Chad Lewis

PHOENIX (June 22, 2022) – Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) has appointed Chad Lewis as chief financial officer (CFO), the firm’s top financial position.

As the firm’s new CFO, Lewis will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s financial operations as well as assisting on business and leadership matters. His leadership extends beyond the traditional CFO role, whereby he will serve as an advisor and strategic partner, playing a key role in PJD’s continued national expansion.

“Chad’s comprehensive knowledge and skillset in finance, strategic initiatives, and M&A make him a valuable addition to our team as PJD continues to develop and implement our national expansion,” said Cole Johnson, president of PJD. “We’re fortunate to have his expertise helping to guide the development and execution of our growth strategy. His experience in this realm will be beneficial to perpetuating PJD’s growth and elevating our success.”

Lewis has been a leader in the finance industry for over 15 years and has extensive experience driving growth and performance improvement initiatives at several building product companies. Prior to joining PJD, he was managing director at Hudson Advisors where he served on the respective boards and worked alongside senior executives to identify and drive initiatives across several portfolio companies including, Forterra Inc., Meridian Brick, and Foundation Building Materials, among others. In addition, Lewis was responsible for helping identify, negotiate, execute, and integrate nearly 40 add-on acquisitions across these investments.

“I look forward to partnering with the team at this exciting time of growth for PJD,” said Lewis. “I’ve had the privilege of being involved with numerous expansions and working in this sector is particularly rewarding. It’s great to be joining PJD at this early stage of the company’s ambitious growth plan.”

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; Nashville, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida. The near-term future includes geographic expansions into markets, including 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

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