MBI's mission is to be the essential resource for improving member performance and promoting a business environment favorable to the construction industry.

About Us

Master Builders of Iowa is the recognized leader of the construction industry in the state of Iowa. Founded in 1912, MBI is one of 89 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, professional development, and legislative services.

Blog Posts

16 Employee Retention Strategies to Keep Your Best Workers

April 15, 2024

Employee Engagement, and Why it is More Important Than Ever

March 18, 2024

The 3 Biggest Predictors of Employee Retention

February 22, 2024

Building Bravely - Multiplying Leaders with Tara: Confidence

February 19, 2024

Building Bravely - Multiplying Leaders with Tara

February 8, 2024

Top Ideas to Show Appreciation for Your Employees

October 24, 2023

Six Things Today's Employees Want From Their Workplace

September 25, 2023

MBI Holds Webinar Titled "CMaR - 1 Year in Review - What Have We Learned?"

August 1, 2023

MBI Hires Professional CMaR Consultant to Assist with Projects

April 17, 2023

Competitive Bidding Threshold for Vertical Construction in Iowa to Increase January 2023

December 21, 2022

Using the Marketing Umbrella to Grow Your Business

April 1, 2022

Live in The Present, It's a Gift That Can't Be Replaced

November 29, 2021

Information on the Vaccine ETS

November 12, 2021

Vaccinations in the Workplace

September 14, 2021

Why Subcontractor Prequalification Is So Important

August 20, 2021

Back to the basics – 22 years of golf and still having a great time!

August 19, 2021

Upcoming YBuilder Events Scheduled for the Summer and Fall!

May 10, 2021

Biden's Infrastructure Plan Could be a Boon for the Construction Industry

April 16, 2021

3 Professional Development Resources at Your Fingertips

March 17, 2021

Until We Meet in Denver...An Encouraging Message From David Rabiner!

February 5, 2021

The Show Must Go On

January 18, 2021

EEOC Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations: Part 3 - Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA) and Vaccinations

January 15, 2021

EEOC Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations: Part 2 - ADA and Title VII Issues Regarding Mandatory Vaccinations

January 14, 2021

EEOC Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations: Part 1 - ADA and Vaccinations

January 13, 2021

Illinois Enacts Illinois Preference Act; Iowa Reciprocates with Same Requirements on Public Works Jobs

October 21, 2020

IDPH Adjusts Quarantine Recomendations

October 9, 2020

Four Reasons Why Safety Can Be Rewarding with MBI and UFG Insurance

September 14, 2020

Update on MBI-PAC Events

August 13, 2020

The Growth and Development of People is the Highest Calling of Leadership

July 17, 2020

When Workers Refuse to Return to Work

June 23, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Updated Information and Resources; New Proclamation Signed by Governor Reynolds Reopening Iowa Economy

May 14, 2020

DOL Publishes COVID-19 Posters in Multiple Languages; Absentee Voting in Iowa; AIHA Publishes Returning to Work: Construction Environment Document

May 8, 2020

Gov. Reynolds Begins Phased-Opening of Iowa Economy; Workforce Development Issues Guidance on Unemployment Benefits

April 28, 2020

Covid-19 Update: Technology for Working Remotely, ADA and Other EEO Laws, OSHA Enforcement

April 23, 2020

MBI Job Board: This is the Time to Use It - Or Miss Out!

April 21, 2020

Let CSSI Help You With Your COVID-19 Exposure Control Program

April 17, 2020

OSHA Guidance on COVID-19 & Interactive State of Iowa Resource

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Videos for Construction, Essential Workforce, CDC Recommendations, CARES ACT

April 10, 2020


April 1, 2020

DOL: New Temporary COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Program

March 26, 2020

Handling A Positive COVID-19 Test On The Job Site, Des Moines Updates Inspection Protocols & a COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist

March 25, 2020

Letter to Governor Reynolds, Request to MBI Members, What to Do If You Suspect Sickness

March 23, 2020

Webinar Recap – COVID-19: Impacts on Construction, Safety Practices, and a Federal Update

March 22, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFCRA) – What You Need To Know!

March 20, 2020

3 Surprising Statistics on Customer Experience

March 19, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Update, Construction Law, State and Federal Taxes

March 19, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Questions, Safety Tip from CSSI and More Best Practices

March 18, 2020

Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency

March 17, 2020

UPDATE – COVID-19 and the Construction Industry

March 16, 2020

COVID-19: How Those In the Construction Industry Can Prepare

March 11, 2020

The Industry’s Signature Event by the Numbers

February 16, 2020

2020 Marks New Opportunities for MBI and the Commercial Construction Industry

January 9, 2020

An Educational Perspective on EOS®

November 18, 2019

The EOS® Experience

October 15, 2019

3 Networking Lessons From a 2nd Grader (Seriously)

September 16, 2019

4 Exciting New MBI Training Offerings Scheduled!

August 16, 2019

How WORKSAFE Will Benefit You and Your Company

July 16, 2019

An Endowment by Contractors, For Contractors

June 14, 2019

Announcing the New MBI-WORKS Endowment

June 4, 2019

MBI-PAC Update

May 15, 2019

It’s a Competition… And We’re Losing.

April 16, 2019

3 Easy-to-Use Training Resources

March 8, 2019

Solving the Equation of Value

February 22, 2019

5 Tips for a Successful Exhibiting Experience

February 7, 2019

5 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss the Annual Winter Conference

January 25, 2019

Q: How Does the Government Shutdown Impact Construction?

January 16, 2019

Stay Connected to MBI Throughout the 2019 Legislative Session

January 7, 2019

What to Expect in Construction Technology for the Upcoming Year

December 20, 2018

Wrapping Up 2018

December 14, 2018

Giving Thanks for Safety

November 21, 2018

Earn an Award for Learning - It's a Win-Win Situation!

November 8, 2018

What the heck is GOTV?

October 25, 2018

How can I help celebrate my company, the people in it, and our industry as a whole?

October 1, 2018

Great Times at the 6th Annual MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic Events!

September 28, 2018

Let Me Tell You a Story

September 6, 2018

Five Great Professional Development Programs for Commercial Construction

August 21, 2018

The MBI Smoker – One of a Kind!

August 17, 2018

Take the Time – Honor Your Exceptional Field Employees During Construction Week ‘18!

August 3, 2018

Construction Week ’18: A time to promote the industry and recognize outstanding employees!

July 18, 2018

The Importance of Building Your Network

June 26, 2018

The 250 Club

June 20, 2018

Companies and Customers Are Having a Disagreement

May 21, 2018

“Safety doesn’t happen by accident.”

May 7, 2018

Did You Know? Iowa is Working Toward Having a Lean Community

April 19, 2018


April 3, 2018

Commercial Construction’s Next BIG Thing – BIM!

March 21, 2018

MBI Build Iowa Career Fair Announcement!

March 15, 2018

All in Favor: MBI Board Fully Supports a Board of Regents Project

February 8, 2018

Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes

January 26, 2018

Companies that are considered MBI’s Essential Partners have contributed over $5,000 in sponsorships to Master Builders of Iowa in the past year. These companies are an important part of our success and we couldn’t do it without them!


07/16/24 – 07/17/24

OSHA 10 Hour - Construction - WDM

Attendees of the 10 Hour OSHA class will walk away from this training with a knowledge of OSHA requirements, the importance of learning and adhering to proper safety procedure, as well as practical understanding of why safety conscious behavior is vital for each and every worker on the job site.


Adult First Aid | CPR | AED Certification Training - WDM

This course incorporates the latest science and teaches attendees to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies.


Blueprint Reading - Session 1: General Construction / Civil / Project Delivery Methods - Bettendorf

This session will provide the participant with an introduction to the life cycle of a construction project from project conception, through design, construction, and project closeout.


Blueprint Reading - Session 2: Architectural / Structural - Bettendorf

This session will focus on the reading and use of architectural and structural plans and specifications.

* - MBI Members only


Our mobile app can help simplify your life by providing you with all of our information in a format that maximizes usability on the go. This re-launched offering features all the basics currently available on the website, while also incorporating access to MBI’s Training Vault.



This session is designed to help enhance the safety culture within a company by empowering managers and safety leaders. The curriculum for this program will guide attendees through subject matter that will enhance and change their approach to individual and company-wide safety practices. Register Today!