Phoenix-based Paul Johnson Drywall, Inc. (PJD) announces closing its investment in Vatos Drywall, a long-term and prolific residential drywall contractor based in Orlando, Florida and serving multiple markets across the state. PJD’s purchase of Vatos grows its service capacities in the region and expands secure access for residential builders to PJD’s industry-leading platform. 

Orlando’s construction market has proven robust and outperformed virtually all other market service areas. The residential construction sector remains the largest by a significant margin and makes up more than half of all construction volume. 

“As residential builders are struggling to have their needs met in a professional and timely manner across the country, we have sought out the highest quality subcontractors in a number of markets and are bringing them onto PJD’s platform," stated Cole Johnson, president of PJD. "We are confident that with this highly strategic move, we will immediately leverage Vatos’ existing team and excellent reputation with our proven systems to deliver a consistent offering to our customers paired with the quality of service they expect and deserve. This is an exciting time for our Company. We are proud to bring Vatos onboard, and we see terrific prospects continuing for the housing market ahead.”

Combining the PJD and Vatos teams is the firm’s latest success in growing its national footprint. PJD plans to keep all Vatos employees, who will continue to be led by Mr. Luis Rodriguez. Every employee will immediately benefit from PJD’s nationally recognized Good Jobs workforce strategy.