Wayne Gordon Nicholas Hecker Stephanie Hintermeister Michael Johnson BJ Kelly Kevin Mericle Chris Rymars Patrick Turner Ryan Welborn Leslie Wells Dwight Williams CARDINAL CONSTRUCTION INC. Christopher Adams Rachel Breuer Dan Bruns Kory Carty Brad Glaser *Jared Krull Brandon Schoborg Shane Scoles Katy Susong Scott Walters Jay Wissink CARL A. NELSON & COMPANY Daniel Blaesing Nick Liston Tad Morrow Corey Mumme Tim Seibert Bob Stutes CEDAR VALLEY STEEL, INC. Chris Imler
CITY CONSTRUCTION Robert Amundson Jesse Chace Ryan Engrav Aric Kos Lorna Krueger Craig Moon Steve Mullnix Ryan Nelson Mike Nemschoff Dustin Nordell James Robb Jeff Rude Mark Toth Matt Toth CONLON CONSTRUCTION CO. Keefe Gaherty Josh Hermsen Michael Hunt Steve Huss Ryan Koopmann Ben Roush *Rod Schumacher Emily Timmerman CONTROL INSTALLATIONS OF IOWA INC. Matt Smith Grant Vanderheiden Corey Welberg CONVERSE CONDITIONED AIR Matt Converse Charles Masek CORE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Jeremy Roush CORN STATES METAL FABRICATORS, INC. Dustin Hohneke CTI READY MIX, INC. Cruise Davis
CENTRAL IOWA MECHANICAL Cory Manser DAVE SCHMITT CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. Shaun Kukuzke DCI GROUP Tyler Kumm Michael Martin Michael Steen
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE DEAN SNYDER CONSTRUCTION Curt Bergemann Tania Bowman Nick Carter Aaron Devens Shawn Dougherty Scott Dwyer Noah Farleigh Logan Harris Roger Hicok Wyatt Holmen Jon Howard Michael Huff Phoenix Huff Troy Johnson Jerome Jones Jr. Cale Lang Joseph Lister Rhaimy Morse Taylor Olson Stig Palmer Nick Peterson Tyler Reiter Eric Schaller Adalberto Sepulveda Jr. Zach Smith *Andrew Snyder Jace Snyder Kevin Stewart Jon Swenson Tim Williams
EDGE COMMERCIAL, LLC Dominic Cerett Cory Dunn Tom Foster Bill Herman Joe Heronemus Tanner Peard Bob Peters Chris Smith Josh Wiederholt Kyle Zach
DON GARDNER CONSTRUCTION CO. Casey Gardner
ELITE GLASS AND METAL Nathan Burgod Dillon Chase Chad Foster Jeremy Helm Justin Liggins Alex Mendenhall Zach Severin Troy Sowers
DOWNING CONSTRUCTION INC. Erich Boettcher Ethan Brown Justin Brown Colby Edel Ken Edwards Alex Gross Matt Lowder Chris Lyon Glen Marlett Justin Marvin Scott Schurman
EICK & DAY CONSTRUCTION, LLC Dani Barnes *Adam Day Shaun Rydl Jacob Triplett ELDER CORPORATION Eric Anderson Wade Harris Steve Krause Scott Lewis *Chad Reineke Mike Shores Brandon Stevens Randy Swett *Brent Thompson Nick Tometich Mike Wiedman Matt Wuebker
ESTES CONSTRUCTION Jeff Barsness Brian Cameron Matt Chumbley Mike Egenberger Sam Fierce Clint Hoeger Tony Klehn Ian Kuykendall Dale Lienemann Ryan Statler Tyler Tomlinson EVORA GROUP Brett Cruse
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FIRE PROTECTION PROFESSIONALS, LLC Rob Hall FORMANFORD Jeff Hardman Lisa Long
THE GRAHAM GROUP, INC. CONSTRUCTION DIVISION Chase Froehlich Matt Leaders Jacob Stenek
HALBROOK EXCAVATING, INC. GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION CO. *David Halbrook Michael Berry Jed Bockenstedt THE HANSEN COMPANY, INC. Ray Breeding Branson Bachman Tammy DeHaai Andrew Bell Wade Deines Donnie Bensley Adam Douglas *Jason Eveland Alexey Dowd Connor Faber Darrick Eldridge Jeremy Harder Seth Elgin *Lee Hollatz Edward Ely Jason Jones Joseph Esser Braxton Lewis Thomas Gates Todd Mattix Dane Gerlich Keaton Mullins Dan Getz Wayne Mullins Jason Goldsberry *Jake Pesek Brandon Halsey Trent Roberts Casey Hansen Chris Schaffer Mark Hasek Grant Taylor Francis Kelly Heidi Warren Jim Klima Robbie Klima HEARTLAND COMPANIES Matt Koch Scott Bleich Joe Koehn Samantha Blettner John Lang Krista Carter Aaron Ledeboer Steve Furman Steve Logan Toby Korner Andy Lown Nic Merfeld Mark Mathes Andy Pullen Jesse McDannald Jill Sailer Henry Norman Rob Schwarzenbach Jessica Nybeck Ron Statler Chris Peyton Scott Turczynski Edward Predl Cody Woiwood Peter Von Qualen Nate Womble Derick Rasmussen Forrest Young Rich Richtsmeier Garrett Young Jolynn Rounseville Jacob Zenor Casey Schwanke Gavin Scroggin HENKEL CONSTRUCTION CO. Dirk Snyder Logan Brinkman Javier Solis Jaimes, Jr. Cheryl Hubbard Tyler Spenner Britt Johnson Joe Thomas Jason Knipp Stephen Treacy Katrina Moore Michael Weaver Trey Seiser Ginger Zenor Nick Sieck Kyle Sievers Philip Wilcox
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE HENNING COMPANIES Kaleb Koerperich Mike Penningroth James Sparks Jerry Van Oort
IOWA WALL SYSTEMS, INC. Quallan Pillips
HOFFA STEEL, INC. Bryan Hoffa
JA-RA ENTERPRISES, INC. Kim Gamble
HOLMES MURPHY & ASSOCIATES, LLC Joshua Jacobsen Seth Rooker HPC, L.L.C. *John Williams HUBBELL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LLC Pat Crosby *Tyler Edgington *Chris McMullen Casey Port Tom Stockdale John Taft Matt Weller Lee Wilken Tom Yung HUBBELL REALTY CO. Nate Belcher Tara Empey-Naleway Sean Warner HY-VEE CONSTRUCTION Scott Anselme Becky Bockenstedt Chuck Danner Dylan Davis Corey Glass *Erin Hiscox Jeremy Kies Steve Mayer *Jack Meyer Mark Moon *Brian Mulcahy Monty Potter Don Pratt Len Reid Thomas Remus *Mike Sherman Josh Smoldt Abbey Strum *Joshua Thrap Jon Williams INTEGRITY CONSTRUCTION Scott Clatt Brad Heemstra Chris Heemstra
ISG Jordan Hoy
KLINE ELECTRIC Zachary Bolin Jamison Carr Shane Kline
KNUTSON CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. Chad Houge Matt Leyden JB HOLLAND CONSTRUCTION Sean Murphy INC. Jonathon Paprocki Garrett Grabau Jeremie Thompson Penney Neuzil Asfand Turk Mason Tieskoetter Rory Wiebel JC TOLAND PAINTING John Chase J.E. DUNN CONSTRUCTION Ryan Craven Hannah Einck *William Miller Trevor Otto KATELMAN STEEL FABRICATION INC. Jeremy Jorgenson KEEN PROJECT SOLUTIONS, LLC Steve Aldred Adam Aljets Edgar Carrion Jeff Elwer Matthew Frandsen Ben Harriman George Jaegers Abbey Johnson Karla Jorgenson Cory Larson Mike Larson Frank McBrayer Jodie Parkins Scott Reichel *Jeff Scandrett Josh Warkentin
KOESTER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. Kevin Cocks Brad Comegys Ryan Goodwin Brandon Griffin Krista Henricksen Matt Koester Paul Koester Zach Koester Brittani Littlejohn Ben Lortz Augustus Marty Randy Michaels Shawn Osterloh Jay Reichenbacher Todd Ringgenberg Colton Taylor L&L BUILDERS CO. Jim Mauer Evan Palsma TJ Wilcke
LANG CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC. Dale Ahlberg Jacob Barker Trey Busick Rich Daughenbaugh Mike Fields Gary Houdeshell KIMBERLEY CONSTRUCTION, Kyle Lemberg LC Grant Mast Troy Sydow John McManus Chris Mount KINGLAND CONSTRUCTION Rosendo Ponce Lopez SERVICES Nolan Prier Nick Carroll Ryan Scovill Chris Frerichs Ben Hyland LOGAN CONTRACTORS Eric Kingland SUPPLY INC. Brittany Knudtson Kreg Wittmayer Doug Ralston
MCANINCH CORPORATION Ed Origer MCCOMAS-LACINA CONSTRUCTION CO., LC Brian Brannaman Ben Goodale Brandon Hove Rob McComas Justin Wainwright Scott Wiley MCGOUGH Ryan Drew Greg Evans Amy Fetters Jon Hansen Alex Maass Brian Norton Mike Schupbach Patrick Woodson MENEFEE DRYWALL CO., INC. Garrett Hepker MERCHANTS BONDING CO. Amanda Brunkhorst Tonya Edelen MERIT CONSTRUCTION CO. Lucas Baker Donald Bebb MMC CONTRACTORS Ryan Clausen Chris Struble MUNRO CONSTRUCTION CO. Steve Frame Tony Mozga Mike Scoggins Donnie Stratton MURRAY COMPANY Major Ennen Ken McCormick Mike Vance Bandy Wirt
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE NELSON CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT Holly Seley
PIRC-TOBIN CONSTRUCTION, INC. Mitchell Ramler Craig Tobin
NELSON ELECTRIC COMPANY LC POINT BUILDERS, LLC Chris Nelson Joseph Rizzio Justin Stanley NEUMANN BROTHERS, INC. Staci Stoll Jeremy Alden Chris Wheeler Josh Braby Jeff Charlson PORTZEN CONSTRUCTION Kevin Clemens INC. Matt Davis Zach Elstran Richard A. Firmstone Michael Hornback PREMIER COMMERCIAL Lance Howard SERVICES Michael Howe Cliff Cockrum Joel Jensen Kingsley Jewett PROCTOR MECHANICAL Donald Owens CORPORATION Shad Owens Quincy Boas Bob Shearon Bruce Goemaat Rick Trower Michael Rasmussen David Warner Rick Wald NORTHWEST STEEL ERECTION CO., INC. Mike Yilek PETERS CONSTRUCTION CORP. Gabe Berger Brad Best Jeff Carson Benjamin Christie Dave Cobb Jordan Deserano Eric Fink Darrin Gillett Russ Graves Dimas Hernandez Jared Joerger Dan Keagle Ryan King Tyler Kramer Brian Lageschulte Jerad Lee Robert Mueller Jason North Danny Ohrt Joey Rains Adam Shepard PETERSON CONSTRUCTION Kevin Griffith
RUSSELL CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT Ryan Andresen *Travis Benz Lucas Boyle Lindsay Eisentrout Brian Harry Alec Jensen Rob Kueter Ryan Leihsing Patrick Lemkuil Drew Lensch Shawn Luckritz Lee Marbach Erin Marsh Sarah Perkins Luke Peterson Joel Purcell Tom Quinn Alisha Schmitz Scott Sibley Doug Smith Jesse Smith Creighton Stifel
SELZER WERDERITSCH ASSOCIATES James Bates Jace Werderitsch Tom Werderitsch II Shawn Winters SHEET METAL ENGINEERING/ SME MECHANICAL Bret Lawler Jason McLendon SHYFT COLLECTIVE Aaron DeCamp Eric Simon SKOLD CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. Kelli Paskert Shamus Stephens Mitch Stoulil SKOLD DOOR COMPANY Charlie Broeker Jon Hapke
RW EXCAVATING SOLUTIONS, LC STORY CONSTRUCTION CO. Leah Wilson Karlen Anderson Mike Berg R. H. GRABAU RYAN COMPANIES US, INC. Blake Butler CONSTRUCTION, INC. Nathan Blomme Marc Champoux Jamie Irvine Eric Bridgewater Shawn Corey Ryan Drapeaux Ethan Dix RINDERKNECHT ASSOCIATES, Matt Gillotti Dan Drefke INC. Chris Griess Dominic Filippelli Curt Conrad Kory McCracken Grant Garvis Angie Donels T.J. Meyerholz Shane Geiselhart Kelly Edmonds Randall Miller, Jr. Noah Goetzinger Eric Heisdorffer Matt Mitchell Jon Hand Chris Hutchins Jim Olson Terry Hatfield David Lukan Ryan Pigneri Joe Hewitt Jon Paulson Marc Pollock Josh Hoover Alex Pelzel Denny Ray Scott Kutchen Louie Ruggio Brandon Woolery Wesley Loomis Bob Stokes Ron North Kory Vanous THE SAMUELS GROUP, INC. Adam Papesh Brad Walsh Nick Connell Wyatt Randolph Jesse Daul Jeffrey Reams RSM US LLP Norman Reisetter Nicklaus Turner Rachel Scheve Brian Weber SCHUMACHER ELEVATOR Brett Wolf COMPANY Phill Nieman Owen Teeling Casey Tierney REW MATERIALS Jason Seley
PETERSON CONTRACTORS, INC. Tim Timmer
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SEEDORFF MASONRY, INC. Matt Banse Dan Kartman Austin Norberg Don Pasker
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE TNT TUCKPOINTING & BUILDING RESTORATION LLC Ryan Flatley Mike Lee TRI-CITY ELECTRIC CO. Ryan Palmer Maria Schirm TRUENORTH INSURANCE & FINANCIAL STRATEGIES Jacob Pipkin Mike Summers TSF STRUCTURES INC. Matt McSweeney Audra Nearad Michael Nielson Austin Ressler TURNER CONSTRUCTION Andy Buck Fred Cook Barry Determan Travis Dolphin Chad Evans Bryan Schmidt Nicole Schmidt TWG CONSTRUCTION Kurt Cleveland Barbara Isle Kevin Lex Collin Reilly UFG INSURANCE Scott Bailey Chris Seiberling US ERECTORS, INC. Nick Bernard Jeff Hoelscher Pat McVay Justin Moffitt Chad Orr Brandon Waters US METAL BUILDERS, INC. Brandon Jensen VENTER SPOONER INC. Adam Garrick W.A. KLINGER, L.L.C. Ryan Bolinger Mitch Connot Benjamin Hull Nick Mathistad Matt Thompson Chad White
THE WALDINGER CORPORATION Curt Baker Brandon Bratz Rick Clarke Shawn Gallagher Tom Klein Matt Parman Tom Schlotfeldt Cameron Schumacher Kevin Zenz THE WEITZ COMPANY Tom Anania Donald Billington Jeff Breuklander Ryan Catus Jim Comisky B.J. Frideres Brock Gladwin Matt Goodhue Joe Harris Jenny Herrera Darin Hodge Leslie Kennedy Ryan Lamb Megan Marolf Doug Reeves Wilson Reynolds Burke Sandman Chris Schweers Matt Tursi Tyler Ward Kassi Zenor
WOODRUFF CONSTRUCTION Ben Baird Brandon Bartleson *Mike Bonewitz *Matt Bulkeley Rich Corcoran Neal Cutkomp Thomas Devereaux Matt Doubet Nate Goetsch Joseph Grunder *Tony Herring *Darin Hooker Jedidiah Jackson Kalib King Justin Lancour *Kevin Larsen Ryan Lebeda Will Lytle John Mallen Aaron Moore Besnik Mucogllava Emily Nelson Todd Parkhurst Josh Rath Jason Rechkemmer Cory Reierson Grant Reimers Mike Sananikone Tim Sarver Philip Tjelmeland Dillon Warren Colton Webner Don Woodruff
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WRH INC. Benjamin Aguirre Evan Ammeter Ryan Baugh Rex Bryant Dave Canott Tim Hertel Pat Mahoney Jake Pietrok Kurt Reihmann Jamie Rich Paul Sauter Colton Singbeil Levi Stevenson Cory Stucky Mitch Vargason Blayne Walker Tad Walker
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ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Annual Winter Conference The MBI Winter Conference is the annual staple event for the Association where the entire membership is encouraged to join industry colleagues for education, awards, networking, and much more. The 2021 conference that was held on February 22-24 in Des Moines took on a bit of a different look as MBI was forced to remove the safety portion of the event to be able to abide by the social distancing requirements, MBI created an entire separate Safety Conference that was held on January 25th in Des Moines and largely resembled the traditional safety day at the winter conference (additional information about the safety conference can be read on page 20) In addition to over two full days of educational breakout sessions, conference attendees were treated to excellent keynote speeches. At the Membership Breakfast, Dave Conway with ConstructConnect shared the process of a 20-year relationship between ConstructConnect and MBI. Next up was the Masters Award Luncheon where crowd favorite Lt. Col. Dan Rooney delivered his powerful keynote address titled Fly into the Wind: How to Harness Faith & Fearlessness on Your Assent to Greatness. Three MBI general contractors and their respective project teams were bestowed with the Masters Award (additional information about the Masters Awards can be read on page 38). At the Build Iowa Award Dinner, #1 International Bestselling Author Alex Banayan shared his road to success with his keynote message titled Exponential Success Through the Third Door: How to Think Different, Transform Your Business and Achieve Your Most Important Goals. Max Bowman, Star Equipment, Ltd. was honored posthumously with the coveted Build Iowa Award (additional information about the Build Iowa Award can be read on page 37). The final award event of the conference was the Workforce Awards Breakfast that featured customer experience expert and magician Shep Hyken’s keynote titled Moments of Magic: How to Create an Amazing Customer Experience (CX). The Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award was presented to Baker Group (additional information about the Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award can be read on page 40).
