About Us

For more than three decades I’ve been involved in the drywall industry. I started in my early teens as carpenter working side by side with my father, Richard McRoberts, for Davis Acoustical in Troy, NY. My dad was a master carpenter, specializing in acoustical ceilings for more than 40 years with Davis Acoustical, and for the last ten years of his career he was the company’s Superintendent, running all of their commercial construction projects. At that time, Davis Acoustical was one of the largest commercial drywall and acoustical ceiling companies in the United States. I worked construction during summers and holiday breaks as I finished high school. After graduating high school, I attended the University of Arizona, majoring in Communications and playing Division I baseball. During the summers, I continued to work for Davis, learning all of the ins and outs of drywall installation, acoustical ceiling installation, managing large and small projects, labor and working with other trades to complete projects.

After graduation, I knew there was a niche area and opportunity for the type of construction work I wanted to do, so I started Gridworks By McRoberts, Inc. in 1992. When we first started, we specialized in acoustical ceilings only. After being very successful with acoustical ceilings, we branched out to accommodate the needs and vision of our growing customer base. By 1998 the company became a full service interior commercial contractor; completing exterior metal framing, interior metal framing, drywall, taping, insulation, and acoustical ceilings. Our construction crews expanded from 6 to 60. By the early 2000’s the business was running strong, developing retail strip malls, office buildings, and hotels.

As Gridworks By McRoberts, Inc. continued to grow, it easily found its place in the local construction industry and has built a reputation of being a quality, reliable partner in construction. My goal for Gridworks from the very beginning was to operate on a very personal level, and we still do. All of our projects are selected and bid by me personally. When we take on your construction project, you, your personnel, superintendent or other representatives will have direct communication with me from inception to completion. On site, our Field Superintendent is Roger Zanella, who has been with Gridworks for over 20 years. Roger has 35 years in the commercial drywall industry and has worked on many high profile projects seen throughout the Northeast. One of his greatest accomplishments was working from start to completion of One City Center in Portland, Maine.

Gridworks continues to evolve and move forward with not only tried and true construction formats, but we also use new construction techniques and materials when called for with ease and confidence. Even as things change, we pride ourselves in continuing to keep as our core value the fact that customer service always comes first. That has been my goal since day one. We strive to complete projects on time, on budget, and with the highest quality and finishes. I enjoy my work very much and look forward to challenging new projects as my company continues to thrive. Please give me a call to discuss any projects you be contemplating.

Mark McRoberts