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.
The firm’s new and returning employees include crew leaders and members, joining the firm as long-term, full-time employees. Paul Johnson Drywall is seeing success in recruiting as a result of its policy for offering excellent wages and benefits, including paying the highest wages in its markets as well as providing all employees with paid vacation, healthcare for employees and their families, and bonuses for performance at the end-of-the-year. The firm’s new employees include primarily experienced craftsman.
“We’ve seen the demand for skilled-workers significantly increase both nationally level and more specifically across the southwest in recent months. As a result, Paul Johnson Drywall is aggressively recruiting crews by offering the highest wages in the market and providing benefits that were previously unknown to crews in the drywall industry,” said Cole Johnson, President of Paul Johnson Drywall. “Our crews told us what they want, and we are delivering it in order to help us recruit and retain employees; and ultimately increase our capacity and respond to the needs of our best customers,” added Johnson.
Paul Johnson Drywall’s worker recruitment seeks to hire seasoned and new skilled workers including installers, framers, tapers, finishers and painters. As worker shortages continue to impact the construction industry, the firm is elevating its appeal to the current market workforce, while also striving to increase the number of workers through apprentice training programs and its robust seasonal worker program.
About Paul Johnson Drywall: Established in 1967, Paul Johnson Drywall is an Arizona-based drywall contractor, and one of the largest in the Southwestern United States with offices in Phoenix, Tucson and Prescott, Arizona; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The family-owned business has long-been the drywall contractor of choice for the most prominent home builders in the region, providing high-quality drywall and related services for single-family, multifamily and commercial projects across the region. With safety, efficiency, quality and professionalism as its core values, Paul Johnson Drywall attracts and maintains the best crews, meets deadlines and delivers exceptional craftsmanship, which has established the company’s reputation as a leader in the industry. For additional information, visit PaulJohnsonDrywall.com.