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Best Drywall Contractors in Chicago, IL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Chicago Drywall Contractors on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Chicago, IL 60622

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4.4 (39)
Yelp
5.0 (33)
Facebook
5.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Lookswell Painting Incorporated is a family owned and operated business offering drywall repair in the Chicago metro area for over forty years. Residential and commercial clients can count on free estimates and a one hundred percent satisfaction guarantee. They are fully licensed and insured. Additional services include painting and cabinet restoration.

Chicago, IL 60647

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5.0 (153)

Why choose this provider?

Based in Chicago, Windy Painters Chicago offers a full range of interior and exterior painting services. Serving the entire Chicago area, this outfit offers drywall and plaster repair among other things. They are fully insured, undergo background checks, speak English, and offer overnight service for certain projects.

Mokena, IL 60448

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4.8 (158)
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4.7 (22)

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 1976, Bill's Drywall Inc. offers a full range of drywall services for residential, commercial clients in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. They are fully insured, do not hire subcontractors, and can provide free estimates from blueprints, PDF plans, or an in-person service call.

Chicago, IL 60659

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4.5 (239)

Why choose this provider?

Founded by Marine Corps Veteran James Amatore, Chicago Painter's, Inc. has provided drywall and painting services to the greater Chicago area with since 2001. The team of professionals is licensed, insured, and bonded. They also carry certification as a Sherwin Williams preferred Drywall Repairs company. Frees estimates and discounts are offered online.

Chicago, IL 60647

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

H & P Contractor, Inc. offers drywall and carpentry services for the Chicago region to residential and commercial clients. Founded in 1990 by Humberto Pinto, this team has over forty years of combined experience, is bilingual, and has a bonding capacity of up to two million dollars per job. They currently hold a Minority Business Enterprise Certification.

Chicago, IL 60647

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For twenty-five years, Greenworks Painting Inc. has provided the Chicago metro area with quality drywall repair. Owned by Michael Dugandzic, the business is fully insured and utilizes "green" products whenever possible. Free estimates and online specials are available online.

Westchester, IL 60154

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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Finishing Chicago has provided clients in the Chicago area with top notch contractors in the drywall repair business. Each contractor undergoes a background check, rigorous safety training, and skills are certified. The service is free and offers a full range of residential, industrial, and commercial contractors for hire with over one hundred years of combined experience.

Compare our Top Drywall Contractors

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Lookswell Painting
Windy Painters Chicago
Bill's Drywall Inc.
Chicago Painter's, Inc.
H & P Contractor, Inc.
Greenworks Painting
Finishing Chicago

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Drywall contractors add the finishing touches to a home or business' new construction or renovation project. These professionals attach sheets of drywall to the studs that form the framework of inner walls to create the wall. They typically also finish seams between sheets of drywall so everything is smooth and ready to paint.

    In addition to hanging drywall on walls, some drywall contractors also finish ceilings and apply decorative spackling. Most of the work performed by this type of contractor needs to be covered over to complete an interior renovation project. This might be done with either paint or a layer of wallpaper.
  • How much do drywall contractors make?

    The median pay for a drywall installer is $48,830 per year. This breaks down to an average hourly wage of $23.47 for drywallers who work 40 hours a week year-round. Drywallers who offer specialized services, such as taping, earn a slightly higher average wage.

  • How do you become a drywall contractor?

    On-the-job training is the typical route to becoming a drywall contractor. This can be done as part of an apprenticeship program or in a less formal work setting. Drywall contractors who own their own businesses might also take business management courses.

  • How much do contractors charge to hang and finish drywall?

    Contractors charge either by the sheet for drywall projects or by the foot for custom projects. It typically costs around $30 to have each sheet of drywall installed. Custom drywall jobs are charged at around 50 cents per foot.

  • Do you tip drywall contractors?

    Drywall contractors aren’t typically tipped for performing contracted work. However, if asked to perform tasks outside of the contract, it’s common to offer a tip for the additional services requested. It’s also okay to offer a tip if exceptional service was provided even if it isn’t standard to tip professionals in this industry.

  • Can a painting contractor demolish drywall?

    Painting contractors don’t normally demolish drywall, but some contractors perform both services. Drywallers typically perform all the steps to get the wall ready for painting. Painters then take over and put the finishing touches on the walls.

  • Do drywall contractors do trim?

    Drywall contractors don’t typically do trim unless they are also painters. This is because the trim is usually put in place after the paint has dried, and drywallers generally specialize only in installing and finishing drywall.