Friday, August 28, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall Developing A New Apartment Complex in Prescott

Cole Johnson, president of Paul Johnson Drywall Inc., is developing a 160-unit complex via his development company, Parlay LLC.

Construction on the Prescott development starts next month with delivery expected in October 2016.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Health a Top Priority at Paul Johnson Drywall

Earlier this year, Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) made health insurance available to every single employee. An important piece of this initiative involves enhancing preventive health services for our crews.

Last week we hosted our first free job site health screening with Redirect Health, our new health care provider. Thanks to the Redirect Health's mobile health screening program, every crew member working at a North Phoenix job site had the opportunity to receive a free health screening with a Redirect Health doctor.

“Everyone is really glad to be here and getting checked and appreciates the care our new health program is providing,” said Miguel Sanchez, superintendent with PJD. “They made it very easy on us by coming out to the job site.”

While many of our people are in great shape and received a clean bill of health, several mentioned they had not been to the doctor in many years and underlying issues were identified. Those who needed it received the medical attention they needed, and are on the path to living a healthier life. Being proactive has already paid off for our people!

 “Paul Johnson Drywall really cares about its employees,” said Noe Morels, project superintendent with PJD. “These job site health screenings are going to be really effective and positive way to connect our people with a physician. Everyone here is appreciative of this opportunity today and other jobs will be pleased as well.”

Redirect Health offers customized health-care programs for the construction industry. Compliance with the Affordable Care Act is challenging for some subcontractors, but through collaboration, PJD and Redirect Health were able to establish a program that is affordable, and prioritizes the care of employees so long-term healthcare issues are minimized.

“It’s comforting to know that all of our employees are under the care of a physician and those who need help are addressing their health issues,” said Cole Johnson, president of PJD. “I appreciate the idea that we can keep our employees healthy through programs like this and provide a platform for them to access care when they need it."

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) Career Opportunities

Picture Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) is always looking for skilled and ready manpower for our growing business and exciting projects. We employ through a W-2 classification process that provides the genesis to capture, monitor and analyze employee piecework, in conjunction with hours and over-time pay.

The H-2B guest worker visa program provides employment opportunities for crews, primarily from Mexico, through the State workforce agency with a wage offer set by the Department of Labor. We are prepared to assist qualified workers with the process, and give priority to our current crew members' family and friends.

PJD strives to provide a safe working environment, offering top industry wages and a work environment that encourages quality and on-time delivery.  For more information or to apply, email or complete the form found at:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PJD's Continuing Commitment to Community and the Environment


Our business is committed to building strong and long-lasting communities. By investing in communities throughout the state, Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) shows appreciation to the many charitable organizations that also serve our communities, making Arizona a better place to raise our families.

PJD and our employees support a variety of charitable organizations by donating time, energy and financial means to assist local nonprofits. Below are some of the organizations we've supported in the past:

  • ASU Student Families Charity
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Bradshaw Mountain High School Cheer
  • Chaparral High School Football Field House
  • Extreme Roughstock Explosion
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Penn State Women’s Soccer
  • Phoenix Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Pinnacle High School Lacrosse
  • Prescott High School Athletic Department
  • Prescott High School Football
  • Prescott Valley Charter Archery Team
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • Yavapai Junior Volleyball Club
  • Youth Basketball Association-YMCA
  • Youth League Football
  • 4-H Club

If you are a nonprofit organization interested in participating in our volunteer program, please email and tell us about your project and how we can get involved.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) Senior Living Projects

Alta Vista Senior Living
Prescott, Arizona

MT Builders Companies served as the general contractor for this senior living community, which consists of 132 luxury units in Prescott, Ariz. The residences for independent and assisted-living range in size from 395 to 1,300 square feet. The community also features many attractive amenities for residents, including two gyms, a theater and three restaurants.

PJD was hired for approximately 12 months to complete light metal frame work and drywall. Peak manpower during this project included more than 125 construction professionals on site.

Maravilla Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona

Maravilla Scottsdale is a luxury retirement community located on a 25-acre site, adjacent to the Fairmont Scottsdale Resort and TPC Golf Course. This 410-unit community features 86 casitas and 324 independent living and assisted living residences, either one- or two-bedroom units. The Weitz Company served as the general contractor.

PJD crews spent one year on the project from February 2011 to February 2012 and completed complex light gauge metal framing, drywall (including level 5 smooth wall in common areas) and painting. Peak manpower capped at 175 construction professionals on site.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Employee Appreciation Day at Paul Johnson Drywall!

DCK and PJD combined forces today to say thanks to all the employees who work so hard and dedicate themselves everyday at Trillium 44.

Check out the link below to see a video of today's event:

Big thanks to Freddy, Jose Esparza and Miguel Guerra for making this happen!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Way to go Eddie!

Eddie Marquez is the crew leader for the Renaissance III project over in Chandler. Last week, Chas Roberts (A/C company) had an employee fall from 9 feet from the 2nd level. Eddie Marquez was there to provide first aid to the employee who suffered ripped tendons and loss of blood. It is such a great honor to know we have employees who are not only here to help Paul Johnson Drywall grow, but also be there for others.

