Photo of Luke Roozeboom


Luke Roozeboom, a punch lister for McAninch, is one of the last employees to see a job before it’s walked through for final approval. For example, if the city is inspecting a job site, they will open the infrastructure and make sure everything is up to par and meets code requirements.

Photo of employee Scott Smith


Scott Smith, a loader operator, is preparing for his third season working for McAninch. Before joining the company, he spent a decade doing tree work in the Des Moines area.

“I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years, but this is the first one I could see turning into a real career and not just a job,” Smith says.


It’s not uncommon for Iowans to pack their bags and head south for a winter vacation. Few people, however, leave on a motorcycle in early January when it’s in 34 degrees outside. That’s exactly what Jon Thompson and his wife did during his time off last winter from working at McAninch.


Tanner Bowman has always been intrigued by heavy machinery. Now, as a scraper operator – he’s working with big machines nearly every day. Although he’s been working for McAninch for less than six months, he feels right at home in his new role.