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  • PDCA Member Spotlight: Darylene Dennon

    If you ask Darylene Dennon, CEO of Solid Energy Inc. and PDCA National Board Member, what it takes to succeed as a woman in the industry, she will tell you, “Three things: passion, enthusiasm, and vision. You need all three of those or you can’t get where you want to go. If you can’t see yourself somewhere, then how will you ever get there?” Darylene says that these values and her membership in PDCA are what took her from humble roots to where she is today.


  • Welcome Federated Insurance!

    PDCA is pleased to announce a new National Partner! Federated Insurance has pledged their support of the painting and decorating industry by entering at this prestigious level, and both parties are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.


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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