Master Builders of Iowa strives to be the essential resource for Iowa’s construction industry and a valuable component of that effort are those companies who support MBI’s programs and events.  Through the exclusive Essential Partners recognition program, MBI strives to recognize our industry supporters, while adding value to those companies’ sponsorship dollars who take leadership roles in sponsoring MBI events and educational opportunities.  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 MBI’s success and we couldn’t do it without them!

Principal Level - $15,000

  • ConstructConnect

    Cincinnati, OH

    ConstructConnect started with a simple vision: to transform the way the construction industry does business. 

    Today, we're a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, providing our customers the tools, information, and connections needed to drive their success. 

    Learn how you can grow your business and profits with ConstructConnect.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

  • Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC

    Waukee, IA

    “Your unique potential is our soul purpose.” That statement is the core of how we do business. We ask the tough questions, avoid the easy path, believe fully in caring for the unique challenges of our clients, and leverage our greatest assets — the hearts and minds of our people — to advocate on behalf of our clients. That’s our approach to risk management and benefits consulting, and it’s worked for us since our inception in 1932. As an independent brokerage, we serve businesses across the nation in the areas of property casualty, employee benefits, construction, captive insurance, risk management, and loss control.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker and the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

  • TrueNorth Companies

    Cedar Rapids, IA

    As a contractor, you recognize the importance of being a specialist – and so do we. If you’re going to spend your hard-earned dollars on insurance, why not get the specialist you deserve?

    Now, more than ever, the challenges facing construction companies extend far beyond the job site. As TrueNorth’s Construction Specialty Group, our commitment to working exclusively with contractors combined with our industry experience, makes an engagement with us unlike any other firm.

    Founded in 2005, our team is one of the few true construction risk specialists in the country. Our goal is to create value for our clients by providing measurable, impactful, real-world risk management solutions in the areas of insurance, bonds, contractual risk transfer, and loss control services. Our process is designed to take work off your desk while simultaneously reducing risk.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Winter Conference and MB EYE on the Future!

  • UFG Insurance

    Cedar Rapids, IA

    UFG Insurance is a publicly traded, multibillion-dollar company, with more than 70 years of knowledge and experience, providing commercial insurance and surety bonds for businesses. UFG's local network of professionals provides national expertise. UFG sells through more than 1,100 independent agencies in 46 states, plus the District of Columbia. UFG has been named a Super Regional Property/Casualtyu Insurer™ every year since 2006 by Insurance Journal magazine and, in 2019, was names a Five-Star Carrier by Insurance Business America for the third consecutive year and placed on Business Insurance's Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance list. 

    Proud sponsor of the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker, the 2022 MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic, and the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

Major Level - $10,000

  • BrownWinick Law Firm

    Des Moines, IA

    BrownWinick is a dynamic business-focused law firm based in Des Moines, Iowa serving a diverse client base with a variety of legal and business issues. We help leading companies advance complex business interests. Our attorneys work with many of the largest and most innovative companies in the Midwest, delivering tailored commercial solutions through its dedicated and uncompromised approach to quality and service.

     Our attorneys not only protect your interests from a legal perspective; we use the law as a tool to help you achieve your goals and put your business in a stronger competitive position in the marketplace. We leverage our connections and our industry-specific expertise to be your valuable partner, studying your business and anticipating your needs.

    We bring the courage, vision, and understanding that you would expect from a good business partner and complement it with deep legal knowledge, so you can be bold and be wise. That’s BrownWinick.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

  • White Cap/Stetson Building Products, LLC

    Des Moines, IA

    White Cap and Stetson Building Products, A Construction Supply Group Company has combined to better serve you. Our goal with this integration is to ensure minimal disruption in your service while bringing to life the many benefits the combination of our two industry-leading businesses will create for you. The cultural alignment of White Cap and CSG is a foundational element of this integration. Both White Cap and CSG have team-driven cultures that are 100 percent focused on serving our customers with excellence. Our mutual commitment to being Better Together and Building Trust on Every Job™ by providing you with exceptional service.

