Residential drywall specialists

Proudly family-owned & operated, our professional team services Simcoe County, Muskoka and Kawartha Lakes and has been creating beautiful interiors since 1957.

Our Commitment

We know your home matters to you. That’s why our work matters to us. For over 60 years, the quality of our customer service has always set us apart. Whatever the size or scale of a project, our goal is to provide clients with a positive experience from start to finish. We are deeply committed to the integrity of our work, and operate at the highest standards of safety and tidiness.

Our Services

We offer installation of regular and specialty drywall, as well as texture application or removal, crown moulding, painting and staining, and professional drywall repairs. Our experienced team specializes in residential drywall and can offer a wide variety of applications and finishes. 

Drywall Installs & Finishing

Drywall Installs
& Finishing

Specialty Drywall


Texture Removal


Painting, Priming & Staining

Painting, Priming
& Staining

Drywall Repairs


Additional Services


Experience The Difference

Investing in your home should always be a positive experience. At Orillia Drywall, we believe the quality of our work is directly related to the atmosphere we create as a team, and that integrity should be our hallmark. We hold high standards for our staff, personally training each member of the team and ensuring that we are always up to date with WSIB health and safety certifications.


Communication is a big part of what makes us successful in providing excellent service to our clients. We will communicate clearly with you from the start to finish of a project, so that every specification is met on time and to the highest standards.


One of our biggest concerns is the safety of our team. Our team is trained in working at heights and participates in the provincial WSIB program for excellence in health and safety standards. With fully-certified employees, you can be confident that we will get the job done to the highest standards of safety.


Professional service is something we pride ourselves on. With experienced team members who are skilled at their trade, you can be sure you are getting the best.

Our Story

In 1957, Maurice Purkiss began installing drywall in the community of Orillia. He was the first in the area to pioneer the use of drywall at a time when most other local companies were still using plaster and lathe. Maurice also spearheaded specialty drywall finishes including texture applications and crown mouldings, quickly developing a loyal customer base.

Maurice raised four sons to be proficient in drywall finishing, three of whom went on to work as professional tradesmen. Following Maurice’s passing in the 1990’s, his son John took over the company.

Over the last 20 years, John Purkiss has developed the original family-based team into a tightly-knit group of skilled and conscientious workers. Our safety measures, quality control, specialty skills and years of satisfied customers set us apart from the rest. We are a thriving and growing company who truly care about our clients and employees, and look forward to what the future holds next!

View Some of Our Work

We are excited to present some of our projects.

What are they saying about us?

Tanya Johnson

Our contracting company hired Orillia Drywall and we couldn't be more pleased! They not only did a fantastic job, but they worked around a number of unavoidable delays, and helped us get back on schedule. Excellent quality work, and great customer service. Highly recommend!

Matt Clutier Designation

The staff were very friendly and helpful and John was excellent to plan the project with. Would highly recommend. They completed our basement in the scheduled time and on budget.

Holly Mei Designation

Overpriced. Made a huge mess and left staples everywhere. My child stepped on a staple and got a staple in the foot. And I brought it to the attention of the business and they said “renovations come with risks” not an Im sorry or anything! Will never recommend this business.

Tamara Nichols Designation

I hired Orillia Drywall for a basement project and I am thrilled that I chose this team of professionals. They were quick to respond to any queries, very courteous and accommodating. I would definitely hire again for future work. Thank you very much John and team.

Jinith Kithalawa Arachchi Designation

Orillia drywall completed the finishes of my basement. They completed the work in a diligent and timely manner with good quality. They also vacuumed the space well to keep away any dust. Recommend them for potential clients.

Derek Denne Designation

Great experience from start to finish. Great customer service and excellent workmanship.


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