Crafting Success, Building Bonds with the PCA

Founded in 1884, the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) is on a mission to help painting contractors run efficient and profitable businesses. In this article, Lauren Forman of the PCA outlines some of the ways that paint pros can benefit from membership in this nonprofit trade organization.

‘Grow Fully, Lead Fully’: PCA Event Seeks to Empower Women Working in the Paint Industry

Being a woman in a male-dominated trade presents unique challenges and opportunities. During the first-ever Women in Paint Conference held last November, the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) invited female paint pros and industry leaders to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center for a two-day event designed to cultivate growth and leadership skills that will … Continue reading ‘Grow Fully, Lead Fully’: PCA Event Seeks to Empower Women Working in the Paint Industry

Why You Should Attend the 2024 PCA EXPO

Network, learn, and set your business up for success this year The 2024 Painting Contractors Association (PCA) EXPO is just around the corner, taking place in Orlando, Florida from February 26 to March 1. It’s one of the biggest national events of the year for painters—a convention “designed by painting contractors for painting contractors,” according … Continue reading Why You Should Attend the 2024 PCA EXPO

Project Management Tips from the PCA: The 4 Building Blocks of a Scalable PM Infrastructure

This article by Benji Carlson is the fifth in a series from PPC and the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) designed to help you understand and prepare for the challenges of business growth.

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.

The 7 Secrets of Successful Painters

Pro painters share the mindsets that fueled their growth Professional painting can be a very competitive industry to work in. In fact, a Painting Contractors Association (PCA) study found that the average painting business only lasts 1-3 years, according to Nick Slavik, Chair of the PCA’s Board of Directors. So what is it that differentiates … Continue reading The 7 Secrets of Successful Painters

Do You Have a Mentor?

Finding a good mentor can help your business flourish and grow Sometimes a little advice from a trusted source can be just what you need to take your business to the next level. That’s what many people in the workplace are realizing, as mentoring programs are increasingly common among the most successful businesses. Studies have … Continue reading Do You Have a Mentor?

When My Craft Became My Calling: How Two Paint Pros Turned Jobs into Careers

Every painter has an origin story. An aha moment when they realized their true calling. And while each story is unique, there are often common threads that tie them together. When we sat down to chat with two expert pros, we discovered it is their love of the trade, a desire to build their knowledge … Continue reading When My Craft Became My Calling: How Two Paint Pros Turned Jobs into Careers