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Exhibitors Go Virtual A big component of MBI’s Annual Winter Conference each year is the exhibiting companies that attend to showcase their goods and services, as well as network with conference participants. We found creative ways to keep these organizations involved as we believe they make for a much stronger conference atmosphere. This creativity was a driving factor in choosing our MBI Winter Conference Event App, which gave each exhibitor a virtual profile to display their company information and message. These profiles included their company descriptions, social media links, videos, PDF documents and anything else the VIRTUAL exhibitor decided to include. EXHIBITORS
CSSI Safety Day In 2021, the year started very much like 2020 ended…with a great deal of uncertainty and some major events with the association being affected. One of the side effects of the pandemic was MBI’s inability to hold our standard 3-day winter conference as a result of social distancing measures that were in place. Going a year without a conference was never in the cards…so we had to pivot and decided that MBI would pull all of the safety-related events and training out of the winter conference and create a separate safety conference that was brought to the membership by MBI’s preferred safety provider Construction Safety Specialists, Inc (CSSI). The 2021 CSSI Safety Conference featured 16 breakout sessions on a variety of relevant safety topics as well as a keynote speech by Dr. Todd Dewett titled Show Your Ink. This keynote message encouraged the audience to be real, transparent, and honest when addressing safety, regardless of title. One of the highlights of the safety conference was the presentation of the MBI safety awards including the Outstanding Company Safety Achievement Award, Safety Champion Award, and Safety Professional Award (additional information about these awards can be read on page 39).
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ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE MBI Live - Online Learning and Development In 2020, MBI began offering online training sessions to address training needs when meeting in person was not always possible while also addressing the travel issue for members who are a significant distance from central Iowa. In 2021, this online training known TRAINED THROUGH as MBI Live - Online Learning and MBI LIVE Development included a total of 19 sessions including a series focused on successful implementation of the popular Entrepreneurial Operating System or EOS, multiple HR topics, and safety leadership topics. MBI Live provides enormous value to members allowing access to important industry topics in a highly interactive and engaging format from the comfort and convenience of the attendee’s home or office.
Training on Demand
Over the past several years, Training on Demand has been consistently PRIVATE IN-HOUSE gaining traction as a viable training method for many MBI members. TRAINING SESSIONS CONDUCTED IN 2021 MBI members took advantage of the opportunity to train their employees in their facilities on a schedule that works best for their workforce. Popular topics in 2021 included First Aid/CPR/AED, company safety day, and OSHA 10 Hour. Throughout the year, MBI along with our preferred safety training provider, Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. provided a total of 46 Training on Demand classes and trained a total of 612 employees.
PERSONNEL TRAINING THROUGH ON-DEMAND SERVICES
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Leadership Summit Over the past few years, MBI staff has been approached by attendees in some of our leadership development programs, especially The Leadership Experience, asking “what’s next”? These individuals THE have found value in our current programs and are looking for more high-level and challenging educational opportunities. AN EXCLUSIVE EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE With guidance from the MBI Education Advocacy Committee and the MBI Board of Directors, The Leadership Summit was created for industry professionals who have reached the pinnacle of leadership training through MBI and are looking to take the information, skills, and insights learned in the MBI programs to the next level.
In August 2021, the individuals listed on page (23) converged on Denver, CO, for The Leadership Summit with headlining presenter and Executive Coach, David Rabiner and consultants Denise Getttman and Tracey Smith with FMI Corporation. The four days of training included topics on their personal brand of leadership, presentation skills, coaching & mentoring, promises and pitfalls of leadership, and strategic thinking. In addition to a couple of networking dinners at a local restaurant, the group spent an entire day of training and site-seeing at the popular and wonderous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.
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ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Leadership Class 2021
Ryan Andresen, Russell Construction & Development Adam Day, Eick & Day Construction, LLC Aaron DeCamp, SHYFT Collective Nate Hagberg, The Waldinger Corporation Dan Hampton, The Waldinger Corporation Jeremy Harder, The Hansen Company, Inc. Michael Johnson, Bush Construction Company, Inc. Doug Kumm, Baker Group Mike Lipp, Baker Group Greg Martin, The Weitz Company Nic Merfeld, Heartland Companies Laura Merz, Koester Construction Company, Inc. Jacob Pesek, The Hansen Company, Inc. Joe Porepp, The Waldinger Corporation Jamie Rich, WRH Inc. Jeff Scandrett, Keen Project Solutions, LLC. Rob Schwarzenbach, Heartland Door and Frame Eric Simon, SHYFT Collective Colton Taylor, Koester Construction Company, Inc. Tom Wengert, Baker Group
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE The Leadership Experience Over the past nine years, The Leadership Experience has served as the pinnacle of leadership development for many employees of MBI member firms. The 2020-21 series that was led by David Rabiner, Rabiner Resources had to be moved from the standard December – March schedule to the summer of 2021 and focused on the topics of Communication, Collaboration, Culture, and Customer. Throughout the four sessions, the group was challenged and motivated through small group activities, role-playing, and projects. In addition to the program content, the sold-out group of 20 attendees were each given the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one private coaching session with Executive Coach, David Rabiner. This private coaching session allowed for discussion of class content or any challenges that the attendee wanted to discuss while allowing participants to gain personal insights from David.
Class of 2021
Charles Arnold, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc. Matt Bockenstedt, Boomerang Mike Bonewitz, Woodruff Construction Krista Carter, Heartland Companies Trish Flattery, Kline Electric Jeremy Harder, The Hansen Company, Inc. Dale Honts, Tri-City Electric Co. Michael Huff, Dean Snyder Construction Jeff Jones, Tri-City Electric Co. Jordan Lint, Baker Group
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Lee Marbach, Russell Construction & Development Ryan Palmer, Tri-City Electric Co. Kurt Reihmann, WRH, Inc. Gavin Scroggin, Graham Construction Co. Joe Skow, Control Installations of Iowa, Inc. Colton Taylor, Koester Construction Company, Inc. Brad Walsh, Rinderknecht Associates Inc. Matt Wuebker, Elder Corporation Jacob Zenor, Heartland Companies
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Building a Safety Champion The partnership between MBI and our preferred safety provider Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. created the latest leadership development program accessible for MBI members titled Building a Safety Champion. This intense program was designed to help enhance the safety culture within a company by empowering managers and safety leaders. Topics presented within this program included Accountability and Recognition, Psychology of Safety, Root Cause Analysis, Job Hazard Analysis / Assessment, Transformational Leadership.
Class of 2021
Chad Bunner, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Matt Chumbley, Estes Construction Pat Crosby, Hubbell Construction Services LLC Chuck Danner, Hy-Vee Construction Matt Doeschot, The Weitz Company Christine Gay, Todd & Sargent, Inc. Michael Hodge, Estes Construction Joe Jaeger, Boomerang Dan Kelling, Peters Construction Corp. Jared Krull, Cardinal Construction, Inc. Jeff Lamoreux, Trinity Electrical Services, L.L.C. Chris Landphair, Koester Construction Company, Inc. Guillermo Lara, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Braxton Lewis, The Hansen Company, Inc. Scott Lewis, Elder Corporation Anna Martensen, The Weitz Company Nick Mathistad, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C. Patt McDowell, Dave Schmitt Construction Co. Josh Oberhoffer, Conlon Construction Co. Jamie Rich, WRH, Inc. Jamie Royster, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Creighton Stifel, Russell Construction & Development Shawn Stumpf, Conlon Construction Co. Ben Withrow, Portzen Construction Inc. Kyle Zach, Edge Commercial, LLC
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE MB EYE on the Future MB EYE on the Future has become the staple of MBI’s leadership development curriculum, and one of the most sought-after educational opportunities MBI has to offer. 2021 saw the graduation of this program’s 17th class, with 20 participants being recognized in front of the membership at the Annual Membership Meeting. The course assisted participants in furthering their skills in the areas of public speaking, communication, personal leadership, and overall life effectiveness. Ken Bradford from The Leaders Course in Dallas, TX, led the group through a five-month curriculum, while instructor Matt Bruinekool from Drake University led a four-month course on personal development. Lastly, Alex Dorr from Reality-Based Leadership presented two sessions on business communication and leading teams without drama. In addition to class time, the group also had six networking opportunities to enhance their industry relationships and work on the communication techniques learned in class.
Class of 2021
MB EYE GRADUATES
YEARS OF CLASSES
Tom Anania, The Weitz Company Michael Beck, Baker Group Logan Brinkman, Henkel Construction Co. Ken Edwards, Downing Construction Inc. Ben Gannon Jeremy Harder, The Hansen Company, Inc. Darin Hooker, Woodruff Construction Benjamen Hull, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C. Brandon Jensen, US Metal Builders, Inc. Michael Johnson, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
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Grant Mast, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Jack Meyer, Hy-Vee Construction Ty Murray, Baker Group Kelli Paskert, Skold Door Company, Inc. Jake Pietrok, WRH, Inc. Derick Rasmussen, Graham Construction Co. Chad Reineke, Elder Corporation Seth Rooker, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Louis Ruggio, Rinderknecht Associates Inc. Rory Wiebel, Knutson Construction Services, Inc. Nate Womble, Heartland Companies
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Cornerstone Academy The 2020-21 Cornerstone Academy did something that each of the previous programs also accomplished...sold out! Since its inception in 2015, Cornerstone Academy has sold every available seat and, in many cases, had a waiting list when the program began. This group of 25 attendees were trained and received resources on 20 separate construction-related topics and walked away with information from over 20 subject matter experts who they can use as resources in the future. Topics of this program included leadership, technology, safety, ethics, insurance, human relations, lean, mental health, contracts, and more.
Class of 2021
Rich Armintrout, A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Ryan Baugh, WRH Inc. Travis Benz, Russell Construction & Development Samantha Blettner, Heartland Companies Becky Bockenstedt, Hy-Vee Construction Brandon Bratz, The Waldinger Corporation Eric Bridgewater, Ryan Companies US, Inc. Gabe Burden, Shaw Electric, Inc. Nick Carroll, Kingland Construction Services Joe Devault, Shaw Electric, Inc. Jeff Hoelscher, US Erectors, Inc. Justin Hoerner, Bush Construction Company, Inc. Tyler Kramer, Peters Construction Corp.
