MBI Essential Partners

The Master Builders of Iowa strives to be the essential resource for Iowa’s construction industry and a valuable component of that effort are those companies who support MBI’s programs and events.  Through the exclusive “Essential Partners” recognition program, MBI strives to recognize our industry supporters, while adding value to those companies’ sponsorship dollars who take leadership roles in sponsoring MBI events and educational opportunities.  The companies listed below with full profiles have contributed over $3,000 in sponsorships to the Master Builders of Iowa in the past year.  These companies are an important part of MBI's success and we couldn't do it without them!

For more information on becoming an MBI “Essential Partner,” CLICK HERE.  For questions, please contact Tania Bowman at (515) 657-4390 / tbowman@mbionline.com or Chad Kleppe at (515) 657-4382 / ckleppe@mbionline.com.

MBI appreciates these companies' gracious and continued support!

 

Architectural Wall Systems Co.
West Des Moines, Iowa • www.archwall.com
For 22 years, Architectural Wall Systems co., has specialized in providing custom curtain wall systems both in the midwest and nationally. From design concept to completion, we offer engineering & design solutions, project management, performance testing and custom manufacturing for systems of all types.
 


 
Holmes MurphyBeisser's Inc. Lumber Co.
Grimes, Iowa • www.beisserlumber.com
Established in 1953, Beisser Lumber has provided Iowa contractors with building materials for 60 years. While growing our company to meet customer needs; Beisser Lumber offers several services. Started in 1989, our in-house design team has over 25 years of experience. Ranging from stock blueprints to custom designs, we have a floor plan to match your style and meet your needs. We also offer commercial and residential estimating and an engineered wood department.

In January 2004, Beisser Lumber opened a 26,500 square foot door plant. Our door plant produces a wide variety of interior and exterior doors for single family, apartment, and commercial projects. By directly monitoring production we can guarantee product quality to our customers.

Beisser Lumber also offers panelized walls for commercial and residential construction. With over 15 years of experience building panelized walls; we can deliver quality materials and accurate time-line production to make your project successful.
Built in a climate controlled environment; utilizing time–tested building methods combined with modern technology; our Components Division offers a turn key product that is ready to install upon arrival. Wall panels can be custom designed for your application. From interior to finished exterior walls, we have a solution that is right for you.

 


 

Construction Software Technologies, Inc.
Cincinnati, Ohio
iSqFt serves the commercial construction industry with information that empowers and tools that help its customers work more efficiently.
 
But the real difference lies in the Network. The iSqFt Network connects general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and architects. It’s these connections that open the lines of communication, streamlines processes and helps everyone work more efficiently.

And, in a marketplace filled with imitators, no other company has managed to duplicate our industry-leading information and online tools.

  • Information: iSqFt offers its subscribers more bidding projects with plans and specs than its competitors, providing leads that can be acted on today.
  • Tools: Whether it’s finding the most qualified talent, finding the handful projects that merit a closer look, or creating relationships, iSqFt’s interface comes complete with integrated tools that help you work more efficiently.

 
No matter what part you play in the construction process, iSqFt gives you what you need to succeed.
 

 


  
The Heartland Companies
Des Moines, Iowa • www.heartlandfinishes.com
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.

At The Heartland Companies, we believe that quality is essential to a successful project. Materials, workmanship, and documentation must meet a high standard that guarantees the integrity of the finished project.
Reliability and honesty in communications, accounting, scheduling, and relationships is the standard. Our ethics don't bend because of situational changes.
 

Excellent service is core to The Heartland Companies' beliefs. We adhere to professional standards in all of our dealings with clients, suppliers, subcontractors, and employees. We believe in working smart, maintaining personal commitment, and delivering what we promise.


 
Holmes MurphyHolmes Murphy & Associates
Des Moines, Iowa • www.holmesmurphy.com
Holmes Murphy is committed to protecting builders and helping you build your future. We offer a dedicated division of construction industry insurance and surety bond experts to provide you with a single-source partner for your unique risk management needs.

