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  • Submit a Nomination for PDCA Board of Directors

    PDCA Bylaws allow any active member to run for the BOD through a petition process. Additional nominations for director candidate position(s) may be submitted directly from membership by petition of five (5) active region members to headquarters via regular mail. Click "Read More" for more details.


  • PDCA's Commercial Forum Conference Recap

    The PDCA Commercial Forum’s recent conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, was the place to be for the commercial painting contractor on Thursday through Saturday, November 6 – 8.  Forty people attended the conference and learned tips and techniques to help them build their businesses.


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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