At age fifteen, David Birchmier and his father built David’s first computer together in the basement. This father-son time not only helped David bond with his dad, but also sparked a fire in him to learn more about computers. Fast forward a year or two, David was helping all his neighbors and friends with their own technology issues. Even at such a young age, David recognized that one must understand the person and their unique challenge before a real solution can be offered. From those beginnings, MPA was born.
In 2003 David started repairing computers as a business in that basement of his parents’ rural home. Since that time, MPA has grown into the largest and most extensive technology solution center in southern Iowa, comprised of ten team members and over 2,500 active clients.
Focusing on several key business areas (IT solutions, computer sales & repair, app development, website development, and marketing), MPA is fueled by an underlying passion to achieve three overall goals: Always provide responsive service, foster partnerships with other businesses to create software solutions that transcend devices, and to distribute that software in a national market.
We are a Creative Technology Company that respects the passion equally as the expertise that backs it. We offer a lot of services but our mission is simple: Fuse Creative, Technology, & Passion to Grow Your Business.
Our home is on the square in a small town, but our products, service, & vision are anything but small. We believe in recruiting the best talent. We figure ingredients like a great community life, kick-ass work atmosphere, and the opportunity to work with other amazing people adds up to a pretty good combination.
And, we don’t limit ourselves to working locally, we work with clients & products all over the world, too.
We’re geeky and love technology, but we’re happiest when we can use technology to make your business more efficient, run more smoothly, sell more, and ultimately Grow Your Business.
Magical experiences (that create believers).
We strive to create magical experiences every day. We inspire awe and confidence by fixing the seemingly unsolvable problems and providing comfortable and encouraging experiences for our customers.
We embrace dreaming. We are not afraid of making mistakes. We reject the status quo. We take passionate action and know that we can accomplish ANYTHING!
We put ourselves in our clients’ shoes and look at the problem from their perspective. What may seem insignificant to us, is likely to be a catastrophic impediment for our clients.
Communication is the vehicle to ensure our values are broadcast into the world. We communicate proactively, responsively, and often.
To err is to grow, as long as you are able to admit, accept and be courageous enough to learn. We openly accept accountability for our actions and how they impact those around us. Accountability is embraced at every level at MPA, from the CEO to the receptionist.
Our IT services are not just about information technology but also information transference from us to our clients. We embrace sharing our knowledge and admitting our mistakes.
Even the best laid plans and intentions can have disastrously negative impacts on us and our clients, when the details are overlooked. We strive to
MPA is about cultivating new ideas, establishing a forum where creative and technical people can collaborate to watch the seeds of great thinking grow into innovative solutions for an ever-evolving client base. Our passion is to provide seamless, transparent customer experience through building a team of highly-qualified professionals who care about their work and take pride in a solid end result. Dream. Build. Deploy.
While MPA headquarters is located in the vibrant rural Iowa town of Bloomfield, our sense of community is truly global. With Managed IT clients that span to the corners of our region, to our applications which are used by companies all over the United States as well as Germany, Malaysia, and Great Britain (just to name a few); we understand the importance of the global economy in the future of our world, ultimately our community. It is our goal to make the most positive impact we can as our products and services reach around the world.
At age 15, David Birchmier and his father built David’s first computer in the basement. Fast-forward 2 years, MPA is born as a solution to helping friends and neighbors with their technology. What started as simply “fixing computers” quickly grew to become the largest Creative Technology company in southeast Iowa by 2011, now offering Managed IT Services and Application Development. David believes in Dreaming Big and, under his guidance, MPA has rolled out a comprehensive Managed IT program and launched numerous commercial products, seeing great success nationally and internationally.
With a background in arts management and professional music, Justin Hill brings a creative spin to the management team at MPA. Having successfully run two companies since the age of 18 and being the Founding Music Director of the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, entrepreneurship and management run deep in Justin’s blood. “It is vital to the success of any firm, such as MPA, to understand and embrace the artistic and creative while also managing projects on strict deadlines to spur client growth.”
Michael enjoys discovering solutions and finding the most efficient way to accomplish a task. After receiving his education from Indian Hills College and Portland State University, Michael has worked most recently as an addiction counseling and prevention specialist. He enjoys meeting new people and absolutely loves sharing stories about life. Family comes first, but a good video game or movie ranks highly as well.
The tallest among our crew, Nathan B. keeps us on our toes. (Sorry, guys.) He received his A.A.S in Computer Networks and Security from Indian Hills College. Nathan’s innate ability to solve problems and desire to help others make him a natural fit here at MPA, even if he is too tall for the back storage room.
From Linux to Windows to Mac – Nathan is an expert in all areas! He also is a pro at data recovery and all types of storage. Nathan attended DMACC, where he focused his studies in Information Technology Network Administration. Nathan recently received VSTP certification from VMware. When asked about his hobbies, he replied, “Anything technical, hardware programming, engine rebuilding and electronic engine management.” He’s also a total sucker for mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches.
Our newest team member, Alex has jumped right in, preventing issues and providing solutions for our company and clients. He holds an A.A.S. in Computer Networks and Security from Indian Hills and enjoys a good cup of coffee (though not as breakfast-crazed as the rest of us…)
Jodie is the graphic designer here at MPA. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from UNI in Graphic Design and loves creating design that matters. Jodie moved to Bloomfield from central Iowa and, along with her family, is enjoying the relaxed pace of living in a rural community.
Jodie enjoys spending time with her husband Steve & active four-year-old daughter Abbie. In her free time she likes to keep busy by designing wedding invitations and taking photos of her daughter.
Diana’s official title be what it may, we know her as a “Social Diva, Wordsmith, & Pro Nit-picker.” A pro musician as well, she brings a deep passion for creativity, coupled with the belief that organization is key to success in everything! Diana holds a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Vocal Performance.
She loves her family & friends, digs historic preservation, and wishes she had more time to read. Her wish for the world? Do Love Well.
MPA’s Software Engineer Alex holds a master’s degree in programming specialty electronics. Alex is always hungry to learn and stays up-to-date on the latest certifications. Most recently, he earned a certificate from MongoDB university. Not only do his professional credits warrant our attention, but his steadfast, can-do attitude makes any task LOOK easy. Though work is important to Alex, his biggest passion in life is his family and his son. We leave you with a few of his favorite quotes, which inspire us more than we can say:
“Amat victoria curam” – Victory loves preparation.
“Feci, quod potui, faciant meliora potentes” – I did everything I could; Let those who can, do better.
With an IMIS Higher Diploma in Computing and more than eight years experience in open source development, Kai couples his work background with ambition, adaptability and intense motivation, making him a great addition to the MPA team. He loves to cook and stay up-to-date on all the latest in science, gadgetry and all things IT.
Fave quote: The only way to do great work is to love what you do” -Steve Jobs