EXPO Early Registration, Safety Awards, Member Spotlight and more!


October, 2017

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Events at a Glance

(dates and times are listed in Central Time and are subject to change)

October 2 -PDCA EXPO Early Bird Registration


October 11 - Get to Know PDCA Webinar 


October 11 - Super Hero in Today's Digital World with Home Advisor


October 16 - 

Federated Insurance - Risk Management Academy



October 19 -

Craftsmanship Forum Annual Conference


October 23 - New Business Roundtable


October 24 - Small Business Roundtable 


October 25 - Tipping Point Roundtable 


October 26 - Million Dollar/+ Roundtable 


October 31-Last day of Expo Early Registration Special


November 10

North East Council Conference


February 21-23 - PDCA EXPO


February 21, 2018 - North East Council Conference


For more information, visit the PDCA Event Calendar.


October 2017 Sponsor


2018 PDCA EXPO Early Registration

The 2018 PDCA EXPO is the smart place to be for painting contractors large and small. Business owners will be filled to the brim with new industry information, innovative business and technical training, round-table discussions, and informal gatherings during this 3-day conference. Join us and connect with other business owners who are making a difference as they help to shape the industry for the next generation. From the Introductory Session through the Final Session, attendees will be immersed in an educational experience unrivaled in its quality and comprehensiveness.


Register Now to save $100! The early registration special will end October 31st. 


Register Here.


2018 PDCA Industry Safety Awards

PDCA National Champions, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin- Williams have partnered with PDCA to recognize individuals and businesses in the following segments:  Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Decorative, and Community Improvement. Take your company and team to the next level. Each year the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America honors leading individuals and painting businesses through the National Champions Industry & Safety Awards. The awards are designed to recognize the significant work completed by members in 2017 and identify crews and individuals that are performing to the highest industry standards. PDCA Industry Awards will be presented at the 2018 PDCA EXPO Awards Dinner.


Awards submissions are now open!  


Click here to submit your project!


Member Spotlight

Joe Elmore worked for a local industrial contracting company for 8 years, but decided he wanted to start doing things his way. Joe opened Armor Tough Coatings in February of 2014. After joining the PDCA and connecting with like-minded individuals, he realized his painting business could thrive. 


Join us on our Community blog to read more of Joe's story.  


Click here to read more.


New Blog from Estimate Rocket

Upselling is a great tool to make your business more profitable. It can even leave you with happier customers but only if you know how to do it right. Here are 4 easy ways to make sure both you and your customers are happy with the results.


Click Here to Read More.

Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14

Every year, business owners experience property losses totaling billions of dollars due to fire. Fires can destroy not only buildings and property but also people's livelihoods, sense of security, succession plan, and community at large.


To support your efforts to prevent workplace fires, Federated Insurance developed an employer-focused, risk management video titled "Where There's Smoke."




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