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Kinzler truck doing agricultural insulation, early 1990’s

About Kinzler Construction Services

Kinzler Construction Services is an employee-owned construction subcontractor with a proven process for hassle-free installation and delivery of building materials. Our purpose is to serve others, build relationships and enrich the lives of our employees and those we partner with.

We are guided by our core values, operating with:

  • Servant hearts
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Problem solving
  • Relationship building

A History of Problem-Solving

Kinzler Construction Services is building on more than three decades of experience, founded by Kevin and Yvonne Kinzler as a small construction company operating out of their garage.

Kinzler Construction Services History

1984

Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings

Kevin & Yvonne Kinzler founded Kinzler Construction Services in Ames, IA. Operating out of their garage, Kevin worked as a subcontractor hanging drywall while maintaining a full-time job as a professional firefighter.

1988

Kinzler Begins Installing Insulation

Kinzler Begins Installing Insulation

One day in 1988, a customer calls with a huge problem. With hogs en route and the Iowa winter coming fast, the customer’s insulation contractor stood him up. He called Kevin for a solution. First, Kevin agreed to do everything he possibly could to solve the customer's problem. Next, he employed every friend, coworker, and family member possible (including 8 year-old son Tanner) and Kinzler was in the insulation business.

1995

First Business Expansion

First Business Expansion

The Kinzler’s moved their business out of their garage and into a 10,000 sq. ft. building on the west side of Ames.

1999

Blower Maintenance Program Begins

Blower Maintenance Program Begins

Kinzler Construction Services opened its Blower Maintenance Shop, servicing contractor-grade insulation blowers rented out from home improvement stores across the United States and Canada.

2000

Drywall Distribution

Drywall Distribution

Kevin & Yvonne opened a drywall supply company called Ames Construction Supply, Inc. (ACS) with two other partners. The Kinzler’s later bought out the other partners and merged ACS into Kinzler Construction Services in 2005.

2001

High-R Metal Building Insulation

Kinzler Invents & Patents High-R

Kevin Kinzler invented and patented a metal building ceiling insulation system called “High-R”.  The system continues to be marketed world-wide.

2004

Kinzler Begins Installing Spray Foam

Kinzler Begins Installing Spray Foam

Kinzler Construction Services entered the Spray Foam market. Kinzler grew its market share in this area in 2008 by making its very first acquisitions, purchasing the assets of Prairie Foam Insulation and Ceilley Insulation.

2011

Insulating Texas Since 1942

Kinzler Construction Services' roots in Texas go back to the early 1940's. Our local insulation experts based in Tyler are all employee-owners of the company. Today, our business has grown but we're still local. Still family. Still serving the communities we love in east Texas.

Watch this short video to hear about the leadership, tragedy and compassion that's all part of our company's history in Texas.

2014

Rapid Expansion & Tanner Kinzler Named President & CEO

Rapid Expansion & Tanner Kinzler Named President & CEO

Celebrating its 30th year in business, Kinzler Construction Services operated branch locations in Iowa, Texas, Minnesota and North Dakota with nearly 200 employees. Tanner Kinzler, Kevin & Yvonne’s son, completed his first year as President & CEO. The company adopts the Entrepreneurial Operating System.

2017

Branch Support Headquarters Opens in Ankeny, IA

Branch Support Headquarters Opens in Ankeny, IA

Kinzler Construction Services opened its new branch support headquarters in Ankeny, IA and launches a new branch location in Denver, CO. The company 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.

2017

Kinzler Celebrates 1 Million Safe Man-Hours & Is Named a Top Workplace

Kinzler Celebrates 1 Million Safe Man-Hours & Is Named a Top Workplace

Kinzler Construction Services employees worked one million safe man-hours and went more than two years without a loss time injury at any of Kinzler’s six branch locations. Shortly after, Kinzler was named a 2017 Top Workplace 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.

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