What skills should you look for in a reputable drywaller?
Drywalling, just like several other tasks needed to build a home, is a very time-consuming and labor-intensive technique. Drywallers and tapers need to be very skilled because, in this business, there really isn’t much room for error. Any imperfections will easily be identified after painting as the walls of a home or business are such a focal point.
For the above reasons, attention should be placed to hire the right drywall contractor for the job.
Recently, we provided our perspective on the traits that are important in a drywaller. This is because we believe very strongly that in addition to skills, you should be looking for certain personality characteristics and business ethics in anyone that you hire to work in your home or business.
Those personal qualities that you should look for include:
- A professional and teamwork attitude
- A history of great work
- A focus on customer satisfaction
And beyond all this, any contractor or drywaller that you hire should be a good person through and through.
Key questions to ask a drywaller
If you are looking to hire a drywaller, be sure that you ask some key questions during your interview and estimation process. For example:
- How long has your company been in business?
- Do you have your own crew?
- How would you do this job? Inclusions?
- When do you believe you can start and end the project?
- What is the process you use to obtain the required permits?
- What is your payment schedule?
- Can I see your references?
- Will you bring the right drywall tools and will you clean up and take all garbage away when you leave?
- Will you give me a written contract that outlines the scope of the project as we have agreed upon?
Answering these questions will help to reassure you about the ability of your drywaller to do the job. In addition to these questions, however, you should also be looking for some specific skills. For example, does the drywaller should that he or she has the physical strength and ability to maneuver oddly shaped objects? What about dexterity and coordination? Does the drywaller have strong math and measurement skills? What is his or her construction and mechanical knowledge? Does the drywaller appear to have great vision and depth perception?
Key skills to look for in a drywaller
In addition to the above, we believe that a drywaller should have the following skills and background.
- Time management
- Reading comprehension
- Active listening
- Complex problem solving
- Operation monitoring
- Basic mechanical skills to ensure equipment and tools are in good repair and can be operated safely
- Quality control
While drywalling requires physical strength, it also requires strong mathematical and chemistry skills. Drywallers need to pay attention to the angles of the walls to ensure that drywall can be fitted properly and will be less prone to cracking. These types of skills and the flawless finish that you are looking for on your walls do not come overnight. Drywallers need to practice and learn their skills over time.
In most cases, drywallers start in apprentice-type settings where they can learn from an experienced drywaller. Then, over time, once they have honed in on the required skills, they can go out on their own to conduct and develop their own drywalling business. And at Father Son Drywall, this is exactly how we got our start - by learning from Grandpa Paul and now Ron Sr. so that we can truly become masters in the art of drywall repair and installation. We don’t take these skills for granted either. We know that practice makes perfect, and we also understand the importance of keeping up with trends in the business. This means that our customers will always receive top quality work, and will be happy to refer us to their family and friends - and that makes all the difference.
Father Son Drywall prides itself on professionalism, great work, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Further, we take great care in ensuring proper communication and project coordination, which helps us to guarantee quality workmanship that lasts. When you work with us, you’ll receive great work from great people.
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