February 26, 2017

About MBI

The Master Builder Designation recognition program was started by Master Builders of Iowa just prior to the 2012-13 training season.  The notion of the program is to encourage employees of MBI firms to strive for lifelong learning in the construction industry by granting credits for each course or program attended.

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 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 92 chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America, the most influential and widely respected construction association in the country. MBI's 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 chapters of the AGCA, located in every state of the Union, including Puerto Rico.

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

Behlen Building Systems - Iowa Falls, IA
Corn States Metal Fabricators Inc.  - West Des Moines, IA
Element Materials Technology - Des Moines, IA
Management Recruiters of Cedar Rapids - Cedar Rapids, IA
Modern Piping, Inc. - Cedar Rapids, IA
Mueske Electric, Inc. - Spirit Lake, IA
Nelson  Electric Company LC - Ames, IA
Old Republic Surety Company - Clive, IA

Board of Directors

Associate Council

Mike Simpson
Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Chairman of the Board

A.J. Loss
Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Vice Chairman

Christopher Wheeler
Point Builders, LLC

Brad Johnson
Knutson Construction Services, Inc.

Steve Hauschilt
Graham Construction Co.
Immediate Past Chairman

Brad Best
Peters Construction Corp.

Doug Kumm
Baker Group

Russ Lewton
Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Jon Mixdorf
Cardinal Construction Inc.

Devin Pipkin
TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group

Brad Strehlow
Hy-Vee Construction, LC

Don Woodruff
Woodruff Construction LLC

Matt Weller
Hubbell Construction Services, LLC
MB EYE on the Future Representative

Chad Kleppe
Master Builders of Iowa

Devin Pipkin
TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group

Russ Bollig

Nathan Burgod
Elite Glass and Metal

Chuck Follett
Allied Construction Services, Inc.

Jay Freiermuth
Holmes Murphy and Associates LLC

Susan Kartman
Seedorff Masonry, Inc.

Doug Kumm
Baker Group

Mary Rathje
Rathje Construction Co.

Brian Rickert
Brown Winick Law Firm

Steve Skold
Skold Construction Services Inc.

Scott Turczynski
Heartland Finishes Inc.

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