Category Archives: WHAT I’VE LEARNED

Reaching New Heights: Second-Generation Team Has Wisconsin Painting Company Soaring

Partners Chuck Schwiesow and Bruce Ash of Porta-Painting, Inc. were the first painting contractors featured in the premiere issue of PPC magazine in 1991. We are pleased to revisit Porta-Painting, now headed up by Chuck’s daughter, Amanda Martin. This is the first installment in our new PPC series Where Are They Now?
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Pro to Pro with Steven Foglia: The Right Paint for the Job

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. THIS TIME: Steven Foglia, Illini Paint Company, Decatur, Illinois.
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Contractor Q&A: Andrew Campagnone on Giving Back and What it Takes to Be a Pro

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. This issue: Andrew Campagnone, owner of Finished Work Painting in Swansea, Massachusetts. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Andrew Campagnone on Giving Back and What it Takes to Be a Pro

Pro to Pro with Sher Payne: A Passion for Painting

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. THIS TIME: Sher Payne, Perfeck Painting by Sher, Midway, Texas: Continue reading Pro to Pro with Sher Payne: A Passion for Painting

Contractor Q&A: Sean Nash on the Lessons of a Four-Generation Paint Family

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. This issue: W.W. Nash & Sons, Inc., a commercial painting contracting company based in Richmond, Virginia.
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Pro to Pro with Kevin Nolan: Everyday Excellence

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. THIS TIME: Kevin Nolan, Nolan Painting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Continue reading Pro to Pro with Kevin Nolan: Everyday Excellence

Pro to Pro with Phil Schoen: Don’t Leave ‘Em Hangin’

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades.

THIS TIME: Phil Schoen, Schoen’s Painting & Decorating, Inc., Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Continue reading Pro to Pro with Phil Schoen: Don’t Leave ‘Em Hangin’

Pro to Pro with Paul Gallo: Don’t Avoid Adversity

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades.

THIS TIME: Paul Gallo, Magic Brush Painting, Rutland, Vermont: Continue reading Pro to Pro with Paul Gallo: Don’t Avoid Adversity

Contractor Q&A: Aideline Amarán on Finding Her Niche in the Miami Market

Founded in January 2016, Amaran Group LLC specializes in painting, paving and freshening up condo apartment buildings in Miami communities such as Hialeah, Doral, Fontainebleau, Kendall and North Miami Beach. We sat down with owner Aideline Amarán to learn some of the secrets of her success in the multi-family painting segment. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Aideline Amarán on Finding Her Niche in the Miami Market

Pro to Pro with Jonathan Zawacki: Do Only What You Do Well

For 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades.

THIS TIME: Jonathan Zawacki, Hands On Painters, Baltimore, Maryland: Continue reading Pro to Pro with Jonathan Zawacki: Do Only What You Do Well

Contractor Q&A: Jason Phillips on Building a Team and the Benefits of Adding Roofing and Gutter Services

Jason Phillips is the owner of Phillips Home Improvements. Based in Plano, Texas, the company has been refreshing and rehabilitating homes for more than 20 years to build a quality reputation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. They hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and were awarded the 2019 Torch Award for Ethics. PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Jason to learn more about how he grew his business into the success story it is today. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Jason Phillips on Building a Team and the Benefits of Adding Roofing and Gutter Services

Pro to Pro with Garret Abeyta: Put Down the Brush!

For more than 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades.

This time: Garret Abeyta, Abeyta Painting, LLC, Tucson, Arizona. Continue reading Pro to Pro with Garret Abeyta: Put Down the Brush!

Contractor Q&A: Rob Waller on Passion, Pride and the Challenges of the Painting Trade

Rob Waller has been a professional painter for more than 30 years. He lives in the Charleston, South Carolina area, where he owns and operates Waller Painting. The company employs 24 painters. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Rob Waller on Passion, Pride and the Challenges of the Painting Trade

Pro to Pro with Allen Pinchot: Know When to Fold ‘Em

For 30 years, PPC magazine has been on job sites throughout the U.S. and Canada asking residential and commercial paint pros to share their stories. In our Pro to Pro column, we recap some of the best advice contractors have received and passed on over the last three decades. This time: Allen Pinchot, Frank Novak & Sons, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Continue reading Pro to Pro with Allen Pinchot: Know When to Fold ‘Em