Kinzler Construction Services Honored for Ankeny Reinvestments

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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.

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

Kinzler Construction Services Supports Mission to Insulate African Church

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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.

Kinzler Construction Services Recognized for Hiring & Supporting U.S. Service Members & Veterans

Kinzler Freedom Award Nomination
Kinzler’s Distribution Operations Manager AJ Flander, former Army Reserves Sergeant, accepts the award.

Kinzler Construction Services was recently recognized for exemplary support of National Guard and Reserve member employees at a ceremony in Des Moines, IA. The United States Department of Defense ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve) publicly honored Kinzler as a 2016 Employer Support Freedom Award Nominee. Accepting the award was Kinzler Construction Services Distribution Operations Manager AJ Flander, who served as a Sergeant in the Army Reserves.

The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Each year, Guard and Reserve employees, or a family member acting on their behalf, have the opportunity to nominate their employer for the Employer Support Freedom Award.

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Iowa National Guard CPT Craig Coder nominated Kinzler Construction Services. Coder is the General Manager of Kinzler’s Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, IA branches.

Craig Coder, General Manager of Kinzler’s Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, IA branch locations, nominated Kinzler Construction Services for the award. Coder is a Captain with the Iowa National Guard and just returned from two-weeks of training. In his nomination, Coder says, “Kinzler actively seeks out National Guard soldiers and prior military soldiers. This is because they have had huge success with veterans as employees. They proactively recruit National Guard and Reserve Services members by using a referral program of $1,000 per referral. Currently, close to 10% of the employees are either National Guard or have prior service. During my AT and training periods, they have reached out to my wife to offer support or a helping hand if there was anything my wife needed.”

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 at www.insulation.net/careers.

Project Profile: Bemidji Home Insulation

Check out this beautiful home Kinzler Construction Services insulated for Duane Kaiser in Bemidji, MN! Krause Anderson is the Project Manager who modeled the thermal envelope based on a project Kinzler did for them previously at Itasca State Park.

The exterior walls have two inches of exterior foam board, two inches of closed cell spray foam capped off with an R11 batt for a total insulation value of R35. The vaulted roof received 12 inches of open cell spray foam for an R60. Kinzler crews installed R60 blown fiberglass in the attic areas as well. This is one well insulated home!

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Project Profile: Pioneer Production Plant

The team at Dupont Pioneer’s Toledo Production Plant needed a solution for their roof problems to prevent damage to product inside their warehouse. They hired Kinzler Construction Services to apply spray foam to the ceiling of this 40,000 sq. ft. building, insulating them from the elements and any future worry!

Kinzler Construction Services delivers an industry-leading customer experience. Learn more about our spray foam installation services and contact us today at 888-292-2382 to see if spray foam is the right product for your project.

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Project Profile: Paper Source

Paper Source is a premier paperie and gift retailer, opening a new location at a former work-out facility in St. Paul, Minnesota. When their contractor, Tom Hammer Construction, removed the flooring during renovations, they discovered that the floor was uneven, full of holes, and in some areas, 1 1/2″- 2″ below the original floor.

Kinzler Construction Services solved their problem by installing USG Durock™ Brand Quik-Top™ Self-Leveling Underlayment. This flooring sets and dries extremely quickly, minimizing downtime – ideal for commercial and institutional repair and renovation projects. This solution kept the contractor on schedule and everyone was very pleased with how the flooring turned out!

Learn more about Kinzler’s Gypsum Concrete Underlayment installation services.

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Brian Schwartze joins United Way of Story County Board

Brian Schwartze, Tony Hogan, Martino Harmon, Kim Linduska (not pictured Jane Acker) are new members of the United Way of Story County Board of Directors. Contributed photo
Brian Schwartze, Tony Hogan, Martino Harmon, Kim Linduska (not pictured Jane Acker) are new members of the United Way of Story County Board of Directors. Contributed photo

Brian Schwartze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kinzler Construction Services recently joined the United Way of Story County (UWSC) board of directors. He joins 18 other volunteers and will serve a three-year term.

“United Way of Story County is thrilled to welcome our newest board members,” said Jean Kresse, UWSC president and CEO. “We’re looking forward to putting their talent to good use as we continue to improve lives in our community.”

Brian lives in Ames with his wife, Autumn, and their three children.

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