AZBEX hosts the 2018 Private Development Summit, the premier conference about Arizona's construction industry.
Cole Johnson is a featured expert on the panel:
Reality Bites! Overcoming Both the Skilled Labor Shortage and Rising Construction Costs – Not only are we facing a skilled labor shortage, but materials prices seem to be going up every day. Is the local construction market at capacity? How are suppliers, subcontractors, and General Contractors dealing with all these issues at multiple levels? Hear from the front lines on these and more critical issues facing new real estate development.
Robert “Cole” Johnson is Selected as “Building Safety Professional” by the International Code Council
PHOENIX (February 18, 2018)— Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) is pleased to announce that Robert “Cole” Johnson, PJD’s president, was selected by the International Code Council (ICC) as a member of its Building Safety Professional group.
The ICC is a professional association dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public by making buildings safer. As a Building Safety Professional and president of one of the largest drywall companies in the southwestern United States, Robert “Cole” Johnson is further committing to the high standard for safety and building codes on projects where the company’s crews and superintendents work.
Paul Johnson Drywall congratulates these top producers, and proudly serves as sole provider for several of the largest on the 2018 list.
PHOENIX (January 15, 2018) – The Phoenix Business Journal announced the 2018 Top Home Builders in Arizona. Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD) congratulates all builders earning a top ranking this year, and particularly recognizes our many customers for their achievement. In recent years, PJD has worked with or is currently working with eight of this year’s Top 10 and has been selected as a sole source provider for several of the largest builders on the list.
50-year-old construction firm remains the only Arizona-based drywall contractor to earn a position on this elite list four years in a row
PHOENIX (September 12, 2017) — Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) is pleased to announce it was named to Walls & Ceilings’ 2017 Top 50 Contractors List for the fourth consecutive year, remaining the only Arizona-based contractor to make the list (businesses are listed alphabetically). The list includes contractors identified by Walls & Ceilings Magazine as the industry’s most progressive and resourceful contractors.
Phoenix, Ariz. (September 6, 2017) -- Paul Johnson Drywall (PJD), one of the largest and most respected specialty contractors in the Southwest, is celebrating its 50th anniversary – recognizing its partnerships that have helped to build the most successful communities in Arizona and Nevada.
PJD began building homes in Arizona in 1967, teaming up with legendary Phoenix developer John F. Long. This partnership resulted in the construction of more than 33,000 homes in West Phoenix, creating the community of Maryvale. Throughout the past five decades, PJD has continued to form partnerships with the most successful single-family and multi-family builders in the southwest, developing winning communities across the region.
Construction crews logged more than one million hours
without missing a single day of work due to a jobsite incident.
PHOENIX (February 27, 2017) – Paul Johnson Drywall, a locally-owned specialty contractor, finished 2016 with a stellar safety record of 1,170,702 work hours with zero away from work days.
In 2014, Paul Johnson Drywall began implementing its most comprehensive safety program to date, “Safety First.” The program not only follows all OSHA standards and regulations, it also includes additional fall-protection and scaffolding training for every employee, daily job-site safety training, and regular job site safety inspections of the scaffolding equipment and crew environment and practices by the firm’s designated safety supervisors.
PHOENIX (February 6, 2017) — Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) has hired Leslie Graham as the firm’s new controller. Ms. Graham will be responsible for managing the accounting department, as well as providing support to all departments at Paul Johnson Drywall.
Phoenix Business Journal Names Paul Johnson Drywall to Arizona Corporate Excellence Top Privately-Held Companies List
Company president Cole Johnson also honored as Rookie of the Year,
marking the firm’s first year on the exclusive list of Arizona’s top private companies.
PHOENIX (November 4, 2016) — Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) is pleased to announce that the company was named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2016 Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) List of the Top 50 Privately-Held Companies in Arizona. PJD earned position #30, based upon the company’s revenue, marking the firm’s first year to make the prestigious list. In addition, the company president Cole Johnson received special recognition as “Rookie of the Year,” a special honor given to one company that stands out above all others being named to the ACE list for the first time.
Firm remains the only Arizona-based drywall contractor to earn a position on the elite list for the third consecutive year.
PHOENIX (August 30, 2016) — Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) is pleased to announce it was named to Walls & Ceilings’ 2016 Top 50 Contractors List, and remains the only Arizona-based contractor to make the list for a third consecutive year (businesses are listed alphabetically). The list includes contractors identified by Walls & Ceilings Magazine as the industry’s most progressive and resourceful contractors.
Paul Johnson Drywall Hires 112 New Skilled-Workers, Re-Hires nearly 100 by Offering High Wages and Benefits in Arizona and Nevada
PHOENIX (February 29, 2016) -- Paul Johnson Drywall Inc., one of the largest drywall contractors in the Southwestern United States, announced that the firm has hired 112 new and approximately 100 returning workers since January 1, 2016. Crews are being actively recruited for the firm’s Arizona and Nevada markets, where construction activity continues to grow, including some market segments returning to pre-recession levels. Adding these new employees has increased the firm’s permanent full time-crews in Phoenix by more than 20 percent.
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