S&S Contractor's Supply, Inc.

S&S Contractor's Supply, Inc. A local building material and specialty product supplier including commercial doors and hardware. Serving the Worcester market for 25 years.

S & S Contractor's Supply stocks and distributes gypsum board, concrete repair products, fire treated lumber and commercial doors, toilet partitions and hardware. We have boom truck delivery available and our mission statement is to help our customers get
"All the answers needed to get the job done right".


S&S is now partnered with Commercial Door and Hardware Wholesalers of NE. If you are a retailer who sells commercial doors and hardware give CDHW a call and save time and money. Enjoy wholesale pricing with minimal quantity orders. Don't overstock your store, we get you what you need when you need it. Call Scott at (508) 688-5059 to see how you can save money.

Vaillancourt Folk Art

Vaillancourt Folk Art

Love your dog? We're featuring The Pet Set Collection by Joy To The World Collectibles in our retail gallery. A great Christmas ornament for your best friend.

At the Celtics game courtesy of AIDC, thanks Marty!

At the Celtics game courtesy of AIDC, thanks Marty!

Our 1st customer at the new Auburn location! Thanks Phil Ethier!

Our 1st customer at the new Auburn location! Thanks Phil Ethier!


Today is our last day in Worcester and we begin a new chapter in the story of our company. It took a heroic effort on the part of many people to make this happen on time and I am grateful to them all. A special shout out to Jason at JL Plastering and Jeff from JPS Drywall who lent a hand on really short notice. See you all in our new home at 7 B Street Bldg 11 Auburn, MA!

JL Plastering installing product!

JL Plastering installing product!

Day 2. Banging out the first floor. Monday Funday


S&S will be moving our location to the Auburn Industrial Park at #9 B Street Building 11B Auburn, MA 01501 Sometime after the 1st of the year. Check this page for an opening announcement. Our company has grown and we need better logistical space to serve our customers!


Before we began choosing what type of joint compound to use, we should address the different types of compounds we can choose from. While there are many kinds of joint compounds to choose from you should know that there are 4 types which are all purpose, light weight all purpose, topping and quick set or accelerated (Hot Mud).

All Purpose Joint Compound

To begin with, all-purpose joint compound is used for all applications. It is mostly pre-mixed/ ready to use and is considered as the traditional type of drywall mud. This type of joint compound is usually sold in 4.5 gallon buckets or boxes containing a plastic bag. In order to use the all-purpose joint compound is by diluting it with water making it as thin as you like. All-purpose join compound can be used as a finish coat due to the fact that it is more difficult to sand which makes a more durable product.

Lightweight Joint Compound

Light weight all-purpose the lighter version of the all-purpose mud and is often used for first and second coat of seams and corner bead. Light weight all purpose is also often used as a finish coat for the reason of being easier to sand. Many professionals believe that light weight all-purpose contains less gluing agents which makes it inferior when taping seams.
Applying joint compound overhead can be tricky
Topping Compound

All the four types of joint compounds, Topping is the less used for the reason it is not recommended for taping joints and because it is whiter than the others. However, you can use Topping as a top coat for seams, corner bead and texture applications.

Quick Set or Hot Mud Joint Compound

Quick set or accelerated (Hot Mud) comes in a plastic lined paper bag in powdered form. The plastic lining is responsible for preventing moisture from contacting the powder while keeping the contents fresh. Rather you may know it or not, keeping Quick set or accelerated (Hot Mud) is very crucial. If water comes in contact with the hot mud it will begin to form a chemical reaction which will cause the mud to harden. Once the quick set hot mud harden it will become useless.

On the contrary, there are benefits you will get when looking to purchase this type of joint compound. You will have the option buying hardening agents according to hardening time. For instance, you will have the option of purchasing;

- 5 minute

- 20 minute

-45 minute or higher but you must be aware that working time may be slightly lower than the said time.

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We have marked our 5th Anniversary! Thanks to all of you who have helped us along the way!


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S&S in Action!

S&S in Action!

Questions about Chinese Drywall and its effects?Read this http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Cente...
How can I tell if my home has problem drywall?

Questions about Chinese Drywall and its effects?
Read this http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Drywall-Information-Center/How-can-I-tell-if-my-home-has-problem-drywall/

Answer: Your best source is our guidance (pdf) on identifying homes built with problem drywall. (There are many reasons that a home could exhibit similar symptoms to a home with problem drywall and it is important that you correctly identify the source at work in your particular circumstance.)

S & S Contractor’s Supply, Inc.


This website was created to help you understand who we are and how we can help you with your commercial material needs. Our pages are filled with information about our company and our commitment to you to make your project run as smoothly and profitably as we can when we supply it. Our Services lis...


If you have a question about building repairs on your masonry or drywall, POST AWAY!


7 B Street, Bldg 11
Auburn, MA

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 4pm
Thursday 6:30am - 4pm
Friday 6:30am - 4pm


(508) 459-1372


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