Founded in 1932, Holmes Murphy & Associates, an independent insurance brokerage, is ranked 26th among America’s top 100 brokers. Holmes Murphy partners with business and industry leaders throughout the Midwest and across the nation in the areas of property casualty, surety bonds, employee benefits, captive insurance, risk management, and loss control.

For more information, call 800-247-7756 or visit www.holmesmurphy.com. Follow Holmes Murphy on Twitter @holmesmurphyins or visit us on LinkedIn or Facebook. 


 

LaMair-Mulock-Condon Co.
West Des Moines, Iowa • www.lmcinsurance.com
LaMair-Mulock-Condon Co. combines years of experience with leading-edge products to provide exceptional service and value to our customers. Established in 1865, LMC is one of the oldest and most respected insurance brokers operating in the Midwest. We are the longest continuously operating insurance agency in Des Moines. Today the organization ranks in the Top 100 agencies in the country on the Business Insurance annual list. With 210 employees, we provide a wide range of insurance and risk management services including: Employee Benefits, Health Management Services, Property & Casualty, Agri-Business Insurance Services, Bonds, Personal Insurance and Financial Services.

We will work in conjunction with you to develop an insurance program that meets your needs. For more information call 1-800-677-1529 or visit our website at www.lmcins.com.
 


McGladrey LLP
Des Moines, Iowa
McGladrey LLP is the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services and the largest firm focused on serving middle market companies. The firm has more than 6,700 professionals in 75 offices nationwide. And, as a member of RSM International, the seventh largest global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms, McGladrey has a presence in 90 countries with more than 32,000 people in over 700 offices.

While McGladrey now serves global clients, the firm’s roots are here in Iowa. McGladrey was founded in 1926 in Cedar Rapids and is now the largest CPA firm in Iowa, with more than 600 employees in eight Iowa offices, including, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Burlington, Dubuque, Mason City and Waterloo.

McGladrey differentiates itself with its client-centric service approach and industry knowledge. In addition to expertise in assurance, tax and business consulting, McGladrey professionals are dedicated to understanding the industries they serve. In Iowa, the firm serves many of the state’s top construction companies. McGladrey’s commitment to industry expertise enables the firm to customize its service approach to reflect the unique needs of a client’s business.
For more information visit www.mcgladrey.com.
 


     
Merchants Bonding Company
Des Moines, Iowa • www.merchantsbonding.com
Merchants Bonding Company: Common sense surety since 1933. Merchants is ranked among the top 15 surety writers in the United States and is the top writer of surety bonds in Iowa.  Merchants has had an “A” (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best for more than 55 consecutive years, doing business in all 50 states. Merchants common sense underwriting treats each account as unique.  Merchants provides contract surety bonds, commercial license and permit, notary, probate, public official, and fidelity bonds. 2013 represents Merchants’ 80th year in business. 



Midwest Builders' Casualty Group
Kansas City, Missouri 
Midwest Builders’ Casualty has provided workers’ compensation coverage to the commercial construction industry for over thirty years.  Rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company they have returned over $32 million in dividends to qualifying members, an average of 10% in returned premium.  Over 95% of their policyholders renew with them annually based on their exceptional customer service, competitive rates and consistent dividends. 
Midwest Builders’ Casualty is very aggressive with risk management and claims handling.  Each policyholder is assigned a designated claims adjuster and loss consultant. This member focused approach fosters consistent and long term relationships dedicated to preventing loss and managing claim costs.
 

The Master Builders of Iowa is proud to partner with Midwest Builders’ Casualty to allow their members access to the Midwest Builders’ Casualty insurance program.  Please contact your agent or visit www.mwbc.com to obtain a quote and learn more.
 


Seedorff Masonry, Inc.
Strawberry Point  •  Des Moines •  Omaha  •  Quad Cities  www.seedorff.com
Seedorff Masonry, headquartered in Strawberry Point, IA is driven by a vision to “Build Better”.  With regional operations in Des Moines, Omaha and the Quad Cities, Seedorff was ranked by Engineering News Record as the 2nd largest mason contractor in the United States in 2012.  The size of the Seedorff organization affords SMI’s clients unprecedented access to resources for projects of any scale or complexity.  Most importantly, the Seedorff Team is never satisfied with the status quo, continually searching for ways to leverage new processes and technology in the quest to “build better”.  And the quest to build better is not limited to buildings.  SMI is building better people, opportunity, value, sustainability, profit, innovation and the future. 
 


