Kinzler Donates Record Amount to United Way

Kinzler Construction Services believes in giving back to the communities where we live, work and play. A big part of that is our annual United Way Employee Campaign.

Kinzler President & CEO Tanner Kinzler recently announced the company raised $60,000 to be distributed between United Way chapters across Iowa, Minnesota & Texas, in communities where Kinzler Construction Services operates branches.

VIDEO: Watch Tanner Kinzler announce results of the company’s 2016 United Way Campaign

Amazing Employee Participation

More than 104 Kinzler employee participated in the 2016 United Way campaign, raising $20,000. The company matched those donations dollar-for-dollar, bringing the total to $40,000.

“This is a little emotional for me,” Tanner Kinzler said, “Our founders Kevin & Yvonne have stepped up and said they’ll match the employee donations again. So the $20,000 given by our team here is having a $60,000 impact in the communities where we live and work in. I am absolutely astonished and blown away!”

“United Way of Story County thanks Kinzler Construction Services and employees for their substantial support of our work,” said United Way of Story County Campaign Director Kristin Pates. “Kinzler’s longtime partnership is a testament to its caring corporate philosophy and the generosity of its employees. United Way of Story County will invest these donations in the areas of education, income and health. Together, we will make a difference all day!”

Yvonne Kinzler is serving as the chair of the Story County United Way Campaign.

Join our Caring Team

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.

Safety First

Drywall Delivery in Campustown

Nice job to our central Iowa distribution crew on this great example of a safe setup for delivery to the new location of the Arcadia Cafe on Welch Ave. in Ames. Our guys were there at 6:30 am to deliver the drywall before students and vehicles were on the move. The team realized the risk of booming over a sidewalk and taped it off, and put up cones to keep vehicles away from the truck when it was in operation. They did a great job keeping everyone out of harms way, and getting the job done safely.

Kinzler Construction Services Honored for Ankeny Reinvestments

Salute to Industry
Kinzler employees pictured with the AEDC Commercial Reinvestment Award (from left): Mae Saunders, VP of Accounting & Finance; Jason Mortvedt, Marketing Director; Wendy Mayfield, Human Resources Manager.

The Ankeny Economic Development Corporation recently honored Kinzler Construction Services for substantial reinvestments into the community at their annual Salute to Industry event.

“Not only is this a chance for businesses to network with one another, but it gives us a chance to recognize the companies and individuals who have made major contributions to economic development in Ankeny,” said Joey Beech, Executive Director of the Ankeny Economic Development Corporation.

Kinzler Construction Services was presented with the Commercial Reinvestment Award, reserved for an existing Ankeny business that is growing or reinvesting in itself. Kinzler is substantially renovating approximately 110,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space at 700 SE Oralabor Rd. in Ankeny. The company also plans to add 44 new jobs as a result of this project over the next three years.

“We’re excited to be able to better serve our customers from this renovated space in the coming months,” said Kinzler’s Vice President of Accounting & Finance Mae Saunders, who accepted the award. “We’re happy to be located in the vibrant city of Ankeny and honored to receive this recognition from the Ankeny Economic Development Corporation.”

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 Ankeny
Kinzler’s Ankeny Operations is set to be complete this winter at 700 SE Oralabor Rd. next to Perkins.

Kinzler Construction Services Expands in Eastern Iowa, Opens New Cedar Rapids Location

Kinzler Construction Services is already operating crews out of their new Cedar Rapids location. Pictured at a local jobsite is General Manager Craig Coder (left) and Sales Representative Nick Hlas (right).
Kinzler Construction Services is already operating crews out of their new Cedar Rapids location. Pictured at a local jobsite is General Manager Craig Coder (left) and Sales Representative Nick Hlas (right).

Kinzler Construction Services, an industry-leading insulation installer and construction supply distributor, is expanding in eastern Iowa with a new location at 6415 6th St SW in Cedar Rapids to better serve our customers. With the new branch location, Kinzler intends to add 50 or more new jobs to the Corridor in coming years. Learn more about open positions and apply.

Kinzler will host a public grand opening ribbon cutting at 11:00 am Friday, September 16. A free BBQ luncheon will follow until 2:00 pm, catered by Nelson’s Meat Market. Raffle prizes will be given out throughout the event, including a YETI cooler (100% leakproof, portable and so well insulated, it can keep ice for days.)

