Back ground

I have 23 years as a Drywall Finisher,New construction and remodels, with remodels the goal is blending as best we can the new & old so they become as one. Handle all aspects of Drywall, Insurance, etc.

I am Certified Trained Applicator of 'Safra' Authentic Italian Plasters of Verona, Italy. I work with Atova, Modern Masters, and Behr Plasters and the education continues to help you on your projects. 12 years experience with decorative stucco's.
Over 50+ Styles of Interior, Exterior Plaster Decorative Finishes
of different manufactures.

I live and work in the Monroe, Utah. Region.

I offer my skills to the community and others around America.
I love the challenge of Artistic Drywall, and love the Italian Plasters & other Decorative Finishes when people choose to use them in their projects.

Contacts me @ or call 435-896-3680 to schedule a review of your project to see how I can best assist you.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Miracle for Kalecia Huls

Hello to the World. Kalecia's father is a construction worker of 25 years now. He does his best to support his family with his trade. However the income does not supply much for savings etc.
This is why we need to do a fund raiser, we will try local ones as well. We don't like asking for help and try to do things best we can.
However for this opportunity to actually help Kalecia to be able to have her mind mapped so we can finally learn what's causing her disabling issues so she can some day have a relatively normal life is the goal. 10 years and not much help from medical community.
Cerebrum seems to match up with her issues, thus as a father I am doing what I can to see about getting her help. In the long run it will probably cost more than 20,000 we need to get this thing moving.

If the people of the world who monthly visit this site would all take time to visit this link below and each donate 5 - 10.00 each, this could go a long way to get this help for her started.
If you so feel inclined to do so.
If you do thanks.

A Miracle for Kalecia Huls

         $20k goal    

Karoline Huls  Central Valley, UT
My name is Karoline Huls, I am a mom of 5 children, two of them with different forms of cancer. This story is about my oldest daughter Kalecia.

In 2006, when Kalecia was 13, she went blind in her left eye. We took her up to Provo, and it started a nightmare we never would of dreamed of. They found a golf ball sized tumor that came off her optic nerve and wrapped around her corataid artery. She went thru Chemo treatments, then was moved to 6 weeks of radiation after it was realized that the tumor was still growing.  The day before she turned 14, she went thru brain surgery to remove as much of the tumor (which had grown to the size of a soft ball) as the dr could get. They believed they got at least 75%.  She recovered fairly well, then about 3 years later she started having seizure like episodes. The dr's couldn't figure out why she was having these episodes, the basic answer we got from them was "there are areas of the brain we don't understand" and "here take these pills." They had her on some really heavy antipsychotic drugs, where she couldn't even function, and was still was having seizure episodes. One night she had a two seizures back to back, and the 2nd one she wasn't pulling out of it. We had her taken to the hospital. Our local dr looked at her, and he told me, "I can't help you figure out the reason, but i will help you control them." He did help, and eventually over time they eased up. She made it over 3 years with no seizures occuring. We never did get any real answers or solutions. Then she was diagonosed with extreme vertigo, something that causes her to appear as if she is drunk, without ever actually tasting the alcohol. She has a great sense of humor about it, and we do our best to find ways to laugh. Yet again, she was told "No idea why you have vertigo, but  it is something you will just have to live with."

She was a big help to me, (her mom) while we were taking care of Joshua her brother, who was going thru cancer treatments for Burkitts, in 2013. The day that he rang the chemo bell, Dec 1,2013, was her 1 year aniversary being seizure free, we celebrated both milestones that day with thankfulness.

That spring she went and lived with her grandparents in St. George and made it thru the adult high school, accomplishing some major milestones that we are so proud of her for accomplishing, getting her drivers license and achieving her high school diploma.
While there she went thru balance therapy, to learn how to live with vertigo.

