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  • Hester Painting and Decorating Livens Up Old Movie Theater

    Hester Painting and Decorating earned one of two 2015 PDCA Industry Awards for Community Improvement for the volunteer project, the makeover of the century-old Wilmette Theater in Wilmette, Illinois. The local landmark was in dire need of a facelift, and the company took it on to celebrate their 45th anniversary.


  • San Francisco Local Color Painting Co. Uses PDCA Award to Stay Ahead of Increasing Competition

    In today’s world where modern looks are the new hot design trend, the beauty that is contained in the past is no longer desirable. It is hard to stay relevant when your main business comes from restoration projects. That is the barrier that San Francisco Local Color Painting, winner of the 2015 ‘KILZ Picture it Painted Professionally Award for Residential Restoration – Exterior’, has to overcome with each passing day.


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PDCAFounded in 1884, the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is a national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education and excellence. Today, PDCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping professional painting and decorating contractors improve their business.

PDCA is the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors. Nearly 2,000 contractors in America and Canada are proud members of this organization.  PDCA offers contractor members many opportunities to develop and grow through participation in education programs, attendance at local networking meetings, use of PDCA Industry Standards and much, much more. Explore the PDCA website to learn more about why PDCA Painters Are Better.


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