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A Drywall contractor occupation can be challenging and time-consuming. You will need to be able to read and understand blueprints, take measurements, and use a variety of tools to complete the job.

In addition, it takes time to be able to start your own business—the necessary knowledge and technique needed to be efficient can take years to obtain. Luckily there is no shortage of work to practice your craft; drywall is the most commonly used building material in North America.
Tasks you'll often face on the job include measuring pieces, making cuts, installing, taping, mudding and sanding, to name a few things. Getting skilled at these jobs understandably takes time. Typically, you would start as an apprentice and create your crew after years of on-the-job experience. 

Before going into 8 ways to start a drywall contractor business, let's cover a common question. "How much do drywallers make in Canada"?. The starting hourly wage can begin at 16 dollars an hour but can increase to 42 dollars an hour. So, continue picking up the tricks of the trade and consistently deliver a quality service; you'll be able to earn a respectful 80,000 dollar a year salary, possibly more!

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8 Ways to Start a Drywall Contractor Business

We will explore the best ways to start a drywall business, the challenges you may face, and the best ways to overcome them.


This list is by no means exhaustive. It's more like a framing for starting a drywall contractor business. But if you want to be a great trades contractor, you need to learn the ins and outs. This will give you the knowledge to start your own drywall business. Always prepare for the worst. How can someone sue you, and how can you prevent it? Try having something to keep you in the business if something happens. Learn how insurance can fill that role here.

Protecting Your Drywall Business

How would a drywall contract get into a legal issue with their client?

Drywall is a plaster-like material used to cover walls and ceilings. There are many different types of drywall. Some drywall is made of gypsum (a mineral), some are paper-based (mesh), some are fibreglass, some are rock-hard cement, and some are even paintable (polyurethane).

When doing a drywall repair job, many things can go wrong. Examples can be an improper installation that results in debris falling from the ceiling that breaks some expensive fine art, resulting in financial loss for the property owner.

Do drywall contractors need insurance?

If you are thinking about doing drywall work as a trades, consider getting insurance coverage for your business. As with any other type of small business, a roof over your head is not just an option; it is a necessity. Insurance covers the business owner, employees and customers.

In addition, most companies offer their liability policy as part of their package of services. A liability policy is required to protect the business from claims made against them by third parties. The cost of this protection is calculated based on the size and nature of the operation and where the company is located. In the event of a claim, most insurers will cover up to the limit of loss. Anything over the limit becomes the business' responsibility. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you purchase your company's coverage covering liability and tools. Many business owners take out both policies to ensure they have adequate coverage.

Make sure you purchase enough coverage for all aspects of your business operations.

Is construction insurance necessary?

Yes. But it depends on how much you do. For example, suppose you work on commercial projects like schools and retail stores. In that case, you will be required to carry liability insurance for the Jobsite. In some cases, you may also need to have general liability insurance. However, if you work on residential construction, you are generally not required to carry liability insurance.

Specific general liability insurance is available: Excess General Liability Insurance (EGLI) and Umbrella General Liability Insurance (UGLI).

EGLI is an excess policy, which means that you are covered if any of your primary insurance covers a claim. Still, you are not required to pay until all primary policies have paid out. This is because you could potentially have thousands of dollars in liability exposure, depending on how many people are injured at the job site.

In contrast, UGLI is a primary policy that covers you for claims you are directly liable for.

Most general liability policies have coverage limits of $1 million for bodily injury or property damage. However, your policy will have specific coverage limits that differ based on your industry.