This last year, there has been a steady decline in her health. Several family and friends have said they noticed it in Feburary, about April/May I started to wonder if she was starting to have seizures episodes again. In June she had a weird attack happen that is hard to explain, it had me getting her into our dr. that afternoon. He asked her if she was having seizures again, and she said "NO!" He ordered a MRI, that was scheduled a couple weeks later. That day, they called us in, and said there is something new, possibly a new tumor growing. We went home and she said she didn't want to put it on FB until some friends and family members had been told, but also so she could figure out a positive way to share her news. She did not want people to feel bad or look at her differently. The tumor does not define her.  A family friend put this video together, to show Kalecia's attitude, and did it perfectly. She is such an example to me, i wish i could follow her example of "Don't worry be Happy"

We have been seeing a steady decline in Kalecia's quality of life in the last 9 months, she stays in her room in the dark more then she is out of it. Noise and light, and stimulation overwhelms her quickly. She gets to a point where she struggles to follow conversations, and walking becomes such a difficulty that makes her not even want to move. She has been having pressure headaches, and getting to where it isn't just good and bad days, but good and bad hours she deals with. We have got her into a Neurooncologist at Huntsman, and as of this last week, Oct 2016, he said there is no change in what ever showed up in her July MRI. He said to come back in 6 months. He speculates that she is having seizure episodes again, and possibly 2 or 3 late term side effects from her treatments 10 years ago. That is causing her symptoms, and the decline in her quality of life, again with no real answers just quess work. That seem to be the trend of what we have heard for years.
Her father Stephen Huls several years ago looked at Carrick centers, now named Cerebrum Health Center, feeling like they were something that she could benifit from.  He contacted them this last week, and we will be sending them her records, it does not cost anything for them to look at the records to see if they can help her. When he told me he contacted them, i just shook my head, because i did not think there was a way we could do it, so why even look or try???? Her insurance would not cover it, and we have no way to do it ourselves.
He had me watch this video:

I sat there and cried, everything listed that they specialize in is Kalecia! She struggles with every single one of them. This list is things that she has been told there is no explanation why, but she has to just live with them. For example the extreme vertigo she struggles with daily. Thru in depth testing they can pinpoint the areas of her brain that is malfuctioning, and not only that but with therapys help her heal her brain. I watched many testimonials and with each one i felt a bit of hope, something that has been dying inside of me thru the years of watching her struggle thru her every day challenges.
We will have to go to Dallas Texas for the treatment. I was quoted that it could be $6,000-$7,000 a week, and she could be there 5-10 days.  They do have hotels that give discounts to their patients, and have shuttles that would take us back and forth every day. The first day would be extensive testing, then after that every day would be several different therapys they would do with her.
Do I belive that it is the complete answer? Well the best answer I can give is, I believe it is a start on a road with answers that we have not been able to have with the treatments and drs we have available to us now. I am tired of hearing "we don't know why, but live with it." or "Here take this pill" A path that Kalecia is determined she will not go thru again. A quote from Kalecia is "I REFUSE to become a pill experiment again!" I so badly want to find away to help Kalecia find some normality in her not normal world.
In order to possibly achieve a miracle and find answers and help for Kalecia we desperately need financial help, If you can help even with any amount and share and pass this along, we are so thankful for any help.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pink Speechio Venetian Plaster

Speechio Atova Italian / Venetian Plaster
Floyd Waters / Richfield Utah / 08/2016

Cotton Candy Pink with Passion Pink
Speechio Atova
Venetian Plaster
Normal burnishing
Master Bathroom

Old drywall repaired, primed for the Venetian Plaster
Walls painted off white.
The option is match wall skip trowel and paint or make the recessed ceiling pop.

The short wall face same colors with subtle accented brown hints in it.

Natural lighting

Natural lighting Burnished

Shop light on floor

Light on floor mixed with natural lighting

Natural lighting Normal burnish

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Atova Veneziano Bi-Color. With marbling

Atova Veneziano  Bi-Color. With marbling accents through out the ceiling. by HIP&D.

D&J Hunt - Monroe Utah 10-2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Country Nook - Remodel Done!



