Top 5 Reasons to Become a Drywall Finisher for PatchMaster

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Drywall Finisher for PatchMaster

Have you ever thought about becoming a drywall finisher for a franchise like PatchMaster?

Drywall finishers are responsible for installing drywall, sheathing, and other materials that cover walls, ceilings, and floors. Installing drywall includes fitting drywall panels to a building’s frame, shaping, and cutting to make room for fixtures such as windows, outlets, and ceiling fans. They also provide drywall repair services, such as concealing seams and drywall screw pops, to prepare a smooth surface for painting.

An exciting career as a drywall finisher with PatchMaster is an excellent option for those who are active, detail-oriented and looking for new challenges.

Here are the top five reasons to become a drywall finisher with PatchMaster:

Hands-On Work, Flexible Work-Life Balance

For many people, a corporate job sitting at a desk in a cubicle or working long hours for someone else isn’t their ideal way to earn a living. One of the top reasons careers in skilled trades like drywall repair have such high job satisfaction is due to the opportunity for hands-on work while achieving work-life balance.

Drywall finishers help build, fix, and create something with their own hands. At PatchMaster, our drywall finishers know that every day and every drywall repair project is unique, so the work is never the same, and seeing real-time progress and the fruits of their labor makes drywall finishing an enjoyable and fulfilling career choice.

No College Debt, Good Pay

Drywall finishing is an in-demand career that yields competitive wages in the home services industry. Additional incentives for travel, efficiency pay, and overtime can also increase your take-home pay.

One significant benefit of pursuing a career as a drywall finisher is the lack of college debt. Many careers require a four-year degree, which can cost a considerable amount of money – forcing students to take out large loans that take years to pay off. There is an estimated $1.7 trillion in total student debt in the United States.

PatchMaster’s drywall finishers receive best-in-class training for their career in drywall repair. After a week of training at our New Jersey training center and headquarters, you will have the technical and operational knowledge you need to start generating revenue quickly. Training covers everything from hands-on patching to building referral partnerships in your community. Once your initial training is complete, ongoing coaching and training ensure you can continue to meet the needs of your customers and your team.

It’s no secret that careers in drywall repair and drywall finishing offer a significant advantage over university degrees when it comes to pay benefits, student debt, and earning money sooner. Our training model provides our drywall finishers with the necessary tools and skills they need while proving to be a more cost-effective route to financial stability and professional development.

An In-Demand Career in Construction

There are many opportunities in the construction industry. The building, renovation, and replacement of new homes, offices, hospitals, schools, and other essential facilities is a continuous process. As a result, careers in drywall finishing at PatchMaster are always available.

Due to several factors, there is a need for more drywall finishers in the construction industry. There is an estimated total skilled worker demand of 6.7 million through 2025 but a projected shortage of 1.9 million craft professionals. There need to be more trades professionals currently working to meet the needs of all the different projects around the country.

PatchMaster prides itself on developing strong partnerships with large restoration companies, construction companies and various other relationships, allowing our drywall finishers to grow exponentially in their careers.

The high demand for skilled drywall finishers means there are ample opportunities, more job security, and enhanced benefits associated with these careers, at PatchMaster. Current market conditions ensure that good drywall finishers can always find work. Leveraging the PatchMaster brand is an excellent way to start or advance your career as a drywall finisher.

Opportunities for Advancement

Professional drywall finishers who prove their skill and value in the field can earn opportunities to advance their careers to more prominent positions within the PatchMaster family. .

The aging workforce further enhances this opportunity. Skilled craft professionals have a median age of 43, which is higher than the average for most industries. This number has been growing because those nearing retirement age are retiring from the construction and home services industry, and fewer young people are joining the industry. As seasoned vets withdraw or change roles, the positions they are leaving become available. Starting a career in drywall finishing with PatchMaster today, will reap benefits in the long term.

Drywall finishers also have the opportunity to own a PatchMaster drywall repair franchise. In fact, much of PatchMaster’s success has come from our franchisee-first business model, which, in addition to helping individuals achieve their dreams of business ownership, helps prepare the employees to successfully operate our business before buying our business. Instead of just seeing PatchMaster as a job, our drywall finishers view it as a viable career opportunity.

Make an Impact in Your Community

A drywall finishing career offers you a chance to make a difference in other people’s lives. For example, PatchMaster is proud to employ Veterans transitioning back into civilian life and provides franchise opportunities for military Veterans, disabled or not, who want to work and contribute to their families and communities. A PatchMaster franchise is a proven model with a short ramp-up period. Having no drywall experience could be seen as a challenge, but we provide all of the training for you, so we strongly encourage military veterans and first responders to join our franchise family. We offer a 50 percent first-year royalty reduction to qualified applicants. PatchMaster is nationally recognized by Entrepreneur Media as one of the Top Franchises for Veterans as well as Franchise Business Review as a leading franchise for veterans.
Pictured: PatchMaster Franchise owners Tim Forrest and Rob Moore on Top of the Ziggurat in Southern Iraq next to the birthplace of Abraham.
Working in the home services industry allows you to build a lasting impact on your community and its infrastructure. You might work on a project for a few months. Still, it might last for over 100 years, and you can contribute to people’s happiest memories and most significant events in a small but significant way.

