About AMES

About AMES

AMES Taping Tools is the nation’s leading provider of automatic taping and finishing (ATF) tools, supplies and training to the professional drywall finishing industry. 

With a network of more than 110 company stores and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada, AMES supports residential and commercial interior finishing contractors with the industry’s largest tool rental operation.

In 1939, AMES invented ATF tool technology and continues to leverage its industry leadership to improve the professional drywall contractor’s speed and productivity.

Customer Focus: Customer service and training have been cornerstones for AMES since its founding nearly 80 years ago, when Bob and Stan Ames traveled to jobsites helping contractors understand the time-savings and efficiency advantages offered through automatic taping technology. Today, the company continues to educate tradesmen about the productivity benefits of automatic taping tools through product knowledge training and demonstrations available at the job-site or our corporate training center in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  Ask your AMES dealer for details.

Simplicity: AMES’ flexible tool rental program allows customers to rent only the equipment needed for a particular job. The fully calibrated-tools are always job-ready, allowing contractors to minimize down time.  Poorly maintained tools are not only a drag on profitability, but a liability that inevitably results in substandard quality, time-consuming repetitions or job site-injuries.

Support Network: As the original drywall “superstore,” AMES offers contractors the most comprehensive selection of drywall finishing tools, supplies and equipment. Conveniently located AMES stores offer branded and private label hand-finishing drywall tools, supplies and accessories –making AMES a “one-stop shop” for interior finishing contractors.

Volume Discounts:  AMES offers a range of flexible financing plans as well as several short- and long-term rental programs that can cut tool costs up to 30 percent. In addition to providing the flexibility to “staff up” to support large projects, AMES inventory management tools help contractors track costs and equipment by project or by individual tradesmen. Daily, weekly and long-term equipment rental agreements also help to minimize jobsite downtime and productivity losses by immediately changing out a defective or broken tool with a clean, factory-fresh replacement.