Cocoon Home Performance Solutions now part of Kinzler Construction Services

In August 2014, Kinzler Construction Services acquired Cocoon to bring Kinzler’s resources to the Minneapolis/St. Paul market, while simultaneously supporting the mission of expanding the Cocoon high-performance philosophy to other markets around the country. Kinzler Construction Services will be holding an open house event for the launch of our new Minneapolis location, home of Cocoon Home Performance Solutions. The event will kick off October 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. and will continue until 6:00 p.m. It will be an opportunity to learn about our company and products, as well as meet some of our vendors. We will also be giving away gift bags and door prizes, including a GoPro Camera! Dinner will be provided by Fork In The Road Catering and will feature: pulled pork tacos, Italian frechetta sandwiches, buffalo chicken sandwiches and bacon and blue cheese stuffed sliders. We will also be offering beer, wine and desserts!

There are two builder credit classes and an AIA credit class that will be offered by members of the Cocoon Home Performance team. At 2:00 p.m. Peter Burns, Sales Manager, will be teaching an hour long class discussing requirements for building and duct air leakage testing in the 2015 Minnesota Energy Code and explore testing procedures and strategies.

Also at 2:00 Chris Anderson, CSI, CCPR, IIDA, USGBC, Associate AIA will be hosting a class discussing the physics and nature of sound – this course will use details and examples to cover design criteria such as STC, CAC, NRC, factors of sound control such as use of building materials, flanking paths, and ASTM testing methods related to interior partitions in the architectural environment.

At 3:00 p.m. Rick Cobbs, General Manager, will teach an hour long class discussing solving and anticipating typical energy problems that builders and remodelers encounter in new and existing homes.

To save a spot at one of our trainings, RSVP to



Curtis Sturgill gets published by Metal Construction News

Curtis Sturgill, National Sales Manager for High-R Metal Building Insulation, a patented product owned and offered by Kinzler Construction Services, published an article titled “Retrofit Insulation, What Should You Know?” on Metal Construction News’ website in September.

Below are some key points and several quotes from Curtis Sturgill that appear in the article.

1.Air Sealing:

“No matter what type of insulation system you decide to use when retrofitting your structure, if it is not properly air sealed you might as well light your wallet on fire.”

2. Cavity Insulation:

“Attempting to get a fiberglass batt to fit in an existing cavity with no air pockets for condensation to occur is like finding a needle in a haystack.”

3. Retrofit Thermal Blocks?

“With an existing building it is next to impossible to add a thermal block unless you address the topside of the roof in some manner.”

4. Return on Investment

“There is a lot to be said for material R-values and installed R-values, a big misunderstanding by a lot of consumers and even some in our industry.”

5. Choosing the Right Company

“With the hassle of working around existing equipment and mechanical units, limiting downtime or slowed production of your employees, it is just as important to choose the right company as it is to find the right product.”

Kinzler Construction Services (formerly Ceilley insulation) to launch full line of products and services in Eastern Iowa…Now hiring for General Manger in Waterloo and Sales in


Waterloo, IA- (May 26, 2015) Kinzler Construction Services, an industry-leading insulator and distributor of construction products and services is expanding in Eastern Iowa.  Kinzler currently installs insulation in Waterloo after purchasing Ceilley Insulation in 2008. The Waterloo location will serve as the launching point for gypsum concrete, fireproofing and spray applied air barriers.  Kinzler will deliver drywall, steel, ACT, EIFS and more. In addition, Kinzler’s retail store front will allow for pickup of insulation, drywall and related accessories.  (2843 Geraldine Road, Waterloo) (From Hwy 218 take Broadway exit 185 toward Waterloo Airport) (Turn left on Airline road) (1 block west of Waterloo Airport entrance)


Kinzler will be hosting an open house luncheon event for area contractors on June 19th from 11 am – 2 pm.  Kinzler will begin delivery of products in Eastern Iowa on July 6th. There will be no interruption of the current installed product services Kinzler performs on daily basis.


“Our growth in the last 30 years has been as 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 Kevin Kinzler, founder and Chairman.  “Our existing Waterloo location is the perfect spot for step one in our plan to fully service NE Iowa, the Cedar Valley and the Corridor markets.”


About Kinzler Construction Services:


Kinzler Construction Services is a 30 year old company that began in a garage with Kevin and Yvonne Kinzler.  Today, Kinzler is recognized as an industry expert with a reputation for superior service and innovation.  Kinzler installs insulation from the largest commercial project to the smallest homeowner attic.  In addition, Kinzler offers a full line of B2B construction products and services for contractors.  Kinzler continues to be family owned and operated with Tanner Kinzler now serving as CEO.  Kinzler has eight locations across the country with Ames, Iowa serving as company Headquarters.  Kinzler currently employs over 300 employees.  For more information on Kinzler or to see a full listing of current openings and apply online go to


About Ceilley Insulation:


Ceilley Insulation, founded and owned by Craig Ceilley, proudly served the Cedar Valley for 30 years. Ceilley was acquired by Kinzler Construction Services on October 1, 2008 and Craig Ceilley stayed on board with Kinzler until his retirement in October of 2013. In 2014 Ceilley began operating as Kinzler Construction Services in preparation for the current full product portfolio launch in Waterloo.





Kinzler Career Opportunities

How to attract Millennials to the construction industry?

Kinzler Construction Services hosted a Ames Home Builders Association lunch and learn with Deb Malsom from Manpower as the featured speaker.  She emphasized the importance of providing Millennials with a clear career path that allows for development opportunities in the construction industry.  At Kinzler we are fortunate to be growing and have a variety of positions available in various locations.  To learn more about the opportunities available, please visit our careers page.

Save Money With an Energy Assessment

MidAmerican revamps commerical energy checkup…

Is your building working hard enough for your business? MidAmerican Energy Co. has introduced a new commercial energy assessment program designed to assist companies of all sizes in saving money on their energy bills.  The company’s Commercial Energy Solutions program provides its Iowa commercial customers with energy assessments and building optimization services that are tailored to their building size and individual needs.

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