New Blog, Award Submissions Open, Roundtable Calls, Risk Management Seminar


July, 2017

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Events at a Glance

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

July 12, 1 pm CTGet to Know PDCA


July 12, 3 pm CTDaily updates from your crews in the field using software with Brad Bolinger


July 19, 4 pm CT-  Developing Teams You'd Go Into Battle With, Rick Holtz


August 9, 1 pm CT - Get to Know PDCA 


August 9 -

Michigan - Great Lakes Council Golf Outing

August 16, 3 pm CT

 -  What Business Model is Your Business

September 13, 1 pm CT - Get to Know PDCA


September 13, 3 pm CT -

To Do Apps and How to Use Them Effectively 


September 20 - 2017 PDCA Commercial Forum Conference


October 16 - 

 Federated Insurance - Risk Management Academy



November 10

North East Council Conference


February 21, 2018 - North East Council Conference


For more information, visit the PDCA Event Calendar.


July 2017 Sponsor


PDCA Awards Submissions Officially Open

Each year the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America honors leading individuals and painting businesses with the National Champions Industry & Safety Awards. Partnered with PDCA National Champions, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, PDCA recognizes individuals and businesses who have set themselves apart by being members of PDCA and who demonstrate the best quality work for their customers. 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.


Applicants may submit their entries now until November 27, 2017. 


To submit electronically go to


PDCA Industry & Safety Awards will be presented at the 2018 PDCA EXPO Awards Dinner.


Call For Presenters

PDCA is looking for speakers to present the latest information in business growth, marketing, finance, management, products, and techniques which are applicable to the painting industry. We are excited to spotlight new ideas and fresh voices at the 2018 Painting and Decorating EXPO in Galveston, Texas on February 21-24. If you or your company has information to share that will be useful and engaging for other contractors, please read the following Presenter Guidelines and the Commitment To Educational Excellence and submit your presentation to PDCA Education by September 1, 2017 using the form below.  In order to ensure all presentations are of the highest quality and offer superior practical value for EXPO attendees, all 2018 presenters must adhere to the required Guidelines and Commitment To Educational Excellence. If you have questions please contact us: (800) 332-7322, or


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Monthly Roundtable Calls Coming in August

Starting in August, PDCA will be hosting monthly Roundtable calls that will last about 30 minutes. This will be a great opportunity to talk about monthly issues your business might face and seek advice from leading professionals in the industry. All PDCA members are welcome to join us for these calls. 

Have you joined a PDCA Roundtable on Facebook? If not, you are really missing out! This invaluable resource connects members with fellow painters and contractors in the industry.  


·       New Business Roundtable-businesses 1-5 years old

·       Small Business Roundtable-businesses under 500k revenue

·       Tipping Point Roundtable-businesses between $500k-$1M revenue

·       Million Dollar Roundtable-businesses $1M+ revenue

·       Million Dollar PLUS Roundtable-businesses $5M/$10M+ revenue




Click Here to Sign Up.


Federated Insurance Risk Management Seminar

This class is geared toward helping your risk manager learn the exposures specific to your industry, connect with peers from across the country, and discover best practices they can use immediately for your business to help reduce risk and protect profits.


Registration is now open for the October 17-19, 2017 contractor-focused Federated Insurance Risk Management Academy seminar. Attendance is free to all members of our partnering contractor associations. 


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New Community Blog

Housecall Pro knows the importance of customer service in a business. They also realize the struggles some business owners might face when finding the perfect formula for customer service. Read their most recent community blog to discover the secret to success. 


 Read More Here.

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