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

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 $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!



MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker

The Construction Golf Classic and Smoker has grown into the premiere fundraiser for the MBI-PAC. The vision of the “Smoker” has evolved from a simple political fundraiser to where now the event brings together construction leaders from throughout the state of Iowa for a day of great golf and unparal

08/11/20 *

Top 10 Safety Hazards... What They Are, and What Corrective Actions to Take

Working with the theory that we all have something to teach and something to learn, this webinar will share the top 10 safety hazards that were found and will share best practices in correcting them.

08/25/20 *

Leveraging Virtual Reality in the Built Environment

Learn how to use the latest technology to let your project stakeholders interact visually with the planning, building and operating of their projects. This webinar will delve into Virtual Reality (VR) and how it has evolved from gaming to the built environment.

08/27/20 *

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In this webinar we will discuss why diversity and inclusion is important in the workplace and how employers can support and promote these efforts in the workplace.

* - 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.



For your convenience, the 2020/21 Learning Opportunities Planner is now available. This annual planner is created for members to view the entire schedule of upcoming programs in order to assist in planning your employees’ career paths, as well as budgeting for the coming year.