Top 10 Drywall Contractors in Downers Grove, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Calumet Painting & Restoration
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
(57)
Our company has been serving the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas for over 30 years. We specialize in making your home or business look beautiful with a variety of painting techniques and have a staff that is professional and experienced. Our free estimates and on site consultations will get ...Read more about Calumet Painting & Restoration
Our company has been serving the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas for over 30 years. We specialize in making your home or business look beautiful with a variety of painting techniques and have a staff that is professional and experienced. Our free estimates and on site consultations will get ...Read more about Calumet Painting & Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot Danny Boys Remodeling Inc
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
(53)
"Aside from the beautiful quality I know this business does, Dan himself is very professional, and that's something I always look for within this industry. Everything is done with sincerity and attention. Very appreciated! Repeat business for sure."
"Aside from the beautiful quality I know this business does, Dan himself is very professional, and that's something I always look for within this industry. Everything is done with sincerity and attention. Very appreciated! Repeat business for sure."
Porch Pro Headshot Northlake Painting & Decorating
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
(5)
"I have worked with Tony for several years now. He does great work at a reasonable price and always takes care of repeat customers. He has worked on projects for us including residential home painting, commercial building painting, and commercial building construction (including wall construction,...Read more about Northlake Painting & Decorating
"I have worked with Tony for several years now. He does great work at a reasonable price and always takes care of repeat customers. He has worked on projects for us including residential home painting, commercial building painting, and commercial building construction (including wall construction,...Read more about Northlake Painting & Decorating
Porch Pro Headshot Delapaz Drywall
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
(92)
Porch Pro Headshot Corwin Drywall Contracting LLC
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
(17)
Corwin Drywall Contracting LLC is a family owned contractor company in Yorkville, Illinois specializing in drywall installation, finish and repair; basement build out and remodeling; room additions and remodels; acoustical ceiling installations and repair; mold and water damage repair and clean up s...Read more about Corwin Drywall Contracting LLC
Corwin Drywall Contracting LLC is a family owned contractor company in Yorkville, Illinois specializing in drywall installation, finish and repair; basement build out and remodeling; room additions and remodels; acoustical ceiling installations and repair; mold and water damage repair and clean up s...Read more about Corwin Drywall Contracting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot D G construction & remodeling.inc
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Marquardt Painting
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
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"Review by Todd H. in Woodridge, IL Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces Daniel was creative in solving our painting needs, and additionally found some other repair work that he could do easily to improve the outside appearance of our home. He was responsive, honest, and willing to answer quest...Read more about Daniel Marquardt Painting
"Review by Todd H. in Woodridge, IL Project: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces Daniel was creative in solving our painting needs, and additionally found some other repair work that he could do easily to improve the outside appearance of our home. He was responsive, honest, and willing to answer quest...Read more about Daniel Marquardt Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Arrow Handyman Service
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Arrow Handyman Service is a local company offering a wide variaty of trades to the suburbs of Chicago. Professional, reliable, and affordable service.
Arrow Handyman Service is a local company offering a wide variaty of trades to the suburbs of Chicago. Professional, reliable, and affordable service.
Porch Pro Headshot NC Construction & Remodeling Inc.
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
(1)
NC Construction & Remodeling Get your free estimate today at no obligation. We work with insurance claims as well. Home remodeling Additions Kitchens Bathrooms Carpentry Hardwood floors Basements Etc... General Contractor 708-646-7673 Camachonp@hotmail.com We also specialize in Flood & Water D...Read more about NC Construction & Remodeling Inc.
NC Construction & Remodeling Get your free estimate today at no obligation. We work with insurance claims as well. Home remodeling Additions Kitchens Bathrooms Carpentry Hardwood floors Basements Etc... General Contractor 708-646-7673 Camachonp@hotmail.com We also specialize in Flood & Water D...Read more about NC Construction & Remodeling Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Northpoint Construction Services  Inc.
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
(1)
INTRODUCTION We are new to Porch.com and we look forward to speaking with you about your project. Northpoint Construction Services was founded by my wife and I and incorporated in June, 2002. Our first contract was to serve as Owners' Rep on 245 unit residential development called "Northtown Villag...Read more about Northpoint Construction Services Inc.
INTRODUCTION We are new to Porch.com and we look forward to speaking with you about your project. Northpoint Construction Services was founded by my wife and I and incorporated in June, 2002. Our first contract was to serve as Owners' Rep on 245 unit residential development called "Northtown Villag...Read more about Northpoint Construction Services Inc.

