Get to know the 2017 EXPO speakers

PDCA Standards Are Your Best Business Partner.
Bob Cusumano, Coating Consultants.

An expert in the coatings field, Bob provides expert testimony in failure analysis, cost and estimating, and quality assessment of work performed.

Leveling Up: A Strategic Approach to Growing Your Painting Company.
Linnea Blair, Advisors on Target.

Since 1997 Linnea has been helping businesses under $10 Million grow, become more profitable, and create exit strategies.


Growing Your Business By Referral - On Purpose This Time!
Art Snarzyk, Innerview Advisors.

Having spent years as the owner of a successful painting company, Art knows first-hand how to help contractors accelerate business growth.

Creative Employee Benefit and Insurance Solutions To Keep Good Employees.
Steve Skodak, PDCA National.

Steve is the Executive Director of PDCA, President of St. Louis Planned Giving Council, FINRA arbiter, and CFRE certified, he has helped  hundreds of businesses build creative and competitive employee benefits packages.

What Every Painting and Decorating Contractor Needs to Know About Asset Protection, Tax Reduction, and Estate Planning.
Larry Oxenham, American Society of Asset Protection.

Larry is the author of several books including: Protect Your Assets and The Asset Protection Bible.

Tech workshop: Customize a Technology/App Strategy for Your Business.
rad Bolinger, Painting Oregon and SwatchDeck.
Founder of Painting Oregon and the creator of the SwatchDeck app, and project manager at Paintzen.

Step-By-Step Guide To Building Safety Programs That Earn Money.
Tim McConnell, Founder Safe-Way Consulting
Safe-Way is a training, testing and quality management company that specializes in workplace safety.

Hiring Kick-Ass People That Do Kick-Ass Work.
Tom Reber, The Motor Hard Group
A no BS performance coach, Tom and his team help contractors build stronger lives and businesses.

Working with the Architect Community.
Debbie Zimmer, Paint Quality Institute
Debbie educates consumers, contractors and retailers on the advantages of using the highest quality paints and coatings


How To Treat Your Business Like an Investment.
Peter Holton, Cedar Hill Advisors.

Peter is an expert at negotiating complex contracts and developing successful business strategies for succession and sale.


The$12.00 Per Hour Owner Death Trap & How to Climb Out.
Brandon Lewis, The Academy of Professional Painting Contractors.

Brandon is the Marketing Strategist at APPC and works with franchise and independent painting contractors.


 Controlling the Online Reputation of Your Painting Business.
Aaron Hockel, AltaVista Strategic Partners.

Aaron helps companies manager their social media lifestyle with a full strategy to scale social outreach.



 Tools & Tech.
Four industry leaders will describe and demo new tools and products that contractors need to know about.



Commercial, Residential, Craftsmanship Panels.
Peer-driven, best-practice exchange; compelling discussion, and access to thought leaders from the Commercial Forum.