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The Beginnings of JDI: Who We Are & How We Started

Jenkins Drywall and Insulation is a greenfield startup in Alpine, WY created by Kodiak Building Partners and Jenkins Lumber and Hardware in May 2020. Director of Corporate Development and Real Estate Clint Carter at Kodiak sparked the idea for the Wyoming drywall company when he saw a service opportunity in the Alpine area.

“Due to the weather and geography of this particular market, JDI will be the most accessible and convenient supplier of drywall, insulation, and other related materials within 80 miles,” Clint said.

When we began to execute the idea of JDI, we envisioned a company that would not only serve the needs of the community but also be a part of the community. JDI is a standalone operation backed by the community and service reputation of local legacy Jenkins Lumber and Hardware, which has been serving the Alpine-Etna community for almost 50 years. Our local knowledge and service promise is just one of the many benefits of working with JDI.

Benefits of JDI

In Wyoming, we support local- we buy local, and we know local. Our experienced team at JDI knows what the area contractors, subcontractors, and DIYers need to get the job done. At JDI, we can support any size project. We pride ourselves on exceeding our customers' expectations, so you can rest assured that JDI will always be there to take care of your project needs. Our work with top-ranking drywall and drywall-related materials vendors so that we can provide quality materials for your project. Some of the brands we carry include:

We only want the best for our customers- that’s why we only carry the top brands in the industry to supply you with what you need for your project. The products we supply include:

  • Drywall and gypsum (fire-rated, sound board, tile backer, exterior sheathing, blow-in);
  • Dry mud and texture;
  • Cornerbead and trim;
  • Tapping and topping;
  • Fasteners;
  • Studs and track;
  • Channel (RC, Hat, and Furring);
  • Angle and Flat strap; and
  • Power and hand tools.

For more information about the products and services we provide and how JDI can help with your gypsum project, contact a member of our Wyoming drywall company today.

What’s New with JDI?

So, what is there to look forward to at JDI? JDI has many exciting things happening since we opened in August including a grand opening, a new showroom coming soon, new trucks, and our amazing team of experts.

Grand Opening

In September, JDI had its grand opening for the public with facility tours, food, music, and a raffle with prizes including a fly-fishing trip, Yeti cooler, and more! We were thrilled to show guests our new business and get to know our future customers.

Showroom

JDI has a showroom coming in the spring for our customers to purchase and learn more about our products. We also will be stocking tools for you to use to get your DIY project done quickly and easily- come on in and check it out in a few months!

Team JDI

Team JDI may be small right now, but we always get the job done! Right now, our team includes four full-time workers and one part-time worker:

  • Dan- Dan is our General Manager and has been working in the building materials industry for almost 30 years! His experience with both the industry and areas we serve are great assets to JDI.
  • Meghan- Meghan is our Office Manager and Customer service Representative. She previously moved to Etna in October to join the JDI Team after working at Jones Heartz in Denver for two years as an inside sales rep and estimator.
  • Josh- Josh is our Warehouse Manager who drives and stocks our materials. Before working at JDI, Josh worked on the railroad for six years and served in the Navy- thank you for your service, Josh!
  • Tyler- Tyler is our Field Supervisor at JDI who also drives and stocks our materials. Tyler moved to Afton from Idaho four years ago, and previously drove for Sysco, worked as an H-Vac apprentice, and served in the Army. Thank you for your service, Tyler!
  • Brian- Brian is our part-time worker who moved to Wyoming in October to join the JDI Team. He recently worked in the snow making and grooming business in Keystone, CO as well as Marketing. Welcome to the team, Brian!

We are so grateful to have such a dedicated, experienced, and fun team here at JDI. We’re always looking for more team members- right now we are looking for a CDL Driver and a Drywall Stocker. If you or anyone you know is interested in these positions, please call us or visit us today to apply.

Trucks

We recently got a new truck with a piggyback on it complete with JDI’s colors and logo! Our other trucks are next in line- our small fleet at JDI includes a B290 boom truck that can stock up to six story buildings and a flatbed used for quick and easy deliveries. Keep an eye out for our blue JDI trucks!

Build Big and Build Local With JDI

We are so excited to introduce JDI and serve Wyoming. Our inventory is fully stocked to provide for our customers, and our Wyoming drywall company is ready to help you with your next project. To learn more about our projects, services, and how we can help you with your project, contact JDI today.

Building with JDI means building big and building local- we hope you’ll join us.

About the author

Dan Wall

General Manager

Jenkins Drywall & Insulation