A contractor and her rep collaborate to help multi-family properties stand out
For most start-up painting contractors, the thought of doing door-to-door cold call prospecting doesn’t sound very appealing. As if that weren’t difficult enough, imagine that the segment you want to serve is the highly competitive, price sensitive multi-family market. Oh, and you’re a woman in a male dominated space. Continue reading Making It in Miami
Meet maintenance needs with innovations like LatitudeTM Exterior Acrylic Latex
Fall is a time when temperatures are shifting, the weather is changing, and environmental conditions can be unpredictable. For many property managers and their maintenance teams, this may make Fall seem like a less than ideal time for new painting jobs. But thanks to products that perform in variable weather, Sherwin-Williams can turn that Fall weather into a season of productivity. Continue reading Embrace the Changing Seasons
Prescott, Arizona-based Douglas E. Noble Painting LLC was first profiled in the Summer 2015 issue of PPC magazine. We caught up with owner Doug Noble for the third installment of our Where Are They Now? series.
Continue reading At the Top of His Game: Quest for Quality Fuels Four Decades of Success for Arizona Painter Doug Noble
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
Green Builder Media project seeks to gather the latest in smart home technologies
An innovative home retrofit project that seeks to showcase the latest in advanced smart home technologies will feature paints chosen from the Sherwin-Williams Living Well™ collection. Continue reading ReVISION House Specs Sherwin-Williams Living Well™ Collection
What are the latest advances in coatings and color for 2021? For the answer, we turned to the experts at Sherwin-Williams. Continue reading Inspiration + Innovation: The New Products and Colors of the Living Well™ Collection
New from Sherwin-Williams: The Living Well™ collection, featuring paints and colors carefully chosen to help you turn your customer’s home into a haven of comfort, style and well-being.
Continue reading Turn Your Customer’s Home Into a Haven with the New Living Well™ Collection
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’
“We love challenges,” says Mitch Egan, owner of Egan Painting in South Pasadena, Florida. That’s one of the reasons why painting the American Freedom Distillery in St. Petersburg was such a fulfilling project for this 40-year veteran of the construction trades. PPC editor Mike Starling sat down with Mitch to learn more about this high-profile job. Continue reading Egan Painting Achieves Dramatic Results at 14,000 Square Foot Distillery
In this second installment of a series on achieving sales success for PRO painting contractors, Archie Bartel offers sales tips and guidelines for contractors trying to improve their sales performance. Bartel, Sherwin-Williams Director of Sales Force Effectiveness, is the former Marketing Director for Residential Repaint at Sherwin-Williams. This article will examine the continued importance of being customer-focused throughout the bid preparation process, product upgrade considerations, and delivering a quote. Continue reading Art of the Sale: Product Upgrades, Estimating, and Project Bids
If you’re like most professional painting contractors, you have your go-to products, those you rely on job after job after job. So it’s good to know that paint suppliers are continually looking for new ways to improve these coatings. This article is a roundup of contractor favorites that have recently been reformulated with “Next Generation” upgrades. Continue reading The Next Generation: These Contractor Favorites Are Now Better Than Ever
Available now, the next generation SuperPaint® Interior Acrylic Latex from Sherwin- Williams delivers excellent hide to help make color changes quickly and easily.
Continue reading SuperPaint®: The Next Generation of Interior Coatings
A multiple winner of the Diamond Award in the Parade of Homes of the Association of Home Builders of Brunswick County, N.C., Alex García prides himself on having some of the most important builders of Sunset Beach, N.C., among his clients.
As owner and founder of García and Associates, he says the key to his success resides in his company’s quality work and professionalism and, especially, the Sherwin-Williams® quality products he uses. PPC sat down with García to learn how he has become one of the top painting contractors in his area. Continue reading Contractor Q&A: Alex García on His Secrets for Award-Winning Residential Projects
A unique, eye-catching color scheme made the Beach Apartments a landmark property on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But the exterior hadn’t been painted since the 1990s, and rain and sun had caused significant damage. The stucco was cracked and crumbling, and the colors had faded in the high desert climate.
Continue reading Icon in the Sun: Long-Lasting Colors for Albuquerque’s Beach Apartments