WORKSAFE: A Unique Partnership between IOSHA and MBI

WORKSAFE is a unique public-private partnership between Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Iowa OSHA) and the Master Builders of Iowa (MBI).   The WORKSAFE program has been developed jointly by Iowa OSHA and MBI to encourage contractors to identify hazardous conditions before construction begins and conduct jobsite surveys to monitor safety goal implementation to ultimately prevent jobsite injuries.  The WORKSAFE program began in the fall of 2012 and has since its inception, enlisted well over 100 jobsites throughout Iowa. 

About MBI

The Master Builders of Iowa is the recognized leader of the construction industry in the State of Iowa. Founded in 1912, the MBI is one of over 100 chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America, the most influential and widely respected construction association in the country. MBI's 2300 plus members perform the majority of the state's commercial, industrial and public works building projects. The Association provides its members with a comprehensive array of educational, safety, environmental, labor, legal, and professional development and legislative services.

Master Builders of Iowa has been the recipient of the Large Chapter of the Year Award presented by the AGC of America. This is the most prestigious award that the National AGCA bestows upon the Chapter that best exhibits the tenets of the AGGA: skill, responsibility and integrity. Applications are judged by a National Committee of judges comprised of AGCA Executive Committee members, National Officers and Chapter peers. The competition for the award is always very rigorous among the 98 Chapters of the AGCA, located in every state of the Union, including Puerto Rico.

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.

The year 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the Master Builders of Iowa. A century of individuals have guided our Association with a firm commitment to the industry and vision for the future. The years have developed a strong tradition of MBI members giving of themselves to contribute their time, talent and energy to the Association. This tradition of dedicated leadership and time honored commitment to the industry is the cornerstone of our organization.

To acknowledge and recognize this milestone, a compilation of one-hundred “Did You Know” facts and accomplishments over the course of a century are presented in this publication. Our sincere thanks and gratitude to all the members, who over the course of time, have shaped and molded this Association into what it is today and what it continues to be for generations to come. CLICK HERE to read the 100 year publication.


Associate Members:

  • Tony's Plumbing & Heating LLC
  • Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company


2014 Board of Directors

  • Scott Friauf, Rinderknecht Associates Inc., Chairman of the Board
  • Steve Hauschilt, Graham Construction Co., Vice Chairman
  • Mike Simpson, Neumann Brothers Inc., Treasurer
  • Tim Seibert, Carl A. Nelson & Company, Secretary
  • Jim Russell, Russell Construction Co., Immediate Past Chairman
  • Chuck Follett, Allied Construction Services Inc.
  • Brad Johnson, Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
  • Doug Kumm, Baker Group
  • Russ Lewton, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
  • A.J. Loss, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
  • Jon Mixdorf, Cardinal Construction Inc.
  • Gary Schmit, Henkel Construction Co.
  • Jeff Scandrett, Hy-Vee Construction , LC, MB EYE on the Future Representative

2014 Associate Council

  • Doug Kumm, Baker Group, Chair
  • Nathan Burgod, Elite Glass and Metal
  • Marte Cook, Stetson Building Products Inc.
  • Chuck Follett, Allied Construction Services
  • Jay Freiermuth, Holmes Murphy &  Associates, Inc.
  • James Giese, Jim Giese Commercial Roofing, Inc.
  • Shaun O’Tool, Northwest Steel Erection Co., Inc.
  • Devin Pipkin, TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group
  • Mary Rathje, Rathje Construction Co.
  • Brian Rickert, Brown Winick Law Firm
  • Steve Skold, Skold Construction Services