The Passive Fire Protection You’ve Wanted All Along!

Cavity-SHIELD Fiberglass Batts

Ask us about installing NEW Cavity-SHIELD multifamily, concealed-space, noncombustible fiberglass batts!

Cavity-SHIELD fiberglass is National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 13 compliant, noncombustible and cost-effective insulation. It is designed for use in concealed spaces between floors within wood-framed multifamily housing.

  • Simple installation: Batts are friction-fit into cavities, without the need for special equipment, reducing the time and resources required for installers to complete the job.
  • Cost-effective alternative: Cavity-SHIELD is another option for construction professionals looking for passive fire protection and a cost-effective alternative to blow-in or sprinklers in the interstitial space.
  • Sound control: Expect noise between floors to reduce significantly.
Contact us today to see how we can partner on your next project!

Minneapolis Townhomes Built to Help Homeless Families

Minnehaha Townhomes located in Minneapolis, MN.

Frerichs Construction came to Kinzler wanting a cost-efficient insulation solution for new Minneapolis townhomes which will be Energy Star Certified. The 16 new homes at 5368 Riverview Rd. will be dedicated to families experiencing persistent homelessness and owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.

Kinzler Construction Services installed batt insulation, vapor barrier membrane, spray foam at the rim joists and cellulose in the attic.

Our expert installers took extreme attention to detail to pass Kinzler’s quality inspection, city inspection and a third-party inspection for Energy Star Certification.

Contact us today to see how we can partner on your next project!

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling

Tips for hiring to avoid costly mistakes.

As a leader, there’s little that’s more important than hiring great people for your team. Consider this:

  • Finding people is HARD: U.S. unemployment rate is 3.7%, a nearly 50-year low.
  • Finding GOOD people is harder: $37 billion is spent annually to keep unproductive employees who don’t even understand their job.
  • KEEPING good people is hardest: With competition for talent high, the average construction turnover rate is 21.4% (for people age 24 and younger, the turnover rate is 64%).
  • Poor hiring is EXPENSIVE: Bad hires require additional supervision, create conflict and make the leader’s job harder. The average cost of a turnover is 16-20% of the person’s base salary.

Like so many of you, we’re continuously challenged to find and retain great team members.

Kinzler Construction Services Chief Talent Officer Brian Schwartze recently shared 12 hiring tips with our hiring managers. In the video below, hear three of those tips to give yourself the best chance of finding the right person.

 

Whataburger Restaurant Tyler, TX

Whataburger restaurant located in Tyler, TX.

Kinzler Construction Services insulates new restaurant in Tyler.

When you’re enjoying the great food inside Tyler’s newest Whataburger restaurant, you can also enjoy the building’s comfort thanks to a quality insulation install from Kinzler!

This project required some problem-solving from our expert team because the 2×6 roof trusses did not allow space to install the specified R38 insulation using a traditional staple-in method. Instead, our installers did a “wire-up” install, using nails and 16ga galvanized steel wire to hang the batt insulation into place.

As always, the project was inspected for quality and the customer was very happy with the speed and quality of the installation!

Contact us today to see how we can partner on your next project!

Do These 3 Things to Save Big $$ This Winter

Temperatures are dropping, daylight is shorter & everyone is spending more time inside. It’s important to prepare your home for the coldest months of the year, to make it comfortable & more energy efficient. Here are some ideas which could save you big money!

  1. Replace furnace filters monthly

Check and replace your furnace filters on a monthly basis during the winter months. To check if a filter needs to be replaced, hold it up to the light. If light does not shine through, it is time for a new one.

  1. Switch ceiling fan blades

In the winter months, change your ceiling fan blades to move clockwise. It lifts the cool air to the ceiling and pushes the heated air down.

  1. Add insulation

To keep heat in and the cold out, add insulation to your attic. This is where you can usually find some of the largest opportunities to save energy in your home. Your local experts at Kinzler Construction Services can help identify inefficiencies in your home, such as air leaks & inadequate insulation.

Contact Kinzler Construction Services for a free insulation inspection at your home! Call us at 888-292-2382 and start saving money on your energy bills!

Thankful. It’s the Best Way to Live.

Kevin and Yvonne Kinzler, Founders

What if all you had in your life today was what you were thankful for yesterday?

Circumstances occasionally cause us to pause, to appreciate and recognize the blessings in our lives- like the Thanksgiving holiday. But do we pay attention each day to the blessings in our lives?  Do we take time at some point every day to be grateful for the place we live, our relationships, our opportunities and the freedom to make choices?

What if I started, or ended, each day focusing on what’s good instead of what I’m missing, wanting or what isn’t just right. Would I have a different outlook and attitude on my day and the people and situations in my life? Can I be grumpy, short tempered and walk with a slouch when I’m grateful?

No. It’s impossible to be thankful and not feel happiness and joy. A thankful heart and spirit changes our perspective, our posture and our entire personality.

Let’s decide this Thanksgiving, to keep an attitude of gratitude throughout the coming year. Thankful- it’s the best way to live!

We give thanks to God for each of you.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving,
Kevin and Yvonne Kinzler
Founders

5 Tips to Find a Construction Job When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing

Stuck in a job that isn’t you? Ready for a career change, but have no idea what else you could do – or where to start? With such high demand for talented construction professionals, there’s never been a better time to jump into the construction industry. Here are 5 tips to find the in-demand career you’ve been looking for.

  1. Make a Plan Figure out what type of position you’re interested in. Do you have leadership experience from a previous job? Do you want to lead others out on a jobsite? Or do you enjoy getting your hands dirty, getting the job done every day. If you’re not sure, don’t worry! There’s lots of room for growth from one construction position to another.
  2. Look for on-the-job training programs. If you’re worried you’re not qualified for a job in construction…stop worrying! The best companies offer on-the-job training programs. It’s just like going to school, but instead of you paying for an education – the company is paying you to learn!
  3. Add a License or Certificate. Do you have your CDL license? Many times you can make more money if you already have your CDL, allowing you to drive the big company trucks. If not, ask if the construction company you’re applying to will pay for you to get this license. There are numerous professional certifications that can be used to complement formal degrees, or alternatively, they can be used to demonstrate technical proficiency and compensate for a lack of degree in some cases. Their requirements and benefits differ, but finding one or more to add to your professional development skill set can be an effective tool for getting ahead in the job market.
  4. Start from the Bottom. One of the best ways to get a great idea of how a construction site operates is to find a general construction labor position. These positions perform basic construction tasks, installation and material handling and will provide you invaluable experience and introductions to high-level construction professional from whom you can learn a lot.
  5. Look for people, not for jobs. Focus on connecting with people and look for companies who have systems and programs in place to grow and advance the careers of the people that work there. A company that cares about their people will offer great benefits and perks too.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Kinzler Construction Services has dedicated, bilingual, employee-owners ready to give you the technical training and professional skills you need.

We’re hiring general labor and leadership positions at our locations in Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado and Texas. Careers at Kinzler are full-time and year-round, with overtime available during peak season. You’ll receive our full benefits package after just 90 days! Learn more and apply now! 

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