California Drywall Named Specialty Contractor of the Year by ENR California

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California Drywall selected for Revenue Performance, Innovation, Safety and Philanthropic Commitment

October 13, 2014

California Drywall, one of the largest specialty contractors in California, has been selected as the 2014 California Specialty Contractor of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR), the preeminent publication for the construction and engineering industry. The Specialty Contractor of the Year award is given to a subcontractor that is listed on ENR California’s regional Top Specialty Contractors List published each fall. ENR editors chose California Drywall based on its revenue performance, innovative construction and business practices, commitment to safety, and community involvement

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as the California Specialty Contractor of the Year by ENR,” said California Drywall President Steve Eckstrom. “We strive to be the best in every aspect of what we do and this is a testament to everyone’s hard work, dedication, and to the incredible achievements we have experienced over the past few years,”

California Drywall employs more than 500 people in Northern California, and has a roster of impressive projects in the region, including the CPMC Van Ness and Geary Campus, a 740,000 square foot, 274 patient beds, acute care hospital and Levi’s Stadium which was completed earlier this year.

Other notable current and recent projects include Lumina, Santa Clara Gateway, Stanford BioE-ChemE, 340 Fremont,  San Francisco Airport Terminal 3, BAHA’s Regional Agency Headquarters Facility, 75 Hawthorne, Synopsis Headquarters, Crossing 900, Riverbed Technologies Headquarters, and Foundry Square III.

The ENR recognition comes on the heels of a long list of recent accolades for California Drywall. Earlier this year, the company’s Bing Concert Hall project received the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s (AWCI) 2014 Excellence in Construction Quality Award and ENR’s Best of the Best in the country in the Specialty Contracting category.

Read the ENR article

About California Drywall

With more than 500 employees and projects spanning throughout the region, California Drywall is the leading Wall and Ceiling specialty contractor in Northern California. The company’s services include acoustical and specialty ceilings, fireproofing, lath & plaster, metal stud framing, and drywall installation and finishing. Committed to leveraging technology, maintaining an excellent safety record and continually innovating to improve its services, California Drywall helps build a range of projects, from corporate campuses, tenant improvements, multi-family residential, and retail establishments, to government facilities, schools, hospitals and sports facilities. To learn more go to

About Engineering News-Record (ENR)

ENR is a world-renowned publication that provides news and analysis of the latest and greatest in the construction industry, covering all aspects of the non-residential construction industry and providing the business and technical news needed by professionals involved in construction. ENR California is its regional publication that provides California-based news, features and information about people and projects in the construction industry. The Specialty Contractor of the Year award is given to a subcontractor that is listed on ENR’s national Top Specialty Contractors List published each fall that demonstrates outstanding performance during the prior calendar year. For more information, visit: