How to Choose a Drywall Repair Contractor

Are you looking at repairing your drywall? With today’s staggering drywall repair cost, you need to make sure that you get it right the first time. There can be no room for mistakes because you will only end up wasting your time, money and materials.  The best thing to do is call us to come out and give you a Free Estimate so you know exactly what is required to get the job done.

Most drywall repair jobs might look simple but once you start getting into you find that there is more than you bargained for.  Also making the repairs look as there was never a repair done is what we pride ourselves in doing.  That’s why our motto is “Let an Artist Do It” (which was given to us by one of our clients).    Because the last thing you want is to make a repair and it looks like a repair and you will never be happy with it.  That is unless you can hang a picture over it 🙂 !   We also give a Guarantee for All our work.  You will love the work and the price.

But for all those die-hard “Do-it-Yourself” groups here are a few guidelines or just call 727-239-2666.


How to repair drywall cracks might be within your capacity, but unless you know what you’re doing and that you’re absolutely confident with your carpentry skills, it’s best to hire a professional drywall repair contractor in your area. The problem is, how can you find someone you can fully trust?


Well, there are telltale signs of a good workman and in this article, I will show you how you can choose a contractor that can deliver decent workmanship that’s worth your money.


Assess the Size of the Project


First things first. Before you go around looking for a drywall repair contractor, you need to know the extent of the damage. A professional contractor will ask you this information before giving you suggestions on how you can proceed.


A ceiling drywall repair that covers multiple rooms, for instance, needs a lot of materials, and the contractor will need to know this in order to make a more or less accurate quote.  The best thing to do is contact us and let us come on site and give you a Free quote so there is no guesswork.  We will be happy to schedule an appointment at your convenience. 



Know the Contractor’s Reputation


Looking for a local contractor is the best first step in the choosing process. Local contractors are known in your area and it’s easy to establish their reputation.  We have a great reputation and have recieved Angie’s List Awards the last 9 years.  You can trust you will get quality work done.

Angie's List 2017 Bill Livingston Inc Award for excellent service

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Interview the Potential Contractor

Call Bill Livingston and get a free quote and all work is guaranteed.  Call 727-239-2666

Contact the contractors directly and talk about your project. Tell them about the extent of the repair and ask them about their experience. For example, you can tell them that the project will be repairing torn drywall and the area is quite big. What suggestions can they give you about the matter?


Real experts, like us,  will not hesitate to find the time to talk to you. They will give you a lot of ideas about your project and share their experience about similar jobs that they have taken. Their response will already give you a good idea whether they know their trade or not.


Ask About Licensing and Insurance Issues


If theirs one thing that you should avoid when choosing a contractor, it’s picking somebody that doesn’t have a license to operate. We are a Licensed and Insured Contract in the state of Florida,  # C-10850.  This is an absolute red flag and if possible, contact your local licensing board and check if the person has a valid license to operate within your locality.

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Another thing that you have to check is the right insurance to cover the project. As we are an Insured Contractor. This includes workman compensation and liability insurance. With these, you are assured that you won’t be held liable if accidents occur while the contractor works on the project. Contact the insurer to check that the coverage is valid and it covers all extensions.


We Give Written Estimates of the Project


As a good contractor, we will give you a detailed estimate of the project. So there are no surprises.  If something is uncovered behind the drywall that needs attention we will show what it is and let you make an informed decision.  You will never get surprised by extra fees without your approval.


Bear in mind that you’re not looking for the cheapest because there is a good chance that they are taking shortcuts somewhere just to come up with a cheap quote. We have done a lot rework for homeowners that made the mistake of DIY or the cheapest bid that turned out to be a disaster. You might think that you’re getting a good bargain by getting it cheap, but if it means sacrificing quality, you still lose in the end.


We have you sign or estimate, this way you know exactly what will be done and get all the facts straight and understand the scope and cost of the work that is required to make your home look like new. 


If you need help with your drywall repair, give us a call and we will guide you through the process. We have extensive experience with this matter and we price our services reasonably well.