As has become custom at our Annual Winter Conference, Master Builders of Iowa took every opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of member companies and their employees through a plethora of awards at the 2018 event!
The 2018 awards kicked-off at the Build Iowa Breakfast, where Kent Pilcher of Estes Construction was recognized with the Build Iowa Award. This award acknowledged his commitment to the commercial construction industry as well as his community, all while displaying the tenets of MBI: skill, integrity, and responsibility.
Next, MBI had the pleasure of welcoming four new members to the Master Builder Achievement Award club for attaining 150 hours of training credits through the association. Adam Day, The Hansen Company; Kevin Larsen, Woodruff Construction, LLC; Jeff Scandrett, Hy-Vee Construction, LC; and Joshua Thrap, Hy-Vee Construction, LC were presented with the coveted award. To wrap up the luncheon, MBI recognized the three Masters Award winners in the categories of: $1-5 Million, $5-10 Million, and over $10 Million. Graham Construction received the $1-5 Million award for the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Covenant Medical Center Renovation in Waterloo. In the $5-10 Million category, Peters Construction Corp. received the award for the SingleSpeed Brewing Company in Waterloo. Finally, in the over $10 Million category, DCI Group won the award for their project teams' work on Principal Financial Group Corporate 1 Renovation in Des Moines.
At the Safety Awards Breakfast, the new WORKSAFE Project of the Year was awarded to Neumann Brothers, Inc. for their work on the EMC Building in Des Moines. The winners of the 2018 Outstanding Safety Achievement Awards were Graham Construction, Des Moines, and The Waldinger Corporation, Des Moines. The Outstanding Safety Achievement Award recognizes one general contractor and one specialty contractor for significant achievements in workplace safety. To wrap up the safety awards, Russ DeFord of Dean Snyder Construction Co. was recognized for his efforts toward workplace health and safety. He was presented with the Safety Professional of the Year Award.
A new award this year was the Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award which recognizes companies who have displayed exceptional efforts, engagement and leadership in communicating to future industry workers career opportunities in the commercial construction industry. This year’s recipient of the award was Henkel Construction Co., Mason City.
Master Builders of Iowa applauds all of the companies and individuals who took place in the award selection process and congratulates all of the winners.