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"There is a reason they have been in business since 1979, and they proved it to my family without question today. I met with
(management)" for our quote, and gathered a few more from other reputable companies. His quote was a bit higher than our others, but I also had a friend refer them to me. So...I consulted Angie's List. The recent reviews were disappointing, and when I mentioned this to
, he fought for my business - and won it. For background, we have ~1,800 sq ft and are the 2nd owners. The original owner liked to get in the attic to make electrical repairs/changes - and often fell through the ceiling. To say we had a lot of ceiling patches is putting it mildly. Combine the patches with popcorn, and we had a big job to get done! The crew left 30 minutes ago and I couldn't wait to write this review (had to stop walking around with my jaw hanging open)! They were absolutely the right company to handle our messy ceiling. We had a crew of 5-very professional men who were clearly a very experienced group that work together frequently. They worked quickly, efficiently, and with great attitudes. They could not have been nicer to me throughout the day, allowing me to photograph each phase, and entertain my many questions. They arrived at 9:15a (given a window of 9-9:30a) and left at 6:30p. I cannot believe they accomplished so much in 1-day, even for five people. They even ran into issues that were outside of what was expected and did not cut corners, but actually added work to their plates in order to provide the best possible outcome. The end result is stunning, absolutely stunning. We are not a family who can part with $3k lightly, and are careful about who we welcome into our home for contract work. My hope is that someone is able to feel a bit more comfortable with deciding to go with
given the wonderful experience we've just had with them. Should our future home(s) require drywall work, they will be the first company. we call. Without question or hesitation.

-Heather H.

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"Everything went fine, work was exceptional and the price was in line with the quality of the work (meaning if you want the cheapest price, you probably going to" get lower quality work, this was exceptional work)

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Local Articles in Swansboro

Drywall and plaster

Knowing how your interior walls are constructed and what they are made of can help you take better care of your home, as well as provide effective maintenance. You can make small repairs yourself, but the more extensive the job the more likely you'll need a drywall repair contractor to make the wall smooth again.

Drywaller smoothing a textured ceiling
Drywall, Asbestos Removal

Dear Angie: Who can I hire to remove a popcorn ceiling? How is it done and what will it cost? — Jonathan H. of Woodland Hills, California, and Marcia E. of Altamonte Springs, Florida

drywall contractor finishing a smooth ceiling
Drywall

Are those small Styrofoam balls on your ceiling bugging you? You can remove them yourself, or hire a drywall pro.

Most electricians and plumbers don't routinely patch wall holes left from their work. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Barbara D. of Downington, Pennsylvania)
Drywall, Painting - Interior, Handymen

These service providers are your best bet to patch drywall or plaster holes that plumbers, electricians and other service providers may create while working.

Medium-sized holes can be patched in much the same way as smaller holes, but will require a patching kit to ensure a smooth finish. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Painting - Interior, Drywall

You may prefer the lived-in look, but a hole in the wall makes your home look a little too lived in. A pro tells how to repair a hole yourself and save money.

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My sister-in-law uses brite white toothpaste and rubs it into those small holes. No prep, no sanding.
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I've used wall liner (it applies like wallpaper only thicker) to cover a multitude of "wall sins" over the years. In my opinion it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. It doesn't look cheap or tacky, it's inexpensive, non-labor intensive and not messy to install.

I used it for the first time about 15 years ago to cover a faux brick tile on my lower kitchen walls that couldn't be removed. It was either tear the wall down or take a chance on $40 worth of wall liner. It did the job beautifully and lasted. Since then I've used it to cover paneling, a badly gouged wall after a kitchen remodel and a wall that looked like a pegboard after floor to ceiling shelving was removed.

Friends and family (and realtors!) have been amazed by the transformation after applying this simple inexpensive product. 

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Remember, you not only have to remove the popcorn texture, but also redo the ceiling in some other texture.

Price will depend on several factors:

1) how much the contractor you choose hates removing popcorn or textured ceilings - some charge $1 or so/SF extra just because they hate it. There are even some who bid total drywall replacement cheaper than removing the popcorn, so you have to first find contractors who are happy to do that work, or your prices will be out of the realistic range

2) if the popcorn predates about 1990, then it could likely have asbestos in it, which doubles or triples the price, and in many cases uncapsulating it with a spray coating and then removing the drywall entirely is actually cheaper than all the protective measures necessary if it is scraped off. 

