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.

An Interview with Kevin Kinzler

“We definitely have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy serving. To this day, I enjoy solving customer problems. That’s our roots…the driving force really has been the customer.”

Kevin Kinzler, Founder

Kevin and his wife Yvonne founded Kinzler Construction Services in 1984. In this episode of the Iowa Business Report, Kevin talks about growing the company from his garage to six locations in three states.

K-13 Thermal & Acoustic Insulation Installed at Carroll Readiness Center

Look how great this K-13 Thermal Insulation looks! Kinzler Construction Services was brought in by Badding Construction to install K-13 at the Iowa National Guard Carroll Readiness Center.

K-13 was the ideal product to install on this ceiling because it meets project requirements for insulation (R value), noise reduction (NRC), color, durability, condensation control, texture, and aesthetics.

The K-13 system begins with specially prepared cellulose fibers combined with natural fire retardants in a strict, quality-controlled manufacturing process. K-13 is then spray-applied by Kinzler’s professional installers to ensure consistent and predictable results. During application, the K-13 fibers combine with a water-based adhesive resulting in a durable, exposed finish.

Kinzler’s K-13 Insulation Experts

Kinzler Construction Services brings more than 35 years of experience to help with your insulation needs. We serve home builders, commercial construction contractors, remodelers and home owners. Contact us today to see how we can partner on your next project!

Next Generation Spray Foams Required by January 1, 2021

An installer from Kinzler Construction Services, Home of United Insulators, applies HFO spray foam in a multi-family unit being built in Denver, CO.

Reformulated versions of spray polyurethane foam with only a tiny fraction of the global warming potential of their predecessors will be required in Colorado beginning January 1, 2021. Kinzler Construction Services, Home of United Insulators, is already installing closed-cell spray foam made with the hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent.

Blowing agents are essential ingredients in spray foam insulation. They create the tiny bubbles of trapped gas that slow the movement of heat and make foam such a great insulator. But the most common blowing agent in spray polyurethane foam today, a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), has a global warming potential (GWP) more than 1,000 times that of carbon dioxide. HFO spray foam formulations now have a GWP of 1.

Colorado’s HFC Phase-Out

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission unanimously adopted Regulation 22, which is a result of climate legislation that established statewide greenhouse gas emission goals.

The regulation is based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s nationwide timeline for HFCs phase-out by January 2021. That timeline has been set back by litigation after a federal court ruled that the EPA can’t ban HFCs under a provision of the Clean Air Act, since the concern is climate and not ozone. U.S. Climate Alliance States — including Colorado — have decided to move forward with the phase-out.

Improved Performance

WATCH: HFO closed-cell spray foam is installed by Kinzler Construction Services, Home of United Insulators.

HFO manufacturers say the new spray foam has several advantages over products made with HFCs. One is an increase in the maximum thickness of each layer, or “lift,” of foam that can be applied.

Spray foams are mixed on site in an application gun. The ensuing chemical reaction produces heat as well as the characteristic foam. If the foam applied in a single pass is too thick, the chemical reaction can generate too much heat. Typically, spray foam can be applied in lifts of a couple of inches, but HFO can often be applied 6 1/2 inches thick in a single pass.

The HFO-blown foam also has high R-values – as much as R-6.3 per inch when measured in a 2-inch thick layer, but R-7.4 per inch at a depth of 8 inches. The “stacked R-value” is higher because the thermal resistance of a thicker layer of foam is not linear — it adds up faster than a simple multiplication of its 1-inch R-value would suggest.

Kinzler’s Building Science Experts

Kinzler Construction Services, Home of United Insulators in Denver, brings more than 35 years of experience to help with your insulation needs in metro Denver and the Colorado Front Range. We serve home builders, commercial construction contractors, remodelers and home owners. Contact us today to see how we can partner on your next project!

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