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.

Set Your Business Apart

These tools and resources can give your business a competitive advantage In a crowded painting market, you want to give your business every possible advantage. Standing out from the crowd means consistently reevaluating your business practices, seeking out learning opportunities for you and your crew, and finding the right tools and resources—like the ones found … Continue reading Set Your Business Apart

The Next Generation

Retain talented painters by investing in their careers Two of the biggest challenges facing painting business owners are how to recruit talented young painters and how to keep them once you do. But both problems can be solved by developing a strong culture of mentorship within your organization.

Building a Bid That Wins

Hone your process to land more jobs Building and winning bids is one of the most important parts of growing your painting business. After all, you’re not the only painter out there. According to a 2021 survey, 46 percent of homeowners received quotes from at least two different painters for their home. Standing out from … Continue reading Building a Bid That Wins

Never Guesstimate Again: The Foolproof Way to Estimate Painting Projects

Once again in 2023, PPC is teaming up with the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) on a series of articles to help you grow and improve your painting business. This year’s theme: Productivity is the path to profitability. In this article, Jon Bryant, CEO of Paint Scout, shares his secrets for foolproof estimating.