3) whether the popcorn is primarily gypsum and vermiculite (comes off REAL easy) or was the plaster of paris variety, which takes a fair amount of soaking to soften it enough to scrape off

4) what type of finish you are replacing it with - if a textured ceiling, slapcoat, knockdown finish or paneling, not real problem. If you want to go with a perfectly smooth ceiling (generally a bad idea as any variations in the drywall on a ceiling surface really shows up dramatically), then it will demand a lot of care in preparing the scraped surface, and a complete surface drywall compound skim coat to smooth out the scrapes and gouges from the removal process.

5) what underlying conditions are - if there is a lot of furniture to move around (should go to adjacent rooms) or cover and work around, high-quality rug or hardwood floor to super-protect or such, will drive cost up.

I have seen costs run from as low as $0.60/SF to $1.25/SF (for removal only). Generally, remove and recoat with a surface texture of some kind (anything but smooth) and paint will run you about $2.50-3.50/SF.

Now the bad news - if asbestos containing, can run from $5-10/SF. Many homeowners in that situation go the other legal route - have it encapsulated with an asbestos-rated sealant by an asbestos contractor, then paint it and leave it for the next homeowner to decide what to do about it. Some contractors encapsulate it and then put a 1/4" thick drywall layer over it - this usually looks like a disaster unless it has a VERY rough textured finish on it, because putting drywall sheet over a rough surface like popcorn invariably means a wavy surface commonly looks like a gently rolling ocean surface.

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Drywall Repair reviews in Swansboro

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was responsive during storms and as thorough as any of the other vendors we've tried. The team was responsive to feedback and kept us safe through the worst winter. We needed to do some detail work ourselves to make sure vents were clear but
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took care of the heavy lifting. It took awhile to lock in a final contract -
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was very responsive in sending an initial draft but took some following up to get the clarifications we were looking for. Still, we decided to go with them because their rates were competitive, reasonable, and they made multiple trips to deal with build up in the event of larger storm.

- Condo A.
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I contacted
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to complete ceiling repairs. I sent
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pictures of the damage and he provided an estimate of $160. I was OK with the cost, but
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was not able to fix it as soon as I needed the work to be completed. We had new carpet coming in a week and I needed to get the ceiling repaired prior to installation. Based on what others had written about
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's services on Angies List I would have selected him based on those ratings and his quote was very reasonable. However, the time factor did not allow me pursue his services further.
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was very professional and I would contact him in the future should the need arise again.
- David S.
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repaired the first floor ceiling under a 2nd floor toilet that had plumbing issues. The plumber pocked a hole in the ceiling to let
the water flow out. It was necessary for
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to replace a section approximately 3 ft square where the water had bowed the sheet rock. It required two trips to finish the job.
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had the skills to fix the problem, the right equipment (large rotary dust free sander) and the professional attitude to get the job done right the first time. The price was exceptional considering I had another service tech that came to the house to view the damage who gave me a quote of $450.
- David S.
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After the last big rainstorm, hail damaged my roof and my kitchen ceiling was all wet as well as other spots around my ceilings. My insurance company essentially gave me the money for repairs and told me to pick who I wanted to do the work. I studied Angie's list for a day or so and finally called a few what looked like all around repair companies to do all the work.
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services came out and after talking to him, decided to go with them.
If anyone finds themselves in the same spot I was, I wouldn't hesitate to hire this company. They aren't a red neck fly by night company that comes in and takes all your money and runs off. They are honest and very professional. Their crews have been with them many years and are dedicated repair specialists who do their jobs right.
- Susan S.
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CALLED ME BACK RIGHT AWAY....SHOWED UP ON TIME....PERFORMED WORK AS DESCRIBED AT A REASONABLE PRICE....THIS WAS THE ONLY PERSON THAT CALLED ME BACK SINCE THIS WAS A SMALL JOB.......BEST PART WAS THAT THEY EVEN OFFERED TO TOUCH UP OTHER AREAS FOR NO CHARGE....WOULD NOT HESITATE TO HIRE AGAIN
- Jeremy T.
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Called for an estimate. Had to call 7 times before I got anyone on the line, and never received a call back when I left messages. It seems they are quite busy. No estimate provided because they will not do work where
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work has already been started. I'm a single female and have been doing my own
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on the walls of a small office. I cannot do the ceiling myself so was looking to hire someone to do a few sheets of
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on the ceiling and finishing mud and tape on the other walls. While I can understand them not wanting to finish the
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that I put up, the
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on the ceiling would be new work. They wanted to charge $60 to come out an give me an estimate, which I have not experienced from any of the other contractors I have worked with while renovating my entire home. They most definitely gave me the impression that they did not want the work. Note that they do not do any skim coat work either, if you are looking for that service.
- Anne B.
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Had extensive dry wall repair in entire house and two story stair well. The job took seven days to complete. Several areas required that dry wall be cut out and replaced.
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did an excellent job matching wall textures, tape, floating, etc. Would hire him again and would recommend him.
- Mary D.
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After having basement treated for mold, lots of
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was removed.
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was great about replacing it. I was on a bit of a tight schedule due to selling the home and he was able to accommodate me. Very reasonable price which included product and labor. Worked quickly and was pleasant and professional. Would definitely call again.
- Mary A.

