Kinzler Supports Local Homeless & Disabled Veterans

Nate Johnson, Kinzler Construction Services Sales Representative, presents a donation to Tim Combs of Americans for Independent Living Director.

Kinzler Construction Services is pleased to be part of a project aimed at ending homelessness among veterans in the Waterloo, IA area.

Local non-profit group “Americans for Independent Living” opened the Veterans Transitional House at 420 E 9th St in Waterloo earlier this spring. The home houses three men, each with his own room and a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom. The goal is to allow the men to live in the home for about a year, helping them find permanent housing and jobs.

Kinzler Construction Services installed insulation into the home, donating half of the total cost of the project back to Americans for Independent Living.

“Kinzler Construction Services is a huge supporter of our nation’s brave veterans,” says Craig Coder, Distribution General Manager for Kinzler’s Waterloo and Cedar Rapids branch locations. Coder is also a Captain with the Iowa Army National Guard. “Kinzler actively seeks out National Guard soldiers and prior military soldiers as employees. And we are proud to do our part to help eradicate the homeless veteran population here in Black Hawk County.”

There are about 30 homeless veterans in Waterloo on any given night according to the Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs Commission.

About Kinzler Construction Services

Kinzler Construction Services is a leading installer of insulation products, gypsum concrete, fireproofing & air barrier. Kinzler also distributes a full line of construction materials, including drywall, steel framing, acoustical ceiling tile & EIFS. With locations across America’s heartland, Kinzler is a rapidly-growing, family-owned company offering industry-leading service to the best customers. To search job openings and apply to join the Kinzler team, visit www.KinzlerCareers.com.

Kinzler Construction Services Invests in Renewable Energy

A solar array on top of Kinzler Construction Services’ Ankeny, IA warehouse.

Kinzler Construction Services employees are celebrating Iowa’s sunny, hot summer days. That’s because the insulation and construction supply company recently activated 622 solar panels on top of its massive, recently-renovated warehouse in Ankeny.

“The solar panels will produce enough electricity to power our entire Ankeny operation, including our branch-support office,” said Tanner Kinzler, President & CEO. “So it’s a great business investment, but it’s more than that. We all have a responsibility for safeguarding our environment for future generations.”

Kinzler’s 202.15 kW solar array was purchased and installed by Iowa State University graduates at Des Moines-based CB Solar Inc. The solar panels will produce energy at Kinzler Construction Services for the next 30+ years.

The solar panels are one of the finishing touches on Kinzler’s substantial renovation of approximately 110,000 square feet of office and warehouse space at 700 SE Oralabor Rd. in Ankeny. The company plans to add 44 new jobs as a result of this project over the next three years. “We’re excited to now be able to better serve our customers from this renovated space,” said Kinzler.

Kinzler Construction Services is a leading provider of construction supplies and services to commercial, residential and agricultural builders and homeowners. With locations across Iowa as well as Minnesota and Texas, Kinzler is committed to being experts on the latest insulation techniques and building-science technologies, continuously improving value for their clients. The company is rapidly growing and invites you to search job openings and apply to join the Kinzler team.

Kinzler Now Distributing New Custom Color Cladding Solution: Illumination

Looking for a custom color cladding solution for your next project?

Illumination might be exactly what you’re looking for!

Sleek, bold, vibrant. These are the words industry professionals are using to describe Nichiha’s Illumination line of fiber cement panels.

Kinzler Construction Services is now distributing Nichiha’s Illumination Series, delivering sleek sophistication with a custom flair. Its smooth satin finish, easy installation and a virtually limitless color pallet give you a degree of design freedom that most cladding products simply can’t match. Delivering sleek sophistication comes naturally for Illumination, but don’t let the handsome face fool you…there’s more than meets the eye.

