PCA Overdrive: ‘The Netflix of the Painting Industry’

Painting Contractors Association (PCA) has operated under a few different names over the years. One thing that hasn’t changed is the trade association’s mission to serve the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success.

From Paycheck Protection to Virtual Networking: How the PCA is Answering the Challenges of 2020

2020 was a year unlike any other for paint industry trade organizations like the Painting Contractors Association. Contractors from across the country attended the annual PCA Expo in February, but soon after the world was hit by a global pandemic. PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Nigel Costolloe, Executive Director of the PCA, to see … Continue reading From Paycheck Protection to Virtual Networking: How the PCA is Answering the Challenges of 2020

‘You Are Not Alone’: PCA Offers Education and Support for Paint Pros During COVID-19

“You are not alone.” That is the message members say they’re getting from the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stronger Together

Why pro painters should join the PCA Running a painting business may sometimes leave you feeling alone, like you’re on a remote island figuring out how to survive on your own—but it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a community of painters ready to connect with you and elevate your business. If you’re not … Continue reading Stronger Together

Addressing the Labor Shortage: Industry Leaders Work with Local Agencies to Develop New Painting Talent

As professional painting contractors are all too aware, there is an acute worker shortage affecting not only the coatings industry but the building trades as a whole. Now, some forward-thinking industry leaders are banding together to do something about it.

What Should You Seek in a New Hire?

“Hire character. Train skill.” That directive was made popular by Peter Schutz, the former CEO of Porsche whose book, The Driving Force: Getting Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People, was a bestseller. Schutz applied this principle at several Fortune 500 firms along his career path, but would the same idea apply to hires that a painting … Continue reading What Should You Seek in a New Hire?