After 5 + weeks of remodel of this 100+yr old cinder-block/plaster barbershop we have a reborn building called the Country Nook.
Walls repaired and reborn with Italian Decorative Stucco/Plaster and ceilings as well. Old barn and fence woods used for coverings and decoration. Trimmed out with Aspen logs from the near by Fish Lake Forest.
Country Nook is a craft consignment store filled mainly with locally made items. 
Like Country Nook on facebook to learn more. The last pictures are of the store on opening day.

This was what I call a fluid job site, many things went wrong during the remodel, so things changed to flow with the chaos of saws breaking etc. The wood is mostly old and re used, the Aspen was old dead trees off the local mountain. We where going to flush the wood to the walls / corners like normal crown etc. but when the saws broke down and no other way to get the job done prior to opening we flowed it into a more natural wild look with the logs. Using other methods as well it turned out great. All time and labor donated by those who worked on this project mainly by Emma's Dad (me) and Husband.
 All plasters Behr VP, Modern Masters VP, Atova Veneziano provided by Huls Italian Plasters & Drywall HIP&D.
Ceiling was covered with 2 layers of new drywall to hide structure cracks and for visual effects for the Plasters.
Walls are all Decorative Stuccos (Italian Plasters) Mostly veneziano by different product makers, then the fire place and red earth brown wall are Travertino by Atova one roughed up one smooth.

  • Address
    153 South Main St, Monroe, Utah 84754
  • Hours
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • A Local Craft & Consignment Store.
    Opening July 24!
    Next Quilt winner will be at 500 likes! We will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.4-9pm

  • Country Nook will be located on Monroe Main Street across the street from the LDS ward building/ the Stake center. We are a small consignment craft store. 
    We will sell all matter of items that are homemade. 
    At the moment selling used items to raise money for store. We plan to open around July 24th. If you want to put anything on this page and/or in the store contact Emma Joy Willden on facebook. Or message this page.

    Any donations are appreciated and can be donated by paypal or in person. paypal pay to

  • Phone
    (435) 201-1450
  • Email
  • Website
    We are new to this and being located in Monroe makes it difficult to get business. So we want to know what will bring you in. We also would love to hear what those who have been to our store think of us. As a craft & consignment store we want to see if we can create what your searching for. I as the owner can do several crafts and my husband and family also. As well as we have incredibly talented vendors. So let us know what would bring you to our store. Please message me or comment on our page or posts. WE WANT TO KNOW!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

H.I.P.&D. Plaster works 2015 Country Nook Store

Plaster works 2015

Country Nook, 
153 South Main Street Monroe Utah. 
Opens July 24 2015 Grand Opening.
Like us on Face Book.
We are a small local craft consignment store. 

The ceiling part of the remodel is done with 3 sections of of 3 styles of Decorative Plasters.
Behr VP from Home Depot,
Modern Masters from the New Cheyenne's Paint Store Richfield Utah 

Atova Venetian Plasters. 
The next phase is natural wood, grey wood to divide / trim the individual plasters, crown around walls etc. these photo's will be shared once that custom work is finished, as well as more work to be done on walls. Work in progress.

Below is a link to the Evolution of this old barbershop into a new store.

Behr Venetian 3 sections

3 Sections for Behr VP front ceiling of store.

Behr Bi Color Grey & Brown. Right side normal / Left side Waxed with Gold Mica Powder.

Behr normal burnish Brown single color

Behr Grey Single color normal burnish

Behr Close up of Wax and Gold Mica


Modern Masters Venetian Plasters 

Modern Masters Bi Color Normal Burnish
Modern Masters Single Color normal burnish
Modern Masters Brown with White Bi Color normal burnish

Atova International Veneziano Italian Plaster

Atova Blue single color normal burnish
Atova Light Blue with Gold Mica and Waxed

Atova Light Blue with Gold Mica and Waxed

Atova Veneziano Tri Color, Dark Blue with Light Blues base color then White on top Burnished and Waxed