Jason Mortvedt

Introducing New Parent Company and Distribution Division Brand Names

As we approach the 40-year anniversary of the company next year, we reflect on how different the business looks from those early days in Kevin Kinzler’s garage! Today, our family and employee-owned company spans four states (Iowa, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina) installing building products, distributing building materials, and servicing and installing commercial and residential garage doors.

In order to position ourselves well for the next 40 years of future growth, we are making a few exciting changes to our branding.

Kinzler Corporation is the new name for our parent company. As our company continues to grow, our purpose remains the same – to serve others, build relationships and enrich the lives of our employees and those we partner with.

Kinzler Construction Services is the name for the INSTALL side of our company, installing insulation products, fireproofing and gypsum concrete. This part of the business dates back almost 40 years.

WD Door is the part of our company installing and servicing overhead doors. WD Door is Iowa’s leading overhead door and operator company with over 25 years of experience in both residential and commercial fields. 

Kinzler Materials is the new name for our DISTRIBUTION division – the part of our company which distributes construction materials like drywall, steel framing, acoustical ceilings and EIFS.

While the size and scope of our products and services will continue to grow, the friendly people and industry-leading customer service you’ve come to expect will remain. We’re very excited about what the future holds and thank you for your continued support of our business!

Reduce Insulation Cost with Tax Benefits

Increase Energy Efficiency & Gain Tax Credits

Save 30% on an insulation upgrade

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is directing an unprecedented $369 billion toward energy saving initiatives through tax credits. These tax credits will have numerous benefits including improved energy efficiency, reduced energy bills, and improved home comfort.

These tax credits can be combined with local incentives for even bigger savings! IRA tax credits include:

  • Residential retrofit incentives
  • New and retrofit commercial incentives
  • New home incentives
  • Efficient building envelopes through building codes

Here are some key points from the Act.

  • Residential retrofit incentives
    • Previous law’s credit restored through 2022. Enhanced credit amount applies from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2032
    • 30% of insulation and air sealing materials up to $1,200 (per year)
    • Credit available on a yearly basis
    • Home energy audits covered up to $150
  • New Home Incentives
    • Builder credit of $2,500 for single family homes that meet ENERGY STAR Version 3.2 and meet 2021 IECC prescriptive envelope standards
    • Builder credit of $5,000 for homes that meet DOE Zero Energy Ready Home standard
    • Builder credit of $500 / $1,000 for multifamily units, with incentives increasing to $2,500 / $5,000 when meeting prevailing wage requirements
    • Previous law’s credit restored through 2022. Enhanced credit amount applies from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2032

Insulation & Energy Efficiency

Insulation is a critical factor in determining your home’s energy and cost efficiency. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that homeowners may save 15% on HVAC costs by installing insulation and air sealing their homes.

The US Department of Energy warns homeowners that just 1 in 5 homes constructed prior to 1980 are sufficiently insulated. While homes constructed today are required to meet R-Value standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy, this requirement was not included in building codes prior to the mid-1970s.

This means that approximately 80% of homes built before this time are in need of better insulation! If you’re uncertain if your home falls within this category, contact us and our local energy experts can help you determine if you’re in need of insulation.

Residential & Commercial Insulation Near Me

There are many components to the Inflation Reduction Act and many ways you can save, and tax credits are subject to program changes. Our team is happy to answer questions. Contact our office to discuss your project and how tax credits can help.

Kinzler Acquires WD Door

Kinzler Construction Services announced its acquisition of WD Door, Iowa’s leading overhead door and operator company with over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial fields. WD Door has their headquarters in Ankeny – with a second location in Cedar Rapids, known as Doors by George. The acquisition was effective January 1.

“At the start of the pandemic, if you asked us to look forward, I don’t think we would have expected this outcome,” said Tanner Kinzler, President & CEO of Kinzler Construction Services. “However, the construction pipeline has remained strong and this merger further strengthens our ability to serve builders and homeowners across the state of Iowa and beyond.”

