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Wisconsin Drywall, Insulation, Painting & Staining Company

Wisconsin Drywall and related services.

With 8 to 10 years of experience under their respective belts, Kathy & Jim Yaresh started Grade A Construction in 1982 and incorporated in 1983. They started with a crew of five drywallers and added skilled labor every year since.

Jim and Kathy moved out of the home office in 1990 to a 4,500 square foot southwest Waukesha building. The company added an insulation division the same year.

In 1995 Grade A Construction added complete paint and stain services.

Grade A built a 10,500 square foot facility in Delafield, Wisconsin,  in 1998.    Grade A added 6,500 square feet to their office and warehouse in 2003.

Grade A Construction becomes a Woman-Owned business in 2012

Kathy Yaresh became the majority owner and executive partner in 2012, making the firm a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise.

Grade A Construction is fully insured.

Grade A Construction services Wisconsin builders and developers from the state line on the south; Janesville to Madison to Wisconsin Dells on the West; the lower Fox Valley and Grafton, Port Washington and Saukville on the North and Lake Michigan on the east.   Of course the Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha areas have been a mainstay.

Grade A takes pride in documented and proven standards of performance that exceed the capabilities of virtually all competitors.  These standards are implemented only as the result of having the most experienced and disciplined staff in Southeastern Wisconsin.



Kathy Yaresh President.  Kathy also manages the Human Relations Department, Payroll Department, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables, since incorporating in 1983.
Jim Yaresh, Vice President of Operations.   Jim’s focus is on production and he works more with large, multiple-unit builders and developers.
The company is supported by a great office, sales and production management staff, including:
Wade Zaffke – Field Operations Manager, Supervisor Commercial Metal Studs & Acoustic Ceiling Tile.  With over 30 years experience, he keeps the projects on schedule and problem free.
Michael Koklas – Paint Division Supervisor.  With 40 years of experience and product knowledge,  he manages all aspects of the Paint Division and oversees the dispatching of his crews.  Mike also handles the investigation and treatment plan for mold abatement and remediation and is a licensed Lead Paint remediator.
Danny Semrow – Spray Texture Supervisor.  Starting his career with Grade A over 30 years ago, Dan will take the lead in design, developing and delivering textures to meet your needs.


Specializing in insulation, drywall and painting Grade A strives to empower, energize and encourage personal and professional growth in all of their employees to ensure that all members the staff at Grade A are equipped with the tools necessary to accomplishing their jobs effectively, efficiently, and in a timely manner. Our commitment to quality craftsmanship demands our staff to be versatile and innovative to meet our customer’s expectations. Grade A strives to maintain a high level of quality service and products at a competitive price, applying the basic principles of respect, courtesy and integrity.


  • Metropolitan Builders Association (Milwaukee Metro, headquartered in Waukesha)
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Certified by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Owens Corning Certified Energy Professional (CEP)
  • Energy Star Advisory Board Member
  • Certified, Licensed BIBS Contractor
  • Certified, Licensed Nu-Wool Contractor
  • Certified, Woman-Owned Business Enterprise
  • Certified Spray-Foam Insulation Applicators, Spider Insulation Certified by Johns Manville

If you need a Wisconsin Drywall Company (who can do all the associated work that goes with it), please Contact Us!

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