March 29, 2017

Education & Professional Development

Webinar - How to Have a Successful Safety Week

April 12, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presenter: Troy Porter, Master Builders of Iowa, Des Moines, IA

Having an acknowledged, yearly “Safety Week” to get employees aware and excited about safety is a great way to build morale. In this webinar we will discuss what some companies have found successful in their own respective Safety Week celebrations, ideas for creating your own Safety Week and how to hold effective events throughout that week. No one wants to be the “last to know,” so we recommend our members that are serious about continuous company safety-culture improvements attend this webinar to plan for Safety Week 2017, which will be held May 1 - 5, 2017.

Does Busy Make You More Money?

April 18, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Des Moines, IA

Presenter: George Hedley, CSP CPBC, Hardhat Presentations - Rancho Mirage, CA

A busy and busier construction business keeps you running fast and faster on an uphill treadmill going nowhere. Busy keeps your key people overworked without time to plan, prepare, think, bill correctly or get change orders approved before you do the work.  Busy doesn’t allow time to sit down with your foreman to review their job cost production reports every week to make adjustments to improve their results. Busy doesn’t allow you to go out and find better customers or projects with less competition.  Busy forces you to make quick decisions without proper research or due diligence, like hiring the wrong person or saying yes to demanding customers.  Busy keeps you stressed-out and takes you away from doing what you want. And busy doesn’t make you more money!

During this workshop you will learn the blueprint, techniques and systems top profitable contractors and subcontractors use and implement to get their businesses to work for them, make more money and take their companies to the next level.

Webinar - Legislative Focus

April 21, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presenter: Chad Kleppe, Master Builders of Iowa, Des Moines, IA

There is always something interesting going on at the Iowa Statehouse during the legislative session and in an effort to enhance MBI’s advocacy efforts and keep members informed, MBI’s public affairs team will host a series of webinars during the 2017 Legislative Session.   On the third Friday of each month in which the legislature is in session, MBI President / CEO, Chad Kleppe will provide members his insights on what is going on at the Capitol, as well as help to keep members informed on construction-related issues.  Participants will have an opportunity to hear first-hand what our elected-officials are talking about, while also learning on how they can help move MBI’s legislative agenda forward.