EliteX - A Summit for Elite Executives MBI Members Only

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Overview

True leaders have a vision, strategic thinking and the ability to create powerful teams. EliteX is designed for industry professionals who want to expand their learning from some of the world's top business and thought leaders alongside like-minded industry professionals. EliteX will allow you to expand your thinking, recharge your vision, fuel your energy and transform your leadership. Through a combination of presentations, workshops, and activities, you will be introduced to and apply high-performing leadership skills. The commitment will continue once the event is over in the application of the content learned through virtual learning communities, participation in roundtables, continuation of learning and mentorship to others. Go on this journey with Master Builders of Iowa to enrich your leadership. 

The intended audience for this MBI Exclusive opportunity is individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Completed The Leadership Experience 
  • Captured the Master Builder Achievement Award
  • Executive officer or shareholder for an MBI member firm
  • Has previously attended The Leadership Summit     

Presenters Listing

Below are the testimonials from industry professionals who attended The Leadership Summit 2021:                                                               

"The Leadership Summit was a great opportunity to be surrounded by high-performing leaders within our industry. It's not often we get to take the gloves off and figure out how to improve together. I left with the tools needed to intentionally refocus my professional growth, to lead with purpose, and establish a lasting personal brand."                                                       -Jeff Scandrett, Keen Project Solutions, LLC

"The MBI Leadership Summit was a great program! With topics ranging from coaching and mentoring staff, strategic thinking, and building your personal brand of leadership, this program has something for everyone in an executive leadership role within their company. Whether you're preparing for a new role, or if you've been doing it for several years, you will learn valuable techniques to help you become a better leader."   -Eric Simon, SHYFT Collective

For additional information, contact MBI's Director of Industry Education, Tara Rinehart at TRinehart@MBI.Build or (515) 657-4395.

Program Details

  • Duration: Meets for four consecutive days
  • Time of Year: Held every 3 years
  • Location: Varies
  • Class Size: 65
  • Cost: MBI Member Exclusive $1,600 / Person | Additional Person from Same Company $1,450
  • Other: Exclusively for individuals employed by an MBI member firm who have completed The Leadership Experience, captured the Master Builder Achievement Award, are executive officers and/or shareholders
  • Master Builder Designation Credits: Leadership = 9

Building a Safety Champion - SPRING SESSION

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Overview

Designed to help enhance the safety culture within a company by empowering managers and safety leaders, Building a Safety Champion is MBI’s newest leadership development program. This program will attract those individuals who are not only safety conscious for themselves and every member of their team, but who are also in a position to create fundamental changes with their company. 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.

I really enjoyed this course. It wasn't solely focused on safety. It was about building leaders. The safety aspect was tied in. Joe gave tools and resources to build and coach safe leaders. I LOVE that it was applied and reiterated in different ways. He applied to both work life and personal life. Going through this class gavbe me knowledge foundation and confident to start my new role as a safety coordinator - Kassidy Duart, WRH, Inc. 

This class has shown me the connection between Safety and Influential Leadership and how they go hand in hand. I hope to apply these skills and tools learned over the last three months on my job sites in the future. Joe's passion for teaching safety makes it easy to learn.  - Shaun Rydl, Eick and Day Construction  

For additional information about this program, please contact Joe Melton at JMelton@MBI.Build or (515)-298-1535.

Program Details

  • Duration : Meets for three consecutive months
  • Time of Year: March - May
  • Location : West Des Moines
  • Class Size : Maximum of 30 participants and 2 participants per company
  • Cost : MBI Member - $2,150 / Non-Members - $2,675
  • Master Builder Designation Credits: Leadership = 15 | Safety = 15 | Ethics = 3

2025-2025 Class Dates:

  • March 25 & 26, 2025
  • April 22 & 23, 2025
  • May 20 & 21, 2025

Class of 2024

Devin Allison, Estes Construction
Jason Anderson, Schumacher Elevator Company
Chad Andrew, Elder Corporation
Josey Bales, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
David Bast, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc.
John Berns, Dave Schmitt Construction Co.
Justin Brighton, Rognes Corp
Nick Clark, The Graham Group, Inc. Construction Division
Reggie Cooper, The Hansen Company, Inc.
Don Copple, Dean Snyder Construction
Mark Egland, Koester Construction Company, Inc.
Sam Fierce, Estes Construction
Richard A. Firmstone, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Tim Friesen, Larson Construction Co., Inc.
Ryan Goodwin, Koester Construction Company., Inc.
Nick Klostermann, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc.
Ryan Lamb, The Weitz Company
Greg Lettington, Breiholz Construction Co.
Jerry Llanes Jr., Graham Construction Co.
Patrick Meyer, Downing Construction Inc.
Joseph Prien, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Cody Rognes, Rognes Corp.
Mike Shores, Elder Corporation
Eric Sinnwell, The Weitz Company
Brandan Smith, Synergy Contracting, LLC
Lee Sparks, Hy-Vee Construction
Jeff Trost, Synergy Contracting LLC

