Tell us about Outwest Drywall Supply.
Numerous businesses sell some of the same materials we do. Our specialty — and what sets us apart from other companies — is that we put what you want where you want it, not just drop it in the driveway and leave.
Over the past few years we have expanded our product line from drywall, steel studs and insulation to include acoustical ceilings, sound control products, Dryvit Systems, Harristone manufactured stone, stucco and most related accessories.
With the downturn in the economy a few years ago, our extensive product selection and knowledge of the products we sell has helped us weather the storm. We have seen a slight increase in business over the last few months, and see signs that the economy is getting better.
How did the company get started?
Outwest Drywall Supply was founded in 1995 by Max Rose and a couple of partners. He started in the supply business in 1956 working for a lumber yard on the Front Range holding various positions ranging from unloading railroad cars, to selling for an international manufacturer and finally becoming an owner/manager of the company. Max moved to Grand Junction in 1980 to open a distribution yard.
Outwest Drywall Supply was purchased in 1999 by Reinke Supply. Reinke Supply acquired Defiance Building Material out of Rifle in 2002 and Gypsum Products in Glenwood Springs in 2004. It has grown from one location in Montrose to three current locations in Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction and Montrose. Our main service area is the Western Slope of Colorado and eastern Utah. We like to focus our energy from Steamboat Springs to Telluride and from the Continental divide to Moab. We have also supplied projects in North Dakota, Nebraska and Maui.
Max is still with the company. David Holland, who transitioned from outside sales to manager of the Grand Junction location in the spring of 2013, has been with the company for more than 10 years.
Dave moved from the Front Range in 1991 to Silverthorne, Colo., to manage a supply yard. Getting in the business in 1981 as a delivery driver, Dave has extensive knowledge in the products we sell for commercial construction, specializing in sound control.
How has the industry changed since you got started?
When Max first got in the business everything was done off of flatbed trucks and carried in the building by hand. Now Out West Drywall has $300,000 boom trucks that lift the material to the doors and windows, but ultimately still has to be carried by hand.
How many people do you employ?
Currently we have 28 people with over 483 combined years experience and more than 15 delivery trucks.
Please stop by or call one of our locations to see what we have to offer, ask any questions or pick up samples or literature.
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