Kinzler Construction Services is a family and employee-owned construction subcontractor based in Ankeny, with branch locations across Iowa in Ames, Cedar Rapids, and Waterloo – as well as Denver, CO and Tyler, TX. Kinzler installs insulation products, gypsum concrete and fireproofing. The company also distributes a full line of construction materials, including drywall, steel framing, acoustical ceiling tile & EIFS. 

WD Door has developed a reputation built on quality and service, led by Steve Bouchard and Jeff Myers, who will continue to lead the overhead door division of the business as General Managers well into the future. All 50+ WD Door and Doors by George team members are being retained and the change will be seamless for customers.

WD-Door team members are pictured outside the company’s Ankeny, IA headquarters. All 50+ WD Door and Doors by George team members are being retained as part of the merger with Kinzler Construction Services.

“Throughout the pandemic, WD Door and Doors by George have continued to grow,” said Steve Bouchard, WD Door General Manager. “Merging with Kinzler means exponential increases in infrastructure, technology, employee benefits and administrative support.”

“This partnership with Kinzler will help us serve our customers even better,” adds Jeff Myers, WD Door General Manager. “But the friendly people and industry-leading customer service you’ve come to expect will remain the same.”

WD Door, previously Wayne Dalton of Central Iowa, was founded in 2003. Today, the company’s trained and certified technicians install, service and repair hundreds of residential and commercial garage doors every year.

Kinzler Supports 2021 Hubbell Extreme Build

Kinzler Construction Services was honored to be a part of the Care for Kids – 2021 Hubbell Extreme Build, benefitting Easterseals Iowa & Camp Sunnyside!

The Extreme Build brought community partners and volunteers together to build a brand new 13,000-square-foot child development center in just 7 days. Kinzler donated all of the drywall finishing supplies for the project.

Easterseals Iowa provides services to ensure all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. 

Longtime Tyler, TX Smoked Turkey Business Rebuilds After Fire & Explosions

Greenberg Smoked Turkey Inc. is nearing completion on a new shipping and freezer facility after a fire and series of explosions severely damaged its storage facilities in November, 2021. The incident forced the company to shut down operations just weeks before Thanksgiving and Christmas, their busiest time of year.

Kinzler Construction Services, Home of Garland & Jones Insulation, was hired to insulate the massive cold storage facility using closed-cell spray foam. Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is one of the best and most durable insulation products on the market. Kinzler installed eight-inches of spray foam on the walls and ceiling in order to keep the facility at zero degrees, 24/7 – 365 days a year, storing Greenberg’s delicious smoked turkeys.

Greenberg Smoked Turkey anticipates turkeys will be available beginning in October.

Hunter Van Haalen Promoted to Health & Safety Specialist

Kinzler Construction Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Hunter Van Haalen to Health and Safety Specialist. In his new role, Van Haalen will maintain and implement safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with company, local, state and federal rules and regulations, as well as continue to promote a culture of safety among Kinzler employee-owners.   

Kinzler Construction Services is a recognized leader for performing safe, quality work for more than 35 years. In 2017, Kinzler team members celebrated one million safe man-hours, going more than two years without a loss time injury at any of Kinzler’s branch locations.

Hunter Van Haalen brings foundational knowledge of health and safety with formal training as an EMT as well as a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science and Administration from Colombia Southern University.

“Hunter has a passion for helping and serving others with his energetic attitude and strong communication skills,” said Tanner Kinzler, President & CEO. “He shares our commitment to promoting a strong culture of safety. Because at the end of the day, if our employees don’t go home safely to their families, nothing else we do matters.”

Van Haalen began his career at Kinzler Construction Services in November 2019 as a full-time Drywall Stocker in Kinzler’s Central Iowa Distribution Department. As Health and Safety Specialist, he will spend most of his time in the field on job sites, training crews, solving problems and engineering improved safe and efficient processes.

About Kinzler Construction Services
Kinzler Construction Services is a leading installer of insulation products, gypsum concrete, fireproofing & air barrier. Kinzler also distributes a full line of construction materials, including drywall, steel framing, acoustical ceiling tile & EIFS. Kinzler is a rapidly-growing, family and employee-owned company offering industry-leading service to the best customers with locations across America’s heartland. To search job openings and apply to join the Kinzler team, visit www.KinzlerCareers.com.

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