January 20, 2019

Cornerstone Academy

A Solid Foundation for Construction Professionals

This construction leadership training program is designed to introduce attendees to several facets of the commercial construction industry while providing them with a wealth of valuable information and priceless resources. A solid understanding of the topics included in this program is vital to the success of every commercial construction company. This is an excellent opportunity to see a detailed overview of many important aspects of the commercial construction industry, as well as receiving fundamental information. Topics may include: Insurance; Finance; Safety; Construction Ethics and Law; Human Relations; Recruiting; Environmental Issues; Leadership; Project Management Technology; Industry Education; and Public Affairs. Presenters include industry experts who have a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding, based on years of working in Iowa’s construction industry. Each presenter provides the group with recommended resources to assist attendees with building a comprehensive supply of reference materials for future use.

Program Details:
Duration: Meets for five consecutive months on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning
Time of Year: October - February
Location: Various cities in Iowa
Class Size: Maximum of 25 participants
Other: Open enrollment

Cornerstone Academy 2018-19 has begun and registration is CLOSED! To be added to a list for early notification of the 2019-20 program, please email Tom Fulcher at



Cornerstone Academy Class of 2019

Logan Bredesky, Baker Group
Ben Butzke, Ball Team, LLC

Poppy Conlon, Conlon Construction Co.
Curt Conrad, Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Chris Frerichs, Kingland Construction Services
Ben Griffen, Peters Construction Corp.
David Halbrook, Halbrook Excavating, Inc.
James Heintz, ACI Mechanical, Inc.
Justin Holthaus, Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
Austin Horner, Ball Team, LLC
Ajay Kumar, Heartland Companies
Matt Leaders, Graham Construction Co.
Matt McSweeney, TSF Structures, Inc.
Geoff Miller, DCI Group
Jacob Pesek, The Hansen Company, Inc.
Blake Pratt, Woodruff Construction, LLC
Burke Sandman, The Weitz Company
Shane Scoles, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Mike Sherman, Hy-Vee Construction, LC
Michael Steen, DCI Group
Owen Teeling, Schumacher Elevator Company
Brian Turner, Control Installations of Iowa Inc.
Luke Wall, Woodruff Construction, LLC
David Warner, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Ginger Zenor, Graham Construction Co.

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