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.

“Our growth in the last 30 years has been a result of listening to our customers. Our customers have asked us to provide our full portfolio in eastern Iowa and we are excited to serve their needs,” said Tanner Kinzler, president and CEO.  “Our new Cedar Rapids location, teamed with our Waterloo branch location, make us eastern Iowa’s best choice because of the outstanding capability, capacity and customer service experience we offer.”

For a complete list of Kinzler Construction Service’s products and services, please visit www.insulation.net/products.

Project Profile: Townhomes at Hamilton Ridge

Garland & Jones installs batt insulation
Garland & Jones crews install batt insulation in a new home at “TownHomes at Hamilton Ridge.”

Mezayek Building in Tyler, TX partnered with Garland & Jones Insulating Services to insulate approximately 30 homes in their “Townhomes at Hamilton Ridge” project. Right now, Garland & Jones crews are busy sealing air leaks, installing batt insulation in walls and blowing fiberglass insulation into attics of the townhomes and duplexes. In June, installers insulated the beautiful clubhouse at this gated community using blown-in-blanket (BIBS) and spray foam insulation.

Phase I of this project is set to be complete this fall with more homes being added in the future. Garland & Jones, a Kinzler Construction Services company, is proud to partner with Mezayek Building on this high-quality project!

Project Profile: 219 East Grand

Steel Framing
Kinzler’s boom truck, loaded with steel framing, lifts the material to the top of the 219 East Grand project.

Des Moines East Village’s newest retail, dining and upscale residential development is quickly taking shape!

Kinzler Construction services was hired by Heartland Finishes, Inc. to supply the steel framing for the 219 East Grand project, offering 17,000 sq-ft of commercial space as well as 98 residential units, including 13 luxurious Penthouse apartments.

Kinzler’s huge boom lifts easily maneuvered the massive amounts of steel throughout the six-story structure. Our crews then unloaded and delivered the material to install locations. Once constructed, Kinzler Construction Services experts will return to deliver drywall for the building and install insulation and fireproofing material. The building is set to open summer, 2017.

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Kinzler Construction Services has the capability, capacity and customer service to make a huge job like this one successful. Contact us to partner on your next project!

Kinzler crews unload steel framing into the building.
Kinzler crews unload steel framing into the building.

Kinzler Construction Services Supports Mission to Insulate African Church

Kids and Water
Please click on the image above to make a tax deductible gift to support this mission.

Kinzler Construction Services is partnering with a non-profit charity founded in Ames, Iowa to insulate a church in the East African nation of Uganda. It’s part of Kinzler’s core focus to serve others, build relationships and enrich lives.

Brian Schwartze, Kinzler Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and his 13 year-old son JB will spend nearly two weeks in Uganda. Part of their mission there includes insulating a church and school in the village of Obule. Kinzler Construction Services donated radiant barrier for the project, an insulation system which uses a type of heavy duty aluminum foil which can limit up to 97% of radiant heat transfer.

“Radiant barriers work exceptionally well in sunny climates, like they experience in Uganda,” said Kevin Kinzler, Executive Chairman and Founder of Kinzler Construction Services. “A significant amount of the heat transfer into and out of that church is through radiation. We are happy to be able to support this project which will make a positive impact for those living in this African village.”

Brian and JB also plan to dig wells, supporting the mission of the Clean Water Movement, and put on a baseball clinic or two.

“I’m most excited about this trip because I want to make a large impact on people’s lives,” says JB, who will attend Gilbert Middle School this fall. “I want to make the world better one step at a time. I really want to meet the kids and learn a new culture. When we are there we are going to have a baseball clinic. That will be awesome to teach something that I love to people across the world.”

Visit Brian and JB’s fundraising website to make a tax-deductible gift to help support their mission trip to Uganda. Donations also earn you entries into a raffle drawing.

Hear from JB

Hear more from JB Schwartze about his mission to Uganda in this short video.


Iowa-based Kinzler Construction Services is a leading provider of construction supplies and services to commercial, residential and agricultural builders and homeowners. Kinzler has locations in Ames, Ankeny, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids, and in Minnesota and Texas. Learn more.

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