Kinzler Acquires Comfort Solutions Insulation & Gutter Divisions

Kinzler Construction Services announced its acquisition of the insulation and gutter divisions of Comfort Solutions. Comfort Solutions is an Eastern Iowa based company with locations in Marion and Des Moines. The company has a proven track record of success and profitability, with a mission to ensure Iowans are happy and comfortable in their homes. The acquisition was effective August 19.

This merger further strengthens our ability to serve builders and homeowners across the state of Iowa and beyond.

  • Combining Kinzler and Comfort Solutions insulation divisions means exponential increases in inventory, equipment, and manpower to get your job insulated right and on time.
  • Bringing the gutter division to Kinzler adds new services to our eastern Iowa branch, giving us the capability to install gutters, leaf guard protection, and gutter/downspout repairs for both residential and commercial projects.
  • Kinzler already also installs gypsum concrete, fireproofing and overhead doors (with our acquisition in January of WD Door and Doors by George.)
  • Kinzler also distributes a full line of construction materials, including drywall, steel framing, acoustical ceiling tile & EIFS. 

Comfort Solutions has developed a reputation built on quality and service, led by Matt Hoskins, Alex Hefflefinger and Mark Eichinger. Eichinger will continue his leadership as part of the Kinzler team. About 50 members of the Comfort Solutions Insulation and Gutter divisions – roughly 40 in Cedar Rapids and 10 in Des Moines – will be making the transition to Kinzler Construction Services and the change will be seamless for customers. Matt Hoskins and Alex Hefflefinger will continue operating Comfort Solutions, offering HVAC, Aerobarrier and Energy Audits.

“It just creates tremendous opportunity for us and for everyone in our insulation and gutter divisions,” Eichinger said. “It streamlines our operations and will hopefully increase efficiencies on every level, which will benefit our customers.”

“This is a very exciting opportunity for our company, particularly our eastern Iowa operation,” says Tanner Kinzler, President & CEO of Kinzler Construction Services. “The size and scope of our products and services will continue to grow, but the friendly people and industry-leading customer service you’ve come to expect will remain. We will work closely with our customers, partners and employees to make the integration process as smooth as possible.”

Kinzler Construction Services is a family and employee-owned construction subcontractor which has been operating in eastern Iowa for 14 years. Based in Ankeny, the 37 year-old company operates locations across the state in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Ames – as well as Colorado, Texas and North Carolina.

Kinzler Helps Insulate Affordable Homes at the Iowa State Fair

Kinzler Construction Services is honored to join the awesome team of Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity volunteers and construction experts at the Iowa State Fair with a mission to build an entire house in less than 10 days!

On August 15, our employee-owners insulated the home with blown-in-blanket insulation, also known as BIBS. BIBS insulation is an environmentally sustainable kind of insulation that is cost-effective. If you’re looking for thermal efficiency equivalent to the lifetime of your home, BIBS is great for durable performance and sound control.

When it comes to new construction such as the house Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity is building, BIBS is the perfect type of insulation to use. It also works best when used for remodeling projects, attics, sidewalls, floors, metal framing, and sound control.

If you’re at the fair, make sure to stop by the building site next to the Thrill Zone for an up-close look at how Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes for families in our community!

Contact us at 888-292-2382 or visit our page for more information on the many insulation options we offer.

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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