    Proud sponsor of the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker, the 2022 MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic, the 2022 Regional Membership Meetings, the 2022 Annual Winter Conference, and the Project Managers & Project Supervisors Leadership Series!

Supporting Level - $5,000

  • A-1 Mobile Storage Service, Inc.

    Manchester, IA

    A-1 Mobile Storage Service offers on site storage containers/trailers and mobile offices for all types of projects throughout the Midwest. We also offer complete fabrication of your container to fit your business needs. Call 800-924-4254 to schedule your delivery today!

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Regional Membership Meetings, the 2022 Annual Winter Conference, and The Leadership Experience!

  • AssuredPartners

    West Des Moines, IA

    Assured Partners merged with LMC Insurance and Risk Management in 2020. Assured Partners is the 11th largest independent insurance broker in the USA. With 350 physical locations, and 7500 employees Assured Partners can provide property casualty, surety bonding, employee and executive benefits, retirement plans and a full range of claim management and loss control engineering services. With a construction industry focus- we understand the challenges faced by MBI members and we have solutions.

    Proud sponsor of the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker and the 2022 MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic!

  • Baker Group

    Ankeny, IA

    Baker Group is the Midwest’s leading full-service commercial and industrial specialty contractor. We design and install mechanical, electrical sheet metal, automation, security and fire alarm systems for corporate offices, data centers, research laboratories, educational, industrial, medical, and governmental facilities. Clients choose Baker Group for cost-effective new construction, additions, and renovations using delivery methods from fast-track design-build, to traditional plan and spec methods.  Baker Group supports clients for the life of their building, offering professional maintenance and operational services 24/7/365.

    Proud sponsor of the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker, 2022 MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic, 2022 Annual Winter Conference, Project Managers & Project Supervisors Leadership Series, and Building a Safety Champion!

  • Elder Corp

    Des Moines, IA

    Elder Corporation employs upwards of 275 people, and although most of what we have done lies hidden under the asphalt of highways, the concrete of buildings, and the grass of parks and sports fields, the solid foundations we’ve built in these places has ensured that they will last for decades.

    Proud sponsor of the 2022 MBI Summer Intern Series, the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker, Building a Safety Champion, MB EYE on the Future, The Leadership Experience, and the MBI Breakfast Club!

  • Merchants Bonding Company

    West Des Moines, IA

    With an 89-year reputation for consistency, common sense underwriting and first class service, Merchants Bonding Company has grown to be among the top 15 surety writers in the United States and the largest provider in Iowa (SFAA, 2020).

    Merchants has almost exclusively focused on surety bonds for more than 80 years. Unlike other insurance companies with multiple lines of business, Merchants has honed its expertise in contract and commercial surety bonding. We are recognized among the industry’s finest, achieving an A.M. Best Rating of “A” Excellent or better since 1958. 

    Merchants is licensed in all 50 states, maintaining offices in more than 16 states including our home office in West Des Moines, Iowa.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker, the 2022 MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders' Classic and the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!


    Des Moines, IA

    RSM US LLP’s audit, tax and business consulting professionals are committed to serving and advising construction companies as they pursue their business objectives and improve their performance through the most challenging business cycles in whatever capacity we are asked to serve. We have significant experience working with construction companies of all sizes and in various stages of their life cycle, whether as a full-service provider or on a project basis.

    By serving as audit, tax and consulting service providers to more than 3,850 construction companies nationally, RSM has a strong understanding of the industry. Our clients are general building contractors, specialty contractors, industrial contractors, sub-contractors, architectural and engineering firms, highway and street construction, suppliers and residential contractors. Our clients include privately held and private equity-backed companies. In addition to traditional full-service relationships, we are experienced in performing consulting projects for companies and working with their other providers so that services are delivered timely and in coordinated fashion, as necessary.

    Our national practice of professionals focus specifically on construction by spending the majority of their time serving construction clients and by attending regular training on industry issues. Our professionals are members of and regularly address the industry's leading trade associations, including Associated General Contractors, Construction Financial Management Association and Associated Builders and Contractors.

    Our experienced professionals implement standard industry practices and provide strategic support. We offer knowledge that helps our contractor clients improve their bonding capacity, state qualification capacity and income, as well as minimize federal and state income taxes.

    For the latest industry trends and updates, visit RSM’s Construction Industry page and sign up for our Construction Quarterly Update newsletter.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

  • Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

    Cedar Rapids, IA

    For over forty years, the construction & design attorneys of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman have played a major role in Iowa and the surrounding states. Our attorneys have extensive experience in nearly every aspect of the construction industry. We serve architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, specialty trades, public entities and private and public owners.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

  • Star Equipment, Ltd.

    Multiple Locations, IA

    Star Equipment, Ltd. is Iowa’s number one source for high-quality construction equipment.  Family-owned by the Bowman’s since 1968, Star Equipment offers expert service and unsurpassed product knowledge for contractors across Iowa and parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, and Missouri.  Star specializes in light to general construction equipment, as well as specialty products to fill the needs of our customers.

    When asked what Star sells, the answer is PRODUCTIVITY.  We bring you cutting edge technology and the know how to tailor it to your specific needs.  We provide you with the most uptime of any rental company in Iowa.  When knowledgeable people help you make informed decisions and provide you high quality equipment with unsurpassed service, you get PRODUCTIVITY.

    Star Equipment has four locations providing sales, service, and rentals of construction equipment in Iowa. They feature brands such as: Takeuchi, Mustang, Gehl, Manitou, Multiquip, Allen Engineering, Sullivan Palatek, Husqvarna, Wacker Neuson, IMT, Schwing, Elliott, Topcon, and many others. – Contact us today!

    Proud sponsor of the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker, the 2022 MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic, the 2022 Regional Membership Meetings, and the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

  • The Waldinger Corporation

    Des Moines, IA

    Founded as Capital City Tin Shop in 1906 by Harry Waldinger, The Waldinger Corporation planted its roots in Des Moines as a small, family-owned business, and remains a family-owned business today. Now, with around 3,000 employees companywide (over 2,200 of which are craft), The Waldinger Corporation continues to grow as the Midwest's premier full-service mechanical, electrical, structured cabling and sheet metal contractor, with the largest round-the-clock, truck-based maintenance and repair services team in Iowa. At The Waldinger Corporation, we pride ourselves on the length and value of relationships - with our employees, our customers and our industry partners. Much has changed since 1906, but our commitment remains the same. We create exceptional environments in which people live, work and play... and maintain them for life

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker and the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

  • Turner Construction

    West Des Moines, IA

    As the largest general contractor in the country, Turner is a leader in all major market segments. Driven by a commitment to continuous improvement, Turner embraces Building Information Modeling and lean construction methods to improve efficiency and enhance client value. Our vision is to be the highest value provider of global construction services and technical expertise.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Winter Conference!

  • Whitfield & Eddy Law

    Des Moines, IA

    The Whitfield & Eddy Law construction industry group is a single source provider for your business delivering comprehensive legal solutions based on your needs and budget. We are a cross-functional team with a wide range of expertise to provide continuity in analysis, support, and decision-making across your organization. We carefully planned our approach to assist, nurture, and grow your business with a trusted advisor providing the support of a full-service law firm.

    We represent most of Iowa’s top general contractors doing business in Iowa and other states and many out-of-state contractors with Iowa projects. We are active in construction industry trade associations and represent them in legislative matters. We regularly present about hot topics facing the construction industry for both public and private events. Clients seek our counsel in construction law matters including, but not limited to, contract drafting and interpretation, fidelity and surety claims, mechanics liens, arbitration, mediation, and litigation. We provide additional legal services including real estate, business and corporate, labor & employment, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, and succession planning.

    Proud Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Winter Conference, the 2022 MBI-PAC Construction Golf Classic & Smoker, and MB EYE on the Future!