Kinzler Selected as Insulation Contractor for DIY Network TV Show

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Kinzler Construction Services is famous for providing construction supplies and services to commercial, residential and agricultural builders and homeowners. And now Kinzler is getting national attention after being selected as the insulation contractor for the DIY Network TV show “Texas Flip and Move.”

The homes Kinzler is working on now are part of season five and six of “Texas Flip and Move,” set to air on the DIY Network beginning February 10, 2017.

“We’re experts at installing all types of insulation from spray foam to fiberglass batting,” says Scott Wamack, General Manager of Kinzler’s Tyler, TX location (previously Garland & Jones Insulation). “Installing insulation while the TV cameras are rolling takes a little getting used to, but it’s fun! People across the country will now see the high-quality product and service we deliver every day.”

About the Show

“Texas Flip and Move” features three teams of hard-working Texas real estate entrepreneurs competing head-to-head in a fast-paced real estate flipping competition. The flippers are under the gun to buy low, work fast and sell high. When they buy a house at auction, they have to move it off the property that day, a task that can be downright dangerous. Once the house is moved to their lot, it’s a race against time to get it renovated and ready for auction.

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Kinzler Construction Services crews install spray foam insulation in a house which is part of the DIY Network TV Show “Texas Flip & Move.”

Your Spray Foam Experts

Kinzler Construction Services is teaming up on the project with SWD Urethane, a supplier of insulation products across the US & Canada. Kinzler crews are experts at installing spray foam insulation, a two-component mixture made of isocyanate and polyol resin. These two properties combine at the tip of a spray nozzle and form an expanding foam that can be sprayed onto concrete slabs, roof tiles, into wall cavities, or through holes drilled into the cavities of a finished wall. Learn more about spray foam insulation.

About Kinzler Construction Services

Kinzler is a leading installer of insulation products, gypsum concrete, fireproofing & air barrier. Kinzler also distributes a full line of construction materials, including drywall, steel, 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. For information about our products, services or how to join the Kinzler team, please visit www.insulation.net.

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.

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.

Kinzler Construction Services Sponsors Habitat for Humanity “Blitz Build”

The Kay Reh family standing in front of their new home.
The Kay Reh-Su Meh family standing in front of their new home.

Kinzler Construction Services was pleased to participate in the first-ever “blitz build” for Waterloo-based Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Kinzler joined with other area contractors, suppliers and builders in June, who successfully completed a home in record time – just six days! It’s a process that normally takes as long as six months.

Kinzler Construction Services made a donation for the home’s insulation and volunteered a crew to install it. The donations from Kinzler and others helped to make the home affordable for the Kay Reh family. Kay Reh & Su Meh and their four children are very grateful to have secure safe, affordable, and decent shelter! Several years ago they arrived in Atlanta, Georgia from a Burmese refugee camp and have been in Waterloo for the past four years.

“We are pleased to be able to participate in this Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build,” said Tanner Kinzler, President and CEO of Kinzler Construction Services. “Part of our core focus at Kinzler is to serve others, build relationships and enrich lives. By working together, we are making a difference in the lives of those in the Cedar Valley.”

The Kay Reh-Su Meh home is the 132nd Habitat home to be completed in an area that includes Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, Evansdale, Parkersburg, La Porte City and Hudson, since 1991.

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 Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Ames and Ankeny, and in Minnesota and Texas.

Building a legacy: Bemidji contractor earns annual award from state association

Bemidji–Industrial Park in Bemidji is home to many contractors, construction experts and plenty of people with trade skills. It is now also the home of the Builders Association of Minnesota’s Builder of the Year. Howie Zetah, a general contractor and owner of Zetah Construction, was named Builder of the Year by BAM on Dec. 10, during the organization’s annual ceremony this year in Minnetonka. To read full article click here.

Kinzler welcomes new commercial sales rep to Minneapolis

Kinzler Construction Services announces the addition of Patrick Kinsel as their new commercial sales representative.

With over twenty years of experience in the construction industry, Patrick’s passion for building relationships with both customers and vendors is the cornerstone of his dedication to sales.

Before joining Kinzler, Patrick worked for Carroll Distributing & Construction Supply out of Lino Lakes, MN, as a Commercial Construction Sales Representative and was instrumental in significantly increasing their customer base as well as introducing his customers to new product lines. Patrick also has diverse experience in management, from organizing inventory in order to ensure timely product delivery, to implementing new programs while leading a staff of forty employees as the general manager for Cemstone Contractor Supply based in Mendota Heights, MN.

Patrick attended the University of St. Mary’s in Winona, MN, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Business. He has served as the president of the Minnesota Concrete Council and the president of the St. Paul Engineers Society, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the St. Paul Builders Exchange. Currently, Patrick volunteers for Loaves and Fishes and is a mentor for Parenting with Purpose.

We welcome Patrick to the Kinzler Minneapolis team!

 

Project Profile: Excavationless Foundation Insulation

Kinzler was hired to do excavationless foundation insulation at a home in Minneapolis. This home was built in 1907 and was recently purchased by a new homeowner that is in the process of turning it into a net-zero home, pursuing Green Star certification. The foundation insulation is one of the first items in this big project.

This is the third home where the excavationless foundation insulation procedure has been done. The procedure originally came out of a U.S. Department of Energy field study and involves using a Hydrovac truck to vacuum out a 4” trench of dirt down to the footings around the outside of a home. After that, 1.5” of rigid foam board is installed against the dirt and the remaining 2.5” of the cavity is filled with a special blend spray foam that was made specifically for this application.

The excavationless procedure works well on existing homes. The alternative approach is to use an excavator to dig out the foundation and insulate it using a different strategy. This alternative could take longer, be more expensive and will cause more damage to grass and landscaping.

In the next few months, when the home is ready, we will return and insulate the rest of the foundation above grade so there is a seamless transition between the exterior wall and the foundation insulation. Kinzler will also be insulating other areas of the home including the walls and ceilings. We are excited to be part of such an innovative project and is happy that the homeowner will now have a more comfortable, durable and energy-efficient home.

Trench
Trench created around the foundation of the home.
Spraying in Foam
Spraying in spray foam insulation after the installation of the foam boards.

 

 

 

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