J.E. Drywall

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“People hire us for very difficult jobs. It’s the quality of our work, fair pricing, finishing on time, being super clean on the job, and our guarantee. Once people hire us, we work for them again and again.”
–Juan Espinosa, Owner, J.E. Drywall, LLC

Sometimes it’s what you can’t see that counts. J.E. Drywall has mastered the craft of finishing walls so that they are so smooth and perfect, no one knows the craft that went into making them.

“People hire us for very difficult jobs,” says Juan Espinosa, owner of J.E. Drywall, LLC, as he explains how he has earned the reputation as the Sun Valley area’s premium finishing contractor. “It’s the quality of our work, fair pricing, finishing on time, being super clean on the job, and our guarantee. Once people hire us, we work for them again and again.”

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SKILLED CRAFT

Watching expert drywall installers is as intriguing as any dance performance. With speed they first cut to fit and hang the drywall, and then the finishers come in with tape, mud, blades, trowels, and sanders to unite the panels so that the seams are completely disguised, doing all of the above while on stilts.

Drywall is a skilled craft that takes years to master. Juan Espinosa began in 2003 and started his own business in 2009 when the owner of the firm he worked for closed his doors, like many veterans of the building trades did when the recession hit. Since then, Espinosa has grown his firm to 12 employees.”

There is a high level of architectural design in the Sun Valley area, and some architecture is moving toward modern designs that eliminate baseboards and moldings. This development creates challenges for creating clean transitions, especially because the functions of base and case are to hide where material joins. “We are very experienced with minimal designs and kerfed edges. We also finish walls to a Level 5 standard,” comments Espinosa, who has completed many of the Valley’s most complicated designs.

Level 5 drywall, as defined by the Gypsum Association, is the highest-quality smooth wall finish. To accomplish it, workers tape, complete first and second coatings, sand to remove tool marks, add a thin skim coat or other treatment, and finish with more sanding. Conditions like bright side lighting from fixtures or sunshine and high-gloss paints warrant a Level 5 finish.

PAINTING

The crew at J.E. Drywall are also skilled painters. They have over a decade of experience painting interiors, exteriors, and fine finishing styles for both residential and commercial projects. J.E. Drywall’s combined team experience in painting tops 25 years.

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The benefit to having J.E. Drywall paint is that they can complete interior walls from installation to final finishes. Having one team complete the project ensures consistency in the quality and appearance from framing to finish.

Espinosa’s team recently painted the interior of a large commercial building in Ketchum. They also recently completed several new houses and remodels, as well as the stairways in three large buildings.

“I have great people and a good team. They’re responsible and conscientious. We always finish when we say we will, which I attribute to my team,” he says.

J.E. Drywall’s painting business is expanding because they deliver reliable and excellent quality work. No job is too small or too big for the company. Espinosa relishes taking on new painting challenges and experiences.

“When people want unique paint or a custom stain, it’s special for us because we have to research and make sure it will work for the conditions and the surface. I love when customers ask for something different that we’ve never done before. It helps us become better and continue to grow,” he says.

J.E. Drywall’s prices are competitive as well, making them a great option for painting for both new structures and renovations.

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“I love when customers ask for something different that we’ve never done before. It helps us become better and continue to grow.”
–Juan Espinosa, Owner, J.E. Drywall, LLC

PLASTERING & FABRIC

J.E. Drywall offers other wall and ceiling finishes in addition to drywall, including plaster. Plaster application requires a specific skill set not possessed consistently throughout the trade. Espinosa says, “We are very experienced in working with many kinds of wet plaster, including Venetian, Imperial, and Diamond plaster.”

Venetian plaster is a traditional plaster with thousands of years of history. It is a lifetime finish and considered green. The plaster contains marble dust, so it can have the look of polished stone or can be textured when applied. Color is integral to the plaster mixture, so no painting is required. It isn’t applied over drywall, but instead over a lathe framework base, so it is a good choice for curved or irregularly-shaped surfaces.

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Diamond and Imperial are new products for a veneer plaster finish. They have hard finishes that resist abrasion, and can be applied over drywall. They come in many different textures and looks. Since these products dry very quickly and require only two applications, they allow the crews to finish fast.

Ceilings are another service that J.E. Drywall offers. They have skill in both acoustical and fabric ceilings.

“We install acoustical ceilings in many commercial projects,” explains Espinosa. “We have also installed fabric ceilings,” he adds. “The recently-built Campion Ice House arena in Hailey features a specialty ceiling that we installed. We also did the ceilings at the Diamondback Townhomes at White Clouds.”

“I have great people and a good team. They’re responsible and conscientious. We always finish when we say we will, which I attribute to my team.”
–Juan Espinosa, Owner, J.E. Drywall, LLC

With the work comes a personal commitment to quality. J.E. Drywall guarantees all of their work, and their straightforward attitude has earned the respect of the area’s top contractors. Espinosa states, “If there are any problems, we fix it.”

J.E. Drywall is available to offer premium wall finishes for new construction, remodels, and additions. They are skilled in both residential and commercial projects. Call them for drywall installation, painting, plaster, acoustical ceilings, and specialty work like fabric ceilings.

For more information call 208-720-3414 J.E. Drywall, LLC or visit jedrywallsv.com