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.
Continue reading Pro to Pro with Steven Foglia: The Right Paint for the Job
Designed to fill a gap of resources for the commercial painting business owner, a new trade organization called the Commercial Painting Industry Association (CPIA) was formed in 2020.
The organization is described by founders Steve Hester and Aaron Moore as “a peer group-driven trade association focused on bringing together elite business owners and their key team members on a regular basis to share, connect, and grow as both individuals and leaders.” PPC editor Mike Starling spoke with Moore to see how the CPIA’s first year went, and what’s on tap for 2021. Continue reading The CPIA Looks Back at 2020 and What’s Ahead for Commercial Painters in 2021
Though in business for just eight years, Brown Bear Painting has quickly established itself in its hometown of Morris, a city of about 15,000 located about 70 miles southwest of Chicago in Grundy County. Continue reading Estate Plan: Brown Bear Painting’s ‘Pandemic Project’
Precision Painting & Decorating (PPD) is a full-service commercial and residential painting company based in Bellwood, Illinois. Over the past 17 years, they have tackled some of the most challenging coating jobs in the Chicagoland area. One good example is their work at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Utica, Illinois.
Continue reading Out of the Fire: Illinois Resort Back in Business with Help from Precision Painting
PPC sat down with Gary Mason, owner of A.I.P. Painters in Franklin Grove, Illinois, to learn the secrets of his company’s success.
Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Gary Mason