Please click on the link below to watch a quick video of Eddie receiving an award from Chas Roberts for his actions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall Hospitality Projects



Whether you are building a new hotel, motel or resort, or renovating a project our crews provide our clients with the assurance of meeting deadlines so your can be one step closer to generating revenue. We have worked on large-scale, high-rise projects as well as smaller projects in rural communities throughout Arizona.

We understand the importance of having materials and crews on-site when you need them. Because of our workflow process, we can assemble crews of any size, and deliver upon the deadline. The Paul Johnson Drywall commitment is to get the job done for you. Count on us for your next hospitality project.
PJD has completed drywall services for numerous notable hospitality projects, including premier hotel brands such as Hyatt, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Marriott and Hilton.

Representative projects include:
  • A.R. Mays Construction: Residence Inn – Prescott, Arizona and Hampton Inn – Prescott Valley
  • Bob Medearis Construction: Hampton Inn – Flagstaff, Arizona and Motel 6 – Page, Arizona  
  • Chanen Construction: Talking Stick 
  • Layton Construction: Hampton Inn – Deer Valley, Homewood Suites – Deer Valley, Homewood Suites – Chandler, Hampton Inn – Chandler 
  • Linthicum: Hyatt Pinon Pointe – Phase I 
  • Phil Morris Construction: Enchantment Resort 
  • Renaissance Hyatt Pinon Pointe Phase II 
  • Summit Builders: Hampton Inn & Suites – Glendale, Hilton Garden Inn – Phoenix, Courtyard by Marriott – Phoenix, Premier Inn - Phoenix 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) Education Projects

Bryant-Bannister Tree Ring Building
Tucson, Arizona

The Bryant-Bannister Tree Ring Building on the University of Arizona campus was built to LEED Silver standards and houses the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, which had been in temporary accommodation under the west side of the Arizona Stadium for more than 70 years. Lang Wyatt Construction was the general contractor for 17,300 square feet of new space.

PJD completed heavy and light gauge framing, gypsum installation and finishing, as well as the suspended acoustic tile ceiling. The 10-month project was partially constructed during the school year, which required extra safety precautions for students attending class in the immediate area.

Arizona State University West Verde Dining Pavilion
Glendale, Arizona

Developed as a public private partnership by American Campus Communities, the Verde Dining Pavilion is ASU West’s only dining facility on campus for students, and it was built in conjunction with the Casa de Oro on-campus student housing project. hardison/downey served as general contractor for this project.

PJD crews, which peaked at about 50 professionals, worked for four months in 2012 on this project completing general drywall.


The Suites at Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona 


Developed by American Campus Communities, The Suites offer 275 fully furnished one-bedroom and two-bedroom student suites in two four-story-plus-plaza level wood-frame dormitory buildings. The 12,140-square-foot community center -- included on the first floor of one of the buildings -- features a fitness center, theater, social lounge, business center and plaza with 4,365 square feet of retail space. hardison/downey served as the general contractor.

PJD was hired for a five-month period in 2014 to complete light gauge metal framing and drywall. At peak, 100 PJD construction personnel were on site.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall Multi-Family Residentail Projects

La Mesita Apartments
Mesa, Arizona

A New Leaf's La Mesita Apartments is a service-enriched affordable housing development providing 80 units of affordable housing with 30 units reserved for families and individuals who are chronically homeless or homeless with special needs. Studio and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units are available for those who qualify. SDCRANE CORE joint venture served as general contractor for the project.

PJD completed four months of work in early 2014, including first-floor metal framing and drywall throughout. Peak manpower for PJD crews included approximately 60 construction professionals.

Encantada at Steam Pump Luxury Apartments
Oro Valley, Arizona

Encantada features well-appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartment homes with a focus on energy efficiency. Floorplans include added insulation to reduce sound, high ceilings and upgraded lighting and flooring. HSL Construction served as general contractor for the 288-unit project including clubhouse, theater and coffee shop.

PJD completed light framing and drywall during six months in 2014. Peak manpower included 45 construction professionals.

Hanover on Mill
Tempe, Arizona

The Hanover Company is developing a 341-unit luxury apartment building, consisting of six stories of multifamily and retail space totaling 575,000 square feet on Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe. The units will be either one- or two-bedroom apartments.

PJD is supplying heavy and light gauge metal framing, as well as installing metal studs and fire-rated gypsum, exterior densglass base, and interior gypsum wallboard and finish. Build-out for PJD will take place during 2014 and peak production will require 100 personnel.


The Suites at Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Developed by American Campus Communities, The Suites offer 275 fully furnished one-bedroom and two-bedroom student suites in two four-story-plus-plaza level wood frame dormitory buildings. The 12,140-square-foot community center – included on the first floor of one of the buildings – features a fitness center, theater, social lounge, business center and a plaza with 4,365 square feet of retail space. hardison/downey served as general contractor.