Frequently asked questions about drywall contractors

In the construction of a new building, the drywall contractor is one of the last tradespeople to work on the project since they are the people who frame and hang the drywall to create the walls and ceilings. Residential drywall contractors may be responsible for subdividing a room or repairing existing drywall in a house.

Aside from installing the drywall panels, a residential drywall contractor is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Cleaning and preparing the drywall before installation
  • Mixing plaster compounds
  • Measuring, cutting, and positioning the panels
  • Mudding over screws and joists
  • Taping and mudding over seams
  • Scraping away the excess compound and allowing it to dry
  • Sanding away blemishes
  • Applying a spray finish
  • Cleaning up the dust and mess

Drywall contractors are often subcontracted through the general contractor. They are exclusively responsible for installing and preparing the drywall.

Hiring a local drywall contractor will give ensure your project will be built the correct way and come in on budget through:

  • Expertise. A good drywall contractor will have years of expertise and knowledge to use the correct materials for any given job and work with maximum efficiency.
  • Tools and Materials. Drywall contractors already own the correct tools and compounds for their job, so everything they might need is at their disposal.
  • Time and Money. Through their years of experience, drywall repair contractors will have honed their methods and skill to a point where they can work fast and well. This expertise saves you money and ensures the job is done as quickly as possible.
  • Clean up. As part of their job, drywall contractors are expected to clean up the dust and mess when they finish, allowing you to have a flawless finish after painting or wallpapering.

To contrast the benefits of hiring a professional, there are a couple of solid reasons to handle the job yourself if you have the ability:

  • Labor. If you’re going the DIY route, you won’t have to pay labor costs, reducing your project budget substantially.
  • Scheduling. You can do the work on your schedule, meaning that you won’t have contractors going through your home at awkward times.
  • Learning. Each project teaches you something, even if you already know what to do. This is the knowledge you can add to your DIY repertoire.

Yes, it is perfectly OK to put new drywall panels over existing panels. In fact, installing drywall over old panels is cheaper than removing and replacing them, and it has the benefit of adding extra soundproofing and insulation. However, when they have mold on them, the wiring or insulation needs updating, and the drywall is falling apart, it is best to remove the old panels.

Installing an entire layer of drywall can present some challenges since you’re adding another ¼” thickness to the wall. This can cause recesses on door and window trim as well as outlets. It can also affect how items are attached to your walls and how some of your fixtures might function.

In the case of repairing damaged drywall, it’s easy enough to make minor repairs yourself. For larger repairs, it’s best to hire a professional.

Hiring residential drywall contractors will save you in the long run as:

  • They already have all the necessary tools.
  • They know the correct thickness of panel to use.
  • They can work faster and more efficiently.
  • They can produce a blemish-free finish.

Hiring a quality residential drywall contractor requires a certain amount of homework on your part.

You can take a few steps to ensure you don’t end up with poor quality:

  • Decide what you want. You’ll need to hammer out your expectations and identify the problem areas in your project before engaging a contractor.
  • Make a list. Ask yourself: “Are there drywall contractors near me?” Create a list of the drywall contractors in your area.
  • Questions. Write down a few questions to ask the contractors on your list. These should include questions about cost, the expected length of the job, what other jobs they have done, and so on.
  • Contact and Interview. Contact the contractors on your list and ask them your questions. You may need to set up a separate time to interview them.
  • Get a quote. Some residential drywall contractors prefer to view the job site before they give a quote concerning cost and expected time frame.
  • Check references. Always ask for references from previous customers and call those references. A good contractor will be able to provide a few.
  • Look at their past work. This will allow you to get an impression of their quality.
  • Make sure they are licensed and insured. A license is an assurance of quality, so look for licensed drywall contractors. No matter how good a contractor is, accidents can happen. A properly insured contractor will be able to cover any potential damage that can occur as a result of faulty materials.

By doing your due diligence first, you’ll end up with a quality drywalling job.

Hanging drywall can be a tricky process that requires a healthy amount of experience and a few specialized tools.

