About Us

Iowa Association of Building Maintenance Engineers
CALL US  833-33-IABME  (833-334-2263)


Educational Resource in Iowa

IABME annually promotes a number of classes taught by the Iowa Area Community Colleges on boiler operation & maintenance, building maintenance, and industrial housekeeping maintenance technology. These classes are conducted throughout the state of Iowa for the building maintenance profession. We publish the trade newsletter "Iowa Building Maintenance News," the only newsletter devoted to Iowa building maintenance personnel. 


We provides instructional textbooks, brochures, videos, and films available for use in the classroom as study guides for quality education. IABME administers a Voluntary Certification Program for boiler operation, air-conditioning and heat pumps, electrical principles, building maintenance, and industrial housekeeping.

IABME sponsors a maintenance school held one week every summer in Ames, IA, consisting of certification classes,  as well as one day seminars. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded after completion.


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Membership in a local chapter is a place where members can share knowledge and problems with others at monthly meetings held throughout the year. IABME helps obtain programs for local chapter meetings.

We are constantly searching for methods and materials to help make building maintenance personnel more proficient in their chosen profession.


Board of Directors


Ken Brown

President Elect

Jon Lohrbach

1st Vice President

Jim Behrens

2nd Vice President

Randall Lowe

Senior at Large

Warren Bell

Junior at Large

Dewey Snyder

At Large

Justin Benjegerdes

Jr. Past President

Greg Van Vark

Senior Past President

Todd Smith


Greg Van Vark / Jim Behrens


Jim Oberle