EJ Lines, Mortenson Audra Nearad, TSF Structures, Inc. Michael Norris, A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Scott Olson, Point Builders, LLC Johnny Rummelhart, Schumacher Elevator Company Karlee Schwake, Baker Group Gavin Scroggin, Graham Construction Co. Shelby Stecklein, Baker Group Jacob Triplett, Eick & Day Construction, LLC Grant Vanderheiden, Control Installations of Iowa Inc. Mitch Vargason, WRH Inc. Jacob Zenor, Heartland Companies
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Project Managers and Project Supervisors - A High Performing Leadership Series The Project Managers and Project Supervisors series is a unique program that encourages member firms to enroll a project manager and field superintendent to not only learn together, but to also gain a better understanding of how each other acts, reacts, and handles given situations. There is no debate that project managers and field leaders are “wired” differently, but they have to work together at a high level for a project to be successful. The 2021 series attracted 35 individuals who attended the four days of training split between West Des Moines and Iowa City. The program got started in West Des Moines with ‘Innovative Planning and Scheduling to Meet Project Demands” by Larry Cormicle, Cormicle Consulting Services, LLC. followed by “Taking Safety from the Office to the Job Site: What to Say and Do to Demonstrate Commitment” presented by Seth Bretscher, Caterpillar Safety and “Instead of Conflict Resolution, Resolve to Make Conflict Productive” delivered by Alan Feirer, Group Dynamic. The course transitioned over to Iowa City the following week where attendees were treated to two excellent seminars delivered by seasoned presenter Ethan Cowles, FMI Corporation --- “Achieving Maximum Job Profits” and “Building and Implementing a Plan to Improve Productivity and Operational Excellence”. Project Supervisors
Class of 2021
Dylan Ambrosy, Portzen Construction, Inc. Jordan Archer, Graham Construction Co. Becky Avise, Bush Construction Company, Inc. JT Bucy, Russell Construction & Development Rich Daughenbaugh, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Dean Deuel, Kline Electric Darrick Eldridge, Graham Construction Co. Major Ennen, Murray Company Ben Fowles, Kline Electric Bruce Goepferich, Kline Electric Jake Hammond, Kline Electric Ryan Harter, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc. Tyler Holtorf, ICON Construction Nick Klostermann, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc. Kaleb Koerperich, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Brad Lehman, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Glen Marlett, Downing Construction Inc. Sean Murphy, Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
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Mark Orfield, Elder Corporation Jonathon Paprocki, Knutson Construction Services, Inc. Darrin Pearsall, Russell Construction & Development Sean Pirc, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc. Nolan Prier, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Alex Reed, Bush Construction Company, Inc. Paul Riordan, Peters Construction Corp. Jamie Royster, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Luke Runde, Portzen Construction Inc. Chris Schaaf, The Graham Group, Inc. Const. Division Eric Schaller, Dean Snyder Construction Devin Shiflett, Woodruff Construction Matt Simonson, Kline Electric Jon Swenson, Dean Snyder Construction Eily Vandekrol, Woodruff Construction Alexandra Vosburgh, Heartland Companies Garrett Young, Heartland Companies
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Foundations of a Field Leader This program has been part of the MBI leadership development learning opportunities for the past four years and continues to be the only program that is designed exclusively for field leaders. Since its inception, Foundation of a Field Leader has attracted MBI member employees from all over the state and has sold out each time it has been offered. Focusing on the topics of Leadership, Communication, Risk Management, and Personal Effectiveness, these future field leaders participated in lectures, small group activities, and networking through the four sessions of the program. Subject matter experts who facilitated this series included Alan Feirer, Group Dynamic; Michael Doucette, Russell Construction Co., Inc.; Henry Norman, Graham Construction Co., and Wayne Wurzer (Retired), Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
Class of 2021
Jed Bockenstedt, Graham Construction Co. Jeff Breuklander, The Weitz Company Parker Farland, Kingland Construction Services Myles Fishel, Gee Asphalt Systems, Inc. David Halweg, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc. Jamie Hennick, Dean Snyder Construction Vince Horras, Graham Construction Co. BJ Kelly, Bush Construction Company, Inc. Tadd Martin, Dave Schmitt Construction Co., Inc. Mitchell Ramler, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc. Josh Rath, Woodruff Construction
Miguel Rios, Baker Group Doug Smith, Russell Construction & Development Josh Smoldt, Hy-Vee Construction Dirk Snyder, Graham Construction Co. Jace Snyder, Dean Snyder Construction Justin Stanley, Point Builders, LLC Sean Warner, Hubbell Realty Co. Dillon Warren, Woodruff Construction Dwight Williams, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE The Bidding Network This past year marked the Construction Update’s 20th year in partnership with ConstructConnect. To commemorate this milestone, ConstructConnect’s President and CEO David Conway was the keynote speaker at the MBI Membership Meeting during the Annual Winter Conference. Mr. Conway spoke of the unique relationship his company has with the Construction Update (CU) and MBI, and how the organizations working in tandem have created the most comprehensive project information product in the state of Iowa.
In addition to providing the widest distribution of project information in the market, the CU team was able to maintain strong relationships with the design professionals while offering the over 1,300 CU subscribers daily updates on projects open for bid. In fact, bidding information for over 4,000 projects was made available through the CU this past year. The CU’s strong presence in Iowa for nearly 40 years makes it the most respected project information service in the state.
NEW Safety Director Hired Joe Melton has been providing professional safety and consulting services for over 15 years. As MBI’s new Director of Safety Services, he brings a wide array of experience and knowledge to the organization. Joe will be wearing a couple of hats in serving on MBI’s leadership team in helping to shape the direction of MBI going forward, and will also be charged with overseeing the operations of MBI’s preferred safety provider – Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. (CSSI). In his role as Director of Operations for CSSI, Joe will be handling daily oversight responsibilities for its entire safety program, as well as guiding smart growth in building the business. Joe is excited to work with clients by showing their companies the importance of creating, building and maintaining a safety culture. He also will be working with members and clients to stress the importance of going “Beyond Compliance.” Joe will also draw upon his diverse background in public speaking, training, education, and safety leadership to enhance the compliment of safety services to members and clients. You are encouraged to reach out to Joe to learn more about how he – and the entire CSSI team – can improve the safety culture of your company. Joe can be reached at Joe@Iowacssi.com.
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ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Joe Melton has shown his passion for safety and hit the ground running during his circuit around the state delivering safety initiatives like “Beyond Compliance” to our members during this year’s Regional Meetings.
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE WORKSAFE Client & Project Listing 2021 As of November 11, 2021
The following companies enrolled projects in WORKSAFE during 2021.
299 IN 2021
JOBSITE AUDITS CONDUCTED ON WORKSAFE PROJECTS
Apex Construction – Iowa City, IA
• Jefferson Street Building - Renovation for Public Policy Center
Black Hawk Roof Co., Inc. – Cedar Falls, IA • Friley Residence Hall - Roof Replacement
Bowker Mechanical Contractors, LLC – Cedar Rapids, IA
• U of IA Chemistry Building - Replace AHU Stem Cells
Breiholz Construction – Des Moines, IA
• ISU Memorial Union Soults Family Visitor Center Remodel • Marshall County Courthouse • Madison County Courthouse Exterior Renovations
C. Green Contractor Inc. – Des Moines, IA • ISU Utilities - Power Plant - Station Power Improvements Phase 1
Carl A. Nelson & Company – Burlington, IA • New 5th & 6th Intermediate Project
Central States Roofing – Ames, IA
• Iowa State University Veterinary Medicine - Section 3&4
City Construction – Iowa City, IA
• John Pappajohn Business Building - Repair Building Envelope • UIHC Parking Ramp No. 4 Renovate Mezzanine Level for Simulation Wet Lab • UIHC Expand Level 4 Breast Health Center • UIHC JCP - Expand Observation Unit
Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest – Des Moines, IA • Maple Residence Hall - Fire Alarm Upgrade
Conlon Construction Co. – Dubuque, IA • • • • • •
HallMar Village Senior Living Campus Grand River Medical Group Medical Office Building UI EPB Window Replacement Mount Carmel Bluffs, Phase 2 Kretschmer LLC Apartments UIHC Flooring
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Core Construction Services – Des Moines, IA • ISU Control Room
Day Mechanical Services – Cedar Rapids, IA
• UIHC JCP Replace AHU-11Serving MBI Area • Lindquist Center - Replace North Building AHU Systems
Dean Snyder Construction – Mason City, IA • • • • • • • • • • •
Fareway - Rockwell City RESCO Office & Warehouse N-K Activity CTR Kwikstar - Milford #1153 Kwikstar - Sheldon #1154 Kwikstar - Sibley #1165 Kwikstar - Waukee #1056 Kwikstar - Emmetsburg #1119 Hale Trailer Brake and Wheel Iowa Service Center Kwikstar - Ames Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center
Downs Electric Inc. – Omaha, NE
• Iowa School for the Deaf Long Hall High School Upgrades
Downing Construction, Inc. – Indianola, IA • Kettlestone Apartments
Graham Construction Co. – Des Moines, IA • • • • • • • • •
Altoona Warehouse Bldg. #4 Burgess Health Center EveryStep Kavanagh House Renovation Graham Altoona Warehouse Bldg #3 Lely North America Hub Stanley Center for Peace and Security New Headquarters Wesley Acres on Grand Renovation Braine Trust Storage MGMC BHU Infrastructure 2020
Gronen Restoration – Dubuque, IA • Roshek Common Roof, 1st & Lower
GTG Construction – Johnston, IA • Drake Park Shelter Renovation
Hansen Company – Johnston, IA • Graceland Morden Center • MidAmerican Energy Storm Lake • MidAmerican Energy Neal North
ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR IMPROVING MEMBER PERFORMANCE Henkel Construction Co. – Mason City, IA
• ISU Jack Trice E Gateway Bridge City Construction • UIHC Expand Level 4 Breast Health Center • Natatorium and Fieldhouse Addition, Mason City High School • UNI Steam Distribution System Replacement
High Development Corp. – Cedar Rapids, IA • Hunt Club Phase 2
Hubbell Construction Serv. – West Des Moines, IA • Level @ The Bridge District
J Corp, Inc. – Huxley, IA
• The Standard at 36th Street
JE Dunn – Des Moines, IA
• UIHC at Forevergreed Road
Kimberley Construction Co. – Ankeny, IA • Willow on Grand
Knutson Construction Services – Iowa City, IA • East College Street Development
Larson Construction – Independence, IA • College Suites • Denver CSD Middle/HS Addition
McComas Lacina Construction – Iowa City, IA
• UIHC RJC Expand Heart and Vascular • UIHC Roy J Carver Pavillion Upgrade Elevators in E 7EE Banks • U of IA Hillcrest Residence Hall Renovate Student Living Space
MGSI, Ltd. – Iowa City, IA
• UICH - SFCH - Window Film Installation 902680/2220020
Mortenson – Iowa City, IA
• UIHC - Cancer Admin Office 221-2309, & Storage Room Relocate
Myers Construction Inc. – Mediapolis, IA • Tama Two
Paulson Electric Company – Cedar Rapids, IA
• UNI Power Plant Boiler #3 Electrical Infrastructure
Peters Construction Corp – Waterloo, IA
• UNI-Football Practice Field Synthetic Turf Conversion • UNI - Dome Football Team Room
Point Builders – Cedar Rapids, IA • Forterra Marshalltown
Portzen Construction – Dubuque, IA
• UIHC - Iowa River Landing Upgrade Rooms
Radix Construction – Nampa, ID • Tupelo Honey
Renaissance Roofing, Inc. – Belvidere, IL
• Iowa State University - Enrollment Services Center
R.H. Grabau Construction, Inc. – Boone, IA
• United Community School District Renovations
Synergy Contracting – Bondurant, IA
• Parking Lots 2020 - Pavement Preservation Richardson Court
Tricon Construction Group – Dubuque, IA
• U of IA Bio Med Roof Exhaust Brenton Buildings, LLC • ISU Poultry Farm - Teaching and Research Facilities Turkey Facility • UIHC Pomerantz Family Pavilion #0873501 (221-2027) Install Linear Accelerator Vault C
TWG Construction – Indianapolis, IN • The Pointe on 88th St.
United Contractors, Inc. – Johnston, IA • I-80 I-380 Interchange
The Weitz Company – Des Moines, IA
• Iowa State University - Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
The Wilson Group, Inc. – Kansas City, MO
• ISU College of Design Window Replacement
Woodruff Construction – Fort Dodge, IA • • • •
UIHC PMP Replace 3T MRI UIHC RCP & JCP - Upgrade Service Lifts D1 & G3 U of IA Currier Renovate First and Second Floor South Power Plant Cooling Tower Condenser Piping Replacement
WRH, INC. – South Amana, IA • Wastewater Plant Greenhouse
TOTAL NUMBER OF PROJECTS SINCE INCEPTION
PROMOTING A BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Public Affairs Program While there were positive developments from the Iowa Legislature to the business community in general, this 2021 session will be marked as one of missed opportunities for Iowa’s commercial construction industry. MBI began the session with a very narrow agenda in order to focus on one issue that has left Iowa behind 48 other states in the country – giving public owners another option authorizing an alternative delivery method for their projects.
$208K+ PAC FUNDS SPENT SUPPORTING STATE OFFICE CANDIDATES IN ELECTION CYCLE
Construction Manager At-Risk (CMaR) Original MBI Position: MBI will introduce legislation that will allow the CMaR delivery system for all public owners with the exception of the Department of Transportation. This legislation will mirror what was proposed last year that passed the Iowa Senate, but ultimately fell short of votes in the House. The proposal is a compromise between construction-related associations. FINAL OUTCOME: After many assurances that CMaR was a House priority, our legislation ultimately stalled. There are a number of reasons that House Republican Leadership and a small minority of rankand-file Republican legislators resisted final approval. But without a doubt, absences, politics, and fear of change played a part in preventing this needed change from happening. Our bill was part of the overall discussion until the very end at midnight. Unfortunately, taxpayers, contractors and the public owners we serve will have to wait another year for an alternative delivery method in the public sector like 48 other states have.
Sales Tax Exemption for Sister-Companies Original MBI Position: MBI will be pursuing an exemption of sales tax for companies that lease or rent equipment to another of their sister companies. We believe this was an unintended consequence of previous legislation and are working with the Department of Revenue to fix this issue. For example, a simple risk-management strategy business sometimes used is to put all equipment under one LLC for liability purposes. Companies are faced with paying sales tax on the purchase of the equipment, and also the leasing or rental transaction. We believe these transactions amount to a double tax and need to be fixed. FINAL OUTCOME: Legislators also rejected the idea of fixing this tax trap. Unfortunately, timing became an issue and the idea of fixing this in the Iowa Code needs to be vetted more with lawmakers. They were very focused on cutting property taxes while shifting the mental health levy and before commitments could be made to changing this sales tax, they needed to know the overall picture.
Protect RIIF Funds Original MBI Position: MBI has a long-standing principle of protecting precious RIIF (Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund) dollars. These are gambling revenue dollars used for public vertical infrastructure. We will continue to be judicious and watch closely how the Legislature plans to spend these dollars. FINAL OUTCOME: Like every year, the RIIF bill was not perfect. However, overall the dollars were spent on vertical infrastructure and we were pleased to see lawmakers use restraint from deviating from its purpose.
