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.

Kinzler Now Distributing New Custom Color Cladding Solution: Nichiha Illumination

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

Nichiha’s 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.

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