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.

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.

© 2016 Kinzler Construction Services

Contact us for questions/comments