Kinzler Honored Again for Safety

Kinzler Safety Director Bruce Moore accepts the STEP Award for Safety at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa Excellence in Construction Gala.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa (ABC), a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members, congratulated Kinzler Construction Services for recently being named a Silver Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) award recipient at their Excellence in Construction Gala.

Every year, the ABC honors contractors who have achieved the highest level of safety in their firms. ABC uses the STEP application and interviews with company safety directors and owners to determine who receives the award. Contractors receiving this award typically possess exemplary total recordable rates and lost workday injury-illness rates. Kinzler Construction Services is proud to be a repeat recipient of the prestigious STEP award.

“This award is one more recognition of Kinzler’s outstanding commitment to ensuring a safe work environment for our entire workforce,” said Bruce Moore, Kinzler Construction Services Safety Director. “There is nothing more important than jobsite safety. Our mantra here is ‘Safe Today – Home Tonight.’”

The recognition comes just weeks after Kinzler Construction Services announced that their employees have worked more than one million safe man-hours and have gone more than two years without a loss-time injury at any of their six branch locations. Located in Ames, Ankeny, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, IA as well as Fridley, MN and Tyler, TX, Kinzler Construction Services is a leading installer of insulation products and also distributes construction materials.

EntreLeadership 1-Day Event at Kinzler

Join us October 27 to learn how to break through barriers, streamline your chaotic schedule, build a championship team, and reach new levels of financial growth!

What is Entreleadership 1-Day Live Stream?

EntreLeadership 1-Day Live Stream is a one-day event for leaders and their teams. This is your chance to completely transform how you grow yourself and your team to maximize your business’s potential—and your profits.

Join Us and You’ll Learn:

  • The definition of an EntreLeader—and how you can become one
  • How to build a culture of communication—and why
  • The incredible power of team unity, why you might not have it, and what’s getting in your way
  • How to find, hire and keep team players How to get rid of team dysfunction for good

The Speakers

Dave Ramsey – Best-Selling Author and CEO of Ramsey Solutions

Chris Hogan – Leadership and Financial Expert and Best-Selling Author

Christy Wright – Certified Business Coach and Best-Selling Author

Patrick Lencioni – Founder and CEO of The Table Group

Here’s What to Expect

Kinzler Construction Services is hosting this free event because we practice a “Team Member-Focused Approach” with our employees. That means we’re a workplace where all people, programs, processes and systems are focused on helping employees grow and advance their careers. In turn, our team members provide industry-leading service to our customers. We’re extending this invitation to our friends and customers as well because we also wish for you to grow, advance and be successful too!

The event runs from 8 am – 4 pm, however if you can’t commit to the entire day – we get it! Just drop in whenever you are available to take in this incredible learning opportunity with others in the construction industry! Check out the event schedule.

Kinzler Construction Services will provide free lunch – so we do need to know if you plan to join us. Please RSVP to help us plan!

LOCATION:

Kinzler Construction Services
700 SE Oralabor Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50021

Kinzler Named One of Iowa’s Top Workplaces

Kinzler Construction Services recently received a significant recognition, being named one of the Top Workplaces in Iowa by The Des Moines Register.

This recognition follows the announcement that Kinzler employees have worked one million safe man-hours and have gone more than two years without a loss time injury at any of Kinzler’s six branch locations.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on responses to a survey of Kinzler Construction Services employees administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“We’re serious about our Team Member-Focused approach, which means we’re a workplace where all people, programs, processes, and systems are focused on helping employees grow and advance their careers,” said Tanner Kinzler, President & CEO. “We’re creating a culture where positive people excel, safety is #1, employees have a voice on the team and they control their advancement and earning potential. In turn, our team members provide industry-leading service to our customers.”

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
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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. Kinzler is a rapidly-growing, family-owned company offering industry-leading service to the best customers with locations across America’s heartland, including a new branch in Denver, CO set to open in early 2018. To search job openings and apply to join the Kinzler team, visit www.KinzlerCareers.com.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

Kinzler Passes 1 Million Safe Man-Hours, Announces Charity Donation

Kinzler Construction Services is proud to announce that their employees have worked one million safe man-hours and have gone more than two years without a loss time injury at any of Kinzler’s six branch locations. Located in Ames, Ankeny, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, IA as well as Fridley, MN and Tyler, TX, Kinzler Construction Services is a leading installer of insulation products and also distributes construction materials.

