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Iowa Events Center
730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
April 2021-May 2022



Hopkins Roofing recently completed a total replacement of the Iowa Events Center roof for OVG360 in downtown Des Moines. With its age and exposure to various weather conditions, the old roof leaked in many areas and could no longer provide consistent protection from the elements. In April 2021, Hopkins Roofing partnered with Polk County to remove the existing roof deck and install over 173,000 square feet of new insulation, vapor barrier, and roofing membrane, complete with metal flashing and trim.

Despite a number of unique challenges which included unpredictable weather, material shortages, and a highly obstructed layout which includes almost 40 unique roofing levels and sections, Hopkins Roofing went above and beyond to create a leak-free venue to host Central Iowa’s best events for years to come.

As of May 2022, installation of the new roof is complete and Iowa Events Center remains the premier place to host the biggest stars in sports and entertainment. The success of this project would not have been possible without the expertise of architecture firm Shive Hattery, the incredible electrical work of Baker Electric, and the timely manufacturing of high-quality roofing materials by Carlisle.

“Completing the reroof of the Iowa Events Center was a huge accomplishment for the Hopkins Roofing team! The project was complex and very high-profile, and I’m so proud of our company for making it happen. Special thanks to Jason Smith at Iowa Events for being so great to work with as we encountered challenges along the way, and thanks to Shive Hattery for their awesome support throughout the project. This new roof will serve the Iowa Events Center and Polk County well, and we are honored to be a small part of the upkeep for such a great facility that all Iowans can be proud of!”
– Roger DeWaard

In addition to those mentioned above, Hopkins Roofing would like to thank the staff at Iowa Events Center for being so accommodating and gracious to work with. The team effort of everyone involved resulted in an enhanced aesthetic and extended life for the Iowa Events Center, which now has a low-maintenance roof that will last for many events – and many years – to come.

About Hopkins Roofing

Hopkins Roofing is your trusted Iowa roofing contractor, committed to putting people first with grit and gladness. The Hopkins team strives to make sure that every project is “done for good.”

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“Hopkins has been a valued partner with the Iowa Events Center. In a time of labor shortages and supply chain delays they have found a way to deliver. Dave and his team are knowledgeable and relentless on solving issues that arise and are responsive when you need them to be. Hopkins has been competitive with pricing and resourceful with finding high quality materials. We look forward to a continued partnership with them on current projects.”

Harold Peterson
Director of Operations, Iowa Events Center


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