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About the Owner Michael Collings

Michael Collings was born 1967 in St. Joseph, Mo. and raised in Princeton, Mo. of Mercer County. Jessica "Hammond" Collings is also from Princeton. The Collings family has long lineage of farmers and carpenters in Mercer County dating back as far as the 1850’s. Michael received the Eagle Scout award 1983 and upon graduation from Princeton High School in 1985 joined the United States Marine Corps. Michael is a Veteran of Foreign Wars (Gulf War 1991).

Michael has always dedicated himself to a higher standard of achievement. He consistently performs above expectations, by providing dedication, professionalism, team work and the ability to adapt to any situation. Michael began working as a carpenter/contractor upon completing his commitment of service in the United States Marine Corps, except for a brief period during the recession. Michael has designed and built residential homes to include a bed and breakfast; Insulated Concrete Forms – complete concrete homes; log homes; along with traditional ranch and two-story models. He has supervised or managed up to 34 employees, including payroll, interview, hiring, dismissal, training, general oversight. Michael performs the bids and management of projects, including status updates, plans, marking out for foundation, ordering materials, setting up subcontractors and completion. He coordinates with municipalities for permits and inspections. When necessary, Michael provides liaison between all parties involved to ensure a timely building process to include; architects, engineers, subcontractors and homeowners. Michael reviews OSHA requirements and maintains updated equipment.


Having obtained the rank of Sergeant, Michael was released from service after the Gulf War 1991 and received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps on September 1992. His excellent Military Record includes a Meritorious Promotion, three Meritorious Mast and two Letters of Appreciation. He has experience in overseas deployment (Japan, Korea, Philippines, Honduras, Oman, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia).

Military awards earned

  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
  • Meritorious Promotion
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/2 Stars
  • South West Asia Service Medal w/2 Stars
  • Rifle Expert Badge 3rd Award
  • Pistol Expert Badge
  • Meritorious Mast 3rd Award
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
  • Letter of Appreciation 2nd Award
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Ribbon
  • Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait)
  • Combat Action Ribbon


National Kitchen and Bath Association: Member: 2015 – Present

American Management Association: Member: 2015 – Present Member: 2015 – Present

Boy Scouts of America

  • Scout Leader: Volunteer: 1993 – 2010
  • Wood Badge Staff: Instructor: 2006 – 2009
  • District Camping Chairman: Volunteer: 2006 – 2009
  • Award of Merit (Leadership Award): 2009
  • Tribe of Mic-O-Say
  • Eagle Scout

Iowa Workforce: Corporate Volunteer: Counseling unemployed individuals, providing mock interviews and advisement to improve interviewing skills. 2010