The 2015 Build Iowa Award was bestowed to Jim Simmons of Russell Construction Co., Davenport, Iowa, at the Build Iowa Breakfast as part of the Annual Winter Conference.  Inspired by the MBI motto, the Build Iowa Award is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the tenets of our organization:  skill, integrity and responsibility.  The honorees are judged by the manner in which they have performed within the construction industry, as well as their communities.

Jim is a past member of the MBI Board of Directors, having served as Chairman in 2003.  He served and chaired numerous committees at the Master Builders of Iowa including the following:  Government Affairs Committee; MBI Board of Regents Liaison Committee; the Iowa Construction Industry Forum; ISU Fundraising Subcommittee; CM Task Force Committee; Safety Strategic Planning Committee; the Scholarship & Academic Advisory Committee; the Quality in Construction Committee; Industry Relations and the MBI Education Committee.

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