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PROMOTING A BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY MBI Makes $250,000 Pledge to Enhance Construction Management Program at the University of Northern Iowa We were pleased to announce that construction leaders serving on both the MBI Board of Directors and the MBI-WORKS Endowment Board of Directors, have pledged a $250,000 gift to the University of Northern Iowa’s new Industrial Technology Center (ITC) Project. The University of Northern Iowa was recently awarded funding by the Iowa Legislature to renovate and expand the ITC, which houses the vitally important Construction Management program on its campus. The funding by the Iowa Legislature was $40.5 million over four years. As a part of that funding by the Iowa Legislature, the University of Northern Iowa had agreed to privately raise 10% in additional monies to support the technological upgrades that are needed. The commercial construction industry in Iowa has changed greatly in the 40-plus years since the Industrial Technology Center was originally constructed. Built to educate shop teachers in 1974, students now need greater space for collaborative, hands-on learning with industrystandard equipment. The building’s infrastructure is also in need of maintenance. With more than $10.1 million in deferred maintenance, the building systems are beyond their useful life and cannot support the department’s technology-heavy equipment. UNI’s Department of Technology houses an umbrella of programs that educate students for management, manufacturing, construction, graphics and technology education fields—some of the fastest-growing sectors in Iowa. The department attracts students seeking the technical know-how and management skills required to become industry leaders, and programs address the gap between two-year technical programs and specialized engineering programs. The Iowa commercial construction industry relies on the graduates of the Department of Technology for its workforce, as the vast majority of graduates work in Iowa. In 2016, 95 percent of graduates found jobs within six months, and 90 percent of those jobs were in-state. Enrollment has also grown more than 20 percent, and through UNI partnerships with community colleges, transfer students are a majority of the new students entering the Department of Technology programs each year. The UNI ITC Project includes an extensive renovation of existing spaces and facility expansion. It is estimated that the modernization project will allow the department to boost enrollment by 40%, from 500 to 700 students by 2025, to help meet Iowa’s workforce and construction workforce needs. The proposed three-year renovation/expansion project will modernize the building’s current spaces and systems and expand the facility by 47,829 gross square feet (GSF). The updated 100,071 GSF facility will serve today’s needs and ensure UNI’s Construction Management program can prepare Iowa’s construction industry leaders for tomorrow. You will not find another group of leaders in our state that are more committed to solving future workforce issues for this industry. MBI’s pledge is the largest to date supporting the Construction Management portion of the project and naming rights on the Student Collaboration Space and other areas are being formulated as the project is being designed. This pledge of support positions MBI to be the entity in which future graduates of the Construction Management program look to for employment opportunities.
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AWARDS, RECOGNITION, AND SCHOLARSHIPS Awards, Recognition, and Scholarships Every year at the Annual Winter Conference, MBI recognizes companies, teams and individuals for their accomplishments and excellence in the Iowa commercial construction industry. The awards programs are a celebration of our industry and everything that has been achieved over the previous twelve months. These prestigious awards provide some of the most effective platforms for leading companies to maximize their industry exposure for excelling in the Iowa construction industry and MBI takes great pride in recognizing these individual and organizational achievements. 2021 Build Iowa Award Since its inception in 1989, there have been 32 individuals bestowed with the Build Iowa Award. These individuals symbolize the leaders of not only MBI, but Iowa’s construction industry and the communities in which they do business. The Build Iowa Award recipient exemplifies the tenets of our organization . . . skill, integrity and responsibility. This year’s recipient, Max Bowman, Star Equipment, Ltd. is only the 3rd recipient to be honored posthumously and was a true believer in the power of the Association. Max was personally involved in MBI and he made sure others within his company were as well. This is the type of leadership and commitment that contributes to the overall success of MBI and its role in advocating for Iowa’s commercial construction industry. Other Max Bowman areas of involvement specific to the construction industry include Star Equipment, Ltd. not only serving on various boards and committees for MBI, but also 2021 Build Iowa Award Recipient participating in similar roles for AGC of Iowa; the Associated Equipment Distributors; the Iowa Nebraska Equipment Dealers; the Iowa Concrete Paving Association; the National Utility Contractors Association of Iowa; the Land Improvement Contractors of Iowa; the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa; the American Concrete Pumping Association; the Iowa Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors; Masonry Institute of Iowa and countless other groups who are in one way or another involved in construction. Beyond his industry involvement, Max also gave back through his support of the Iowa State Fair Blue-Ribbon Foundation; Iowa State University; Shriners Hospitals for Children; and The Masonic Lodge. He was a Freemason and enjoyed working with his colleagues at the King David Lodge #407 in Altoona. He was also a member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shriners and the Scottish Rite. was a Freemason and enjoyed working with his colleagues at the King David Lodge #407 in Altoona. He was also a member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shriners and the Scottish Rite.
AWARDS, RECOGNITION, AND SCHOLARSHIPS Masters Awards Three MBI general contractors and their respective project teams received the coveted Masters Award, which is presented annually to recognize the exceptional efforts of a construction team in executing the process of completing a project. The panel of judges consisted of: two regular member contractors; two associate member specialty contractors; two designers; and two owners. All entries were examples of exceptional teamwork applied to unique and challenging projects with outstanding results.
MASTERS AWARD RECIPIENTS
$1 Million - $10 Million Category
Neumann Brothers, Inc. Des Moines, Iowa
Project: Edna Griffin Building
$10 Million - $25 Million Category
Story Construction Co. Ames, Iowa
Project: ISU - Gerdin Business Building Expansion
Over $25 Million Category
J.E. Dunn Construction Des Moines, Iowa
Project: ISU Student Innovation Center
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AWARDS, RECOGNITION, AND SCHOLARSHIPS Safety Awards In conjunction with the 2021 CSSI Safety Conference on January 25th in Des Moines, one of MBI’s contracting companies and two individuals received awards for their exceptional efforts in construction safety. The panel of judges is made up of a variety of safety professionals from the industry, as well as representatives from Iowa OSHA. The process solicits the best practices in accident prevention and promotes the sharing of the industry’s best achievements to advance safety at all levels. The awards below are given annually to encourage and recognize significant achievements in workplace safety.
OUTSTANDING COMPANY SAFETY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS RECIPIENT
Baker Group Des Moines, Iowa Specialty Contractor Category
SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
SAFETY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Baker Group Des Moines, Iowa
The Weitz Company Des Moines, Iowa
AWARDS, RECOGNITION, AND SCHOLARSHIPS Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of companies who are actively engaged in solving our industry’s labor shortage. This award is presented each year to an MBI member company who has displayed exceptional effort, engagement and leadership in communicating to future industry workers that there are incredible career opportunities within the commercial construction industry.
LEADERSHIP IN WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
Baker Group Des Moines, Iowa
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AWARDS, RECOGNITION, AND SCHOLARSHIPS MBI Scholarships – Supporting Future Leaders Each year Master Builders of Iowa provides financial support by way of scholarships to deserving students in the Construction Engineering program at Iowa State University as well as the Construction Management program at the University of Northern Iowa. Typically, interested students are asked to complete a scholarship application and attend an interview with members of the MBI Scholarship and Academic Advisory Committee. However, as a result of COVID-19 and visitor restrictions placed on the two university campuses, in-person interviews were not able to be held so students were judged on their submitted application and a Zoom interview with members of the committee. The committee exhibits the long-held belief of the MBI membership that attracting the most talented students, coupled with the strong support of our educational institutions and their respective construction-related programs will ensure the vitality of our industry for generations to come. The following students were awarded a scholarship through the MBI scholarship process for the 2021-22 academic year with the total amount awarded being just shy of $30,000.
2021-22 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Aaron Brown University of Northern Iowa
Matthew Green Iowa State University
Mitchell Hayes Iowa State University
Gabriel Jenn Iowa State University
Savannah LaRocque Iowa State University
Jacob McVey Iowa State University
Joseph Nyakamwe Iowa State University
Ethan Reed University of Northern Iowa
Matthew Rusch University of Northern Iowa
George Schmit Iowa State University
Samuel Stecklein University of Northern Iowa
Brent Their University of Northern Iowa
Ty Turner Iowa State University
Andrew Welty University of Northern Iowa
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CONNECTING THE INDUSTRY MBI in Turks & Caicos On November 30th, thirty-three MBI couples traveled to the beautiful island of Turks & Caicos. The small tropical archipelago nation found south of the Bahamas is home to spectacular beaches, a pristine marine environment, luxury resorts, friendly people and wonderful fine dining. MBI reserved space at Beaches Turks & Caicos, an all-inclusive luxury resort situated on the worldrenowned Grace Bay. The group enjoyed 5 nights / 6 days in this tropical paradise! The group gathered together for cocktail receptions, a golf game and lots of fun-filled days at the pools, beach, restaurants and evening entertainment venues. The group even found time to earn some Master Builder Designation credits while attending two sessions offered by MBI’s Executive Coach – David Rabiner. All in all, a great time was had by all and we can’t wait to do it again at the next MBI Excursion in 2024!
CONNECTING THE INDUSTRY 22nd Construction Golf Classic & Smoker This year’s MBI Construction Golf Classic & Smoker once again demonstrated the incredible support that our industry professionals have in supporting the influential MBI-PAC and our overall legislative efforts. We held our 2021 outing on Monday, August 9th. All in all, MBI members’ support generated more than $60,000 to the MBI-PAC in support of our advocacy efforts. Congratulations to all who participated!
$62,373 RAISED FOR MBI-PAC
Our winners for the day were: 1st Flight: •
(-18) Jared Platt, Cody Wrobel, RJ Platt, Eric Bryant (United Rentals Trench Safety)
(-15) Mike Tousley, Andy Bates, Ryan Tousley, Greg Martin (The Weitz Company)
(-14) James Heintz, Brent Thompson, Owen Teeling, Bret Abels (ACI Mechanical, Elder Corporation, Schumacher Elevator)
2nd Flight: •
(-5) Paul Koester, Matt Koester, Ben Koester, Ben Lortz (Koester Construction Co.)
(-5) Steve Davis, Joe Campin, Evan Powers, Jake Christensen (Allied Construction, Christensen Development)
(-4) Don Woodruff, Chad Lennon, John Mallen, Jason Reckhemmer (Woodruff Construction)
Closest to the Pin: Grant Vanderheiden, CI3 Beat The Pro (Hole #2) Putter Winner: Marv Delmott, Johnson Hardware Longest Drive: Ryan Tousley, The Weitz Company Longest Putt: TJ Pratt, JC Toland Painting Most Accurate Drive: Bob Smith, Vermeer Corporation
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CONNECTING THE INDUSTRY PAC Sporting Clays This event continues to attract a wide array of our membership—but mostly individuals who are more comfortable around a 12 gauge than a 9 iron. However, we do attract fans of both. For 9 years now, we’ve brought together colleagues from all across the state to compete in this event while supporting this association and industry’s legislative and advocacy efforts. It’s truly due to their participation and support that we are able to throw these shoots year after year.
$34,000 RAISED FOR MBI-PAC
Congratulations to this year’s winners at each location:
Eastern Iowa (Riverside)
Central Iowa (Waukee)
Jim Snodgrass, Benton’s Sand and Gravel Inc.
Adam Tillman, BerganKDV
Mark Tink, Young Plumbing and Heating
Chris Gallo, BerganKDV
Doug Matthias, Matthias Landscaping
Lee Roberts, BerganKDV
Andrew Tink, Young Plumbing and Heating
Brad Simms, Unified Contracting Services
Dave Cleary, Terracon
Adam Day, Eick & Day
CONNECTING THE INDUSTRY YBuilder Network YBuilders are a group of young dynamic, enthusiastic and eager individuals who are connected to the commercial construction industry and are looking for networking opportunities to attach a “face to that email.” Starting in 2020, We recognized that our industry did a poor job of offering networking opportunities for young professionals and it is our belief that contractors, designers, and others within the Iowa commercial construction industry can use the YBuilder Network to change that. To recap 2021, we have a total of 81 members in the YBuilder Network representing 43 employer firms. We were able to successfully hold 5 different events including a professional networking seminar at the Annual Winter Conference, an ICUBS outing and events in the Spring and Fall. This network continues to grow with both MBI members and non-MBI members alike.
INDIVIDUALS JOINED YBUILDER NETWORK IN FIRST YEAR
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CONNECTING THE INDUSTRY YBuilder 2021 Roster Russ Acton, Baker Group
Ryan Nelson, City Construction
Michael Beck, Baker Group
Ryan Nelson, DeCarlo Demolition Company
Luke Blosch, Conlon Construction Co.
Eric Nordstrom, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Jack Bradley, Interstates
Andrew Palmer, Tri-City Drone Services
Trey Brumback, SRS Distribution DBA Midwest Roofing Supply
Nathan Pals, Turner Construction
Adam Byrne, DCI Group Jose Caro, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Krista Carter, Heartland Companies John Chase, JC Toland Painting Steve Chase, JC Toland Painting Zach DeCarlo, DeCarlo Demolition Company Aaron Elkin, Control Installations of Iowa, Inc. Nathan Fromm, Baker Group Carley Fulcher, 10Fold Architecture + Engineering Andrew Gall, The Weitz Company Matt Goodhue, The Weitz Company Garrett Grabau, J.B. Holland Construction Inc. Zeb Hammes, Liebovich Steel and Aluminum Frank Hayes, Miron Construction Jenny Herrera, The Weitz Company Sam Hunter, Star Equipment, Ltd. Brandon Jensen, US Metal Builders, Inc. Kingsley Jewett, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Lydia Jones, Elder Corporation Sara King, Heartland Companies Kyle Knapke, King’s Material Inc. Kaleb Koerperich, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Toby Korner, Heartland Companies Tyler Kumm, DCI Group Nicholas Kurth, Saxton DBA Falkbuilt Des Moines Chad Lane, Nelson Construction & Development Adam Larson, J.B. Holland Construction Inc. Riley McLaren, Baker Group Nic Merfeld, Heartland Companies Jack Meyer, Hy-Vee Construction Kyle Millner, Breiholz Construction Co. Sam Munsell, Baker Group Austin Nauman, UFG Insurance Brooke Nelson, DeCarlo Demolition Company
Ryan Palmer, Tri-City Electric Co. Erik Pingel, ISG Nolan Prier, Lang Construction Group, Inc. Greg Probst, RSM US LLC Derick Rasmussen, Graham Construction Co. Chris Roderick, Baker Group Seth Rooker, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Cody Roush, Conlon Construction Co. Louis Ruggio, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. Dylan Schindler, Hawkeye Ready Mix, Inc. Hunter Schmitt, Baker Group Gavin Scroggin, Graham Construction Co. Trey Seiser, Henkel Construction Co. Ryan Sharp, Breiholz Construction Co. CJ Sherzan, Elder Corporation Shelby Stecklein, Baker Group Clayton Stuart, Keen Project Solutions, LLC Nick Thompson, Grimes Asphalt & Paving Corporation Mason Tieskoetter, J.B. Holland Construction Inc. Matt Toth, City Construction Gunner Tranel, UFG Insurance Kyle Trudeau, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Matt Tursi, The Weitz Company Brandon Underwood, Fredrikson & Byron, PA Brad Van Alst, Turner Construction Mike Vankat, McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith PC Jared Vaske, Star Equipment, Ltd. Alexandra Vosburgh, Heartland Companies Daren Vreugdenhil, Interstates Ryan Walton, Heartland Companies David Warner, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Blake Wolinski, AZCON, Inc. Matt Wuebker, Elder Corporation William Young, Heartland Companies Kayla Youngblood, Baker Group Jacob Zenor, Heartland Companies
MBI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lang Construction Group, Inc. Chairman of the Board
Point Builders, LLC Immediate Past Chairman
Seedorff Holdings, Inc.