Project Engineers Development Series

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Overview

Building Quality Construction Workflow Skills 

What must Project Engineers know and do to become great Project Support Specialists?

This 24-hour Project Engineer course equips participants with a working knowledge base of the essential industry standard processes and practices.

It begins by highlighting the unique, invaluable role of Project Engineers. It continues with a general overview of the construction industry, then follows the natural sequence of construction projects by exploring the key workflows within the project lifecycle. From the bid documents, all the way through to project closeout, participants will learn not only how things get done, but why we must do them.

This course is equally beneficial to GC’s, subs, and design professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • The Role of a Project Engineer
  • Construction Industry Overview
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Early Project Requirements
  • Key Workflows Within the Project Life Cycle

For additional information about this program, please contact Tara Rinehart at TRinehart@MBI.Build or at (515) 657-4395.

Program Details

  • Duration: Meets for two consecutive months on a Monday and Tuesday
  • Time of Year: March - April
  • Location : West Des Moines
  • Class Size : Maximum of 25 participants and 2 participants per company
  • Cost: MBI Member Exclusive $1,750 / Non-Members $2,190
  • Other : Open enrollment
  • Master Builder Designation Credits : Project Management = 12 credits | Ethics = 4 credits | Leadership = 4 credits | Your Choice = 4 credits

2024-2024 Class Dates:

  • March 4 & 5, 2024
  • April 8 & 9, 2024

Class of 2024

Nathan Blong, Murray Company
Dalton Boerner, Estes Construction
Joe Connor, Turner Construction
Dylan Davis, Hy-Vee Construction
Kayle Frese, Elder Corporation
Ryan Gallinger, Portzen Construction Inc.
Dain Gansen, Portzen Construction Inc.
Leilani Hammel, McGough
Cody Heaton, Conlon Construction Co.
Matt Hironimus, Keen Project Solutions, LLC.
Mark Johnson, Graham Construction Co.
Lydia Jones, Elder Corporation
Ryan Kibsgaard, Woodruff Construction
Tyler Kumsher, The Weitz Company
Sarah Morgan, Hy-Vee Construction
Denise Murano, Elder Corporation
Amanda Nagle, SHYFT Collective
Reed Nelsen, Russell
Connor Ritland, Lang Construction Group, Inc.
Matt Rusch, Conlon Construction Co.
Tanner Schilling, WRH Inc.
Zach Starbuck, Peters Construction Corp.
Seth Stetzel, Russell
Braiden Vrzak, Keen Project Solutions, LLC.
Kamisha Wallace, Graham Construction Co.
Jake Weires, Conlon Construction Co.
Griffin Wiegel, Conlon Construction Co.

Building a Safety Champion - FALL CLASS

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Overview

Designed to help enhance the safety culture within a company by empowering managers and safety leaders, Building a Safety Champion is MBI’s newest leadership development program. This program will attract those individuals who are not only safety conscious for themselves and every member of their team, but who are also in a position to create fundamental changes with their company. 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.

For additional information about this program, please contact Joe Melton at JMelton@MBI.Build or (515)-298-1535.

Program Details

  • Duration : Meets for three consecutive months on a Tuesday afternoon and all-day Wednesday
  • Time of Year : August - October
  • Location : West Des Moines
  • Class Size: Maximum of 30 participants and 2 participants per company
  • Cost : MBI Member Exclusive $2,150 / Non-Members - $2,675
  • Other : Open Enrollment
  • Master Builder Designation Credits : Leadership = 15 | Safety = 15 | Ethics = 3

2024-2024 Class Dates:

