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Commercial Vinyl Wall Paper

Wall paper out of style and no longer used in construction? Not at all, today’s high end commercial buildings still use many types of wall coverings, typically referred to as “wall paper”. Now, when I picture wall paper, I imagine a very gaudy, thin, narrow, paper like material, with ugly split seams, installed in most kitchens and bathrooms in the 1980’s… And as a child I spent many an hour painstakingly scraping the gooey mess from the walls of our home. That is certainly not the wallcovering I’m speaking of here, most of the wall covering used in high end commercial buildings today is type 2 vinyl wallcovering, typically 54″ wide, and comes on large rolls, or bolts, 30 – 50 yards long. This wallcovering requires a machine to apply the paste. wallpaper paste machine

We do a lot of new construction installs, typically bathrooms and meeting rooms in Hotels and office buildings, however the majority of the wallcovering we install today is in older buildings where the original vinyl wall paper has gotten an out of date look. We complete many projects each year where we remove the existing wall vinyl, prep the wall board, and install new 54″ commercial vinyl wallcovering. We typically do this in office buildings and hotels where business as usual takes place while the project is quickly completed.

It can be a bit tricky where mold and mildew has become a problem behind the wall covering. Below is a picture of a wall at a high end hotel in the Raleigh area, and this is typical of most hotels with a little age on them


Ever enter a hotel room and catch a faint tent like odor? That odor is rancid microbial growth spreading on the gypsum wall board behind the wall paper!

This is one of our specialties, we are experts at removing existing vinyl wall coverings and treating the walls beneath. We have expert crews experienced with treating existing wall board, or in extreme cases, removing the wall board altogether and installing new “mold tough” wall board and then installing new vinyl wall covering.

We are experienced in the hospitality industry and we understand the need for discretion when doing this type of repair. We recently did a 50 room mold remediation at a high end name brand hotel in Raleigh, being a large hotel and the mold problem sporadic  throughout the hotel, discretion was a huge concern. To tackle this project without hotel guests becoming aware, we removed all the damaged wall board and sealed it in thick black bags and removed them from hotel in a quiet, clean, professional way. None of the guests at the hotel became wise to the mold issue…

Whether you’re in need of just an updated look or have a serious problem with mildew and mold, we can assist you in the best solution for a brand new look. We also do any type of alteration, from a complete demolition of an office to a simple repair.

If you have need of this service, or any other alteration or repair,  please contact us for a free consultation. We are a full service remodeling contractor.

A.J. Shirely

Anthony & Company Construction, Inc.
Box 2015 Wendell NC 27591
919-570-9446 office
919-669-8826 mobile


Restroom Addition

A utility company in Durham needed additional restroom accommodations to keep warehouse personnel, truck drivers, and muddy footed field crews from tracking through the office. We found an area in the warehouse where the waste water line could be accessed and built this new restroom. Fully ADA accessible and separated from the nice office carpet…

Below are some pictures of the finished product






A.J. Shirely

Anthony & Company Construction, Inc.

Box 280 Rolesville NC 27571

919-570-9446 office

919-882-1472 fax

919-669-8826 mobile





Drive Through CPA?

Drive Through CPA?

That’s right! Rodney Seagraves CPA in Raleigh was quickly converted to a drive through when a client accidentally drove through the glass façade of building.

Below is a picture of the intruding car

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The driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, crashed through the wall, destroyed the front desk crashed through the next office wall…

Below are a few pictures of the destruction

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Fortunately this happened on a Saturday and the office was closed and no one was injured in the accident. Once the office was cleaned up it was secured temporarily with plywood.

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The City of Raleigh posted an unsafe building certificate and had PGE pull the electrical meter, which closed the CPA for business at the beginning of the week.

We quickly went jumped into action at the opening of business Monday morning, working closely with the Fire Marshall and the City of Raleigh to get the power restored. Some interior electrical and wall repairs and the City granted temporary power, allowing the CPA to open and use the undamaged offices.

Over the next few weeks the building was restored and is now better than ever with brand new glass façade, new laminate flooring and a fresh coat of paint.

Below are some pictures of the finished project

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Granville Pallet Company

We recently did this renovation on the main offices at the Granville Pallet Company in Oxford


These first three pictures are before we began


This is a picture of the reception office before we began – outdated carpet pic 1 granvilleand wall paper…







This is a picture of the conference room before wepic 2 granville began








This is a picture of the back office before we beganpic 3 granville








This is a picture of the bath before we beganpic 4 granville










It wasn’t possible for the office to close for a renovation, so to accommodate this we started on a Friday afternoon and worked some very long hours through the weekend to get the front reception area completed in time for business as usual by Monday morning. We then continued the long hours through the next few days and completed this project in less than 1 weeks time!


We gave the entire place several coats of paint,

replaced the door separating the Reception area

from the Conference room,

installed a glass panel at a cased opening                           pic 5

and installed new Pergo laminate on all the floors. The picture to the right is of the Reception area when we were completed.



Below is another view of the completed Reception area


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Here’s a view of the completed Conference room


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Here is a picture of the completed back office and bath


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