Drywall & Texturing Specialists Servicing Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
Universal Spray & Drywall pride ourselves on our quality work done by our reliable and committed craftsman. As a third-generational family owned and operated business, we know that strong relationships are the core of all good businesses. That’s why we treat every customer as if they were family. We treat your home with respect, do every job with care, and ensure that you know exactly what’s happening in your project. Communication is critical in all that we do.
We offer top-notch service with integrity and loyalty.
Our Mission Statement
Universal Spray & Drywall, Inc. will be the leader in quality drywall and ceiling textures. Our commitment to God will enable us to keep service, integrity, and loyalty to our customers in front of us at all times.
There is no project too large or too small that will not receive the attention to excellence which is our ultimate objective. Our teamwork will help us to achieve these goals by maximizing our level of efficiency and by being committed to the sales and growth of the company.
Universal Spray Co. was founded by Gerald Obraske in 1961. Gerald was a pioneer in the ceiling texturing industry, developing an entire system for applying the products mechanically instead of the laborious hand-troweling which was then the norm.
In 1975, Gerald started Universal Drywall Co., a partnership, with his son, Michael (Mike) Obraske. Mike had been working in the industry with his father since the late 60’s as a sander, finisher and spray man until he left for the Marine Corps. Upon his return, they started this sister-company to complement the work Universal Spray Co. had been doing for years now.
Early in the 1980’s, Mike acquired Gerald’s share of Universal Drywall Co. followed by his purchase of Universal Spray Co. in 1989. The two companies were combined and became Universal Spray & Drywall, Inc. which has been owned and operated by Mike since that time.
Today, Universal Spray & drywall, Inc. is a complete drywall company offering all types of services. We are proudly a veteran-founded business – Our founder, Gerald Obraske, was a WWII Navy Veteran and Mike Obraske served in the Marine Corps. Today, Mike is a fully retired part-owner, leaving the company in the care of his children Keith and Crystal.
Spray Division Manager
Project Management Coordinator