The Hansen Company, Inc. MB EYE on the Future Representative
Koester Construction Company, Inc. Vice Chair
Conlon Construction Co.
Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Master Builders of Iowa President
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Randy Clarahan Mortenson Treasurer
The Hansen Company, Inc.
Dean Snyder Construction
Story Construction Co. Secretary
R.H. Grabau Construction. Inc.
MBI Board of Directors are nominated by an appointed Nomination Committee, elected by the Membership at the Annual Membership Meeting and serve a four-year term. The Board of Directors are made up of ten General Contractor Members and two Associate Council Members. A class-elected representative of the MB EYE on the Future class also is appointed to serve one year on the Board.
MBI ASSOCIATE COUNCIL
Heartland Companies Associate Council Chair
JB Holland Construction Inc.
TSF Structures, Inc.
AssuredPartners Associate Council Vice Chair
Seedorff Holdings, Inc.
C.W. Suter & Son, Inc.
TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
Dean Cooper Rueter’s
Brent Thompson Elder Corporation
The Associate Council is made up of MBI Associate members. Council members are nominated by an appointed Nomination Committee and elected by the Membership. Two Associate Council members are appointed to serve on the MBI Board of Directors. Council members serve a term of four years.
BUILDERS’ ACTION FUND The Builders’ Action Fund is a way to identify and recognize those MBI-member companies who are going above and beyond normal advocacy. This would include efforts to engage new MBI-PAC contributors, personalized meetings with lawmakers and sponsoring MBI-PAC events. Many of these efforts are happening already. We believe it is time to bring them forward as shining examples of legislative advocacy for others in the industry.
Legacy Club Congratulations to Heartland Companies for being the first company to qualify to be in the Legacy Club. Their companies’ collective efforts include contributing an aggregate amount of $5,000.00 or more to the MBI-PAC and includes 2 new employees who have never contributed to the PAC; have sponsoring 1 or more MBI-PAC event; and having documented at least 5 communications with lawmakers.
When it comes to subcontracting commercial construction projects in interior and exterior finishes, our clients choose The Heartland Companies because we care about quality, reliability, safety, and service. We also believe in supporting our community. Pride in our work drives us to be successful for our customers.
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BUILDERS’ ACTION FUND President’s Club Members of the President’s Club are those MBI members who contribute an aggregate of at least $1,500 annually to the MBIPAC. The President’s Club members have demonstrated the highest level of support of our advocacy efforts.
SCOTT BLEICH Chief Executive Officer Heartland Companies Contributed: $1,500 When it comes to subcontracting commercial construction projects in interior and exterior finishes, our clients choose The Heartland Companies because we care about quality, reliability, safety, and service. We also believe in supporting our community. Pride in our work drives us to be successful for our customers.
AARON BRODY Vice President Architectural Arts Contributed: $2,100 Architectural Arts is an Architectural Millwork manufacturer, specializing in commercial interiors. Architectural Arts provides the highest of quality millwork for stadiums, casinos, hospitals, airports and other retail environments; nationwide. Some projects they have worked on in the recent past are the PGA Headquarters (TPC Sawgrass), The Los Angeles Rams Stadium, The Phoenix Suns Stadium, The Atlanta Hawks Stadium, The United States Air Force Academy and Stead Family Children’s Hospital at the University of Iowa. Being a full-service manufacturer; they can provide design solutions, job budgets, manufacturing, finish and installation. They are also the Stevens Industries dealer for Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Missouri.
KEITH BRUENING Secretary & Treasurer Bruening Rock Products, Inc. / Skyline Construction, Inc. Contributed: $1,500 We supply and deliver all types of crushed aggregates and sand, mostly in the East half of Iowa and South Central Iowa. We also do all types of excavation, grading, subgrade and underground utility work.
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STEVE DAVIS President, Chief Executive Officer Allied Construction Services Inc. Contributed: $1,800 Allied Construction and Color Inc. specialize in interior finishes. We emphasize drywall metal framing, acoustical ceilings, plaster, EIFS, painting, vinyl wallcovering, flooring, computer floor, access floor, operable and accordion partitions, and ceramic tile. We were founded in 1950 and do work in six states. We are known for quality and professionalism and ability to handle any size project. We stand behind our work and have an impeccable
JEFF DUNN President 1st Interiors, Inc. Contributed: $1,800 We are a commercial union subcontractor in the Des Moines area, with more than 40 years of construction experience. We specialize in customer satisfaction and superior workmanship. Some of the services we provide are metal stud framing, structural metal stud framing, drywall, acoustical ceilings, EIFS, plaster, raised flooring and finishing. We complete jobs of all sizes, primarily in central Iowa.
CRAIG FABER President The Hansen Company, Inc. Contributed: $1,500 The Hansen Company, Inc. is totally dedicated to performing the highest quality service in the business of building construction. Our goal is to be the most reliable contractor in the industry, reflecting our integrity and enthusiasm about our company to the public. It is our belief that, through persistence, dedication and commitment to excellence, we will grow in both our corporate and personal endeavors.
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STEVE FERGUSON President Breiholz Construction Co. Contributed: $1,900 Known for our attention to detail and exceeding customer expectations, Breiholz is an industry leader in the faith-based, financial, industrial, and commercial sectors. Our number one goal is to provide the highest quality craftsmanship resulting in projects constructed within budget and on schedule. As your “Partner” you can be assured of our committment to management integrity, superior craftmanship, and safety.
ROCKY FONTANA Operations Manager Central Iowa Mechanical Contributed: $1,900 We do that with technicians who are not only highly qualified, but NATE certified. Pair that with the most efficient equipment available, and you get exactly what you want; comfort, and contentment. That is our pledge to you. No longer will you have to sort through sales gimmicks, or pushy sales people. If you are currently in the market to replace your existing heating or air conditioning unit(s) or if you are building a new home; Central Iowa Mechanical has the expertise to remove the stress with certified technicians and energy efficient, quality equipment.
MARK GUETZKO Chief Executive Officer Seedorff Holdings, Inc. Contributed: $1,800 Seedorff Masonry (SMI) and Architectural Wall Systems (AWS) have combined over 90 years of experience to create an intentional approach to the delivery of the building envelope. Success or failure of the exterior envelope is often determined very early in the design and construction process, and now Owners, Designers and Contractors have access to a single source solution.
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CRAIG HANSEN Senior Vice President Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Contributed: $1,500 The construction industry has been turning to Holmes Murphy & Associates for insurance solutions since 1932. Committed to protecting builders and helping them build their futures, Holmes Murphy operates an entire division dedicated to offering you a quality, customized plan - Contractors Risk Solutions. We specialize in property casualty, surety bonds, employee benefits and alternative risk financing services for the construction industry.
STEVE HAUSCHILT President & Chief Executive Officer Graham Construction Co. Contributed: $1,500 Since 1981, Graham Construction has been ‘Building What’s Important’ - long-term relationships. Graham specializes in General Contracting, Construction Management, and Design/Build services for the healthcare, longterm care, private colleges, and commercial construction markets.
JON HOLMEN General Manager McGough Construction Co., LLC Contributed: $1,500 McGough is one of the Upper Midwest’s premier construction firms with a well-deserved reputation for bestin-class construction for best-in-class clients. McGough has built high-profile corporate campuses and office buildings; state-of-the-art science, technology and healthcare facilities; industrial complexes; major educational campuses; notable public, performance and worship spaces; and award-winning residential and mixed-use
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BRANDON JENSEN Chief Operations Officer US Metal Builders, Inc. Contributed: $1,750 US Metal Builders, Inc. specializes in pre-engineered metal buildings in Des Moines, Iowa and beyond. The preengineered metal building system is advantageous because it has relatively low design and construction cost and allows for the creation of large column-free enclosures. The best applications for the pre-engineered metal building system include applications such as; complex industrial facilities, warehouses, and data and distribution centers. The system is also used in retail stores, shopping centers, auto dealerships, office complexes, airplane hangars, sports and entertainmeent arenas as well as libraries, churches, medical facilities and government buildings.
SUSAN KARTMAN President Seedorff Holdings, Inc. Contributed: $1,500 Seedorff Masonry (SMI) and Architectural Wall Systems (AWS) have combined over 90 years of experience to create an intentional approach to the delivery of the building envelope. Success or failure of the exterior envelope is often determined very early in the design and construction process, and now Owners, Designers and Contractors have access to a single source solution.
PAUL KOESTER President Koester Construction Company, Inc. Contributed: $1,800 Founded in 1985, Koester Construction is a family-owned commercial General Contractor. Long standing relationships with quality clients are the foundation of our company, and corporations across all industries choose Koester Construction as their General Contractor again and again because we uphold the commitments we make to them. We are proud to provide a quality product, an enjoyable construction experience, and to always deliver what we promise.
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BRYAN KUBIK Contributed: $2,500
STEVE LANG President Lang Construction Group, Inc. Contributed: $1,800 Full Service General Contractor/ Construction Manager specializing in education and healthcare projects. Our experienced personnel bring over 75 years of construction experience to the projects we are involved in. We also have experience in other building, churches, retail and historical renovation projects.
AJ LOSS President Bush Construction Company, Inc. Contributed: $1,500 At Bush Construction, we build quality projects, careers, community involvement, and long-term customer relationships. We are grounded in our commitment to the principles of honesty and integrity. We are true to our word and build relationships with clients, architects, and subcontractors based on mutual respect. We strive to set the standard in company culture by hiring talented, committed people who truly enjoy what they do. Our team builds each building as if it were our own and we make it a priority to exceed our customers’ expectations every time.
NIC MERFELD General Manager - Eastern Iowa Heartland Companies Contributed: $1,800 When it comes to subcontracting commercial construction projects in interior and exterior finishes, our clients choose The Heartland Companies because we care about quality, reliability, safety, and service. We also believe in supporting our community. Pride in our work drives us to be successful for our customers.
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BUILDERS’ ACTION FUND President’s Club (continued) JAMES MOLAND Business Development Automatic Door Group, Inc. Contributed: $1,800 Design, sell, install, and service automatic entrances including swing, bifolding, sliding and revolving. Includes security and ADA applications.
TODD PETERSON President Foundation Service Corporation Contributed: $1,500 Foundation Service Corporation is a specialty contractor serving clients around the nation with deep foundations soil correction and shoring for challenging projects with innovative solutions.
WARD PHIFER Partner Edge Commercial, LLC Contributed: $1,800 Edge Commercial is a leading construction firm with expertise in general contracting and construction management that has the flexibility and geographical range to build for anyone, anywhere. Headquartered in Grimes, IA, the firm specializes in the areas of healthcare, office, retail, financial, industrial, mixed use, hospital, multi-family, senior living and tenant interiors.
CURTIS PIKE Manager HPC, LLC Contributed: $1,800 HPC, LLC has provided professional construction services throughout Iowa since 1975. Located in Ames, HPC, LLC employs skilled personnel whose rapport with customers has been complimented repeatedly. Our engineering staff is available to estimate, price and oversee the construction of projects ranging from residential construction to multi-million-dollar commercial buildings.
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KENT PILCHER President Estes Construction Contributed: $1,500 Estes Construction is a regional general contractor and construction manager headquartered in Davenport, IA. Our geographical region is from Des Moines to Chicago, working along the I-80 corridor. Estes has developed a reputation for advocacy on behalf of its clients, working closely with various owners and designers for successfully completing projects. Estes has been committed to being an advocate for our clients, industry and community for almost 40 years.
JARED PLATT Branch Manager United Rentals Trench Safety Contributed: $1,800 United Rentals will help you find a customized, cost-effective rental solution for your specific excavation needs. With over 92 trench safety stores and the largest fleet of shoring and underground excavation rental equipment in North America, we make sure you get what you need, when you need it, on time and on budget. United Rentals focus is Safety and with our NEW Virtual Training along with in person training we have all you needs covered to meet any customers schedules.
JAMIE RICH President WRH, Inc. Contributed: $2,500 WRH, Inc. is a General Contractor specializing in water treatment, wastewater treatment, flood mitigation, deep foundation, and EPC Electrical Substation Projects. We self-perform a large portion of our work, and partner with industry leading construction companies and material/equipment providers. This combination of efforts, in conjunction with an experienced management team, allows us to provide superior single source infrastructure solutions.
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MARV SCHUMACHER Chief Executive Officer/President Schumacher Elevator Company Contributed: $1,500 Since 1936, Schumacher Elevator Company has been manufacturing and servicing passenger and freight elevators. Our complete product line includes; passenger, freight/service, limited application, home, and personnel elevators (manlifts). Quality is engineered into every elevator system and component we manufacture. Because we manufacture and install elevators, we have an extensive knowledge of elevator equipment. Our skilled team of technicians has the ability to service and modernize all elevator makes/models.
TIM SEIBERT President Carl A. Nelson & Company Contributed: $1,500 Carl A. Nelson & Company (CANCO) provides design-build, construction management and general contracting services to industrial, healthcare, education and governmental clients throughout Iowa and the Midwest. CANCO is employee owned with offices in Burlington and Cedar Falls, Iowa.
STEVE SKOLD President Skold Companies Contributed: $2,000 The Skold family of companies provide contracting services and materials throughout the midwest. Main product lines are Maxxon (Gyp-Crete) underlayments; concrete polishing; floor leveling; coiling doors & shutters; operable walls; structural steel; steel joist & deck; stairs & rails; structural grouting; waterproofing; deck coatings; sealant; and epoxy floor coatings.
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JAMES SPARKS Director of Pre-Construction Henning Companies Contributed: $1,800 Third-generation, family owned and operated, Henning Companies celebrates over 95 years in the construction industry. Henning Companies provides solutions that positively impact a wide range of customers. Their continued expansion into commercial and industrial construction industries now includes commercial offices, retail, tenant improvements, warehouses, manufacturing, hospitality, and multi-family markets.
