Owner, Trinity Drywall
A Family’s Trade
Lydia started helping the family business as a kid and quickly grew to love the art of drywall. Her father instilled a love for quality, craftsmanship, and sharing knowledge, all of which she carries with her today.
Lydia has over 18 years of experience in the field and runs Trinity Drywall with her husband Ryan. Together, they finish over 500,000 square feet of drywall board a year.
Lydia frequently shares about her life on the job with online communities around the world to grow the basic knowledge of drywall and has become a go-to resource for those interested in her craft.
Lydia Crowder's Courses
Become a Drywall Contractor
Learn everything you need to know to successfully hang and install dr…
Essential Drywall Tools
Learn how to use and maintain essential drywall tools for hanging, taping, and sanding.
Introduction to Drywall
Learn drywall composition, finishing level requirements, and common materials used to achieve quality…
Learn how to achieve a level-3 drywall finishing job as your instructor takes you onsite and walks yo…
Working with Drywall
Learn the fundamentals of mixing compounds, hanging drywall, taping and installing corner bead, and h…
Lydia Crowder is a second generation drywall finisher. She started helping out her dad with the family business as a kid and quickly grew to love it. Her dad instilled a love for quality, craftsmanship, and sharing knowledge. She has over 18 years of experience in the field and runs Trinity Drywall with her husband Ryan. Together they finish over 500,000 square feet of drywall board a year: that’s an average of a house a week. Lydia started sharing drywall tips and tricks on Instagram under the name DrywallShorty and the response was explosive. There is a huge lack of basic knowledge in the industry and Lydia has become a go-to for professionals and DIY-ers alike.
“Knowledge is power, share with others, ask questions, broaden your views. Your world is only as small as you make it.”
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