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?
Continue reading Reaching New Heights: Second-Generation Team Has Wisconsin Painting Company Soaring
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’
“The West Wing” was a popular television series that ran through 2006. One episode tells the story of a guy who walks down the street and falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts for help. Continue reading Lessons from the Past: How Contractors Handled the 2008 Downturn
When you’ve been hired to restore a 160-year-old building, you want the best products and surface prep to ensure a long- lasting paint job.
This was the challenge Parcher’s Painting and Home Improvement faced when it won the bid to repaint the historic Hixon House in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Continue reading For the Duration: Restoring the Historic 1858 Hixon House
“My painter does such a great job for me. The next time I need something painted, I wouldn’t even consider going to anyone else.”
Do your customers talk about you this way? To make sure they do, incorporate some of these winning customer service strategies into your business practices when you complete your next job.
Continue reading Go the Extra Mile: 3 Contractors Share Their Secrets for Generating Repeat Business
Paint color transformed a historic property and helped Designing Jewelers gain recognition as one of “America’s Coolest Stores” from InStore magazine. Two Sherwin-Williams masonry coatings provide the one-two punch for long-lasting protection on the repaint of the 136-year-old building. Continue reading Concrete & Color: Paint Breathes New Life into Historic River Town