BRIAN TABER Manager REW Materials Contributed: $1,950 Rew Materials is the industry preferred building material supplier and is located in 22 different states, including Iowa. We emphasize value added approaches in offering both specialty and commodity products to the commercial and residential building products market. Rew Materials distributes interior and exterior construction products throughout most of the United States.
JEREMY TOLAND President JC Toland Painting Contributed: $3,900 JC Toland Painting is a professional company in central Iowa specializing in all commercial, industrial, and residential painting services. We offer many different contracting services to help you with all of your painting needs. We take pride in building relationships with our customers and offering great service, always quality over quantity. The lowest price does not always mean the best job. Our customers are guaranteed quality workmanship, beautiful results, and a fair, competitive price.
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MIKE TOUSLEY Executive Vice President The Weitz Company Contributed: $1,800 At Weitz, we believe effectiveness is more important than mere efficiency. The Latter gets the job done, the former gets it done right. Our charge isn’t to simply assemble a structure, it’s to build trusting relationships that stand the test of time. It all boils down to the right people. Smart ones. Employees who are so engages in their work that they go the extra mile and then some.
SCOTT TURCZYNSKI Chief Operations Officer Heartland Companies Contributed: $1,800 When it comes to subcontracting commercial construction projects in interior and exterior finishes, our clients choose The Heartland Companies because we care about quality, reliability, safety, and service. We also believe in supporting our community. Pride in our work drives us to be successful for our customers.
DON WOODRUFF President Woodruff Construction Contributed: $1,500 Woodruff Construction is an employee-owned general contractor which offers award-winning design build, construction management, and project development services to clients across Iowa, with office in Ames, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, and Waterloo. Our Team not only strives to achieve our clients’ goals and visions, but to also provide them with an enjoyable building experience.
BUILDERS’ ACTION FUND Champion’s Club
Members of the Champion’s Club are those MBI members who contribute an aggregate of at least $750 annually to the MBI-PAC. The Champion’s Club members have demonstrated the second highest level of support of our advocacy efforts.
Mark Allen A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Scott Blum Accord Architecture Co.
Adam Boeckmann Architectural Wall Systems, LLC
Bruce Bowman Star Equipment, Ltd.
Kent Brcka Henkel Construction Co.
Nate Burgod Elite Glass & Metal
Randy Clarahan Mortenson
Mike Espeset Story Construction Co.
Dick Felice Forrest & Associate Inc.
Amy Fetters McGough Construction Co., LLC
Jay Freiermuth Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Andy Gardner The Weitz Company
Pat Geary Story Construction Co.
John Gleeson W.A. Klinger, LLC
Shane Hall Story Construction Co.
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BUILDERS’ ACTION FUND
Eric Hammer R.H. Grabau Construction, Inc.
Dan Kartman Seedorff Companies
Brett Ketelsen Russell Construction & Development
Chad Kleppe Master Builders of Iowa
Mark Kutchen Story Construction Co.
Bob Maddox Allied Construction Services, Inc.
Bob Marsh Seedorff Companies
Jerry Miller REW Materials
Bryan Myers Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Wesley Neal White Cap/Stetson’s Building Products
Cordell Peterson Peterson Contractors, Inc.
Josh Phifer Edge Commercial LLC
Tom Proctor Mike Pyle Proctor Mechanical North Risk Partners Corporation
Joey Rains Peters Construction Corp.
Mary Rathje Rathje Construction Co.
Brian Rickert BrownWinick Law Firm
TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group
BUILDERS’ ACTION FUND Champion’s Club (continued)
Jeff Schebler TSF Structures, Inc.
Mike Simpson Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Dylan Schindler Gary Schmit Hawkeye Ready Mix, Inc. Henkel Construction Co.
Jim Snodgrass Benton’s Sand and Gravel Inc.
Jim Stevenson White Cap/Stetson’s Building Products
Steve Watson Henkel Construction Co.
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Jeff Schumacher Schumacher Elevator Company
Gavin Scroggin Graham Construction Co.
Adam Tillman BerganKDV
Tony Vieth Vieth Construction Corporation
Chris Wheeler Point Builders, LLC
BUILDERS’ ACTION FUND Advocate’s Club
Members of the Advocate’s Club are those MBI members who contribute an aggregate of at least $250 annually to the MBIPAC. The Advocate’s Club members have demonstrated the third highest level of support of our advocacy efforts.
Jeff Anderson – Star Equipment Ltd.
Gordon Parker – Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Kim Augspurger – Saxton/Falkbuilt Des Moines
Sean Patrick – CNC Foundations, Inc.
Jeff Baker – AssuredPartners
Cork Peterson – Peterson Contractors, Inc.
John Baker – Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Evan Powers – Allied Construction Services, Inc.
Shane Baker – Point Builders, LLC
Jason Rechkemmer – Woodruff Construction
Blaine Bierschenk – Baker Group
Austin Ressler – TSF Structures, Inc.
Bo Black – Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Sean Smith – Terracon
Brad Bowman – Star Equipment, Ltd
Mark Stanley – Why! Company
Doug Clement – Construction Materials Testing
Bob Stokes – Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Dan Culp – Carl A. Nelson & Company
Brad Theden - Star Equipment, Ltd.
Aaron DeCamp – SHYFT Collective
Rob Thomas – King’s Material Inc.
Joe Fay – Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Brent Thompson – Elder Corporation
Bryan Freund – West Bank
Mark Thompson – Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Bob Gaffney – Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Matt Thompson – W.A. Klinger, LLC
Tracy Haus – Baker Group
Eric White – Estes Construction
James Heintz – ACI Mechanical, Inc.
AJ Wolfe – Terracon
Eric Herman – Baker Group Brandon Horbach – AssuredPartners Chris Hutchins – Rinderknecht Associates Inc. Frank King – AssuredPartners Doug Kumm - Baker Group Greg LaMair – AssuredPartners Ed Larson – Larson Construction Co., Inc. Remington Lawyer – Star Equipment Ltd. Chad Lennon – Woodruff Construction Victor Lilienthal – Baker Group John Mallen – Woodruff Construction Lee Marbach – Russell Construction & Development Steve Marso – Whitfield & Eddy Mitch McDonough – Star Equipment Ltd. Matt McSweeney – TSF Structures, Inc. Justin Murphy – Baker Group Matt Murphy – HPC, LLC Scott Pantel – Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
BUILDERS’ ACTION FUND Supporter’s Club Members of the Supporter’s Club are those MBI members who contribute any amount to the MBI-PAC under $250. Ryan Davis – Neumann Brothers, Inc. Vince Ellison Scott Elliott – Henning Companies Jeff Heinen – SGH Redglaze Holdings John Irving – Tri-City Electric Co. Sara Kingsbury – Heartland Companies Jason Knipp - Henkel Construction Co. Craig Montz – Miron Construction Jill Sailer – Heartland Companies Scott Schurman – Downing Construction Inc.
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MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES MBI is fortunate to have a substantial number of individuals who are willing to dedicate their time, talent and expertise to the Association and give back to the industry in a creative and meaningful way. The MBI committee system is the backbone of the Association and is responsible for producing the many services, new ideas and policies that reflect the desire and needs of an ever-evolving industry. These individuals travel from all over the state to participate in meetings designed to inform and implement programs and services that reflect the needs of the membership.
Convention & Travel Committee Convention & Travel Job Description: To help develop, make recommendations and plan for the Association’s Annual Winter Conference and Out-of-Country Excursions.
Chair: Frank King AssuredPartners
Shane Baker, Point Builders, LLC Kent Brcka, Henkel Construction Co. Carl Duffy, BerganKDV Steve Ferguson, Breiholz Construction Co. Chuck Follett, Allied Construction Services, Inc. Scott Friauf, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. Chad Halupnick, DCI Group Terri Hovenga, Katelman Steel Fabrication Inc. Jeremy Jorgenson, Katelman Steel Fabrication Inc. Ryan Kelly, The Waldinger Corporation Marty Kelzer, A-1 Mobile Storage Service Rob Lessard, Zurich North America Surety Tim McCulloh, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Nic Merfeld, Heartland Companies Derick Rasmussen, Graham Construction Co. Brenda Reicks, Tri-State Drywall LLC Maria Schirm, Tri-City Electric Co. Marv Schumacher, Schumacher Elevator Company Andrew Snyder, Dean Snyder Construction Bob Sodders, Ball Team, LLC Jeff Stone, Whitfield & Eddy Law Vicky Strand, White Cap/Stetson Building Products Kip Wisco, Baker Electric Inc. Don Woodruff, Woodruff Construction
MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES Education Advocacy Committee Education Advocacy Committee Job Description: This committee is responsible to measure member needs in the areas of education, training and professional development. Information and data gathered is to be used for course curriculum for Regional Meetings, Conventions and stand-alone seminars. The Education Advocacy Committee would also be responsible for finding ways and means to subsidize, finance and sponsor educational offerings.
Chair: Joshua Thrap Hy-Vee Construction, LC
Matt Allen, A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Scott Bahls, Cedar Valley Steel, Inc. Brad Beaman, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, PC Michael Beck, Baker Group David Boes, Turner Construction Josh Braby, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Matt Bulkeley, Woodruff Construction Nathan Burgod, Elite Glass and Metal Jason Ceretti, Edge Commercial, LLC Matt Chumbley, Estes Construction Mark Davis, WRH, Inc. Alex Ernst, United Rentals, Inc. Amy Fetters, McGough Shawn Gallagher, The Waldinger Corporation Darrin Gillett, Peters Construction Corp. Mark Groth, Paulson Electric Company Joe Harris, The Weitz Company Terry Hatfield, Story Construction Co. Tracy Haus, Baker Group Bill Holland, J B Holland Construction Inc. Michael Huff, Dean Snyder Construction Josh Jacobsen, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Sean Larson, McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith PC Nick Mathistad, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C. Chris McMullen, Hubbell Construction Services LLC Matt McSweeney, TSF Structures Inc. Nic Merfeld, Heartland Companies Laura Merz, Koester Construction Company, Inc. Mike Nielsen, Knutson Construction Services, Inc. Josh Oberhoffer, Conlon Construction Co. Sean Patrick, CNC Foundations, Inc. Jacob Pipkin, TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group
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Kris Pruismann, Story Construction Co. Derick Rasmussen, Graham Construction Co. Jason Rechkemmer, Woodruff Construction Jerry Reicks, Tri-State Drywall LLC Chad Reineke, Elder Corporation Louie Ruggio, Rinderknecht Associates Inc. Nate Schmidt, PDCM Insurance Justin Slapnicka, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Jim Stills, Logan Contractors Supply Inc. Jordan Stokes, Ryan Companies US, Inc. Tammy Swenson, EMC Insurance Companies Colton Taylor, Koester Construction Company, Inc. Mark Thompson, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Steve Utsler, Principal Financial Group Eric White, Estes Construction Kip Wisco, Baker Electric Inc. Donavon Wunschel, Midwestern Mechanical of Iowa, Inc. Mike Yilek, Northwest Steel Erection, Inc.
MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES Government Affairs Committee Government Affairs Committee Job Description: To set policy for and give direction to the lobbying efforts of MBI. This committee acquaints itself with the important legislative issues facing the industry and obtains comments from the MBI member to assist the committee in determining proper direction. The Committee is also responsible for assuming the direction of the Builders’ Action Fund. Joel Purcell, Russell Construction & Development
Chair: Jon Holmen McGough Construction Co., LLC
Joey Rains, Peters Construction Corp. Brian Rickert, BrownWinick Law Firm Ben Roush, Conlon Construction Co. Sid Samuels, The Samuels Group, Inc. Jeff Scandrett, Keen Project Solutions, L.L.C.
Mark Allen, A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors Inc. Scott Bailey, UFG Insurance Don Barrigar, Acme Electric Co. Brad Beaman, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, PC Paul Burns, Bradley & Riley PC Kory Carty, Cardinal Construction Inc. Jeff Claeys, The Weitz Company Randy Clarahan, Mortenson Becky Conlon, Conlon Construction Co. Kari Cooling, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Dan Culp, Carl A. Nelson & Company Dustyn Curran, Ryan Companies US Inc. Aaron DeCamp, SHYFT Collective Gary Edgington, Baker Electric Inc. Steve Ferguson, Breiholz Construction Co. Jay Freiermuth, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Andy Gardner, The Weitz Company Shane Geiselhart, Story Construction Co. Kay Haroldson, Ace Steel Erection, Corp. Joe Harris, The Weitz Company
Kevin Schultz, W.A. Klinger , L.L.C. Jeff Schumacher, Schumacher Elevator Company Scott Schurman, Downing Construction, Inc. Chris Seiberling, UFG Insurance Trey Seiser, Henkel Construction Co. Andrew Snyder, Dean Snyder Construction Bob Sodders, Ball Team LLC Jordan Stokes, Ryan Companies US, Inc. Mike Summers, TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group Katy Susong, Cardinal Construction Inc. John Templer, Whitfield & Eddy Law Matt Thompson, W.A. Klinger LLC Mike Tousley, The Weitz Company Kevin Tubbs, Henning Companies Scott Turczynski, Heartland Companies Steve Tyler, Whitfield & Eddy Law Dirk Westercamp, STUDIO 192 and CO. Chris Wheeler, Point Builders, LLC Eric White, Estes Construction Kip Wisco, Baker Electric Inc.
Steve Hauschilt, Graham Construction Co. John Irving, Tri-City Electric Co. Kevin Kain, DCI Group Michael Kaufmann, Dentons Davis Brown Joe Keller, RCS Millwork LC Ryan Lamb, The Weitz Company A.J. Loss, Bush Construction Company, Inc. Lee Marbach, Russell Construction & Development Steve Marso, Whitfield & Eddy Law Jesse McKelvey, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Nic Merfeld, Heartland Companies Andy Moffitt, Ryan Companies US, Inc. Bryan Myers, Neumann Brothers, Inc. DJ Opdahl, Edge Commercial, LLC Gerald Peterson, Peterson Construction
MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES Scholarship & Academic Advisory Committee Scholarship & Academic Advisory Committee Job Description: To strengthen student relationships and increase MBI awareness at UNI and ISU to administer and conduct scholarships on behalf of the Association’s Educational Trust.
Chair: Phill Nieman Schumacher Elevator Company
Nate Burgod, Elite Glass & Metal Matt Chumbley, Estes Construction Kevin Clemens, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Jim Comisky, The Weitz Company Dan Culp, Carl A. Nelson & Company Barry Determan, Turner Construction Seth Elgin, Graham Construction Co. Cheri Estes, The Waldinger Corporation Jason Eveland, The Hansen Company, Inc. Collin Forst, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Darrin Gillett, Peters Construction Corp.
Adam Peterson, PDM Precast, Inc.