Here are the steps needed to hang drywall:

  • Prepare the Drywall Sheets. Before placing any sheets, measure the area and mark where you’ll place them. If the sheet doesn’t extend to the ceiling, it should at least end at the center of a joist.
  • Drywall the ceiling. With an assistant or a lift, make sure one end is flush with the wall while the other edges are at right angles with the frame. Secure the sheet with five evenly spaced screws.
  • Cut drywall for the walls. Measure the wall width and cut the sheet to 1/4” shorter. Have your assistant prop the sheet tight against the ceiling.
  • Install on the wall. Make sure the first board will end up centered on a stud. Have your assistant hold the sheet tightly against the ceiling and the adjacent wall while you fasten the sheet in place.
  • Cut doors, windows, and outlets. Remove the trim around the door or window and cut a hole in the drywall with the same measurements as the window or door. Using a jab saw, cut out the shape. Secure the drywall in place using five screws on each side.
  • Secure at the corners. Using a jab saw, trim the drywall in the corners after hanging the sheet. This will give it a tight fit.
  • Apply lightweight drywall compound and tape. Cover the screws with compound, and evenly apply the tape at the joints. Once the tape is laid, cover it with compound and sand once it is dry. You can paint when the drywall is smoothed out.

Since drywalling can be challenging to manage, hiring a contractor is a good idea. That way, you can be assured they have the right tools, experience, and insurance in case of a mishap.

Hanging drywall properly requires a certain amount of finesse, so it stands to reason that it’s possible to do a lousy job. Discuss your expectations with your local drywall contractor to stop errors before they start. Having said that, poor workmanship can still happen, especially if the drywall is in a residence.

Here are the three most common drywall mistakes, including how to repair them:

  • Rough surface. Residential drywalling should be smooth, so a rough surface indicates poor workmanship. Ridges of the compound on the drywall can be sanded, but bumpy tape will need to be pulled off and redone.
  • Visible nail or screw holes. One or two holes can be repaired with a joint compound, but a larger number of holes can mean the drywall was poorly installed. In this case, you may need to remove and rehang the panel.
  • Mess. Drywall contractors will usually clean up the drywall dust after sanding since the dust can interfere with paint or primer application. Repairing this mistake will require stripping and reapplying the paint.

Recent reviews for Downers Grove Drywall Contractors

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Called in for an appointment and prices. Service was friendly and my cabinets were like new! Saved hundreds rather than buy a whole new set!

- Tina S.
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I appreciated that the company travelled to my unit to provide a quote, only they never provided the quote.

- Thomas Rowan
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I have worked with Tony for several years now. He does great work at a reasonable price and always takes care of repeat customers. He has worked on projects for us including residential home painting, commercial building painting, and commercial buildin...

- Joe Verzillo
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I hired Mr Ignacio Camacho to preform work at my home. We had a contract and he requested a hefty deposit for labor and materials. I paid it. He preformed one day of work, that ultimately resulted in a fire in my home. He signed a letter saying he would r...

- jennifer sallese
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Review by Lana S. in River Forest, IL Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces Very fast, prompt and did the job well. Suggested paint colors for two accent walls. Matches so nice.

- Daniel Marquardt
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Review by: Jack Kowalski Work Description: Painted the ceiling in kitchen and family room. Comments: Daniel took his time and did a good job along with asking the customer for his/her satisfaction.

- Daniel Marquardt
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Review by: Mary Stefani Work Description: My house is part brick and part siding. Daniel painted all the siding and trim and even painted the front of the garage. Great job!! Comments: My experience was nothing short of wonderful. He was on time, hardwo...

- Daniel Marquardt
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Review by: Kyle G Work Description: Daniel painted the entire first floor of my house this Fall. Comments: The quality of his work was great, he was flexible working with my schedule, and his prices were very reasonable. On top of that, he is personab...

- Daniel Marquardt
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Review by: David Johnson from Chicago IL Work Description: The job was to paint my apartment of 965 square feet. I have a master bedroom, bath, den and living/kitchen area that needed painting. Comments: Daniel did a good job painting. He worked hard, w...