Drywall Contractors in Swansboro, NC

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A & P Developers

116 Halls Industrial Dr
Hudson

A&A Construction

7 Onsville pl
Jacksonville

A+ Plus Remodeling

5490 NC Highway 55 West
Cove City

A-1 House Medic

Jacksonville

AAA Home Improvement

1916 S Main Street

Ace Builders

312 Daisy Ct
Emerald Isle

All Kine Handy Man Services

275 Atkinson Point Rd
Surf City

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Asa Stanford Inc

51 Hunting Creek Dr.
Waxhaw

B & J WOODWORKS & HOME IMPVMNT

411 STERLING RD
Jacksonville

B and B Painting

117 E. Ivybridge Dr
Hubert

B/C Home Improvement

1760 Cobb rd
Kinston

BILLY'S PAINTING & REPAIR SVC

685 FRANCKTOWN RD
Richlands

C.M.D. L.L.C.

p.o. box 614

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Concepts

309 Starling St
Jacksonville

Cline's Contracting

200 spar Ct
Hampstead

Coast To Coast Painting

101 West Thomas Dr
Jacksonville

Coastline Construction and Renovations

601 Peletier Loop Rd F34
Swansboro

Conner Home Improvement

175 Old Murdoch Road
Newport

Custom Pro Painting

106 Opal Ct
Beaufort

D & C Construction

661 W Beaufort Rd
Beaufort

D S Painting & Home Improvement

208 B Branson Way
Holly Ridge

Dails Concepts

2490 Cathrine Lake Rd
Richlands

Deane Rice Construction

PO Box 5196
Emerald Isle

Drain Pro's MJNB Contracting Inc

PO Box 12191
Jacksonville

Drywall Superiors

1003 Birchwood Lane
Jacksonville

Edwards Home Improvement & Handyman Service

252 Rutherford Way
Jacksonville

Elite Painting & remodeling

2294 Joe Williams Rd.
Kinston

ENC Property Squad

111 Bud's Ln
Cedar Point

Exceptional Living Solutions LLC

1125 Corporation Parkway
Raleigh

FRESH COAT PAINTING

516 CHEYENNE RD
Jacksonville

JC Construction Home Remodeling/Repairs

109 Spargo St
Jacksonville

Jillian K Mitchell

304 River Bluffs drive
New Bern

mcgarry roofing and homeimprovements

2160 Dawson Cabin Rd
Jacksonville

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive
Smithfield

Morton Services

642 Sowlermanning Rd
Richlands

My Home Improvements

1250 old maplehurst rd
Jacksonville

NCSN LLC

817 Airport Rd
New Bern

Neely Custom Builders LLC

129 Meadows Cir
Knightdale

Novus Construction LLC

110 Joan's Haven Drive
Newport

Pressures On

155 golden farm rd
Beaufort

ProScape USA

7480 Hwy 70 E
New Bern

Ricky Dickerson Construction Company

7510 Hwy 70 East
New Bern

Roger's Home Improvements Inc.

156 Bobwhite Cir
Swansboro

SeaCoast Homes, LLC

PO Box 2503
Holly Ridge

Signature Painting

25 Whispering Pines
Newport

Small drywall

4480 nc hwy 101
Havelock

Stanley & Son Construction Co.

1901 Andrew Johnson Dr.

Sure Thing Contracting

2116 Colony Plaza
Jacksonville

Swansboro Drywall and Painting

634 OLD HAMMOCKS BEACH RD
Swansboro

T&M HANDYMAN SERVICE

116 Shadow Brook Ln
New Bern

Trigleth Plumbing Co

295 Hidden Bay Dr
Swansboro

turner's renovation

107 bellwood dr.

Weber Handyman

117 willie kellum rd
Jacksonville

Zenteno Construction

556 Haws Run Rd
Jacksonville

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