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  • PDCA Member Improves Business Through Leadership

    For Terry “T. L.” Hart, President and CEO of T. L. Hart, Inc. in Grand Lodge, Michigan, joining PDCA was one of the most significant business decisions he ever made. “I have literally built my company on PDCA,” says T. L., who founded the company over 30 years ago. “For example, when we bought our estimating software, we programmed in all the PDCA production rates.  I regularly use many, if not all, business and management tools put out by PDCA.”


  • PDCA Member Spotlight: Don Lamb

    “I worked for another painting contractor for ten years. I had no college education. I started my own business in 1995, working from my home as a one-man show. We now have 10 full time employees, an established shop location, 10 company vehicles, 2 lifts, and more equipment than you can shake a stick at.”


Who We Are

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.


The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America serves the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success.

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