Posted February 7, 2018

The UP Companies hires Paul Renaud to lead new drywall division

Renaud brings 39 years of management experience.

The UP Companies (UPCO) has hired Paul Renaud of O'Fallon, MO as General Manager of Square UP Builders' new Drywall Division.The UP Companies (UPCO) has hired Paul Renaud of O'Fallon, MO as General Manager of Square UP Builders' new Drywall Division.

As General Manager, Renaud oversees preconstruction and field operations including contract execution and administration, personnel training and career development, and the implementation of safety plans. He is also integrally involved in the division's overall business planning.

"Paul's experience and proven leadership skills are a real asset to our customers and to the outcomes they have come to expect from Square UP," said Brian Arnold, Vice President of The UP Companies.

Square UP's new Drywall Division supplies and installs the following commercial products:

  • Metal and structural studs
  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Acoustical ceilings
  • Vapor barriers
  • Taping
  • Metal panels and roof trusses

Renaud has 39 years of management experience, having previously worked as Director of Self Perform at Paric Corporation and as General Manager at McBride and Son Companies. He also served as Mayor of the City of O'Fallon, MO for 10 years and previously served on the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Board and St. Louis YouthBuild Leadership Steering Committee.

The UP Companies (UPCO) is one of the region’s largest full-service MBE-certified contracting companies. UPCO’s firms are Square UP Builders, a primary source of high-quality commercial and residential rough and finish carpentry and drywall services employing over 150 carpenters and laborers; Power UP Electrical Contractors, a leader in electrical systems design, installation and maintenance, and the largest minority-owned, full-service electrical contractor in the St. Louis region with more than 60 skilled union electricians; and Keep UP Commercial Services, a multi-faceted company providing grounds and building maintenance, construction and repair, and cleaning services to commercial property owners.

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