Commercial Services

In keeping with our mission to create opportunities, choices and support for people with disabilities, Genesis Development operates a number of enterprises as vocational training centers for those in the Employment Services programs. These programs addresses each person’s need to be productive and gainfully employed.

Training experiences are provided within the work centers as individuals are assisted with basic work skills including attendance, promptness, safety, respect for property, appropriate personal hygiene, listening to and following directions, increasing performance, displaying initiative and attending to tasks. Interpersonal skills such as honesty, accepting correction and direction, requesting assistance and working with others are also developed.  Participants earn real wages for real work done.

Custom Boxes Online

Genesis Development has been producing custom-made corrugated boxes in Jefferson, IA, since 1985.  We specialize in short runs and customizing to the customer’s exact needs.  For specific box information go to

Commercial Textile Services

In 2006, Genesis Development developed a commercial laundry in Indianola to provide work opportunities for people with disabilities in the Warren County area.  This operation focuses on the laundry service needs of the healthcare and hospitality industries and has the capacity to process 3.5 million pounds of laundry per shift per year. The facility and equipment are designed to provide a state-of-the-art, high tech, energy efficient laundering process that meets the quality, processing and handling requirements of the Standards and Recommendations of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, American Hospital Association and the VA Hospitals.

Among laundry clients are the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, the Iowa City VA Hospital, the Boone County Hospital, and the Pella Regional Health Center.

Genesis Development Commercial Enterprises