Nate came onboard in 2020 as a Project Manager with 20+ years in residential construction, remodeling, and construction management. Nate also holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota. He enjoys family time, the outdoors, and a good burger! When not at work, you might find Nate coaching a baseball or basketball game.
Bob joined the team in 2020 as a Drywall Foreman. He comes with over 25 years of drywall installation and finishing experience in both the residential and commercial markets. Bob is a father of seven children, loves a good Clint Eastwood movie, and Chicago food. He also enjoys when he can get away to do a little hunting and finishing.
Jennifer (Jenn) joined Distinctive in 2020 as a Sales Representative. She has been in the construction industry since 2013, previously working on residential refinishing with homeowners and designers. She is passionate about listening to her customers to grasp the needs of the project, has an eye for color and design, and a high attention to detail and planning of projects. Jenn is a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan and loves watching college basketball. She also is a brewery lover…and her husband even brews his own!
Tamara joined Distinctive in 2019 as our bookkeeper with over seven years’ experience in the Accounting field. Tamara was recently promoted to Business Manager and is in charge of keeping the day-to-day office operations running smoothly. In the summer, she loves going camping with her family, riding motorcycles, and target shooting.
Stephanie started with Distinctive Drywall & Painting in 2019 as our Administrative Assistant. She has over ten years’ experience supporting a variety of different businesses and industries. Stephanie is always up for a new challenge and is always willing to help. She also has mad Excel skills! During the football season, you can find Stephanie watching and cheering on her favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.
Leslie came onboard in 2019 as a Senior Estimator with over a decade of expertise in the construction estimating field. In addition to estimating, Leslie’s other superpower is organization. Outside of work, you might find her at home watching a UFC fight or doing a project around the house. She is “handy-woman” and knows her way around electrical, plumbing, woodworking, and tiling!
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.