North Counties Drywall

Through its exceptional reputation for excellent, high-quality, detail-oriented work, and its consistent on-time, on-budget performance, North Counties Drywall Inc. has firmly established itself as one of the leading drywall, plastering, and metal stud framing companies in the California Bay Area. With over 35 years of comprehensive construction experience behind it, NCD provides exceptionally reliable performance combined with a creative, problem-solving approach.

Specializing in large, multi-million dollar projects including Federal and State government municipal buildings, detention facilities, hospital and skilled health care facilities, and education institutions to large commercial projects such as wineries, hotels, and office buildings. North Counties Drywall Inc. is recognized for its innovation and ability to conform to highly specialized design and construction requirements.


By bringing over 35 years of professional experience and comprehensive expertise in all the services provided by North Counties Drywall, clients are assured that work performed will be of the highest quality, at the agreed upon cost, and completed on schedule.

North Counties Drywall specializes in the following construction services:

  • Light-gauge metal stud framing
  • Drywall installation
  • Finishing
  • Suspended T-bar acoustic ceiling installation

In addition, the company provides Design-Build services, including:

  • LEED Certified Building knowledge
  • Engineering services
  • Plan development and execution
  • Submittals
  • Permitting
  • Inspections



Since 1991, North Counties Drywall Inc. has provided interior/exterior metal stud framing, drywall installation and plastering services for commercial and public works projects, office buildings, schools, detention centers, hospitals, libraries, wineries, hotels and large residential developments throughout the Bay Area counties of Sonoma, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, San Francisco, Marin, Mendocino, Yolo and San Mateo. The company is bondable and fully insured. NCD understands the complexities of large government contracts, commercial, and public works projects. North Counties Drywall is a woman owned, union company, with sufficient manpower to complete large and demanding projects.

Diane Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer

Rich Merlo, Vice President

Dennis Thomas, Head Estimator and Project Manager

Curt Dunkle, Controller

Tony Rosales, Estimator and Project Manager

 Isela Velazquez, Accounting/Payroll


Richie Merlo, Estimator and Project Manager

Luke Dunkle, Project Manager

Ryan O’Connor, General Superintendent and Safety Manager

Brent Schmeling, Carpenter Superintendent

Rick Hardin, Taping Superintendent


Give us a call or send us a message

North Counties Drywall, Inc.

21775 8th Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 996-0198
Fax: (707) 996-0199