PJD was hired for a five-month period in 2014 to complete light gauge metal framing and drywall. At peak, 100 PJD construction personnel were on site.

Paul Johnson Drywall Multi-Family Residential
A more comprehensive list of representative Multi-Family Development projects is available here (PDF)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall Single Family Residential Homes

Meritage Homes

Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) has had a long-standing partnership with Meritage Homes, completing numerous single-family home drywall and related construction services over the past several years in many of their subdivisions in Arizona, including: 150 homes in Higley Manor in Gilbert; 83 homes in the Villages at Val Vista in Gilbert, 70 homes in Felty Farms in Gilbert, 62 homes in Vistancia in Peoria, 53 homes in Circle Cross in Queen Creek, 30 homes in Riverstone Estates in Peoria, 36 homes in Sky Ranch in Marana, among other communities. The homes ranged from 1,500 square feet to 5,100 square feet.

PJD crews are currently working on homes within another dozen Meritage Home communities in the metro Phoenix and Tucson areas.

Maracay Homes

Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) has crews working on 10 communities by Maracay Homes, a builder that offers its popular FlexDesign to homeowners. Our drywall installation is being provided on nearly 800 home sites within the following neighborhoods:  Portales at Palm Valley in Goodyear, Savannah in Litchfield Park, Plaza Del Rio in Peoria, Arch Crossing and Trestle Place at The Bridges in Gilbert, Deseo at Sabino Canyon in Tucson, Northlands at Tierra del Rio in Peoria, Hastings Farms in Queen Creek and Rancho del Cobre in Oro Valley.

PJD established a long-standing relationship with Maracay Homes over the years, and has most recently completed drywall installations for communities, including 109 homes in the Bridlewood of Phoenix, 63 homes at Tangerine Crossings in Tucson, 77 homes in Entrada Bonita, located in Tucson, 63 homes in Palm Valley located in Goodyear, among other projects.

K. Hovnanian Homes

Paul Johnson Drywall crews have provided drywall installation services on many K. Hovnanian single-family, luxury residential communities in the Phoenix area, including: Pinnacle Peak Place in Scottsdale, Regency at Carrara Estate in Gilbert, Regency at Victoria Manor in Chandler, Artisan at Palm Valley in Goodyear, Estates at Vintage Villas in Chandler, and Regency at Quail Creek in Queen Creek.

Crews are currently working on more than 100 homesites in Vintage at Happy Valley in Phoenix and Boulder Mountain in Scottsdale. When completed, our crews will have helped to build more than 600 K. Hovnanian homes throughout Arizona, including several luxury communities with executive-style homes ranging from 3,000-5,000 square feet.

Taylor Morrison

Paul Johnson Drywall crews regularly work with Taylor Morrison Homes to complete the new construction of their communities in Arizona. Completed projects in recent years include Del Rio in Avondale, Carrara in Phoenix, Stratland Estates in Gilbert, Lone Mountain in Phoenix and Ironwood Ridge at Vistancia in Peoria. More than 300 Taylor Morrison homes have been completed in total by our diligent, detail oriented crews.

Our crews are also currently working on drywall projects for more than 350 new homes in Taylor Morrison communities in Arizona, including Canyon Trails in Goodyear, Copperleaf in Gilbert and Victoria Estates in Queen Creek, among other communities.

Toll Brothers Homes

Paul Johnson Drywall has partnered with Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder, to complete many single-family homes in Arizona over the years. Our crews were most recently contracted to complete 60 homes in Stratland Estates in Gilbert and are proud to be actively providing drywall and related construction services for new single-family Toll Brothers Homes in these metro Phoenix-area communities: Windgate Ranch in Scottsdale, Saguaro Estates in Scottsdale, Litchfield Park in Litchfield, Montevista in Scottsdale, Treviso in Scottsdale and Verrado in Buckeye.

Paul Johnson Drywall Single Family Residential
A more comprehensive list of representative Single Family Home projects is available here (PDF).

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall Projects

While Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) is well-known for our work in single-family and multi-family residential markets, our crews are also well-versed in several other market segments. We are able to quickly assemble crews to complete projects on-time, no matter how aggressive the timeline; and meet agreed-upon budgets. Reliability and quality are critical to our customers. These same values drive our crews.

Paul Johnson Drywall Projects

Monday, August 3, 2015

Paul Johnson Drywall Safety Programs

At Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD), our number one priority is safety. We pride ourselves on having a comprehensive safety program, called Safety First, which follows all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and regulations, and includes training for every employee as well as daily job-site safety training.

Through Safety First, PJD works to create a lifestyle of safety among our crews on every job. Our Safety Director establishes and enforces compliance by inspecting each job site and verifying employee compliance. Through Safety First, each employee earns a safety certification upon the successful completion of a 10-hour OSHA training program. Our supervisory staff is required to complete a 30-hour OSHA certification program.

Safety First also provides regular training classes on fall protection, job-site safety, safety equipment requirements, dealing with hazardous materials, heat illness prevention, and various other important topics. Safety First ensures that our employees remain safe, comfortable and able to efficiently complete projects on schedule.