CBI Drywall is a family-owned, family-lead, Union Commercial Contractor specializing in drywall, taping, acoustical ceiling, and carpentry services. As a company that has been providing these services for over 30 years, we take pride in our ability to mobilize and complete specialized, fast-track, and high-profile projects for some of the top General Contractors in our area.
Founded by Joe Cieslewicz in 1950's, the company, then known as Cieslewicz Brothers Incorporated, had a reputation throughout the New York Construction Industry as a quality company performing small scale projects with experience and craftsmanship. Joe changed the company name to CBI Drywall in 1981, mostly because people were having a little trouble with the proper spelling of the company name. That was how Orville Hawes found it when he joined the company as one of the lead foreman in the mid-eighties. Quickly, he moved up the ranks and became President of CBI Drywall in 1986. Under his leadership, CBI gained momentum in the nineties, broadening the company's available services to include a wider range, size, and scope of projects; from small retail stores to multi-level apartment houses and higher educational facilities. Now, as we proceed into the second decade of the 21st century the company has begun the shift to the next generation. Shaun and Patrick Hawes have been with CBI for over 15 years and became Partners in 2004. Both have excelled in their positions and are ready to steer the company into the years ahead with the use of modern technology and good, old-fashioned, hard-nosed construction experience and knowledge.
CBI has always been committed to providing our clients with the highest Union Craftsmanship through our hands-on approach that has earned us the reputation, through many completed projects over the years, as an honest company that will finish the job; done right the first time. Our Carpenters are some of the best in the business and have been with the CBI family for close to two decades. They are dedicated to training the next generation of carpenters through their experience and knowledge. We foster a work environment that is guided by a single project manager, with actual field experience; who has a good working relationship with our foremen, who in turn push our Carpenters to produce the fine work that is our company's mainstay. Our size has allowed us to deliver large projects with a personal and detailed technique.