“I am proud to introduce you to the amazing people of Distinctive Drywall & Painting. Our team takes so much pride in what they do and are focused on delivering our customers the best experience possible. I truly believe we can accomplish far more together than we ever could individually and I am very grateful to work with each and every one of them.”

— Joe Shimanski, Owner/President

Joe Shimanski
Owner/President
Stacey Shimanski
Marketing Manager
Nate Hopeman
Sales/Estimator
Laura Richter
HR Manager
KayeLea Tan
Bookkeeper
Heather Hubbard
Office Assistant
Tyler Miller
Project Manager
Arben Krasniqi
Sr. Project Foreman
Anthony Leone
Project Manager
Jacob Thiel
Project Foreman

Let’s Get Started!

We’re here to first understand your needs and then recommend a solution that works for you. Together we’ll create a plan that is proactive, flexible, and responsive to your needs.

Joe Shimanski

Owner/President

Founder and President of Distinctive Drywall & Painting, Joe Shimanski has more than 23 years of experience in the drywall industry. His experience in the construction industry goes back even further. His Dad was a builder, so many of his weekends and summer vacations growing up were spent on job sites. He learned many valuable things about the building process and the importance of always doing your best. With a passion to pursue something greater and make a bigger impact, Joe started Distinctive Drywall in 2001. He was determined to set new and higher standards for the industry. Joe and his wife Stacey have been blessed with three amazing children, Ryan and identical twin daughters Brooke and Avery. Joe loves boating (especially in Lake of the Ozarks), traveling and spending time with his wife and kids.

Stacey Shimanski

Marketing Manager

Stacey has been helping her husband, Joe, behind the scenes for several years. She brings 19+ years of experience in the financial services industry and a Master’s degree in Financial Services from the University of St. Thomas. She enjoys working in the family business and has a talent for marketing, and building systems and processes. When not in the office, she loves spending time with her husband and three children, boating (especially in Lake of the Ozarks), and traveling (even to a NASCAR race!).

Nate Hopeman

Sales/Estimator

Nate joined our team in September of 2016. He owned Vantage Painting for seven years prior to selling the company to Distinctive Drywall. He has over 20 years in the painting and finishing field. After the acquisition, he came on board to lead the Painting division’s sales and estimating area. Nate enjoys boating, exploring the outdoors, sports, art, music, and spending time with his wife and three sons.

Laura Richter

HR Manager

Laura joined Distinctive Drywall & Painting in April of 2017. She has 10+ years of experience in business leadership and team building in the retail and financial services industries. Laura has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and an HR Generalist Certificate from the University of Minnesota. Laura loves traveling and has visited more than 15 countries and islands. She also enjoys boating, spending time with family, and watching her nephews play sports. Laura also love games — card games, yard games, and of course, Bingo!

KayeLea Tan

Bookkeeper

KayeLea has been with Distinctive Drywall & Painting since December of 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and brings over six years of experience in the accounting and bookkeeping field. KayeLea loves anything to do with the great outdoors and has two Labrador retrievers to join in the fun. Whether it’s fishing, snowmobiling, kayaking, camping, or even duck hunting, KayeLea is game. She’s also passionate about photography and loves to document the great outdoors in photos.

Heather Hubbard

Office Assistant

Heather joined our team in May of 2016. She has a unique background with a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota. She’s been working in the office support field since 1998. Heather brings a positive attitude, professionalism, creativity, and a desire to help others in the office every day. Her hobbies include running with her two dogs, motorcycling with her husband, watching her sons play baseball, and listening to her daughter play the violin.

Tyler Miller

Project Manager

Tyler has been with Distinctive Drywall & Painting since the beginning. His strong work ethic and dedication to customer service has earned him the nickname “Super-T.” He does an amazing job keeping customers happy by completing projects on time and adapting to their every need. In his free time, Tyler enjoys fishing, going to the family cabin, and spending time with friends. He is young at heart, but never fails to bring a professional and dedicated performance to every project.

Arben Krasniqi

Sr. Project Foreman

Arben joined our team in September 2016 with over four years of painting experience. Arben’s strong work ethic, positive attitude, and solutions-oriented mind-set make him a valuable asset to our team. He is always up for any challenge and is our go-to guy for large exterior painting and old-home restoration projects. Arben grew up in Kosovo and moved to Italy for six years before coming to the United States. He speaks fluent Albanian, Italian, and English. In his spare time, Arben enjoys traveling, playing soccer, fishing, camping, and trying new local and international beers.

Anthony Leone

Project Manager

Anthony joined Distinctive Drywall & Painting in 2017 with more than 15 years of drywall industry experience. Anthony grew up in Florida where he worked in the family drywall business and studied at the University of South Florida.  With his expertise in drywall, dedication to developing others, and commitment to quality, you can always count on Anthony to get the job done! Anthony is a huge Buffalo Bills fan and loves to attend sporting events, play golf, travel, and spend time with his wife and daughter.

Jacob Thiel

Project Foreman

Jacob joined our team in 2013 as Journeyman Finisher and brings with him more than 20+ years of experience in the drywall industry, as well as an EPA certification. Jacob works well with everyone, is committed to building strong relationships and seeing projects through to completion.  Before joining the Distinctive team, Jacob traveled around the country for over three years with a construction mission organization called Hard Hats 4Christ where he assisted churches and other organizations with their needs. Jacob also likes playing the guitar and spending time with family.