Thanks ED! Drywall up and in..

HUGE Thanks to my buddy Ed for helping take care of some last minute framing/blocking and proper vinyl window installation before the drywallers showed up the next day. Ed noticed the 2 vinyl windows were just held into their opens with a couple small pieces of wood the night before the drywallers were going to show up. Being the can do guy he is, he properly installed them with screws, 2 beads of caulk, and spray insulation. WHEW! He stayed up late two nights in a row to take care of all the miscellaneous tasks with me. It was a hoot.

Isaac and his crew stormed the house with more than 186 sheets of 5/8" drywall this past week. It's the biggest transformation since the demolition. For those keeping score, he charged me $16/sheet for hanging and taping, labor only. We ordered 200 sheets from Menards last week, and they dropped it on the curb using a forklift. Isaac's crew took the drywall in one piece at a time, and then a 2-man crew hung the drywall in 2.5 days. It took them Mon-Thurs to finish it with 3 coats of mud. They did some light cleaning of the drywall dust, but didn't cleanup all the splats of mud on the floor. I'll have to go back with a scraper to really get the floor back. Anyway, they did a great job and I'd recommend them to others.


  1. Great blog and great looking project. I was wondering if you could provide Isaac's contact info or full business name? Thanks, Dan

  2. I've lost touch with Isaac unfortunately. You can try contacting Ames drywall supply, and see if they have his number. I know he was a frequent customer there, they probably know him.


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