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  • Newly Elected Commercial Forum President Has Big Plans

    PDCA's Commercial Forum is under new direction. The Forum held elections at the Commercial Forum Conference in San Antonio, and Ron Yarbrough, President and Founder of Pro-Spec Painting, Inc., Vineland, NJ, was voted president. He intends to see the Commercial Forum become the undisputed resource for professional commercial contractors in the United States, and eventually, from around the globe.


  • 2015 Expo Sponsorships

    Registrations are flying in for the 2015 Painting and Decorating Expo and Tradeshow, which will be held March 4-7 2015 in Charleston, SC. The anticipation is building for this to be a great event, and we still have sponsorships available. Last year we had nearly 600 attendees from all around the country, and this year we hope to have even more! Click Read More for details.


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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