  • Integrated rainscreen for moisture management. Drained and back ventilated rainscreen design allows water to escape and air to circulate, reducing risk of mold and water damage inside the building.
  • Award-winning, simple clip installation system. Features hidden fasteners for uninterrupted appearance. Time-saving clip installation system reduces construction time and minimizes mistakes.
  • Fiber cement construction that is resistant to warping, rotting, and falling victim to pests.
  • Any weather product – Products can be installed year-round in any climate across the country. No geographical restrictions means more possibilities.
  • Backed a 50-year limited warranty – some of the strongest warranties in the business.

When compared to traditional aluminum composite and phenolic panels, Illumination is a budget-friendly option! Visit our vendor, Nichiha, for more information about Illumination.

Partner with the Kinzler Distribution Team

Kinzler Construction Services distributes a full line of construction materials, including drywall, steel framing, acoustical ceiling tile & EIFS. With locations across America’s heartland, Kinzler is a rapidly-growing, family-owned company offering industry-leading service to the best customers. Contact us today at 888-292-2382 to see how we can partner on your next project! 

Kinzler Offers New Product: NewBrick

Kinzler employees and customers listen to a representative from Dryvit speak about the benefits of NewBrick.

Kinzler is a leading supplier of distributed construction products. Our Distribution Department customers and staff recently watched a demonstration of an exciting new product offered by Dryvit called NewBrick.

NewBrick offers the industry a different way to build more cost and energy efficient, traditional-looking buildings, from the ground up in a faster and simpler way. It’s a game-changing innovation in exterior wall design that can be installed over most common building systems, including concrete and masonry, as well as over any Dryvit Outsulation® CI system. Learn more about NewBrick.

Call Kinzler Construction Services today at 888-292-2382 to discuss with our team how NewBrick might be the best product for your next project!

Kinzler Solves Problem at Historic Fire Station with Gypsum Concrete

Cedar Rapids Historic Fire Station

What was once Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s first Central Fire Station (built in 1917), turned Science Station, is now getting a remodel and Kinzler Construction Services is on the ground floor. The Cedar Rapids Gypsum Concrete Division worked with Aspect Architecture to come up with a solution to make this historical building ready for new tenants.

The problem is there was no uniformity in the sub floor. Gypsum concrete was a great option for leveling this floor. Gypsum concrete has a number of advantages including that it’s fire resistant and lightweight. Though it weighs less than the average square foot of regular concrete, it still offers the same compressive strength, and has the ability to be laid faster than regular poured concrete.

Gypsum concrete depths throughout this structure differed from 3/4″ all the way to 8”. When finished, the floor was completely level and smooth.

Kinzler Construction Services is your best choice for gypsum concrete installation. Learn more about gypsum concrete and see if it’s right for your next project at www.insulation.net/GypsumConcrete.

Kinzler Construction Services Insulates Minneapolis Graves’ Uptown Luxury Condo

The team at Kinzler’s Minneapolis Headquarters, located in Fridley, MN, recently finished insulating a six-story, nine-unit condominium project by developer Jim Graves. It’s being built by Doran Construction.

The expert Kinzler crews used Dow CM2045 spray foam for the job. This product ensured 100% coverage with no voids and the customer was impressed. In fact, a representative from Dow inspected our installation, commenting to the General Contractor that Kinzler’s crews went above and beyond industry standards for quality control and attention to detail.

Kinzler Supports Iowa Rett Strollathon

Watch Lacey Kinzler’s story.
Kinzler Construction Services is a proud supporter of Iowa’s FIRST Strollathon to raise money for Rett Syndrome Research. Our founders Kevin & Yvonne Kinzler’s daughter, Lacey, was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome just before her second birthday. Hear their story.
Kinzler will be hosting a “Wheelchair & Stroller-Decorating Station” at the event Saturday, May 20th in Des Moines. Please join us by walking in the event, cheer on others from the sidelines or join us at Confluence Brewery after the stroll! Learn more or register a team at www.strollathon.org/iowa.
Rett Syndrome is the only Autism Spectrum disorder with a known genetic cause and it was completely reversed in a mouse model in 2007. It costs $100,000 to test just one drug. Thank you for your support!

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