HBA Benefit Home

The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin has found a great way to give back to the local community. The Benefit Home capitalizes on their member’s resources, galvanizing talented builders and trades people, while mixing in a generous supply of sweat equity. Key Insulation is proud to have contributed to this cause by insulating this home.

collaborated with the premier building association to lead fundraising efforts to build The Nathaniel, a two-story home available now in Rancho Sienna. Thanks to the philanthropic efforts of these two organizations, the majority of proceeds generated from the sale of this home will go to the Ronald McDonald House and Dell Children’s Medical Center. This is just one example of how the 750+ members of the HBA contribute to the economic impact of the communities in which they build and make a direct impact on worthy causes within those communities. Since 1991, the HBA has donated more than one million dollars through community projects including Benefit Homes, Parades of Homes™ and numerous scholarships.

HBA_Benefit HomeCommittee members work with HBA members to solicit materials and donations to help build a new home; proceeds benefit local charities.

Staff Appreciation & Awards – San Antonio


Picture6Every quarter, our drivers are recognized for their safety measures. The award covers four main areas: acceleration, braking, turning and speeding. This year our safe drivers for the   quarter are Orlando Casiano (top) and Renato Torres (bottom). Renato is also the recipient of our Insulate America Best Employee! Everyone here at Key Insulation knows that Renato is one of the Hardest workers in the company. His work ethic accomplishes even the most difficult schedules and tasks, and it is always done with high attention to detail and quality. His dedication to this company has resonated throughout fourteen years of service. If he isn’t working, it is because the work ran Picture7out. One might say Renato is not an outstanding employee, but rather that he is THE example of everything and beyond what a person would find in an outstanding employee. We appreciate everything Renato has accomplished at Key Insulation and look forward to see his time here as he continues to show what it truly means to work hard and live joyfully.

Staff Appreciation & Awards – Austin


Picture9Key Insulation is proud to nominate Mauricio Alvarez as our Best Employee in America for the Second Quarter of 2015. In his time of employment, Mauricio has earned a valuable spot with our company. His work ethics are very high. Mauricio’s positive attitude and his desire to learn as well as teach co-workers are his biggest attributes. Mauricio has proven to be a great candidate for our Best Employee in America. Congratulations Mauricio!

Picture10Picture11This quarter’s best driver awards go to Jose Navarro (left) and Antonio Hernandez(right). We appreciate all of their hard work and dedication to Key and wanted to take a moment to applaud them on being safe and excellent drivers!

Employee Updates

The Power of Learning

Picture12At Key Insulation we are all about building engagement. We believe reading is self-training and helps     develop knowledge and skills in a variety of areas related to what we do every day. In order to motivate this “self-training” Ross has selected a whole library of books from which any employee will be able to check out a book. Through our online managing system BetterBookClub everyone will be able to tag books you have read, see what colleagues have read, and discover new books to read. The books have been assigned with a point system so there is a reward per point at the end of each quarter. Our hope is that this will offer teammates a new way to engage with each other and learn new skills with a little friendly competition. This quarter our book club winners are first place winner: Kelli Mock (right), second place: Grant Williams (middle), third place: Brad Bochet (not pictured).

New Employee

Picture13Key Insulation would like to welcome Mary Castillo to the team! She is our new Staff Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in the Construction business where she had previously been the scheduling coordinator and  the accounts payable specialist. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family.

Getting Involved

HCA Health & Safety Fair

Picture14Key Insulation’s Director of Operations, Abraham Nevarez, and his family enjoyed a fun-filled day at this years Health and Safety Fair. Key Insulation helped sponsor The Hispanic Contractors of San Antonio’s Health and Safety Fair June 5th and 6th. Training included an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course, a First-Aid/CPR/AED 5 hour class and an 8 hour PEC SafeLandUSA Basic Orientation Awareness. Additionally, kids got to enjoy an afternoon of activities, free food, health screenings, music and the educational outreach efforts of the Live Oak Fire Department, Wayland Baptist University’s Nursing Program Students and the San Antonio Military Medical Center’s (SAMMC) Army Burn Center.

Young Marines Camo Run

Picture15Builder’s Energy Rater was glad to help sponsor The San AntonioYoung Marines, along with their commander, BER’s Albert Salas, as they held a Camo Cool Down Fun Run that included getting blasted with water guns,   super soakers, water balloons grenades and much more! Key Insulation’s Estimator, Kelli Mock, and her family enjoyed a fun way to cool off!

Upcoming Events

Events attended:

July 8th: Austin Mid-Year Housing Forecast

Aug. 11th: San Antonio Mid-Year Housing Forecast

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 21st: BuildPAC Gold Tournament

New Memberships:


High Performance Insulation Professionals


Hill Country Builders Association


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