Kinzler Receives Patriot Award for Support of the Guard & Reserve

Kinzler VP of Operations Tim Hurn (center) is presented the Patriot Award by ESGR volunteer Michael Dayton (left). Hurn was nominated by Iowa National Guard Commander Craig Coder (right), a Kinzler employee.

Kinzler Construction Services was recently recognized for exemplary support of National Guard and Reserve member employees. Tim Hurn, VP of Operations for Kinzler Construction Services, was named a Patriot Award recipient by the U.S. Department of Defense. The award, given by DOD’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), recognizes individuals who practice leadership and personnel policies that support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve.

Hurn was nominated by Iowa National Guard Captain Craig Coder, who serves as the Commander for Alpha Company, 334th Brigade Support Battalion based out of Camp Dodge. Coder is the General Manager of Kinzler’s eastern Iowa Distribution operations.

“Kinzler has helped me grow my career in the military,” Coder said. “And the military has helped my career at Kinzler. I am grateful to work for a company which is flexible and supportive of me as I continue to serve our great country.”

Kinzler actively seeks out National Guard soldiers and people with prior military service and is a Home Base Iowa employer. Interested applicants should visit www.KinzlerCareers.com.

“We have had huge success with veterans as Kinzler employees,” said Hurn, himself a U.S. Navy veteran. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Kinzler Construction Services.”

“Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units,” said Michael J. Dayton, an ESGR volunteer who presented the award. “The U.S. Department of Defense is pleased to recognize Kinzler Construction Services as an outstanding organization that has and is continuing to support a strong National Guard and Reserve force.”

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, employee-owned company offering industry-leading service to the best customers with locations across America’s heartland. To search job openings and apply to join the Kinzler team, visit www.KinzlerCareers.com.

EntreLeadership 1-Day Event at Kinzler

EntreLeadership 1-Day Live Stream is a one-day event for leaders and their teams. During the day, you’ll get equipped to master the art of influence, delegation, conflict resolution, team unification and other common issues all leaders face.

Join Us and You’ll Learn:

  • Discover the 10 most common leadership pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  • Learn how to use conflict as a tool—not a weapon.
  • Get actionable advice for setting goals that inspire and create team buy-in.]
  • Learn to delegate effectively so you can focus on what matters most.

Join us April 27 at Kinzler Construction Services!

Register now.

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

Stephen Mansfield – NY Times Best-Selling Author and Speaker


In addition to this great lineup, the event will also feature local speakers tackling entrepreneurship and leadership issues facing the construction industry:

Kevin Kinzler, Executive Chairman/Founder

Kevin and his wife Yvonne founded Kinzler Construction Services in 1984 operating out of their garage. He will speak on the thrills and challenges of growing from an in-home business to a multi-state operation with hundreds of employees.


Brian Schwartze, VP Sales & Marketing

With a background in coaching football and experience leading teams to success, Brian has a passion for leadership, teaching and helping others grow their skills. You will walk away from his presentation with tips on having crucial conversations and tools for talking when stakes are high.


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!

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

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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 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 Selected as Insulation Contractor for DIY Network TV Show

Texas Flip and Move Logo

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.

Texas Flip & Move
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.

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