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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.

During the 2021-22 school year—the program’s 50th year—students are building a home in Hiawatha. Read more about this year’s home.

Sub-contractors and suppliers

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

ExcavationKoelker Excavation319-373-2287
Concrete workRogers Concrete319-462-4290
PlumbingColony Plumbing319-364-4328
Heating & CoolingColony Heating & Cooling319-364-4328
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/Seedorff Masonry319-363-0233
Garage DoorsOllinger Garage Doors319-223-5707
DrywallDan Gardner Drywall319-377-1507
FlooringCarpet King319-531-1389
InsulationKinzler Insulation319-366-3080
PaintingCalef Painting319-573-9904
SidingKlawiter Construction LLC319-350-4944
GuttersAll Eastern IA Gutters319-364-5724
Lumber SupplierAtkins Lumber319-446-7654
Tasks, sub-contractors, and contact information for 2021-2022


Key contacts

Tara Troester


Jackie Powers


Michelle Lochner


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