- Daniel Marquardt
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Review by: Dave and Nancy Crooks Work Description: Painted our house and windows. Plugged wood-pecker holes. Comments: Daniel was very prompt and very detail oriented and very good at what he does. Made sure the color of the paint was exactly what we wa...

- Daniel Marquardt
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Review by Linda Q. in Chicago, IL Project: Repair Plaster Daniel Marquardt applied "topping" joint compound to my ceilings, which left noticeable uneven waves of joint compound. Daniel also scratched my second bedroom walls with an instrument he used to s...

- Daniel Marquardt

All Drywall Contractors in Downers Grove, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Vela Remodelers
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Global Construction and Trips, In
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
CHICAGO -- Chicagoland And Suburbs Thank you for viewing Global Construction and Trips, Inc! We are a bonded and established full service contractor serving the Chicagoland area. Whatever your residential or commercial needs we will deliver to your specifications and within time requirements. Your ...Read more about Global Construction and Trips, In
CHICAGO -- Chicagoland And Suburbs Thank you for viewing Global Construction and Trips, Inc! We are a bonded and established full service contractor serving the Chicagoland area. Whatever your residential or commercial needs we will deliver to your specifications and within time requirements. Your ...Read more about Global Construction and Trips, In
Porch Pro Headshot HOMETECH Handyman & home renovations
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
From a hardwood floor installation to a bathroom remodel or just hanging new lighting fixtures... It's a great feeling to renovate and improve a customers living space...Necessary window replacements to luxurious Italian wall plaster finishes are all welcome!
From a hardwood floor installation to a bathroom remodel or just hanging new lighting fixtures... It's a great feeling to renovate and improve a customers living space...Necessary window replacements to luxurious Italian wall plaster finishes are all welcome!
Porch Pro Headshot DS HOME DR Inc
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
We at DS HOME DR are 100% committed to our clients. Our #1 priority is doing exceptional work for our clients and we explain the process every step of the way starting with our itemized and extremely detailed estimates. We will arrive on time, finish your job on time, and always leave the job site...Read more about DS HOME DR Inc
We at DS HOME DR are 100% committed to our clients. Our #1 priority is doing exceptional work for our clients and we explain the process every step of the way starting with our itemized and extremely detailed estimates. We will arrive on time, finish your job on time, and always leave the job site...Read more about DS HOME DR Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Adamant Development
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
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Porch Pro Headshot Handy Professionals
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
We are quality professional painters. We paint walls, doors, furniture, and canvases all for a fixed rate. You can contact us and get a rate today and have your house painted as soon as tomorrow.
We are quality professional painters. We paint walls, doors, furniture, and canvases all for a fixed rate. You can contact us and get a rate today and have your house painted as soon as tomorrow.
Porch Pro Headshot V Development Group LLC
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial electrical, we strive to build a better neighborhood.
Specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial electrical, we strive to build a better neighborhood.
Porch Pro Headshot Del real construction
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
We go above and beyond to ensure customer is happy we will not leave until customer is satisfied
We go above and beyond to ensure customer is happy we will not leave until customer is satisfied
Porch Pro Headshot Priority Maintenance & Remodel
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Priority Maintenance & Remodel is dedicated to quality and customer satisfaction. No job to big or to small. From tile work to kitchen counters, landscaping to appliance repair, we do it all. Over 10 years of trade experience. Call us today.
Priority Maintenance & Remodel is dedicated to quality and customer satisfaction. No job to big or to small. From tile work to kitchen counters, landscaping to appliance repair, we do it all. Over 10 years of trade experience. Call us today.
Porch Pro Headshot JAG
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot FAP PROFESIONAL PAINTING Inc.
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Fap Profesional Painting is a painting company established in the '90s that provides services such as wood staining, decorative painting and other services to Chicago and the surrounding neighborhoods. They provide emergency services.
Fap Profesional Painting is a painting company established in the '90s that provides services such as wood staining, decorative painting and other services to Chicago and the surrounding neighborhoods. They provide emergency services.
Porch Pro Headshot A.R.M Constructions
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Express Plaster and Stucco
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois
Here at Express Plaster and Stucco our #1 priority is giving the best job for the price.
Here at Express Plaster and Stucco our #1 priority is giving the best job for the price.
Porch Pro Headshot Will Johnston Drywall
Drywall Contractors
Serves Downers Grove, Illinois