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Member Spotlight: David Carhart

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 27, 2017

David Carhart, Star Painting and Wallcovering of Skippack, Inc

Star Painting was created in 1984 in Ambler, Pennsylvania to provide residential and commercial painting as well as wallcovering installation and carpentry work.  The owner, David Carhart, shared some of the company history:  “Our first job was painting a farmhouse with a barn and outbuildings where we painted a rolling hex sign on the barn. 

"That was 33 years ago and the original star is still there. They referred to us as the ‘Star Painters’, and the name stuck. We became Star Painting.  With a steady growth of customers and employees, our company soon expanded its customer base to include all of Montgomery, Chester, and Bucks counties.  In 2002 we found the need to incorporate and in so doing, changed its name to Star Painting and Wallcovering of Skippack, Inc.  Entering our 33rd year of business, we continue to hold a major presence in the tri-county area.  We are proud to claim that we still have many of our original customers.  In fact, about 80% of our customers are referrals from other happy customers!”

David originally joined PDCA to keep up with the times, meet contractors from the same industry, and meet vendors face to face.  He soon found the most valuable benefit to him was the relationships he made with fellow contractors and vendors.  “The fellowship of seasoned contractors, shared information, and PDCA leadership has helped my company grow to be successful.”

David incorporates the PDCA Industry Standards whenever possible.  From estimating to installation of wall covering, he has found P5, P6, P7, P10, and P14 to be most beneficial.

David finds one of his top concerns to be competing on a daily basis with contractors who do not hold proper insurance or pay their workforce a livable wage with benefits.  David definitely leads by example:  “I promise my customers a quality job done by professional craftsmen. I offer my employees health and retirement benefits.  Most of my workforce has been with me for decades.” 

Can you blame them?

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