Kinzler Congratulations Second Class of Bell Leadership Graduates

18 Kinzler employees graduated from the most recent Bell Leadership training, pictured with certified in-house facilitator Brian Schwartze.

A class of 18 Kinzler Construction Services employees recently completed the Bell Leadership Institute’s Achievers program, led in-house by Certified Facilitator Brian Schwartze, Kinzler’s Chief Talent Officer. The leaders and aspiring leaders from Kinzler’s branch locations in Iowa, Minnesota and Texas participated in the three-day program at the company’s Training Center in Ankeny, IA.

Described by graduates as “life-changing,” Achievers is the cornerstone program of Bell Leadership Institute, designed to provide a unique framework to understand exceptional leadership in a personal context.

“I tell people all the time that Kinzler is a company where all people, programs, processes, and systems are focused on helping employees grow and advance their careers. The Bell Leadership Achievers program delivers on that promise,” said Angie Cramer, a Kinzler Recruiter and recent Bell Leadership graduate.

“This class of Kinzler employees were engaged and eager to grow their leadership skills,” said Schwartze. “Without a doubt, this training translates to industry-leading service to our customers!”

Kinzler Helps Renovate 107-Year-Old Minneapolis Home for Net-Zero Performance

Kinzler insulates rafter bays with closed-cell polyurethane foam, sprayed in from the top. The new roof assembly includes a layer of sheathing below the I-joist rafters. (Photo Courtesy: Zero Energy Project)

Kinzler Construction Services was recently hired as the insulation contractor to help renovate a chilly Minneapolis home to be net-zero in energy with no sacrifice in attractiveness, space, or comfort.

This renovation was one of the first in Minneapolis to use a relatively non-invasive method of insulating the foundation wall from the outside. Kinzler Construction Services removed a 4-inch-wide slice of dirt all the way down to the footings, then inserted a 1-inch foam sheet and 3 inches of sprayed closed-cell foam. The net insulating effect for the basement was R-30 while removing very little dirt.
Read more about how the refurbished Victorian home now makes more energy than it uses in this article from Zero Energy Project.

Kinzler’s EntreLeadership Event Equips Leaders

Kinzler Construction Services recently invited customers, employees and friends to attend a one-day event designed for leaders and their teams. The EntreLeadership 1-Day Live Stream Event, held at Kinzler’s Ankeny, IA office, equipped attendees to master the art of influence, delegation, conflict resolution, team unification and other common issues all leaders face.

In addition to a great lineup of speakers on the EntreLeadership stream, the event also featured local experts tackling leadership issues facing the construction industry specifically.

Executive Chair & Founder Kevin Kinzler presented at the Spring EntreLeadership 1-Day Event at Kinzler Construction Services April 27, 2018. Kevin shares short stories and lessons learned growing his business from his garage to a 30+ year old company with locations across the country.
Brian Schwartze, Chief Talent Officer, presented at the Spring EntreLeadership 1-Day Event at Kinzler Construction Services April 27, 2018. Brian gives a brief overview of Crucial Conversations including tools and tips for talking when stakes are high.

“Kinzler Construction Services is committed to growing and advancing our employees and our business partners,” said Tanner Kinzler, President & CEO of Kinzler Construction Services. “We’re pleased to host events like this one which provide actionable steps to sharpen leadership skills and grow our organizations.”

Kinzler plans to offer more leadership and learning opportunities in the future. Those interested in participating in upcoming events should contact us.

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