John Gilliland, RBC Wealth Management
Dana Rand, L & L Builders Co.
Susan Gruber, Larson Construction Co., Inc.
Jill Sailer, Heartland Companies
Kay Haroldson, Ace Steel Erection Corp.
Gary Schmit, Henkel Construction Co.
Denise Harris, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
Brandon Schoborg, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Joe Harris, The Weitz Company
Rod Schumacher, Conlon Construction Co.
Steve Hauschilt, Graham Construction Co.
Bob Sodders, Ball Team, LLC
Michael Hays, UFG Insurance
Jim Stills, Logan Contractors Supply Inc.
Troy Hodapp, J.E. Dunn Construction
Jon Swanson, KENDELL Doors & Hardware, LLC
Bill Holland, J B Holland Construction, Inc.
John Taylor, Accurate Commercial
Tony Hovenga, Katelman Steel Fabrication Inc.
Mark Thompson, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Matthew Karns, Ball Team, LLC
Scott Ward, Point Builders, LLC
Jason Knipp, Henkel Construction Co.
John Williams, HPC, L.L.C.
Ben Koester, Koester Construction Company, Inc. Dave Kubik, The Weitz Company Shawn Kukuzke, Dave Schmitt Construction Co., Inc. Mike Lipp, Baker Group Nick Liston, Carl A. Nelson & Company James Nelson, Nelson Engineering Construction Inc. DJ Opdahl, Edge Commercial, LLC Adam Papesh, Story Construction Co.
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MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES Technology & Innovation Committee Technology & Innovation Committee Job Description: The committee is tasked with reviewing and commenting on new technology purported to advance efficiency and enhance performance for the construction industry and member companies. The scope of review is not limited to any specific area of application and includes, but is not limited to: electronic project management systems, paperless pay systems, estimating and communications technology.
Chair: Trevor Otto J.E. Dunn Construction
Curt Baker, The Waldinger Corporation Justine Bangert, Bangert Inc. Michael Beck, Baker Group Donald Billington, The Weitz Company Josh Braby, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Adam Byrne, DCI Group Adam Collins, Western Specialty Contractors Brett Cruse, Evora Group Colby Edel, Downing Construction Co. Alex Ernst, United Rentals Inc. Shane Geiselhart, Story Construction Co. Scott German, RSM US LLP Jeremy Harder, The Hansen Company, Inc. Eric Heisdorffer, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. Austin Horner, Ball Team LLC Brandon Jensen, US Metal Builders, Inc. Darren Kent, Conlon Construction Co. Carolyn Kilborn, Henkel Construction Co. Eric Kingland, Kingland Construction Services Ryan Koopman, Conlon Construction Co. Doug Kumm, Baker Group Clint Leonard, Johnson Controls, Inc. Nick Mathistad, W.A. Klinger, LLC Tim McCulloh, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Matt McSweeney, TSF Structures, Inc. Bryan Myers, Neumann Brothers, Inc. Chris Nelson, Nelson Electric Company LC Austin Norberg, Seedorff Masonry, Inc.
Tim Paulus, Graham Construction Co. Alex Pelzel, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc. Ryan Pigneri, Ryan Companies US, Inc. Ryan Plock, Downing Construction Inc. Tom Proctor, Proctor Mechanical Corporation Seth Rooker, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC Bill Schaff, Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest Maria Schirm, Tri-City Electric Co. Rod Schumacher, Conlon Construction Co. Mike Sherman, Hy-Vee Construction Drew Snyder, Estes Construction Shamus Stephens, Skold Construction Services, Inc. Colton Taylor, Koester Construction Company, Inc. Brent Thompson, Elder Corporation Josh Thrap, Hy-Vee Construction Steve Van Brocklin, Electrical Engineering & Equipment Co. Jerry Van Oort, Henning Companies Dirk Westercamp, Studio 192 and CO. Mike Yilek, Northwest Steel Erection Inc. Mitch Zeman, Breiholz Construction Co. Jacob Zenor, Heartland Companies
MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES Leadership Pool Leadership Pool Job Description: To further the Association’s focus on the efficient use of member time, the Board of Directors has established a new strategic initiative that calls for the development of a “leadership pool”. The idea behind the leadership pool is to recruit interested volunteers from member firms who would make themselves available to serve on task forces to help achieve specific association or industry objectives. Compared to standing committees who meet throughout the year on a regularly scheduled basis, task force participants recruited from the leadership pool are informed ahead of time as to the nature of the task, the estimated number of meetings anticipated and the objectives to be accomplished. Upon completion of the specific tasks or objectives, the volunteers then return to the leadership pool until another request stirs their interest, offers a special learning opportunity or falls within their area of expertise. Mark Allen, A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Nate Carney, Dean Snyder Construction
Matthew Allen, A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Kory Carty, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Tom Anania, The Weitz Company
David Christensen, Drake Williams Steel
Scott Anselme, Hy-Vee Construction
Matt Chumbley, Estes Construction
Sam Arnold, Architectural Wall Systems, LLC
Brad Churchill, US Erectors, Inc.
Scott Bahls, Cedar Valley Steel, Inc.
Dean Clark, Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc.
Scott Bailey, UFG Insurance
Rick Clarke, The Waldinger Corporation
Curt Baker, The Waldinger Corporation
Rod Clausen, RCS Millwork, L.C.
Jeff Baker, AssuredPartners
Kevin Clemens, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
John Baker, Rindernecht Associates Inc
Adam Collins, Western Specialty Contractors
John Baker, C.W. Suter & Son Inc.
Jim Comisky, The Weitz Company
Shane Baker, Point Builders, LLC
Becky Conlon, Conlon Construction Co.
Joshua Barta, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Tim Conlon, Conlon Construction Co.
Michael Beck, Baker Group
Russ Connett, Baker Group
Brad Best, Peters Construction Corp.
Mitch Connot, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Ruben Billalba, 1st Interiors, Inc.
Curt Conrad, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
Donald Billington, The Weitz Company
Kari Cooling, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Scott Bleich, Heartland Companies
Dean Cooper, Rueter’s
Nathan Blomme, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Mike Cooper, The Weitz Company
Adam Boeckmann, Architectural Wall Systems, LLC
Shawn Corey, Story Construction Co.
Ryan Bolinger, W.A. Klinger, LLC
Brett Cruse, Evora Group
Loren Bouchard, Woodruff Construction
Dan Culp, Carl A. Nelson & Company
Bruce Bowman, Star Equipment, Ltd.
Dustyn Curran, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Josh Braby, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Bob Darling, Baker Group
Kent Brcka, Henkel Construction Co.
Matt Davis, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Craig Breitbach, Cedar Valley Steel, Inc.
Ryan Dean, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Rachel Breuer, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Aaron DeCamp, SHYFT Collective
Logan Brinkman, Henkel Construction Co.
Brian Deimerly, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Jim Broich, Architectural Arts Millwork
Randy Dempwolf, Conlon Construction Co.
Jerry Brown, Siemens Industry Building Technologies
Barry Determan, Turner Construction
Justin Brown, Downing Construction Co.
Michael Doucette, Russell Construction & Development
Matt Bulkeley, Woodruff Construction
Adam Douglas, Graham Construction Co.
Ben Bunge, The Weitz Company
Adam Drake, Color, Inc.
Nathan Burgod, Elite Glass & Metal
Ryan Drew, McGough
Lauren Call, Peterson Contractors Inc.
Carl Duffy, BerganKDV
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MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES Leadership Pool (continued) Julie Dunn, 1st Interiors , Inc.
Troy Hodapp, J.E. Dunn Construction
Colby Edel, Downing Construction Inc.
William Holland, J B Holland Construction Inc.
Tyler Edgington, Hubbell Construction Services LLC
Jon Holmen, McGough Construction Co., LLC
Kelly Edmonds, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
Jeff Holt, Wells Concrete
Ken Edwards, Downing Construction Inc.
Darin Hooker, Woodruff Construction
Lindsay Eisentrout, Russell Construction & Development
Austin Horner, Ball Team LLC
Seth Elgin, Graham Construction Co.
Brandon Hove, McComas Lacina Construction Co. LC
Jason Eveland, The Hansen Company, Inc.
Cheryl Hubbard, Henkel Construction Co.
Jason Farley, Merchants Bonding Co.
Michael Huff, Dean Snyder Construction
Richard Felice, Forrest & Associate Inc.
Benjamin Hull, W. A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Steve Ferguson, Breiholz Construction Co.
Brandon Hummel, Baker Group
Amy Fetters, McGough Construction Co., LLC
Michael Hunt, Conlon Construction Co.
Chuck Follett, Allied Construction Services Inc.
Scott Illingsworth, Russell Construction & Development
Collin Forst, Holmes Murphy & Associates, L.L.C.
John Irving, Tri-City Electric Co.
Rod Foster, RSM US LLP
Josh Jacobsen, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Brian Frank, Johnson Machine Works, Inc.
Joel Jarman, L & L Builders Co.
Jay Freiermuth, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Brandon Jensen, US Metal Builders, Inc.
Chris Frerichs, Kingland Construction Services
Jay Johnson, Modern Piping, Inc.
Scott Friauf, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
Jeff Jordan, Baker Group
BJ Frideres, The Weitz Company
Jeremy Jorgenson, Katelman Steel Fabrication Inc.
Andrew Gafford, All Concrete Cutting Co.
Kevin Kain, DCI Group
Shawn Gallagher, The Waldinger Corporation
Paul Kalb, Conlon Construction Co.
Andy Gardner, The Weitz Company
Matthew Karns, Ball Team LLC
Guy Gast, The Waldinger Corporation
Dan Kartman, Seedorff Masonry, Inc.
Curt Gear, Wells Concrete
Michael Kaufmann, Dentons Davis Brown
Shane Geiselhart, Story Construction Co.
Dan Keagle, Peters Construction Corp.
Todd Geisler, Geisler Brothers Company
Ryan Kelly, The Waldinger Corporation
Darrin Gillett, Peters Construction Corp.
Aaron Kendall, Russell Construction & Development
John Gilliland, RBC Wealth Management
Jenna Kimberley, Kimberley Construction, LC
Wayne Gordon, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Eric Kingland, Kingland Construction Services
Alex Gross, Downing Construction Inc.
Darin Knapp, Mortenson
Mark Groth, Paulson Electric Company
Jason Knipp, Henkel Construction Co.
Mark Guetzko, Seedorff Holdings, Inc.
Kevin Knutson, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Brian Haessig, Story Construction Co.
Alan Koch, Henning Companies
Nate Hagberg, The Waldinger Corporation
Ben Koester, Koester Construction Company, Inc.
Craig Hansen, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Paul Koester, Koester Construction Company, Inc.
Jon Hapke, Skold Door Company, Inc.
Ryan Koopmann, Conlon Construction Co.
Jeremy Harder, The Hansen Company, Inc.
Steve Koza, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Joe Harris, The Weitz Company
Jared Krull, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Brian Harry, Russell Construction & Development
Dave Kubik, The Weitz Company
Mark Hasek, Graham Construction Co.
Shaun Kukuzke, Dave Schmitt Construction Co. Inc.
James Heintz, ACI Mechanical , Inc.
Doug Kumm, Baker Group
Garrett Hepker, Menefee Drywall Co., Inc.
Scott Kutchen, Story Construction Co.
MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES Leadership Pool (continued) Ryan Lamb, The Weitz Company
James Nelson, Nelson Engineering Construction Inc.
Kevin Larsen, Woodruff Construction
Phill Nieman, Schumacher Elevator Company
Sean Larson, McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith PC
Shaun O’Tool, Northwest Steel Erection Inc.
Chad Layland, Baker Electric Inc.
Jeremy Olson, 1st Interiors, Inc.
Ryan Lebeda, Woodruff Construction
DJ Opdahl, Edge Commercial, LLC
John Lee, L & L Builders Co.
Trevor Otto, J.E. Dunn Construction
Clint Leonard, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Adam Papesh, Story Construction Co.
Dave Leonhart, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Gordon Parker, Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Randy Leopold, Mid-Iowa Environmental
Matt Parman, The Waldinger Corporation
Rob Lessard, Zurich North America Surety
Kelli Paskert, Skold Door Company, Inc.
Dale Lienemann, Estes Construction
Sean Patrick, CNC Foundations Inc.
Jordan Lint, Baker Group
Jon Paulson, Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Mike Lipp, Baker Group
Austin Pehl, Dean Snyder Construction
Nick Liston, Carl A Nelson & Company
Jacob Pesek, The Hansen Company, Inc
A.J. Loss, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Nate Peters, Peters Construction Corp.
Dave Lott, Point Builders, LLC
Todd Peterson, Foundation Service Corp.
Barry Mack, 1st Interiors, Inc.
Ward Phifer, Edge Commercial, LLC
John Mallen, Woodruff Construction
Jake Pietrok, WRH, Inc.
Lee Marbach, Russell Construction & Development
Ryan Pigneri, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Steve Marso, Whitfield & Eddy Law
Kent Pilcher, Estes Construction
Chuck Martinek, AssuredPartners
Jacob Pipkin, TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group
Grant Mast, Lang Construction Group, Inc.
Josh Plein, Dave Schmitt Construction Co., Inc.
Nick Mathistad, W. A. Klinger, LLC
Ryan Plock, Downing Construction Inc.
Rob McComas, McComas Lacina Construction Co., LC
Casey Port, Hubbell Construction Services, LLC
David McInroy, Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Tom Proctor, Proctor Mechanical Corporation
Jason McKane, Mortenson
Kris Pruismann, Story Construction Co.
Chris McMullen, Hubbell Construction Services LLC
Joel Purcell, Russell Construction & Development
Matt McSweeney, TSF Structures, Inc.
Tom Quinn, Russell Construction & Development
Nick Merfeld, Heartland Companies
Joey Rains, Peters Construction Corp.
Jack Meyer, Hy-Vee Construction
Dana Rand, L & L Builders Co.
Valarie Meyer, Story Construction Co.
Derick Rasmussen, Graham Construction Co.
T.J. Meyerholz, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Jeff Reams, Story Construction Co.
Austin Meyn, J.E. Dunn Construction
Jason Rechkemmer, Woodruff Construction
Bill Miller, J.E. Dunn Construction
Brenda Reicks, Tri-State Drywall LLC
Josh Miltenberger, Greiner Construction
Randy Reihmann, WRH, Inc.
Andy Moffitt, Ryan Companies US Inc.
Chad Reineke, Elder Corporation
Justin Moffitt, US Erectors, Inc.
Austin Ressler, TSF Structures, Inc.
Katrina Moore, Henkel Construction Co.
