HH Drywall Inc
Describe the featured project.
A sleek, bold, contemporary design and architecture by James Meyer from LeanArch. For this project we installed a ½-inch aluminum trim shadow reveal at the baseboards and door jams. Architectural details included trimless lineal AC vent returns. Some of the challenges were the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and sunset light reflecting directly on the finishes with a Level 5 smooth finish.
Tell us about your business and your specialty services.
We offer new construction, remodels, metal framing, T-bar, residential, commercial, patch and repairs. I started HH Drywall in 2008 during the recession, which was in stark contrast to the closing businesses at the time. The economic downturn created competition for contracting jobs. It was a lot of hard work, but I persevered and built my team in order to grow the business despite the recession.
How has drywall evolved over the years?
Drywall used to be heavy textures and popcorn ceilings—it wasn’t considered exciting. The drywall design was an afterthought. It’s definitely evolved over the years, and it’s become a handcrafted art that people notice. There are finishes like Level 5 smooth finish, floating reveals, sleek AC vents and trimless light fixtures that architects are using within their design, whereas 10 to 15 years ago, these products and designs didn’t exist. Our finished product is handmade, and it could be considered an artisan craft.
Do you have any mentors who have helped you along your journey?
Yes, Alex Daniels with A&D Plastering. I met Alex when I first started my business in 2008. He gave me valuable business advice, and I will always appreciate how he shared his wealth of knowledge with me.
Do you have any learning moments in your career?
After just starting HH Drywall by doing small patches and small bathroom remodels, Jim Obradavich—a builder here in the South Bay—awarded me 11 new townhomes when I first received my license in 2008. Although I might have bid that project very low and was able to break even, it was a learning experience and I was very grateful for the opportunity that Jim gave me. I will never forget it.
What is on your bucket list this year?
I have 23 years of experience working drywall, and there is always something new to learn. My goal is to always keep learning and growing.
Photographed by Tyler Hogan | Cat photo by Lauren Moore