  • August 27 & 28, 2024
  • September 18 & 19, 2024
  • October 15 & 16, 2024

Class of 2023

Tyler Behle, Hy-Vee Construction
Marty Berg, Edge Commercial, LLC
Nathan Boesen, Choice Concrete, LLC
Terry Bradley, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Justin Brinkman, Henkel Construction Co.
Jason Calease, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc.
Tom Dague, The Weitz Company
Matt Dorsett, Graham Construction Co.
Alexander Foust, Portzen Construction Inc.
Leilani Hammel, McGough
Mason Hogren, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Drake Hogue, Baker Group
Dane Jenkins, Edge Commercial, LLC
Britt Johnson, Eick & Day Construction, LLC
Dustin Kach, Dave Schmitt Construction Co., Inc.
BJ Kelly, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Curt Krei, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
James Machamer, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Gloria Martinez, All Star Concrete, LLC
Charles Michel, Conlon Construction Co.
Donald R. Owens, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Bryan Ring, The Weitz Co.
Jace Snyder, Dean Snyder Construction
Ryan Steele, Schumacher Elevator Company
Peter Von Qualen, Graham Construction Co.
Melissa Wilker, C.J. Moyna & Sons, Inc.

MB EYE on the Future MBI Members Only

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Overview

Building Future Leadership

This program offers attendees a tremendous opportunity to continue their path of success and become more involved as current and future leaders of the construction industry in Iowa. 

Participants will develop the skills to take their leadership influence to the NEXT LEVEL. Attendees are invited to go on a 6-month professional development journey that will equip them with skills necessary to get better results for themselves and their team. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: 

  • In person interactive sessions with national and state leaders 
  • Leadership Book Club & Active Discussions 
  • Networking with other ambitious leaders at evening activities 
  • Recommended additional resources and homework to assist in skill dvelopment 
  • 1:1 Coaching 
  • Authentic, experiential learning through work-based projects 

All participants will also have the opportunity to demonstrate professional skills in a capstone culminating project of all skills learned. 

PROGRAM CONTENT will INCLUDE:

  • The importance of self-leadership and creation of a personal development plan 
  • Professional networking skills 
  • Building trust and buy-in from team members 
  • Casting a compelling vision 
  • Clear communication & presentation skills 
  • Giving effective feedback 
  • Ethics & ethical leadership practices 
  • Managing vs Leading 
  • The Self-Aware Leader 
  • And Much More

MB EYE on the Future is the only program that MBI offers that has an application process, which requires an employer recommendation and selection procedure. Participants are nominated by their company’s executive management and complete an application for consideration in the program. Careful consideration of all nominations and applications is then made by a selection committee.

For additional information about this program, please contact Tara Rinehart at TRinehart@MBI.Build or (515) 657-4395.

Program Details

  • Duration: Meets for five consecutive months on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning with a full day in February
  • Time of Year: September - February
  • Location: Dubuque, Cedar Falls, West Des Moines, Des Moines
  • Class Size: 30 Participants
  • Cost: MBI Member Exclusive - $2,650
  • Other: MBI Members Only - application and selection process
  • Master Builder Designation Credits: Leadership = 24 | Project Management = 16 | Your Choice = 8

2024-2025 Class Dates:

  • September 12 & 13, 2024 - Dubuque
  • October 17 & 18, 2024 - West Des Moines
  • November 14 & 15, 2024 - Cedar Falls
  • December 19 & 20, 2024 - West Des Moines
  • January 23 & 24, 2025 - West Des Moines
  • February 24, 2025 - Des Moines

Class of 2024

Adam Aljets, Keen Project Solutions, LLC.
Branson Bachman, The Hansen Company, Inc.
Eric Bridgewater, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Krista Carter, HRTLND Companies
Ryan Catus, The Weitz Company
Olivia Epling, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Michael Huff, Dean Snyder Construction
Cole Jordan, Russell
Dan Larsen, Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Matt Lowder, Downing Construction, Inc.
Brett McCausland, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Anthony Meinke, Woodruff Construction
Kyle Millner, Breiholz Construction Co.
Paige Naber, Synergy Contracting, LLC
Nolan Prier, Performance Contracting, Inc.
Sam Sodders, Ball Team, LLC
Shelby Stecklein, Baker Group
Stephen Van Beek, Hy-Vee Construction
Tim Verheyen, Miron Construction
Miranda Von Ahsen, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
Joe Zahn, Elite Glass and Metal

Project Managers and Project Supervisors Leadership Series - FALL CLASS

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Overview

An Interactive Program That Focuses on the Project Team 

Success of a construction team, project or company often boils down to a few key components that, if carefully combined, can lead to great accomplishments where everybody wins. Employees, companies and customers can all win with the proper combination of teamwork, leadership, communication, accountability, personal responsibility, budgeting and quality control on every project, every day. A large portion of the responsibility for these areas falls on the project's leadership team of project managers and project supervisors. This integrative leadership program will challenge members of the project team to understand project budgets, elevate individual and team performance, understand customer dynamics, and even have a little bit of fun in the process. This is an outstanding opportunity to put members of your project team in a teamwork atmosphere of learning and professional growth. 

For additional information about this program, please contact Tara Rinehart at TRinehart@MBI.Build or at (515) 657-4395.

Program Details

  • Duration: Meets for two weeks on Monday and Tuesday
  • Time of Year: September & October
  • Location : West Des Moines
  • Class Size: Maximum of 40 Participants
  • Cost: MBI Member Exclusive $1,850 / Non-Member - $2,315
  • Other : Open enrollment - Companies are encouraged to enroll employees in this program as a team: a Project Manager and a Project Supervisor
  • Master Builder Designation Credits : Leadership = 8 | Project Management = 12 | Safety = 2 | Ecological = 2

2024-2024 Class Dates:

  • September 25 & 26, 2024
  • October 23 & 24, 2024

Class of 2023

Aaron Anderson, Henning Companies
Chad Bolin, Woodruff Construction
Dan Clarke, Central Iowa Mechanical
Matt Dooley, Central Iowa Mechanical
Thomas Foy, Cardinal Construction, Inc.
Roy Franklin, Tri-City Electric, Co.
Tom Gates, Graham Construction Co.
Luke Grosc, Central Iowa Mechanical
Ryan Gustin, Estes Construction
Erin Hiscox, Hy-Vee Construction
Chris Hon, Central Iowa Mechanical
David Klauer, Goetz Concrete Construction Corp.
Kaleb Koerperich, Henning Companies
Koby Kuhnen, Estes Construction
Nate McCoy, Central Iowa Mechanical
Mitch Monroe, Turner Construction
Mike Mullen, Tri-City Electric, Co.
Romeo Owen, Prime Construction Services
Jonathan D. Peters, McGough
Ryan Scott, US Metal Builders, Inc.
Korey Seales, McAninch Corporation
Drew Stemper, McGough
Nick Tank, Elder Corporation
Michael Taylor, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Mark Thomas, Hy-Vee Construction
Jon Webber, Prime Construction Services
Colton Webner, Woodruff Construction
Ryan Welborn, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Dwight Williams, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Shawn Winters, Selzer Werderitsch Associates

Cornerstone Academy

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Overview

A Solid Foundation for Construction Professionals

This construction leadership development 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 are vital to the success of every commercial construction company, therefore also critical for the success of the employees who are part of these firms. This is an excellent opportunity to see a detailed overview of many important aspects of the commercial construction industry, as well as receive fundamental information. 

Topics may include: Insurance; finance; safety; construction ethics and law; human relations; workforce issues; influential leadership; 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.

For additional information about this program, please contact Tara Rinehart at TRinehart@MBI.Build or (515) 657-4395.

The Cornerstone Academy course hits a homerun for leaders at their companies to attend with the variety of classes that you need in the construction industry for today. Every speaker leaves their contact information so you can reach out to them whenever you want to ask questions, to have instructors do this is really great because everyone is busy, and they are willing to take their time to help you out is something special. Meeting other leaders out in our industry at this course is truly awesome and have made a lot of new friends and great people to keep in touch throughout my life! - Chuck Danner, Hy-Vee Construction, LC

Cornerstone Academy provides a lot of valuable information from very good presenters who are knowledgeable and keep the sessions interactive.  The program also provides a great opportunity to meet a lot of good people and resources while also being a lot of fun. - Todd Langel, Cedar Valley Steel

“The MBI Cornerstone Academy was a great forum for professional growth, networking, and creating industry relationships.  I recommend this program to anyone trying to further their industry community reach.” - Mike Norris, A. J. Allen Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

From project finances to leadership techniques, the MBI Cornerstone Academy is a great way to further expand your knowledge on new industry topics.  However, the largest take-away and long lasting impact was the people I met and the relationships that were created with other industry professionals.” - Eric Bridgewater, Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Program Details

  • Duration: Meets for five consecutive months on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning
  • Time of Year: September - January
  • Location: West Des Moines
  • Class Size: Maximum of 30 participants
  • Cost: MBI Member Exclusive - $1,375 / Non-Members - $1,725
  • Other: Open enrollment
  • Master Builder Designation Credits: Leadership = 8 | Project Management = 8 | Safety = 6 | Ecological = 6 | Ethics = 5 | Your Choice = 7

2024-2025 Class Dates:

  • September 2024
  • October 2024
  • November 2024
  • December 2024
  • January 2025

Class of 2024

Nate Belcher, Hubbell Realty Co.
Bo Black, Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
Ethan Brown, Downing Construction Inc.
Brian Brunat, General Constructors, Inc.
Zachary Buchheit, DCI Group
Alex J. Buscher, Neumann brothers, Inc.
Matt Chumbley, Elder Corporation
Madie Churchill, IMAG Construction Services, Inc.
Nathan Dietiker, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
Andrew Feldermann, HRTLND Companies
Thomas Foy, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Colin Freese, Bush Construction Company, Inc.
Ian Grabarkewitz, Mortenson
Jonathan Handley, McGough
Luke Hanke, Henning Companies
Cassandra Harrison, Tjaden Electric Company LLC
Phillip Hemesath, Elite Glass and Metal
Levi Hosch, Skold Door Company, Inc.
Sam Marshall, US Erectors, Inc.
Colton Miller, Hy-Vee Construction
Taylor Olson, Dean Snyder Construction
Kally Probasco, Woodruff Construction
Coleman Prohaska, Butzke Burch Construction
Connor Ritland, Lang Construction Group, Inc.
George Schmit, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
Nick Sieck, Henkel Construction Co.
Justin Squier, Henkel Construction Co.
Clayton Stuart, Koester Construction Company, Inc.
Allison Theisen, Estes Construction
Marcus Thurman, Menefee Drywall Co. Inc.
Nathan Walker, Keen Project Solutions, LLC
Cody Whitham, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Mike Wiedman, Elder Corporation
Cody Woiwood, HRTLND Companies
Colton Wood, Keen Project Solutions, LLC.

The Leadership Experience

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Overview

The Leadership Experience is a leadership training program that addresses the areas of communication, collaboration, culture, and customer. These four areas are critical in all levels of leadership and attendees are challenged to take the learning of previous leadership classes to the next level. Becoming an effective leader requires an understanding of people, personalities, attitudes, goals, and more. The Leadership Experience stresses to attendees that the most important person they will ever lead is themselves.

The Leadership Experience program provides a great opportunity to connect with leaders in our industry as well as a time to self-reflect both personally and professionally. The interaction amongst the group facilitated by David Rabiner was incredible while still focusing on the content to grow leaders in our industry. MBI hit a homerun with this course and it's very evident that David genuinely cares about and wants to make a long-standing impact with each individual in the program. I would recommend The Leadership Experience to anyone willing to challenge themselves personally and professionally - you will not be disappointed!. -Owen Teeling, Schumacher Elevator Company | Denver, IA

In addition to the classroom training, attendees receive one-on-one executive leadership coaching from our Executive Coach, David Rabiner. Becoming a great construction leader does not boil down to what you know technically, nor is it about who you know. It is about you, your character; your ability to lead yourself and others; your influence in good times and bad; and your individual career journey. This program changes individuals on multiple levels as leaders in their company, home and community.

For additional information about this program, please contact Tara Rinehart at TRinehart@MBI.Build or at (515) 657-4395.

Program Details

  • Duration: Meets for four consecutive months on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning
  • Time of Year: December - March
  • Location: West Des Moines
  • Class Size: Maximum of 24 participants and 2 participants per company
  • Cost: MBI Member Exclusive - $ 3,000 / Non-Members - $3,750
  • Other: Open enrollment
  • Master Builder Designation Credits: Leadership = 32

2024-2025 Class Dates:

  • December 12 & 13, 2024
  • January 9 & 10, 2025
  • February 6 & 7, 2025
  • March 6 & 7, 2025

Class of 2024

Andy Arndt, PDM Precast, Inc.
David Bast, Pirc-Tobin Construction, Inc.
Josh Benson, McAninch Corporation
Samantha Blettner, HRTLND Companies
Kurt Chicoine, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Nicolas Darland, HomeRevisions, LLC
Marcus Dyer, Mortenson
Matt Dykstra, McAninch Corporation
Major Ennen, Murray Company
Clint Hulbert, WRH Inc.
Riley McLaren, Baker Group
Vaugn Miller, Advanced Traffic Control Inc.
Matt Moore, Keen Project Solutions, LLC
Pat O'Neal, Hy-Vee Construction
Andrew Palmer, Turner Construction
Monty Potter, Hy-Vee Construction
Doug Richard, Midwest Alarm Services
Todd Ringgenberg, Koester Construction Company
Chris Roberts, Baker Group
Louis Ruggio, Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
Gregg Schmidt, Estes Construction
Brandon Stevens, Elder Corporation
Jon Swenson, Dean Snyder Construction
Jacob Triplett, Eick & Day Construction Co.
Brian Vize, Conlon Construction Co.
Joseph Williams, Russell

Foundations of a Field Leader

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Overview

Laying the Groundwork for Effective Field Leadership

This field leadership development program is designed to provide attendees with a host of tools and information to help them excel as leaders in the areas of leadership, risk management, communication, and personal effectiveness. Leading a team, crew, or group of individuals in a commercial construction project environment takes an exceptional person with the right skill set and personality, along with construction knowledge and awareness. Leaders in the field must be able to manage time, equipment, materials, and most importantly, people. This program will provide the tools and help develop the skills of attendees in becoming successful leaders.

The audience for this program are individuals who show promise as a potential field leader, or those who are currently in a leadership role and would like to improve in the areas of leadership, risk management, communication and personal skills, such as time management, prioritizing, and goal setting.

For additional information about this program, please contact Tara Rinehart at TRinehart@MBI.Build or (515) 657-4395.

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As a new project superintendent, I have found the classes for Foundations of a Field Leader very helpful in my day to day operations on the job. With a whole day on communication, which I feel is key on any job, it was a very instructional course. For contractors who feel they have an up and coming lead person, I highly recommend this course before they are in that position. - Richard Firmstone, Neumann Brothers, Inc.

The Foundations of a Field Leader program renewed my excitement to keep moving forward in my communication and leadership skills.  It was nice being around a people who have had similar situations and experiences and in the end being able to open up.  It has built a community outside of my four walls. - Doug Ralston, Kingland Construction

Program Details

  • Duration: Meets every other Wednesday for four sessions, with one session being held on a Tuesday afternoon and the following Wednesday.
  • Time of Year: January - February
  • Location: West Des Moines
  • Class Size: Maximum of 32 participants
  • Cost: MBI Member Exclusive - $1,750 / Non-Members - $2,190
  • Other: Open enrollment
  • Master Builder Designation Credits: Leadership = 12 | Project Management = 12 | Safety = 3 | Ethics = 5

2025-2025 Class Dates:

  • January 2025
  • February 2025

Class of 2024

Alba Bachez, Graham Construction Co.
Tanner Bowman, McAninch Corporation
Eduardo Contreras, All Star Concrete, LLC
Eli Davis, The Weitz Company
Matt Dixon, Lang Construction Group, Inc.
Fred Garrelts, Mortenson
William Glosser, Glosser System Installers, LLC
Tim Grogan, Estes Construction
Mike Hamilton, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.
Cody Hawley, The Graham Group Inc. Construction Division
Joshua Heintz, Glosser System Installers, LLC
Caleb Heisinger, Dean Snyder Construction
Evan Hoefer, Graham Construction Co.
Jeremy Hurla, Basepoint Building Automations
Jacob Hylton, Dean Snyder Construction
Matthew Jensen, W.A. Klingers, LLC
Ethan Johnson, Estes Construction
Mike McCuddin, Koester Construction Company, Inc.
Nathan Pals, Turner Construction
Gregory Race, Butzke Burch Construction
Troy Rahe, Conlon Construction Co.
Brad Raush, Boomerang
Allen Remmen, Seedorff Masonry Inc.
Brandon Sandven, Woodruff Construction
Cole Savery, Tjaden Electric Company LLC
Eric Sinnwell, The Weitz Company
Joe Skow, Basepoint Building Automations
Danny Snyder, McAninch Corporation
Tyler Thrift, Cardinal Construction Inc.
Raymond Wiley, Keen Project Solutions LLC
Nathan Willhite, Keen Project Solutions, LLC
Lance Youngblut, W.A. Klinger, L.L.C.

Project Managers and Project Supervisors Leadership Series - WINTER SESSION

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Overview

An Interactive Program That Focuses on the Project Team

Success of a construction team, project or company often boils down to a few key components that, if carefully combined, can lead to great accomplishments where everybody wins. Employees, companies and customers can all win with the proper combination of teamwork, leadership, communication, accountability, personal responsibility, budgeting and quality control on every project, every day. A large portion of the responsibility for these areas falls on the project’s leadership team of project managers and project supervisors. This integrative leadership program will challenge members of the project team to understand project budgets, elevate individual and team performance, understand customer dynamics, and even have a little bit of fun in the process. This is an outstanding opportunity to put members of your project team in a teamwork atmosphere of learning and professional growth.  

For additional information about this program, please contact Tara Rinehart at TRinehart@MBI.Build or (515) 657-4395.

"I feel this class was a great way to see the different perspectives from both sides of construction...office and field. I would recommend this class to all Field Superintendents and Project Managers to help them better understand both sides of construction projects. " - Chad Orr, US Erectors - 2023 Attendee

“My bit takeaway from this series that was a recurring theme from all of the sessions was the importance of planning and pre-planning in construction. This includes improving productivity, increasing job profits, safety, and scheduling. I plan to take this information back to my company and start implementing a more robust pre-planing process on each project I work on moving forward."           - Cole Jordan, Russell - 2023 Attendee

This program really opened my eyes to new ways to look at the construction industry. All of the presenters had an immense knowledge base and were eager to take questions and openly discuss topics." - Stephen Van Beek, Hy-Vee Construction - 2023 Attendee

Items addressed in this program are viewed from the perspective of the project manager and the project supervisor to assure a high level of understanding. This exciting series combines the experiences and knowledge of project managers, project supervisors and presenters, focusing on team building workshops to address common construction roadblocks to effectiveness.

Program Details

  • Duration: Meets for two weeks on Thursday and Friday
  • Time of Year: January - February
  • Location: West Des Moines
  • Class Size: Maximum of 40 participants
  • Cost: MBI Member Exclusive $1,850 / Non-Members - $2,315
  • Other: Open enrollment - Companies are encouraged to enroll employees in this program as a team: a Project Manager and a Project Supervisor.
  • Master Builder Designation Credits: Leadership = 8 | Project Management = 12 | Safety = 2 | Ecological = 2

2025-2025 Class Dates:

  • January 2025
  • February 2025

Class of 2024

Corey Anderson, Baker Group
Thomas Atherton, PaveOn, LLC
Steve Blatt, ICON Construction
Lincoln Boehmer, Dean Snyder Construction
Mike Britt, Russell
Aaron Brown, Formation Group, Inc.
Fred Cook, Turner Construction
Bryan Dalton, Basepoint Building Automations
Logan Derby, Basepoint Building Automations
Eric Fanny, Woodruff Construction
Bronson Galindo, Synergy Contracting, LLC
Grace Gundlach, Russell
Millie Hoback, Koester Construction Company, Inc.
Chad Johnson, Larson Construction Co., Inc.
Chase Juhl, McAninch Corporation
Brittany Larson, Synergy Contracting, LLC
Braxton Lewis, The Hansen Company, Inc.
Doug Meyer, Fosters Kraus Plumbing Heating & Air
Paige Naber, Synergy Contracting, LLC
Dan Novitske, Tri-City Electric, Co.
Josh Oberhoffer, Conlon Construction Co.
Keith Ott, ICON Construction
Austin Prier, Larson Construction Co., INc.
Tyler Prifrel, McAninch Corporation
Heriberto Robles, Synergy COntracting, LLC
Chris Roderick, Baker Group
Victor Rodriguez, Synergy Contracting, LLC
Spencer Simmons, ICON Construction
Anthony Smith, Synergy Contracting, LLC
Brandan Smith, PaveOn, LLC
Layton Squire, The Hansen Company, Inc.
Jason Steenhoek, PaveOn, LLC
Colin Stong, Basepoint Building Automations
Jeff Swenson, Dean Snyder Construction
Quinton Thatcher, Fosters Kraus Plumbing Heating & Air
Jeff Trost, Synergy Contracting, LLC
Trevor Voelker, ICON Construction
Griffin Wiegel, Conlon Construction Co.
Tom Willardson, PaveOn, LLC
Jacob Zenor, HRTLND Companies