Learn More About a Career as a Drywall Finisher

For these reasons, drywall finishing is a great career choice. Check out PatchMaster’s career page for more information and resources about how to become a PatchMaster drywall finisher today and a franchise owner tomorrow!


Kevin Gray
Kevin GrayExecutive Business Coach
“I am truly honored to be part of the PatchMaster, undoubtedly one of the best Franchisors in the industry. Working alongside our franchise owners, who bravely venture into entrepreneurship, is a humbling experience. It is extremely gratifying to share in their successes as they build their business with the support of such a devoted team.”

Kevin Gray brings a wealth of experience in business development, sales management, and strategic partnerships to PatchMaster. With a proven track record of driving revenue growth and nurturing client relationships, Kevin is an ideal guide for our franchisees as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey.

Kevin’s consultative approach and knack for fostering strong business connections are valuable assets in helping our franchisees thrive.

Katie Longmore Onboarding Specialist
“As a part of the PatchMaster team, I have the opportunity to help individuals succeed as entrepreneurs and build their dreams. It is rewarding to be able to see our franchisees flourish.”

Katie Longmore serves as PatchMaster’s Onboarding Manager. Katie is highly motivated and results-driven, with comprehensive experience in business administration. With her passion for excellence, she brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to PatchMaster.

Katie’s academic background is in Business Administration. She has honed her skills through years of experience in the industry, during which time she has become proficient in project management, business development, and operations management. Her strong communication skills and ability to create and maintain customer relationships make her a valuable asset to the PatchMaster organization.

She is passionate about helping new franchise owners get up and running smoothly and is committed to providing them with the support and guidance they need to succeed.

Christian Clavadentscher

Christian Clavadentscher Executive Business Coach

“I am proud to be part of a company dedicated to providing its franchisees the best possible training, support, and tools to scale their business quickly. It is incredibly fulfilling to help our franchisees unlock their full potential and achieve financial success while building their own businesses with the support of PatchMaster.”

Christian Clavadetscher is a highly skilled franchise business coach and financial expert with a proven track record of success in driving business growth and generating revenue. As the owner of PatchMaster Serving Cape Fear, he understands the ins and outs of franchise ownership. As a former director-level investment banker and entrepreneur partner, he brings a unique perspective to PatchMaster’s franchisees. 

With deep expertise in managing all aspects of new business development, multi-account oversight, deal negotiations, and complex financial transactions, Christian provides PatchMaster’s franchisees with unmatched comprehensive business coaching services that help franchisees achieve their financial goals and succeed in their entrepreneurial dreams.

Joe Eible

Joe EibleVice President of Operations

“Being a member of the PatchMaster family has been a rewarding experience, especially in forming valuable relationships with our network of franchisees and having the privilege of hearing their inspiring success stories.”

As the Vice President of Operations at PatchMaster, Joe Eible brings over 20 years of experience in IT, process improvement, and customer service to his role. 

Joe joined PatchMaster in 2019 as director of franchise support and has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and success. He oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, including franchise support, training and development, onboarding, and IT.

Samantha Dreger

Samantha Dreger Chief Marketing Officer

“By driving brand growth and positioning PatchMaster as the industry leader in our niche market, I have the privilege of supporting our diverse family of franchisees in achieving their entrepreneurial and personal goals. That franchise-first approach drives every decision I make as the brand leader in our industry. It doesn’t get better than that!”

Samantha Dreger is an award-winning digital marketer and serves as PatchMaster’s Chief Marketing Officer. She brings over 20 years of experience in digital brand development and franchise marketing to PatchMaster.

Samantha oversees franchise marketing operations, including brand messaging, social media marketing, and franchise marketing support. She is passionate about supporting PatchMaster’s franchise network and driving its success through innovative and effective marketing strategies.

Paul Ferrara

Paul Ferrara Chief Executive Officer

“I am incredibly proud of our franchise-first culture, which attracts highly talented and motivated franchisees to our company. Our focus on providing the best-in-class training and support has helped our franchisees to succeed and grow their businesses quickly. With a proven business model and a commitment to excellence, PatchMaster is the ideal choice for anyone looking to start a successful drywall repair franchise.”

Paul Ferrara is a results-driven executive with a successful track record in the franchising industry. He currently serves as the CEO of PatchMaster, a leading franchise business specializing in drywall repair and installation services.

With over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development, Paul keenly understands how to grow businesses and deliver value to customers. He is a strategic thinker with a strong focus on innovation and operational excellence.

Under Ferrara’s leadership, PatchMaster has experienced rapid growth and expansion, with new franchise locations opening regularly. Ferrara is passionate about providing franchisees with the tools and support they need to succeed and maintain PatchMaster’s position as the top choice for drywall repair services. With a focus on innovation and customer service, Ferrara is committed to ensuring that every PatchMaster franchisee has the resources and support they need to build a successful business.

Prior to his current role, Paul held senior leadership positions at several franchising companies, including HouseMaster Home Inspections, Realogy, and Coldwell Banker Corporate. He has a deep understanding of franchising and is passionate about leveraging it to drive business growth and customer success.


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