2021 Award Programs Brochure

Held each year during the MBI Winter Conference, the awards programs are a celebration of the Iowa commercial construction industry and everything that has been achieved over the previous twelve months. The awards recognize companies, teams and individuals who deliver outstanding results in the industry through collaboration and innovation. These prestigious awards provide one of the most effective platforms for leading companies to maximize their industry exposure for excelling in the Iowa construction industry. This recognition helps attract new clients, bolster existing relationships and raise overall company morale. 

Master Builders of Iowa takes great pride in recognizing individual and organizational achievements in the Iowa construction industry.  Through MBI’s annual awards programs, members can receive recognition for excellence in construction. The annual awards are presented at highly visible events and all members are encouraged to submit nominations. 

The awards presentations continue to break records, elevating the profile of the companies involved. In order to be awarded for all your efforts you must take part in the awards process - plan now to submit in one, or multiple award programs.

  • Build Iowa Award

  • Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award

  • Masters Award

  • Master Builder Achievement Award

  • Outstanding Company Safety Achievement Awards

  • Safety Champion Award

  • Safety Professional Award

Build Iowa Award November 13, 2020

  • Overview
  • Latest Recipient
  • Past Recipient

Overview

The Build Iowa Award was initiated in 1989 as a vehicle to honor MBI members and to bring public attention to excellence in the construction industry. Each year, the Build Iowa Award is presented to a general contractor or an associate member employee who best exemplifies the tenets of our organization; Skill, Responsibility, and Integrity. The nominees are judged by the way they have performed both within the construction industry, as well as in their communities.

2020 Build Iowa Award Recipient

Jim Russell

  • Russell Construction Co., Inc.

Past Recipients

  • Darrell Ball

    Ball Construction Services

  • Woodrow "Woody" Buck

    Story Construction Co.

  • Dick Bulkeley

    Oakview Construction Co.

  • Mike Conlon

    Conlon Construction Co.

  • Tim Conlon

    Conlon Construction Co.

  • Orville E. Crowley

    Ringland-Johnson-Crowley

  • Ralph E. Emerson

    Cardinal Construction Co.

  • Gerald Friauf

    Rinderknecht Associates

  • Ken Gethmann

    Gethmann Construction Inc.

  • Bob Gleeson

    W.A. Klinger, Inc.

  • John W. Gleeson

    W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.

  • James Grabau

    R.H. Grabau Construction, Inc.

  • Craig Hansen

    The Hansen Company

  • Gene Leonhart

    Cardinal Construction, Inc.

  • Dave Holtze

    Holtze Construction

  • Richard Johnson

    Story Construction Co.

  • W.A. Klinger

    W.A. Klinger, Inc.

  • Louie H. Kuepper

    Carl A. Nelson & Co.

  • Marshall G. Linn III

    Neumann Brothers Inc.

  • Robert Maddox, Sr.

    Allied Construction Services

  • Robert M. McCline

    Chris Hansen Construction

  • Dave Peters

    Peters Construction Corp.

  • Kent Pilcher

    Estes Construction

  • Norman Riis

    Story Construction Co.

  • Ron Sande

    Sande Construction & Supply Co.

  • Reuben Schaefer

    Henkel Construction Co.

  • Bill Seedorff

    Seedorff Masonry, Inc.

  • Jim Simmons

    Russell Construction Co.

  • Jack Taylor

    Taylor Construction Group, Inc.

  • Mike Tousley

    The Weitz Company, Inc.

  • David Ward

    Breiholz Construction Co.

  • Fred W. Weitz

    The Weitz Company, Inc.

  • Thomas Werderitsch

    Selzer Werderitsch Associates

Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award December 11, 2020

  • Overview
  • Latest Recipient
  • Past Recipient

Overview

The Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of companies who are actively engaged in solving our industry’s labor shortage. This award is presented annually to an MBI member company who has displayed exceptional effort, engagement and leadership in communicating to future industry workers that there are incredible career opportunities in the commercial construction industry.

2020 Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award Recipient

Seedorff Masonry, Inc.

Past Recipients

  • 2019

    Seedorff Masonry, Inc.

  • 2018

    Henkel Construction Co.

Masters Award November 13, 2020

  • Overview
  • Latest Recipient
  • Past Recipient

Overview

The Masters Award recognizes the exceptional efforts of a construction team in executing the process of completing a project. Although an aesthetically pleasing and functional design is always part of a successful project, it is not a criterion for selection of this award. This award is meant to recognize the role of the project team. As such, projects should reflect good management skills, imagination, perseverance under unusual and challenging conditions, and/or innovative construction techniques. The Masters Award was created to bring a sharper focus to the high degree of professionalism and skill in our industry. The Masters Award is presented in three different categories: $1 Million - $10 Million, $10 Million to $25 Million and Over $25 Million.

Download the nomination form here.

2020 Masters Award Recipients

Graham Construction Co.

  • UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital Generator Replacement

Ryan Companies US, Inc.

  • 111 East Grand

The Hansen Company, Inc.

  • MAE – DMU1

Past Recipients

  • 2019

    Ball Team, LLC | Des Moines Community Playhouse - Act II

  • 2019

    City Construction | UIHC Pediatric Specialty Clinic Expansion & Conference Center Development

  • 2019

    Ryan Companies US, Inc. | Krause Gateway Center

  • 2018

    DCI Group | Principal Financial Group - Corporate 1 Renovation

  • 2018

    Graham Construction Co. | Weaton Franciscan Healthcare Covenant Medical Center - Surgery Renovation

  • 2018

    Peters Construction Corp. | SingleSpeed Brewing Co.

Master Builder Achievement Award

  • Overview
  • Latest Recipient
  • Past Recipient

Overview

Through the MBI Master Builder Designation program, credits are awarded in the areas of Leadership, Project Management, Ecological Construction, Ethics, and Safety. Virtually every course or education program that is offered through MBI receives credits in at least of these critical areas. The Master Builder Achievement Award is earned when an individual surpasses 150 credits and fulfills.

2020 Master Builder Achievement Award Recipients

David Halbrook

  • Halbrook Excavating, Inc.

Kasey Harken

  • Lang Construction Group, Inc.

Brian Mulcahy

  • Hy-Vee Construction

Andrew Snyder

  • Dean Snyder Construction

John Williams

  • HPC, LLC

Past Recipients

  • Bill Bruce (2019)

    Bush Construction Company, Inc.

  • Matt Bulkeley (2019)

    Cedar Valley Steel, Inc.

  • Rob Davis (2019)

    Bush Construction Company, Inc.

  • Adam Day (2018)

    Eick & Day Construction, LLC

  • Tony Herring (2019)

    Woodruff Construction, LLC

  • Erin Hiscox (2019)

    Hy-Vee Construction

  • Lee Hollatz (2017)

    The Hansen Company, Inc.

  • Doug Kumm (2019)

    Baker Group

  • Kevin Larsen (2018)

    Woodruff Construction, LLC

  • Chris McMullen (2019)

    Hubbell Construction Services, LLC

  • Jeff Scandrett (2018)

    Hy-Vee Construction

  • Rod Schumacher (2019)

    Conlon Construction Co.

  • Mike Sherman (2019)

    Hy-Vee Construction

  • Joshua Thrap (2018)

    Hy-Vee Construction

Outstanding Company Safety Achievement Awards December 11, 2020

  • Overview
  • Latest Recipient
  • Past Recipient

Overview

The Outstanding Company Safety Achievement Award is an Iowa OSHA and Master Builders of Iowa sponsored award that has become one of the most prestigious safety awards in the state of Iowa for the construction industry. The overall goal is to encourage and recognize significant achievements in workplace safety. The process solicits the best practices in accident prevention and promotes the sharing of the industry’s best achievements to advance safety at all levels. The award is presented in two categories: General Contractor and Specialty Contractor. You must be a member of Master Builders of Iowa in order to submit for these awards.

2020 Outstanding Company Safety Achievement Award Recipients

Russell Construction Co., Inc.

  • General Contractor Category

The Waldinger Corporation

  • Specialty Contractor Category

Past Recipients

  • 2019

    Ryan Companies US, Inc., General Contractor Category

  • 2019

    Tri-City Electric Co., Specialty Contractor Category

  • 2018

    Graham Construction Co., General Contractor Category

  • 2018

    The Waldinger Corporation, Specialty Contractor Category

Safety Champion Award December 11, 2020

  • Overview
  • Latest Recipient
  • Past Recipient

Overview

It is the duty of every individual on a job site to focus on safety. Safety, like other disciplines, has individuals who stand out for their positive efforts in exceptional performance and for leading others in their commitment to excellence on the job. This award is for individuals who are not safety professionals, but demonstrate a commitment to the goal of high performing safety and whose efforts have had a substantial impact on the overall safety of a job site.

2020 Safety Champion Award Recipient

Travis Benz

  • Russell Construction Co., Inc.

Past Recipients

  • Paul Robertson

    The Waldinger Corporation

Safety Professional Award December 11, 2020

  • Overview
  • Latest Recipient
  • Past Recipient

Overview

Every successful safety program has a key leader who keeps the program on track and is responsible to see that all the components mesh together to produce the end result of eliminating hazards in the workplace. Some safety professionals in the construction industry go above and beyond in their devotion to preserving quality of life in the workforce. This award spotlights the most dedicated and innovative safety professionals and their achievements in safety both within their company and in the construction industry.

2020 Safety Professional Award Recipient

Dan Weekly

  • Price Industrial Electric Inc.

Past Recipients

  • Michael Doucette

    Russell Construction Co., Inc.

  • Russ DeFord

    Dean Snyder Construction Co.