Des Moines, Iowa


Business Detail
Carroll Bennink, Salesman/Clothier
Mid-West Clothing - Back Room

2601 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
Business Phone: 274-8774

Industry: Men's and women's business and casual clothes

Business Description: We have a variety of stores/locations in the Mid-West Clothing family - Mr. B's, Reichardt's, Badowers, K-Michelle, Bremers in Iowa City, and Hubbers in Ames. The Back Room carries discounted merchandise from all of these stores.

Target Market: Anyone interested in looking their best.


Mike Capobianco, Managing Broker
Iowa Realty

1516 Valley West Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Business Phone: 453-6914

Industry: Real estate

Business Description: I have been with Iowa Realty for 40 years in sales and management. I still actively sell while managing our largest and highest-producing office.

Target Market: Residential Sales - typically in the western suburbs and western Des Moines proper. Generally single-family, townhomes or condos.

David Harrison, Architect
Design Alliance, Inc.

14225 University Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263
Business Phone: 225-3469
Business Fax: 225-9649
Industry: Architecture

Business Description: Architectural services for businesses, schools, churches, and public entities.

Target Customer: An open-minded client with realistic budget ideas.

Kurt Johnson
3412 Eula Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322
Business Phone: 515-278-4304
Fax: 515-278-4304

Industry: Home medical equipment and retail pharmacy

Business Description: Hammer Medical Supply sells, rents and services home oxygen and other respiratory systems and other home medical equipment and supplies such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, stairway lifts, scooters, and ostomy supplies. Hammer Medical Supply has branch locations in Clive, Newton, Oskaloosa, Chariton, Creston, Ottumwa and Marshalltown; and has about 75 employees. The Hammer Medical Supply web site is

Hammer Pharmacy, located at 600 E. Grand Avenue in Des Moines and has been in business since 1872! In addition to traditional prescriptions, Hammer Pharmacy specializes in diabetic shoes, diabetic testing supplies, and respiratory medications. Hammer also offers free or low cost delivery to your home.  The Hammer Pharmacy web site is

Business Experience: From 1978 to 1999 I was active in the management of Hammer Medical Supply and Hammer Pharmacy. Positions held included Controller, C.F.O., President and C.E.O. Also, from 1978 to 1996 I was an officer and share holder of Medicap Pharmacies, Inc. positions held included Controller and C.F.O. I am a C.P.A. and have an M.B.A.

Additional Information: I am a shareholder and board chairman for both Hammer Medical Supply and Hammer Pharmacy. I am not active in the day to day operations of either business, but I am involved in key decision making, goal setting and planning processes.


Steve Vaught, Business Development
Studio Iowa

2737 99th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Business Phone: 321-6867

Industry: Video production, graphics, industrial animation, photography

Business Description: Studio Iowa serves the Midwest with amazing video, animation, photography, and motion graphics. We tell stories that make organizations successful in every aspect of their operation.

At Studio Iowa every story starts with our client. Our creative team guides and collaborates with you to take your vision from concept through creation. You talk, we listen, and then the adventure begins.

Target Customer: Any business, or organization wanting to visually attact customers, grow their brand, highlight products, train employees, and more.

Jonathan Woods, Owner/President
JDWC Inc./Woods Construction

1213 32nd Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Business Phone: 371-6834
Business Fax: 267-0637

Industry: Residential construction/remodeling

Business Description: Home additions, 3 and 4-season porches, basements, kitchen, baths, siding, windows.

Target Customer: Any homeowner that doesn't want to do it themselves.