 
Skold Companies
Des Moines, Iowa • www.skoldcompanies.com
Since 1992, Skold Companies has been providing commercial construction products and services to owners and general contractors across the Midwest. Our experience in representing top name manufacturers allows us to recommend the right products for each application. Skold Companies is comprised of the following Iowa-based entities: Skold Construction Services, Skold Door Company, Skold Commercial Contracting and Katelman Steel Fabrication. In addition, Skold Specialty Contracting has offices in South Dakota and Minnesota. Skold Construction Services provides Maxxon floor underlayments, floor leveling, concrete polishing, and trash and linen chutes. Skold Door Company installs and services Cornell and McKeon coiling fire doors, grilles and counter shutters along with Moderco operable partitions and CHI overhead doors. Skold Commercial Contracting covers concrete repair, special floor coatings, caulking and structural grouting. Katelman Steel Fabrication is a 90 year-old entity, with a state of the art facility in Council Bluffs, providing structural steel, stairs and rails, steel joist and metal deck materials.
 


 

TrueNorth Companies
Cedar Rapids, Iowa • www.truenorthcompanies.com
Now more than ever, the challenge facing contractors extends far beyond the job site. For those wanting to remain competitive in the industry, they're required to have the expertise, operations and systems to effectively mitigate many types of risk.  Our solution, The Advantage Builder, gives you an immediate edge and access to expertise unavailable anywhere else. We can help you build for the future. With our 5 phase process, we determine what solutions we have to manage your risk. – www.truenorthcompanies.com
 



Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C.
Des Moines, Iowa • www.whitfieldlaw.com
The law firm of Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. serves its client base from three Iowa offices. The firm is committed to meeting the diverse, challenging and changing needs of our clients through a proactive problem solving approach.  Our fifty-one attorneys, along with our staff, have developed a team-based approach to serve in seventeen practice areas. They leverage a wealth of experience with a group of supporting attorneys and assistants to address the legal needs of Iowa businesses, families, and individuals. Many attorneys have earned national recognition from Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Great Plains Super Lawyers. 

The Construction and Surety Practice Group attorneys at Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C. provide a wide range of services to clients in the construction and surety law areas including:

  • Disputes
  • Contract Drafting and Interpretation
  • Counseling on Insurance Issues
  • Fidelity Claims
  • Insurance Associations Service
  • Surety Counseling and Representation
  • Fidelity Claims
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Public Project Claims
  • Construction Defects
  • Contract Claims
  • Delay Claims
  • Arbitration
  •  Litigation

Whitfield and Eddy attorneys also provide construction association representation including the drafting of and consultation regarding legislation affecting the construction industry. www.whitfieldlaw.com
 


 We would also like to recognize other companies that play an important role in sponsoring MBI meetings and events:

1st Interiors, Inc.  King's Material Inc.
AJ Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc.  Knutson Construction Co.
Allied Construction Services McComas-Lacina Construction Co.
American Institute of Steel Construction Neumann Brothers Inc.
Automatic Door Group Newton Daily News
Baker Group Northwest Steel Erection
Beisser Lumber Company Premier - Iowa
Bergan, Paulsen & Company PC Rathje Construction Co.
Breiholz Construction Co. Reynolds & Reynolds Inc.
Brown Winick Russell Construction Co., Inc.
BTC Captial Management - Bankers Trust Shermco Industries
Bush Construction Company, Inc. Star Equipment, Ltd
Caterpillar Safety Services Stetson Building Products Inc.
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Stew Hansen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram                  
Construction Heaters Inc. TEREX
Construction Materials TSF Structures, Inc.
Doors Inc. Weitz Company
Edge Commercial, LLC Wells Concrete
Forrest & Associate Inc. Wells Fargo
Gilcrest-Jewett Lumber Co.  West Bank
 HPC L.L.C.  Wolin Mechanical-Electrical Contractors
 Johnson Machine Works, Inc.