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Preferred Drywall by McDowell & Ariail drywall delivers supreme quality drywall services along with careful attention to detail and efficiency. Our mission is to provide service that exceeds expectations at a fair price within the expected time-frame.
Established in 1971, Preferred Drywall By McDowell & Ariail is a family owned business with Waldo Ariail continuing the legacy after the passing of Billy McDowell.  Such a strong bond between two business partners and great friends, Waldo never made a change to the company name and still continues to support Billy’s widowed wife. The skillful techniques of being a master craftsman were instilled into his sons Craig and Mike and kept the company thriving.  Over time, Craig assumed control of the drywall operation and Mike took on the spraying and texture portion of the business.

Contact Information:
Name of Business: Preferred Drywall By McDowell & Ariail Inc.
Street Address: 2332 Dunn Avenue
City, State, Zip Code: Jacksonville, Florida 32218
Telephone Number: (904)-751-3381 Fax Number: (904) 751- 6600
Point of Contact: Don Delong Vice President Drywall Operations
• Call Carla for an appointment
• License held by our company: RX0066468

Drywall Vice President – Don DeLong

Don DeLong – has over 30 years of experience in Drywall having spent his entire adult life working with Waldo and Craig.  Don has assumed the day to day operation of the business averaging in excess of 300 projects annually.


  1. Travis Stevens says:

    My name is Travis and I am wondering what would your company need to go a quote for a new whole home drywall install.

    • Hi Travis,
      Thank you for contacting Preferred Drywall. Please contact Carla Byrd at 904 751-0840 to schedule a quote. In order to provide you with a price to drywall your home we will need additional information. We are able to quote with new plans or a site visit for a renovation.
      Mark Jones

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