Kinzler’s central Iowa team celebrates one-million safe man hours.

“To reach a million safe man-hours without a loss time injury is not only an outstanding achievement but a significant milestone for our organization,” said Tanner Kinzler, President & CEO. “Our Team Member-Focused approach means we’re a workplace where all people, programs, processes, and systems are focused on helping employees grow and advance their careers in a safe environment. The fact that we have achieved such a triumph over a prolonged period of time is not only remarkable, but exemplifies the consistent performance and dedication each of our employees puts forth every day on the job.”

Kinzler Construction Services President & CEO Tanner Kinzler (left) and Founders Kevin & Yvonne Kinzler (right) present a check to Ronald McDonald House of Central Iowa Executive Director Brenda Miller.

To commemorate the milestone, Kinzler Construction Services will donate more than $23,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Kinzler is partnering with Hubbell Realty Company and other trade partners and volunteers to work around the clock over the course of two weeks to build a brand new two-story house with 18 state-of-the-art rooms to provide a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment in central Iowa hospitals. Families can stay at little or no cost for as long as their need exists. Kinzler will install gypsum concrete underlayment and sound mat, as well as provide drywall and other construction supplies for the project.

An illustration of what the new Ronald McDonald House will look like, located on the corner of 15th and Pleasant Street in Des Moines’ historic Sherman Hill Neighborhood.

“When families are battling serious illness, keeping them together and near the care they need provides critical peace of mind,” said Brenda Miller, the local charity’s executive director. ” Locally, we had outgrown our aging facility. With the help of generous companies such as Hubbell and Kinzler, we are able to expand our important work serving families in need across Central Iowa. Soon, families will take comfort in a state-of-the-art facility that will give them the dignity and privacy needed to heal.”

“Every company wants to reach a safety goal like Kinzler Construction Services has accomplished,” said Bruce Moore, Safety Director for Kinzler Construction Services. “We are committed to providing ongoing safety training because at the end of the day, if our employees don’t go home safely to their families, nothing else we do matters.”

Kinzler’s Cedar Rapids, IA crew celebrates.
Team members at the Tyler, TX Kinzler location celebrate the safety milestone.
Staff from the Waterloo, IA Kinzler location celebrate one million safe man-hours.
Kinzler Minneapolis, MN employees celebrating.

 

Kinzler Announces Major Cedar Rapids, IA Expansion, Adds 50+ New Jobs

Kinzler Construction Services, an industry-leading insulation installer and construction supply distributor, is expanding in eastern Iowa just one year after opening its Cedar Rapids branch location. To better serve customers, Kinzler announced construction is now underway on a brand new Kinzler building at 9915 Atlantic Dr. SW in Cedar Rapids (near the Eastern Iowa Airport), with twice the space they currently have and a much larger yard for steel and other distribution products. The new building will also include a customer showroom and order desk. Kinzler hopes to add as many as 50 new jobs to the Corridor in the coming months. Learn more about open positions and apply at www.KinzlerCareers.com.

Recognized as an industry expert with a reputation for superior service and innovation, Kinzler Construction Services installs insulation, fireproofing and gypsum concrete underlayment for commercial, residential and agricultural builders and homeowners. In addition, Kinzler distributes a full line of B2B construction products for contractors, including drywall, steel, acoustical ceiling tile, EIFS and more.

Kinzler Construction Services plans to double the size of their Cedar Rapids operation, adding up to 50 new jobs, in a building under construction at 9915 Atlantic Dr SW near the Eastern Iowa Airport.

“Our new, larger Cedar Rapids location, teamed with our Waterloo branch location, make us the best choice for eastern Iowa contractors because of the outstanding capability, capacity and customer service experience we offer,” said Tanner Kinzler, president and CEO. “Our investment in Cedar Rapids is significant because this growth will create more opportunities for our team members. We have a ‘team-member focused’ approach which means Kinzler is a workplace where all people, programs, processes and systems are focused on helping employees grown and advance their careers. In turn, our team members provide industry-leading service to our customers.”

Kinzler hopes to be operating in their new Cedar Rapids location by the end of the year.

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.

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