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.

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?

Noah Kanter on His Go-To Coatings and How Your Paint Supplier Can Help You Succeed

This summer, PPC hit the road for two days with Noah Kanter, a contractor serving residential customers in northern Vermont. In this article, we talk with him about his go-to coatings and the role his paint supplier plays in his success.