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For Those Who Aspire Higher

To help navigate the continuously changing landscape of today’s environment, we take business truths that transcend the painting industry and geography and tie them directly to where PDCA members have learned to be intentional over two centuries.  

Our “living laboratories” (Ask a peer network, discussions, podcast, and webinars) integrate the learning process.  Explore course topics, services, products and tools below.  Getting the most out your membership is like anything else in life, you will get out of it as much as you put in. If you need help beginning your journey look at the Member to Leader track.

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Business Management:

Members Search  I Industry Standards & Guidebook  I Ask A Peer I PDCA Logo I I Technical Hotline I Human Resource Hotline I Online Store I National Purchasing Partners I RX Card I Business Forms I Scholarship 

Professional Development

Contractor College I  Accreditation  I  Member to Leader  I Peer to Peer I   

Business Management

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For over a century PDCA has been helping transform painting contractors through custom solutions grounded in education, ethics and excellence.  PDCA empowers painters and business owners to create lasting change that bridges insights into action through best practices. Based on examples from within the businesses we as members operate, we offer a collaborative approach from insight to implementation.


Industry Standards & Members Only Guidebook

Add the power of excellence in your contracts and team language. Download copies of the guidelines and technical manual. These guidelines are regularly reviewed by a committee of industry experts.

Ask A Peer Network

Through the lens of painting business leaders the peer-to-peer connection is invaluable tool for members to ask and receive feedback from successful peers business or technical questions.                            

PDCA Logo     I     Get to know PDCA

The monthly Get To Know PDCA webinar is converted to video so you can learn how to make the most of your membership experience and navigate to the right tools using customized pathways to greatness!

Manage your information and settings when signed in. Go to Manage Profile, Edit Bio.              

Technical Hotline

Coating Consultants/Bob Cusumano: 1-877-599-PDCA (7322)

A consulting firm analyzes paint failures, writes project specifications, provides expert witness testimony, and teaches seminars to painting contractors. Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering (specializing in corrosion research) from the University of Florida.   

Mr. Cusumano, former owner of Sun Are Painting Corp and National PDCA President writes articles on paint failures and manages PDCA's Industry Standards program.                                                    

Human Resources Hotline

SESCO: 423-764-4127

As a PDCA member, no issue too small, no topic uninteresting. SESCO wants to help make your business run smoother, more efficiently, and with few HR issues.

SESCO's professional staff and field consultants are dedicated to providing clients with timely, practical human resource consulting services and information organizations need to effectively compete in today's marketplace. SESCO prides itself on being one of the few one-stop-shop consulting firms providing results-oriented consulting support, thereby contributing to our clients' people management and profitability goals.  

Online Store

Purchase organizational merchandise at deep member discounts. Vehicle Magnets, Books & Manuals on Estimating, Marketing & Planning, OSHA, Business Management, Craftsmanship Operating Procedures (COP's), PDCA apparel, plus more.

National Purchasing Partners

PDCA has partnered with NPP to bring you discounts pricing on business expenses, including wireless service, travel, office products and industrial supplies. Register your company and save.

Healthcare Alliance RX Card

Pharmacy discount program. Save up to 75% on out-of-network prescription medications. