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

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

Simplicity

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 $3,000 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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

02/25/19 – 02/27/19

Annual Winter Conference

Learning opportunities will include a great combination of sessions focused on leadership and project management on Tuesday, as well as the annual Safety Day of training on Wednesday. There is something for everyone, from the construction worker, to the President and CEO of a company.

02/25/19 *

MBI Membership Meeting

Employees of MBI member companies are encouraged to attend the association’s annual business meeting. This year’s meeting will include a presentation by Steve Siemens, a report on MBI’s plans and initiatives, as well as the associations’ financial year.

02/26/19

Annual Construction Industry Reception

This is a great opportunity to network with industry colleagues, meet with vendors to see the latest trends in construction, and try your luck at winning great prizes, all while enjoying complimentary drinks and appetizers.

03/08/19

Advanced Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction

This course is a follow-up to the Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction and will present attendees with advanced plan reading skills as well as quantity take-off and estimating using the RSMeans Manual.

* - MBI Members only

MBI MOBILE APP

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.

WELCOME NEW MBI MEMBERS!

ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE

The MBI Annual Winter Conference offers two full days of educational sessions and popular annual events, which attract all aspects of the construction industry. Learning opportunities include a great combination of sessions focused on leadership and project management on Tuesday, as well as the annual Safety Day of training on Wednesday. Great value can be found at this popular annual event!