MBI Construction was started in 1971 as Monroe Bartels, Inc.
A new building was constructed at Lake Sara Road and Routes 32/33. Currently a BP Station is located at that location.
The business returned to the family farm and a new office and warehouse was constructed.
A new office was constructed and over the next 10 years the current buildings were constructed at that location.
In 2004 the portable concrete plant division was added. The first project involved furnishing concrete for a warehouse in a converted underground rock mine.