Tom Richards, Baker Group
Stephanie Morrison, The Weitz Company
Brian Rickert, BrownWinick Law Firm
Brian Mulcahy, Hy-Vee Construction
Charles Rohde, King’s Material Inc.
Ty Murray, Baker Group
Seth Rooker, Holmes Murphy & Associates LLC
Bryan Myers, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Ben Roush, Conlon Construction Co.
Chris Nelson, Nelson Electric Company LC
Louis Ruggio, Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
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MBI COMMITTEES & TASK FORCES Leadership Pool (continued) Sid Samuels, The Samuels Group, Inc.
John Templer, Whitfield & Eddy Law
Burke Sandman, The Weitz Company
Brian Tenge, Henkel Construction Co.
Patrick Sauter, King’s Material Inc.
Gary Ter Wee, Midwestern Mechanical of Iowa Inc.
Jeff Scandrett, Keen Project Solutions, LLC
Tyler Theisen, Cedar Valley Steel, Inc.
Bill Schaff, Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest
Brent Thompson, Elder Corporation
Rachel Scheve, RSM US LLP
Mark Thompson, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Maria Schirm, Tri-City Electric Co.
Matt Thompson, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Tom Schlotfeldt, The Waldinger Corporation
Joshua Thrap, Hy-Vee Construction
Gary Schmit, Henkel Construction Co.
Casey Tierney, Schumacher Elevator Company
Joe Schmit, AssuredPartners
Emily Timmerman, Conlon Construction Co.
Brandon Schoborg, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Mike Tousley, The Weitz Company
Matthew Schroeder, McGough
Scott Turczynski, Heartland Companies
Brandon Schulte, DCI Group
Troy Turner, Story Construction Co.
Kevin Schultz, W. A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Matt Tursi, The Weitz Company
Jeff Schumacher, Schumacher Elevator Company
Steve Van Brocklin, Electrical Engineering & Equipment Co.
Rod Schumacher, Conlon Construction Co.
Mike Vance, Murray Company
Scott Schurman, Downing Construction Inc.
Joel Veenstra, Baker Group
Rob Schwarzenbach, Heartland Door and Frame
Rick Wald, Proctor Mechanical Corporation
Chris Schweers, The Weitz Company
Kevin Walker, Henning Companies
Chris Seiberling, UFG Insurance
Scott Ward, Point Builders, LLC
Tim Seibert, Carl A. Nelson & Company
Steve Watson, Henkel Construction Co.
Trey Seiser, Henkel Construction Co.
Brian Weber, Story Construction Co.
Holly Seley, Nelson Construction & Development
Corey Welberg, Control Installations of Iowa Inc.
Mike Sherman, Hy-Vee Construction
Ryan Welborn, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Ben Simon, Conlon Construction Co.
Matt Weller, Hubbell Construction Services LLC
Eric Simon, SHYFT Collective
Tom Wengert, Baker Group
Justin Slapnicka, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Tom Werderitsch II, Selzer Werderitsch Associates
Russ Smith, Ball Team, LLC
Dirk Westercamp, STUDIO192 and CO.
Chelsy Snyder Anderson, Dean Snyder Construction
Eric White, Estes Construction
Andrew Snyder, Dean Snyder Construction
Josh Wiederholt, Edge Commercial, LLC
Bob Sodders, Ball Team, LLC
Luke Wilgenbusch, Architectural Wall Systems, LLC
Michael Steen, DCI Group
John Williams, HPC, L.L.C.
Shamus Stephens, Skold Construction Services Inc.
Tami Wingert, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Jim Still, Logan Contractors Supply, Inc.
Kip Wisco, Baker Electric Inc.
Bob Stokes, Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Nate Womble, Heartland Companies
Jordan Stokes, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Don Woodruff, Woodruff Construction
Jeff Stone, Whitfield & Eddy Law
Donovon Wunschel, Midwestern Mechanical of Iowa Inc.
David Stroh, The Waldinger Corporation
Mike Yilek, Northwest Steel Erection Inc.
Mike Summers, TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group
William Young, Heartland Companies
Katy Susong, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Mitch Zeman, Breiholz Construction Co.
Jon Swanson, KENDELL Doors & Hardware LLC
Kassi Zenor, The Weitz Company
Colton Taylor, Koester Construction Company, Inc. John Taylor, Accurate Commercial Owen Teeling, Schumacher Elevator Company
THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS Master Builders of Iowa holds many events each year that provide unique opportunities to participants and sponsors alike. From an industry standpoint, you will be hard pressed to find a better opportunity to network with construction colleagues than the many programs offered by MBI. Likewise, from a sponsorship perspective, companies involved in the “business of construction” will find ample ways to make contacts with clients and mix business and pleasure. Furthermore, as a sponsor to an MBI event you will see a great return on investment with the comprehensive advertising packages that come with most sponsorships. Below is a list of companies that sponsored MBI events in 2021. An asterisk (*) indicates that the company is an Essential Partner of MBI. This means that they have contributed over $3,000 in sponsorships during the calendar year. 1st Interiors, Inc., Des Moines, IA • Dinner Sponsor – MB EYE on the Future A King’s Throne Portable Restrooms, Des Moines, IA • Session Sponsor – Winter Conference; Putting Competition Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Lunch & Reception Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic A+ Communications & Security, Des Moines, IA • Hole Challenge Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker *A-1 Mobile Storage, Manchester, IA • Regional Membership Meeting – Dubuque; Session Sponsor and Signage Sponsor – Winter Conference ACI Mechanical, Inc., Ames, IA • Dinner Sponsor – Cornerstone Academy ADG / CI3, Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker A. J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Des Moines, IA Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker *Architectural Wall Systems / Seedorff Masonry Inc., Strawberry Point, IA • Workforce Awards Breakfast Sponsor – Winter Conference *AssuredPartners, West Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Lunch & Reception Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic *Autodesk, San Francisco, CA • Platinum Event Sponsor and Session Sponsor – Winter Conference *Baker Group, Ankeny, IA • Signage Sponsor – Winter Conference; Dinner Sponsor – Building a Safety Champion; Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic BerganKDV, Cedar Rapids, IA • Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic Braun Intertec, Cedar Rapids, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic *BrownWinick Law Firm, Des Moines, IA • Gold Event Sponsor – Winter Conference
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Bush Construction Company, Inc., Davenport, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, West Des Moines, IA • Lemonade Stand Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker *Community State Bank, Ankeny, IA • Session Sponsor – Winter Conference; Event Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker *ConstructConnect, Cincinnati, OH • Gold Event Sponsor – Winter Conference; Dinner Sponsor – Cornerstone Academy Construction Heaters, Inc., Chaska, MN • Hole Challenge Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Construction Materials, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA • Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic Constructiv Financial Strategies, Des Moines, IA • Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic CW Suter Services, Sioux City, IA • Regional Membership Meeting Sponsor – Sioux City Dentons Davis Brown, Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Edge Commercial, LLC, Grimes, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker EFCO Corp., Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Elder Corporation, Des Moines, IA • Dinner Sponsor – The Leadership Experience For Sure Roofing, Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker *Forrest & Associate, Inc., Des Moines, IA • Event Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Hawkeye Ready Mix, Cedar Rapids, IA • Regional Membership Meeting Sponsor – Iowa City *Heartland, Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Event Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic; Dinner Sponsor – The Leadership Experience; Dinner Sponsor – Cornerstone Academy; Dinner Sponsor – MB EYE on the Future
THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS *Holmes Murphy & Associates LLC, Waukee, IA • Build Iowa Award Dinner Sponsor - Winter Conference; Corporate Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker HPC, LLC, Ames, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Johnson Hardware, Des Moines, IA • Dinner Sponsor – MB EYE on the Future King’s Material, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA • Beverage Cart Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Regional Membership Meeting Sponsor – Iowa City Knutson Construction Services, Inc., Iowa City, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Logan Contractors Supply, Inc., Urbandale, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker McGowen Hurst Clark Smith, West Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker *Merchants Bonding Company, Des Moines, IA • Lanyard Sponsor - Winter Conference; Corporate Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Lunch & Reception Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic Neumann Brothers, Inc., Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic *North Risk Partners – Bearence Division, West Des Moines, IA • Break Station Sponsor – Winter Conference; Dinner Sponsor – Cornerstone Academy; Dinner Sponsor – The Leadership Experience Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Proctor Mechanical Corporation, West Des Moines, IA • Cigar Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Rathje Construction Co., Marion, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic Roofing Representatives, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA • Session Sponsor – Winter Conference *RSM US LLP, Des Moines, IA • Industry Reception Sponsor – Winter Conference Russell Construction & Development, Davenport, IA • Dinner Sponsor – MB EYE on the Future Scheels, West Des Moines, IA • Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic *SHYFT Collective, Des Moines, IA • Design Professionals/Contractor Collaboration Session Sponsor – Winter Conference SGH Redglaze Holdings, Urbandale, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker
*Skold Construction Services, Inc., Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Ammo Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic *Star Equipment, Ltd., Des Moines, IA • Break Station Sponsor and Session Sponsor – Winter Conference; Holein-One Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic; Regional Membership Meeting – Cedar Rapids and Des Moines Stivers Ford Lincoln, Waukee, IA • Driving Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker STUDIO192, Des Moines, IA • Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic *TrueNorth Insurance and Financial Strategies, Cedar Rapids, IA • Masters Awards Luncheon Sponsor – Winter Conference; Dinner Sponsor – MB EYE on the Future *UFG Insurance, Des Moines, IA • Safety Awards Breakfast Sponsor – Safety Conference; Event Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Flurry Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic US Metal Builders, Inc., Pleasant Hill, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic *The Waldinger Corporation, Des Moines, IA • Corporate Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker The Weitz Company, Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Wells Concrete, Wells, MN • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic West Bank, West Des Moines, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker Western Specialty Contractors, West Des Moines, IA • Session Sponsor – Winter Conference *White Cap/Stetson Building Products, LLC, Des Moines, IA • Dinner Sponsor – Leadership Series for Project Managers and Project Supervisors; Hole Challenge Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic; Regional Membership Meeting – Ames, Davenport, and Waterloo *Whitfield & Eddy Law, Des Moines, IA • Industry Reception Sponsor - Winter Conference; Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker; Dinner Sponsor - MB EYE on the Future The WHY! Company, Johnston, IA • Hole Sponsor – PAC Golf Classic & Smoker WRH, Inc., Amana, IA • Station Sponsor – PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic
NEW MBI HEADQUARTERS New MBI Headquarters Building A Focus on the Future During the summer of 2019, the MBI Board of Directors laid out its strategic plan for the coming 3 years. As part of this plan, one of the strategic objectives specifically put in motion an effort to first explore; then study; and eventually finalize a process for a new association headquarters. Built over 50 years ago, our current building has served the industry very well. However, like the downtown neighborhood in which we are located, the industry has changed substantially. The Board agreed that MBI must be better equipped to provide services to all MBI members, no matter where they are located. It is easy to have programs in Des Moines, but are we really serving the whole membership in the best possible manner? Taking a serious look at how our current building fits into this service equation is an important step in creating an association that will continue to be a high performing organization that benefits all members equally.
YEARS AT 221 PARK STREET
Outlined in the strategic plan, the MBI Board put into action a specific process. First, a feasibility study was necessary. To assist in this effort, MBI utilized the services of Shyft Collective to gather information through Board and staff interviews and surveys, while facilitating multiple member lead focus groups throughout the state. This process proved to be very valuable, as it was determined that the existing building was not suitable for growth and the vision shared by the Board and staff. With this initial finding, the next step was to formulate an idea of what MBI needed for its next building. This included conceptual plans that included training and classroom accommodations; meeting and collaborative spaces; commons and staff work areas; as well as assessments for parking, location and convenience. Ultimately, a scoring matrix was created to assist in the property search. Prior to the start of the initial property search, a real estate strategy was developed and approved by the Board of Directors. This strategy laid out specific roles of the Executive Committee and how staff would maintain separation from the decisionmaking process tied specifically to the selection of a contractor. Likewise, the Board approved the roster and roles of a designated Building Committee. It was clear that the Executive Committee would be charged with all business decisions, whereas the Building Committee would have authority over directives related to the construction process; contractor selection; and the design of the project. With this structure in place, the Board was able to move forward with a roadmap on how to proceed at every step in the process.
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NEW MBI HEADQUARTERS With the real estate strategy and process outlined, the Executive Committee began in earnest the property search. Through our broker team, properties that were identified ranged from undeveloped land to fully completed / move-in ready buildings. Through the extensive property search process and after weighing all of the options and criteria laid out in our scoring matrix, a property was eventually identified and the decision was made to make an offer on a building, knowing that it would need to be fully renovated. We are pleased to inform you that the new building was chosen at 4100 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. With a property identified and secured, the next step in the real estate strategy was to identify a contractor. The delivery model of CM at-Risk was determined as our best fit for the project and an RFP was developed. The RFP was sent to every MBI general contractor member to allow each company the option to consider a response to the proposal. Once the response period expired, there were seven MBI-member companies who completed a response to the RFP. The RFP covered many aspects of the project’s scope and schedule, while also prioritizing the importance that proposing companies utilize trade partners who are MBI members. The final scoring criteria that was taken into consideration included 1.) Costs; 2.) Safety; 3.) Pre-construction Phase Plan; 4.) Construction Phase Plan; and 5.) Other Criteria. With submissions and all materials received the Building Committee undertook a blind scoring process in which no firm names were disclosed and all pertinent company-specific references redacted. After comprehensive review, the Building Committee selected the proposal which scored highest and provided the greatest value. In this instance, the member-firm that scored the highest was identified as The Weitz Company. Subsequently, the Committee unanimously agreed to award the contract to The Weitz Company based on the criteria, scoring and information provided through the RFP process. With a CM@R on board, the Building Committee next began the process of finding an architect. Through a similar RFP process, numerous responses were received. After consideration, SVPA Architects were identified as the designer best suited for the job - Also a MBI member. As we move forward with assembling the various team members, everyone remains committed to delivering a project that will serve the membership for many years. It is an exciting time and we cannot wait to share the final product with all MBI members.
MBI PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Cindy Adams Project Information Specialist
Brandon Black CSSI Safety Consultant
Chelsea Delmott Communications Coordinator
Laurie Delmott Chief Operating Officer
Kurt Fiddelke CSSI Safety Consultant
Nichole Fry Program & Events Coordinator
Tom Fulcher Director of Education
Ben Hammes Director of Public Affairs
Chad Kleppe President & CEO
Julie Knudson Project Information Specialist
Joe Melton Director of Safety Services
Christy Miller Accounting Manager
Aly Murphy Member Services
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Landi Sasek Administrative Assistant
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