Kindergarteners Tour Construction Site

Kindergarteners are pretty smart, especially when it comes to things like insulation, drywall and gypsum concrete underlayment!

Kinzler Construction Services President and CEO Tanner Kinzler took Kindergarten students at Bergman Academy on a tour of the construction site at their school in Des Moines, IA. Kinzler was hired to install batt insulation and gypsum concrete underlayment in the school’s new addition.

Watch this short video to see what these adorable kids learned!

Project Profile: Pioneer Production Plant

The team at Dupont Pioneer’s Toledo Production Plant needed a solution for their roof problems to prevent damage to product inside their warehouse. They hired Kinzler Construction Services to apply spray foam to the ceiling of this 40,000 sq. ft. building, insulating them from the elements and any future worry!

Kinzler Construction Services delivers an industry-leading customer experience. Learn more about our spray foam installation services and contact us today at 888-292-2382 to see if spray foam is the right product for your project.

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The Sunset Rule

By Kevin Kinzler, Owner & Executive Chairman

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The Sunset Rule was a rule I imposed on myself many years ago after a call from a good customer. He called me out of frustration, agitated that he had not been called back by my salesman for a couple of days. The customer was a long-time relationship of mine and asked if he could work directly with me since his assigned salesman didn’t seem to care about him. I had a conversation with this salesman in our organization asking why he hadn’t called the customer back. The salesman had two or three reasons important to him for why he was too busy to make this call. The salesman’s first excuse was that he “didn’t have an answer for him yet,” so communication was suspended.

When a customer, co-worker, friend, or family member contacts you, make time by the end of each day to respond before the sun sets. You may need to prioritize your responses. Friends and family will understand that your response on a work day will need to be during a break or after work. Customers and co-workers deserve and expect a more immediate response by text, email or call, even if that response is simply to let them know you’re working on an answer. I have always done my best to stick to this rule and to advocate company-wide that we all adopt the Sunset Rule.

The Sunset Rule is an act of respect and diligence and is a key component to having great relationships. This simple discipline of getting back to people has truly been a key to success in my personal life and at Kinzler.

Project Profile: Paper Source

Paper Source is a premier paperie and gift retailer, opening a new location at a former work-out facility in St. Paul, Minnesota. When their contractor, Tom Hammer Construction, removed the flooring during renovations, they discovered that the floor was uneven, full of holes, and in some areas, 1 1/2″- 2″ below the original floor.

Kinzler Construction Services solved their problem by installing USG Durock™ Brand Quik-Top™ Self-Leveling Underlayment. This flooring sets and dries extremely quickly, minimizing downtime – ideal for commercial and institutional repair and renovation projects. This solution kept the contractor on schedule and everyone was very pleased with how the flooring turned out!

Learn more about Kinzler’s Gypsum Concrete Underlayment installation services.

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Brian Schwartze joins United Way of Story County Board

Brian Schwartze, Tony Hogan, Martino Harmon, Kim Linduska (not pictured Jane Acker) are new members of the United Way of Story County Board of Directors. Contributed photo
Brian Schwartze, Tony Hogan, Martino Harmon, Kim Linduska (not pictured Jane Acker) are new members of the United Way of Story County Board of Directors. Contributed photo

Brian Schwartze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kinzler Construction Services recently joined the United Way of Story County (UWSC) board of directors. He joins 18 other volunteers and will serve a three-year term.

“United Way of Story County is thrilled to welcome our newest board members,” said Jean Kresse, UWSC president and CEO. “We’re looking forward to putting their talent to good use as we continue to improve lives in our community.”

Brian lives in Ames with his wife, Autumn, and their three children.

Project Profile: Vertical Endeavors Climbing Facility

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and Vertical Endeavors is one of the recognized leaders in the industry, operating some of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the nation. When they started work renovating a warehouse in Bloomington, MN to become a new climbing facility, they called on Kinzler Construction Services to take insulation installation to new heights — literally. The roof of the warehouse where the tallest climbing walls will be are 63 feet in the air! Kinzler crews mobilized quickly.

A team from Kinzler’s Minneapolis branch used an articulating lift to spray closed cell foam insulation on the roof and walls. Closed cell spray foam was a great choice because it acts as a water vapor and air barrier plus has an R-value of 6 per inch. And since the foam will be left exposed, we painted the foam with an intumescent paint.

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Project Profile: Cedar Falls Apartment

Dahlstrom Real Estate needed a flooring solution for their new 8-unit apartment in Cedar Falls, IA, which would satisfy fire rating requirements and reduce sound between units. They hired Kinzler Construction Services to install Levelrock 2500 gypsum concrete underlayment. Gypsum concrete is a building material used as a floor underlayment in wood-frame and concrete construction for fire ratings, sound reduction, radiant heating, and floor leveling.

Kinzler crews installed 1 ½” Levelrock 2500 gypsum concrete underlayment over 2-1/2″ poly-styrene. The substrate was precast floor and wood subfloor on the 2nd and 3rd floor.

Contact us to learn more about how Kinzler Construction Services can help make your project a success.

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