More than 3,700 ballots were cast by our readers this year in the Business Record's annual Best of Des Moines competition. It was a resounding response to one question asked in dozens of categories: Who do you think is the best at what they do? This week we bring you half of the winners in our survey, and next week we'll finish up.


These strong, confident leaders light the path for our companies and organizations.

Building Iowa

From the deals to the designs to the details, here are the standouts in construction.

Business basics

Whether you need employees or supplies, these people have the answers.


Every year, we become more reliant on electronic devices; meet the experts who help us find our way.