How We Started
Written by Colin Stringer, Owner & Founder of Rival Drywall (formerly Rocky Mountain Drywall Repair)
From 2020 to 2021 I worked as a construction laborer for my dad who is a general contractor based in Longmont CO. Towards the end of 2021 I started taking on my own maintenance projects on the side with the goal of making more money. Once I realized I could make money on my own I started looking for business opportunities in the construction industry. In October of 2021 I started Rocky Mountain Drywall Repair at 18 years old, the vision was to copy all the plumbing and electrical service companies and focus only on repair work for home owners and renters. From October 2021 to March of 2022 Rocky Mountain Drywall Repair was a 1 man company but I had plenty of work because of my experience in Google advertising. By March I had gotten pretty good at repair work and had established a great reputation with 4.9/5 stars on Google. Later in March I hired my first 2 guys, our first project was a 5×8′ bathroom. Long story short, because of my guys work on this project I lost the small amount of money I had saved up and learned the valuable lesson, good help is hard to find. After firing my 2 guys it was back to just me doing repairs until mid May where I tried hiring another worker to help with the projects I had scheduled. This validated the lesson I thought previously learned that good help is hard to find. After losing a couple more thousand dollars due to a bad worker I got rid of him and went at it for my 4th attempt at hiring. This is when I hired Ramiro, (our director of production & project manager today). Ramiro was the exact opposite of my 3 previous hires, great work ethic, quality of work and customer service. Now that I had figured out the formula to find good people we were steadily growing through out the summer. In July I realized that there was not enough repair work from home owners in the Denver Metro area to keep the 50 repair specialists I envisioned for the company busy full time. This is when we changed our name to Rival Drywall and started pursuing remodels and basement finishes. Ever since July of 2022 we have been steadily growing, building relationships with reputable builders/contractors, finding the best workers and crews on the front range and building our companies systems & policies that ensure every project we take on is completed my personal standards for quality work and customer service.
Today (June 2023)
Today Rival Drywall is a full service drywall company based in Louisville Colorado. Our current primary focus is on high end custom homes and large remodels/ additions. We work with 8 crews and have an office staff of 3.
Where We Are Heading
Our goal is to be 4th largest drywall company in Colorado by the end of 2025 and the largest by end of 2028.
We plan on achieving our goal by spending the rest of 2023 and the first half of 2024 building our reputation in the custom home market, then in mid 2024 we plan to move into tract homes and then multi-family in late 2024, by early 2025 we plan to be ready to take on any project in Colorado. The key to our planned growth is to make improving our customer experience our top priority.
Our mission is to be the first company all of our clients think to call when they need drywall for a project because of our quality of work, customer service and fair & negotiable pricing.