Who is AWCI-Colorado??
AWCI-Colorado is a trade association representing acoustics systems, ceiling systems, drywall systems, exterior insulation and finishing systems, fireproofing, flooring systems, insulation, and stucco contractors, suppliers and manufacturers and those in allied trades.
Vision & Purpose
AWCI brings together Colorado’s premier commercial and residential wall and ceiling contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and partners.
Our Mission Statement
AWCI-Colorado sets the standard in the wall and ceiling construction industry by providing a collaborative environment to assist members with education, networking and safety.
AWCI-Colorado members are united in finding ways to advance the wall and ceiling industry as they improve opportunities for success. To learn more about membership, please click here.
News & Headlines
Posted Sep 12th, 2017
I am writing to update you on the status of ongoing discussions with DOL regarding potential resolution of the concerns of the CISC with OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule.....
August Company Spotlight- AHERN RENTALS
Posted Aug 24th, 2017
AT AHERN RENTALS, OUR CUSTOMERS ARE FAMILY
Ahern Rentals is the nation’s largest independently owned equipment rental company, specializing in high reach equipment and recognized across the country for exceeding expectations by treating customers like family.
Ahern Rentals serves customers in many sectors, including construction, industrial, residential, utilities, municipalities, conventions, entertainment and events, and is an equipment provider to some of the largest high profile construction projects in the USA.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ahern Rentals is a family-owned business that was founded in 1953 by John P. Ahern as a gas station that rented hand tools and landscaping equipment. The company remains in family ownership, led by John’s son, Don F. Ahern, delivering the highest levels of customer service, as well as an equipment fleet that exceeds industry standards.
Today, Ahern Rentals has 87 locations across the country with over 46,000 units of rental equipment, including high reach, material handling, general equipment, lawn and garden, trucks and trailers, earth moving and safety fencing. Ahern Rentals also sells and provides financing options for new and used equipment from many leading brands.
Ahern Rentals is a gold sponsor of AWCI Colorado and Sales Representative, Ken Franc is a member of the Board of Directors. Ahern Rentals supplies fellow AWCI Colorado members and companies with equipment including boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain forklifts and general equipment from their two locations in Denver and Colorado Springs.
All Ahern Rentals locations have a fully-equipped workshop supported by a team of factory trained, certified technicians ready to service and repair equipment on your jobsite, or in the workshop, which is stocked with spare parts. Services available at Ahern Rentals include quarterly and annual service inspections and radio dispatched service technicians for a fast response and quick turnaround time on most repairs.
Let’s Build Success Together
For you next wall or ceiling project, contact your local Ahern Rentals branch for all your equipment needs.
Ahern Rentals Denver Branch
5478 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80216-1731
Phone: (303) 297-1580
Fax: (303) 297-8889
Mon - Fri, 6:00am - 5:00pm
Sat & Sun Closed
Ahern Rentals Colorado Springs Branch
955 Valley Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80915-3757
Phone: (719) 235-5670
Fax: (719) 235-5671
Mon - Fri, 6:00am - 5:00pm
Our friendly customer service team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week – simply call: (800) 400-1610. You can also connect with a sales representative via Ahern Live Chat at any time on our website: www.ahern.com.
August Company Spotlight- COLORADO DRYWALL SUPPLY
Posted Aug 16th, 2017
Colorado Drywall Supply, LLC.
“WHO ARE THESE GUYS”
Celebrating 20 years in business, partners Ed and Ann Sleeman opened Colorado Drywall Supply, LLC. in June of 1997. Their motto from the start was “WHO ARE THESE GUYS” and through their diligence and hard work, Colorado Drywall Supply has earned the respect and valued support of their contractor partners.
Today, with two front range locations and 57 employees, this Colorado based, family-owned, and locally managed company believes in Colorado’s brand, “Always Buy Colorado”.
Colorado Drywall Supply is a member of “Affiliated Distributors” which is a network of “independently owned” family businesses across the United States, from border-to-border and coast-to-coast. This contingent and strength in ownership makes AD and its fellow members the second largest volume purchaser of
gypsum wallboard in the USA. This assures customers of competitive pricing and a reliable source for materials.
At Colorado Drywall Supply, customers can find a full line of drywall and accessories. Additional products include acoustical ceilings, stucco, FRP, caulking and fire sealants, fasteners, insulation, fire treated plywood, and steel studs.
