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Merchants Project Team Wins DBIA Award

October 20, 2016

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the project team for Merchants Bonding Company's™ new headquarters attended the DBIA Mid-American Region Design-Build Awards in Kansas City, Missouri, where the team accepted the 2016 Honor Award for Best Commercial Office Project for Merchants' 50,000-square-foot Class A office located in West Des Moines, Iowa. This distinction is awarded to the design-build project and team within the four-state region of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa that best utilized design-build practices to achieve project goals with particular emphasis on aesthetics, design quality, functionality, life cycle value, innovation and customer satisfaction on commercial office projects. The project was completed in July of 2015.   


Accepting the award (L-R): Kayla Handsaker (Ryan), Zak Cole (Wolin), Dustyn Curran (Ryan), Nathan Laird (Wolin), Don Blum (Merchants), Dan Goldsworth (Ryan), Bill Warner, Jr. (Merchants), Brad Rasmussen (Merchants), and Craig Thompson (Ryan).  *Not Pictured: Terry Gebard, Brett Mendenhall (OPN Architects).