January 23, 2019

About MBI

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.



Bank of the West

Controlled Access of the Midwest, LLC


Iowa Lead & Asbestos Safety

KENDELL Doors & Hardware, Inc.

MAKO Products Inc.

Storm Drains Etc. Inc.

Board of Directors

Associate Council

Christopher Wheeler
Point Builders, LLC
Chairman of the Board

Don Woodruff
Woodruff Construction LLC
Vice Chairman

Scott Ward
Russell Construction Co., Inc.

Brad Best
Peters Construction Corp.

A.J. Loss
Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair

Craig Faber
The Hansen Company, Inc.

Susan Kartman
Seedorff Masonry, Inc.

Steve Lang
Lang Construction Group, Inc.

David Larson
W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.

Steve McCarron
Conlon Construction Co.

Devin Pipkin
TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group

Mike Tousley
The Weitz Company

T.J. Meyerholz
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
MB EYE on the Future Representative

Chad Kleppe
Master Builders of Iowa
President /CEO

Devin Pipkin
TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group

Brad Bowman
Star Equipment, Ltd.

Dean Cooper
Stetson Building Products, LLC

Tony Hovenga
Katelman Steel Fabrication Inc.

John Irving
Baker Electric Inc.

Susan Kartman
Seedorff Masonry, Inc.

Frank King
LMC Insurance & Risk Management

Mike Lipp
Baker Group

Steve Marso
Whitfield & Eddy Law

Jeff Schebler
TSF Structures, Inc.

Scott Turczynski
Heartland Companies

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