Member Appreciation Luncheons Provide Insights to MBI Programs

Nearly 350 members participated in MBI annual member appreciation lunches held throughout the state.  These lunches provide MBI an opportunity to update members on the many programs and projects being undertaken by the Association.  But more importantly, these lunches give MBI staff the chance to once again thank members for their involvement and support of MBI.

The program started with representatives from United Fire Group unveiling of a new partnership agreement with MBI.  The program provides a dividend paying property / casualty program for commercial builders.  Attendees were given the details of this unique partnership that awards safe construction practices and provides financial returns to those participating contractors.

MBI Recognizes Excellence - Awards Deadlines Quickly Approaching!!

Each year at the Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) Annual Winter Conference, the association recognizes member firms and their employees for exemplary performance in industry initiatives that represent the tenets of our association, skill, integrity, and responsibility. These awards and recognition programs celebrate the success of MBI member companies and highlight individual and company-wide accomplishments.  They are the perfect way for MBI to recognize leaders in the industry as well as award outstanding projects.  The 2015 Awards are listed below:

WORKSAFE Reached 100 Projects

The WORKSAFE program reached its 100th enrolled project this summer and celebrated the event on October 10th with endorsements from Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds, Workforce Development Director Wahlert and Labor Commissioner Mauro as well as all the parties involved with the work. The 100th project is the repair of the EMC Company office and the Hub Tower in Des Moines from damages sustained due to a fire across the street from both buildings earlier in the year. Neumann Brothers Inc. is the general contractor for the repairs and has hired Allied Construction, Architectural Wall Systems…for their specialty work. The local media was present to spread the success story across Iowa. WORKSAFE is the product of cooperation between Iowa OSHA Consultation and Master Builders of Iowa.

Sporting Clay Events Hit the Targets!

The 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic events proved to be a huge success with members.  The events in both Eastern Iowa and Central Iowa featured a shooting demonstration from past Olympians Mark Weeks and Josh Richmond – both of whom are also part of the US Army National Team.  After that humbling experience, participants got a chance to warm up with a Flurry Shoot before heading out to the 12-station courses in which shooters tested their accuracy and skills at the various stations which were designed to present a wide variety of targets to simulate field sh

2014 Construction Golf Classic and Smoker is a Success Once Again

There were 148 golfers that attended the 15th Annual Construction Golf Classic and Smoker at the prestigious Glen Oaks Country Club.   The Construction Golf Classic and Smoker has always provided a great opportunity to mix a little business with pleasure and this year’s event did not disappoint.

The Construction Golf Classic and Smoker continues to be an important fundraiser for the MBI-PAC and the funds raised here will help MBI play a major role in construction and business issues at the Iowa Capitol come January.   Also, with this being a non-election year, the MBI-PAC is able to use this event to help be in a position to actively support pro-business, pro-construction candidates as November 2014 draws near.