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Innovative Education
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Student Built House 2022

Launched in 1972, the student-built house program is a year-long residential trades program for Cedar Rapids Community School District high school juniors and seniors. During the year, students build a single family home from the ground up, and develop technical skills, collaborate with local employers, and explore related careers.

This school year, will be the 51st home built by students in the 51-52nd year of the program. This years house will be located in Hiawatha.

Sub-contractors and suppliers

Thanks to these professionals who work with students to help build a successful project.

ExcavationWax Excavating319-373-2287
Concrete workRogers Concrete319-462-4290
PlumbingElite Plumbing319-481-9187
Heating & CoolingIltens Inc.319-208-3295
ElectricalBenchmark Electric319-389-1359
Framing PartnerMadsen Custom Homes319-310-3918
CabinetsFashion Par Kitchens319-377-7357
CountertopsElite Stone319-450-0777
AppliancesHome Appliance319-365-8150
Trim CarpentryKlawiter Construction LLC319-350-4944
Interior FinishesMadsen Custom Homes319-310-3918
Interior GlassAllied Glass319-364-2495
StoneKings Material/ Lee Ritter Masonry319-363-0233
Garage DoorsOllinger Garage Doors319-223-5707
DrywallDan Gardner Drywall319-377-1507
FlooringCarpet King319-531-1389
InsulationKinzler Insulation319-366-3080
PaintingDustin Anderson Painting319-241-6447
SidingKlawiter Construction LLC319-350-4944
GuttersGish’s Gutters319-491-7773
Lumber SupplierAtkins Lumber319-446-7654
Solid Surface Flooring MaterialsKamahls Flooring319-363-7333
Security/Low VoltageAxis Communications, Inc.319-361-4442
Tasks, sub-contractors, and contact information for 2023-2024

Key contacts

Tara Troester


Jackie Powers


Strate Accounting and Payroll, LLC