PJD’s expansion is in response to builders’ needs and market demand in growth markets across the country.

PHOENIX (May 6, 2022) – Phoenix-based Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) announces closing its investment in Vatos Drywall, a long-term and prolific residential drywall contractor based in Orlando, Florida and serving multiple markets across the state.

PJD’s purchase of Vatos grows its service capacities in the region and expands secure access for residential builders to PJD’s industry-leading platform.

Orlando’s construction market has proven robust and outperformed virtually all other market service areas. The residential construction sector remains the largest by a significant margin and makes up more than half of all construction volume.

Cole Johnson

Cole Johnson, president of PJD, spoke about the substantial contribution the unification of PJD and Vatos will bring to the market.

“As residential builders are struggling to have their needs met in a professional and timely manner across the country, we have sought out the highest quality subcontractors in a number of markets and are bringing them onto PJD’s platform.

“We are confident that with this highly strategic move, we will immediately leverage Vatos’s existing team and excellent reputation with our proven systems to deliver a consistent offering to our customers paired with the quality of service they expect and deserve. This is an exciting time for our Company. We are proud to bring Vatos onboard, and we see terrific prospects continuing for the housing market ahead.”

Combining the PJD and Vatos teams is the firm’s latest success in growing its national footprint. PJD plans to keep all Vatos employees, who will continue to be led by Mr. Luis Rodriguez. Every employee will immediately benefit from PJD’s nationally recognized Good Jobs workforce strategy.

About Paul Johnson Drywall:

Established in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1967, by Paul Johnson Sr., Paul Johnson Drywall enjoyed its prominence as one of the largest specialty contractors in the Southwestern United States for more than 25 years. The Johnson family has recently expanded the company’s product offerings to include gypsum underlayment, concrete topping, and balcony waterproofing and has expanded the geographic service areas to now include Tucson and Prescott, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado, and now Orlando, Florida. The near-term future includes geographic expansions into Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and Salt Lake City, Utah. The family-owned business has long been the drywall contractor of choice for the most prominent single-family and multi-family builders, providing on-time, high-quality drywall, and related construction services for projects across the region. With safety, efficiency, quality, and professionalism as its core values, Paul Johnson Drywall attracts and maintains the best crews, meets deadlines, and delivers on its customers’ expectations, establishing its reputation as the leader in the industry. More information is available at pauljohnsondrywall.com.

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