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.

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Kinzler Insulates House for Homeless Female Veterans

Kinzler provided the insulation for this new home which will provide temporary housing for up to five female veterans at a time.

Kinzler Construction Services is proud to help create housing for Minneapolis, MN area veterans in need by installing insulation in a new homeless shelter free of charge.

Each year, the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) receives more than 25,000 contacts, inquiries and requests from veterans across the state who are homeless or experiencing a crisis that could lead to homelessness. Earlier this spring, MACV teamed up with Kinzler’s building partner, Lennar and BATC Housing First Minnesota, to break ground on a home that will house female veterans – a population that is in serious need.

“We’re happy to be able to give back to the community where our team of local insulation installers live and work,” says Kinzler Construction Services General Manager Rick Cobbs. “We’re excited that this house will be able to provide temporary shelter for up to five women at a time.”

Kinzler Construction Services partnered with insulation supplier Johns Manville, donating material and time to install batt insulation, spray foam around the rim joists and blow-in insulation in the attic.

The five-bedroom home located in Maplewood, MN is scheduled to be completed in August.


Kinzler Supports Iowa Rett Strollathon

Watch Lacey Kinzler’s story.
Kinzler Construction Services is a proud supporter of Iowa’s FIRST Strollathon to raise money for Rett Syndrome Research. Our founders Kevin & Yvonne Kinzler’s daughter, Lacey, was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome just before her second birthday. Hear their story.
Kinzler will be hosting a “Wheelchair & Stroller-Decorating Station” at the event Saturday, May 20th in Des Moines. Please join us by walking in the event, cheer on others from the sidelines or join us at Confluence Brewery after the stroll! Learn more or register a team at www.strollathon.org/iowa.
Rett Syndrome is the only Autism Spectrum disorder with a known genetic cause and it was completely reversed in a mouse model in 2007. It costs $100,000 to test just one drug. Thank you for your support!

Kinzler Crew Fights Fire

Pictured from left: Anthony, Josh J, Josh G

It’s a Kinzler core value to have a servant heart. One Kinzler crew took that to the next level when a car on the road near their jobsite caught on fire. Without missing a beat, Josh J, Josh G and Anthony helped knock down the flames with an extinguisher before the fire department arrived. Thanks for going above and beyond guys! #ServantHeart #KinzlerCares

We are guided by our core values, operating with:

  • servant hearts
  • integrity
  • dedication
  • problem solving
  • relationship building

Learn more about joining the Kinzler team on our Careers Page.

Kinzler Construction Services Supports Mission to Insulate African Church

Kids and Water
Please click on the image above to make a tax deductible gift to support this mission.

Kinzler Construction Services is partnering with a non-profit charity founded in Ames, Iowa to insulate a church in the East African nation of Uganda. It’s part of Kinzler’s core focus to serve others, build relationships and enrich lives.

Brian Schwartze, Kinzler Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and his 13 year-old son JB will spend nearly two weeks in Uganda. Part of their mission there includes insulating a church and school in the village of Obule. Kinzler Construction Services donated radiant barrier for the project, an insulation system which uses a type of heavy duty aluminum foil which can limit up to 97% of radiant heat transfer.

“Radiant barriers work exceptionally well in sunny climates, like they experience in Uganda,” said Kevin Kinzler, Executive Chairman and Founder of Kinzler Construction Services. “A significant amount of the heat transfer into and out of that church is through radiation. We are happy to be able to support this project which will make a positive impact for those living in this African village.”

Brian and JB also plan to dig wells, supporting the mission of the Clean Water Movement, and put on a baseball clinic or two.

“I’m most excited about this trip because I want to make a large impact on people’s lives,” says JB, who will attend Gilbert Middle School this fall. “I want to make the world better one step at a time. I really want to meet the kids and learn a new culture. When we are there we are going to have a baseball clinic. That will be awesome to teach something that I love to people across the world.”

Visit Brian and JB’s fundraising website to make a tax-deductible gift to help support their mission trip to Uganda. Donations also earn you entries into a raffle drawing.

Hear from JB

Hear more from JB Schwartze about his mission to Uganda in this short video.

Iowa-based Kinzler Construction Services is a leading provider of construction supplies and services to commercial, residential and agricultural builders and homeowners. Kinzler has locations in Ames, Ankeny, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids, and in Minnesota and Texas. Learn more.

Kinzler Construction Services Sponsors Habitat for Humanity “Blitz Build”

The Kay Reh family standing in front of their new home.
The Kay Reh-Su Meh family standing in front of their new home.

Kinzler Construction Services was pleased to participate in the first-ever “blitz build” for Waterloo-based Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Kinzler joined with other area contractors, suppliers and builders in June, who successfully completed a home in record time – just six days! It’s a process that normally takes as long as six months.

Kinzler Construction Services made a donation for the home’s insulation and volunteered a crew to install it. The donations from Kinzler and others helped to make the home affordable for the Kay Reh family. Kay Reh & Su Meh and their four children are very grateful to have secure safe, affordable, and decent shelter! Several years ago they arrived in Atlanta, Georgia from a Burmese refugee camp and have been in Waterloo for the past four years.

“We are pleased to be able to participate in this Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build,” said Tanner Kinzler, President and CEO of Kinzler Construction Services. “Part of our core focus at Kinzler is to serve others, build relationships and enrich lives. By working together, we are making a difference in the lives of those in the Cedar Valley.”

The Kay Reh-Su Meh home is the 132nd Habitat home to be completed in an area that includes Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, Evansdale, Parkersburg, La Porte City and Hudson, since 1991.

Iowa-based Kinzler Construction Services is a leading provider of construction supplies and services to commercial, residential and agricultural builders and homeowners. Kinzler has locations in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Ames and Ankeny, and in Minnesota and Texas.

Brian Schwartze joins United Way of Story County Board

Brian Schwartze, Tony Hogan, Martino Harmon, Kim Linduska (not pictured Jane Acker) are new members of the United Way of Story County Board of Directors. Contributed photo
Brian Schwartze, Tony Hogan, Martino Harmon, Kim Linduska (not pictured Jane Acker) are new members of the United Way of Story County Board of Directors. Contributed photo

Brian Schwartze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kinzler Construction Services recently joined the United Way of Story County (UWSC) board of directors. He joins 18 other volunteers and will serve a three-year term.

“United Way of Story County is thrilled to welcome our newest board members,” said Jean Kresse, UWSC president and CEO. “We’re looking forward to putting their talent to good use as we continue to improve lives in our community.”

Brian lives in Ames with his wife, Autumn, and their three children.

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