Michael Stoddard, General Manager since 2004, leads a team of industry professionals totaling more than 275 years of knowledge and experience. The team includes Kevin Simmons, Assistant Manager; Mike Diehl, Warehouse Manager; Leslie Levish, Human Resources; Lance Vesper, Accounting Department; David Brink, Credit and Collections; Jim Donovan Sr., Acoustical Ceilings Manager; Jim Donovan Jr., Longmont Manager; and Nick Sleeman, Stucco Sales Manager. Michael and his team carry out the daily mission of Colorado Drywall Supply which is “to provide you with the highest quality products and unmatched service” and to help bring your residential or commercial project to a successful conclusion on time and in budget.
Colorado Drywall Supply has an extensive inventory of 37 service related vehicles that include both
mini and large boom trucks, flatbeds, and a semi-truck.
For more information and to get a quote on your next residential or commercial project, give us a call or visit us online.
4760 Holly Street
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 297-0401
Fax: (303) 297-0445
14319 Longs Peak Court, Longmont, CO 80216 (720) 838-9114
Colorado faces massive shortage of construction workers. A fix won’t be easy.
Posted Jul 17th, 2017
In a large warehouse that smells of freshly cut wood in north Denver, 20 adults — including a refugee family from Somalia, a math teacher and a laid-off retail worker — gather in the unfinished frame of a house to take notes on the Pythagorean theorem.
They are hoping that the equation, along with other basic measuring principles, will help them find work at the end of an eight-week construction course.
“When the market crashed in 2008, a lot of people were forced to do something else. Now that the industry is booming, there’s really not that quality craftsmanship anymore,” said Tim Reyna, who enrolled in the class at the Colorado Homebuilding Academy after he lost his retail job. “I definitely think there’s a ton of opportunity.” To read more, click on Denver Post link: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/02/colorado-massive-shortage-construction-workers/
ASA Honors South Valley Drywall with Ethics Award
Posted Jun 1st, 2017
AWCI member company South Valley Drywall, Littleton, Colo., was one of 11 recipients of the American Subcontractors Association’s national Excellence in Ethics Awards. These awards are presented to construction subcontractors for achieving “the highest standards of internal and external integrity for a subcontracting firm.” This is the sixth time South Valley Drywall has received the award.
“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award. This means a lot to our employees and Company,” said Travis Vap, chief executive officer of South Valley Drywall, Inc.
Global Drywall Demand to Reach 10 Billion Square Meters in 2020
Posted May 31st, 2017
Demand for drywall worldwide is forecast to advance 4.0 percent per year through 2020 to 10.0 billion square meters, a deceleration from the rate of the 2010–2015 period. However, demand growth will vary considerably from region to region due to economic and construction activity. Central and South America is projected to post the fastest demand gains through 2020, due to advances in residential and nonresidential building construction activity. Additionally, growing usage of drywall in place of traditional building techniques and materials will contribute to demand gains. These and other trends are presented in “World Drywall & Building Plaster,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
The Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions are forecast to record solid growth in drywall demand through 2020. In the Asia/Pacific region, China alone will account for two-thirds of all new product demand gains. Additionally, drywall is expected to continue to gain popularity as local construction firms move away from more traditional building practices and materials.
North America, Eastern Europe and Western Europe will post more moderate gains in drywall demand through 2020. In North America, sales of drywall in the US, its largest market, are expected to slow as building construction spending decelerates. However, in Canada drywall demand is expected to rebound from losses posted between 2010 and 2015, and in Mexico growth in demand will be above the global average.
Drywall demand in both Eastern and Western Europe is projected to accelerate after a period of stagnation (Eastern Europe) or decline (Western Europe), though both regions will post overall demand growth below the global average. Moderate advances in building construction activity will boost demand. Also, drywall is expected to gain popularity in some countries that traditionally favor wet construction techniques, including Italy, Russia, Spain and Ukraine.
AWCI Colorado Member Benefit
Posted Mar 13th, 2017
Did you know that members of AWCI-Colorado have a unique Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability Income Insurance program available?
Workers in the "higher risk" construction industry can really struggle finding disability insurance. These plans pay a weekly or monthly income to you and your employees if they become totally disabled and unable to work due to a covered accident or illness. The premiums are competitive, the benefit amounts are chosen by each employee, and a small business only needs 25% participation of eligible employees for businesses over 10 employees (a minimum of 5 approved applications is required).
Please contact our exclusive American Public Life Insurance Company Representative below for more information on how you can take advantage of this valuable member benefit.
Jim Smallwood, President, Employee Benefits
Moody Insurance Agency, Inc.
8055 E Tufts Avenue, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80237