Markey's at the Iowa Events Center
730 Third Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone 515-564-8144


A defining experience is special, unique, and memorable. We at Markey's, in partnership with the Iowa Events Center, are focused on helping you create that defining experience through your next event.                    
Markey's Rental & Staging is proud to be the In-House Preferred Audiovisual Provider at the Iowa Events Center, an extension of our Des Moines branch office. The Markey's Team at the Iowa Events Center have at their disposal the equipment and support staff to make your event successful and we look forward to working with you.



Wralph's passion for the audiovisual industry began in junior high school, volunteering in the AV department.  In high school he was heavily involved in theater productions, assisting with lighting and audio.  Wralph continued his studies at the School of Communications Arts in Minneapolis, MN, where he studied video production and media arts, and graduated with honors.

Wralph worked in audiovisual management for two different hotels in three cities, but missing the Midwest, he relocated to Des Moines where he joined the Markey's team in 2006. As an onsite event technician at the Iowa Events Center, Wralph has had the opportunity to work with customers in a wide variety of industries, helping each with their unique needs for their special events.  Clients describe Wralph as friendly and going above and beyond in providing great service.

“I like the variety of events and the opportunity of meeting and working with new people.  I truly enjoy providing excellent customer service!”

Tim Cooper began his career with Markey’s in 1998 as Assistant Manager in the Des Moines, Iowa, office.  Tim’s aptitude for the business became quickly apparent.  When the Iowa Events Center (IEC) opened in Des Moines and Markey’s became the Preferred Audiovisual Provider (2005), Tim was promoted to the IEC's Director of Event Technology.

Tim has a sense of the importance of maintaining a strong theme and message through all elements of an event, including décor and backdrop design.  He also has experience as the music director of a church, which makes him exceptionally qualified in understanding the goals and dynamics of religious events.

“When partnering with IEC clients as we work through details and get their event ready for show time, I enjoy using a combination of expertise, patience and even a good dose of humor to help make the process as stress free as possible”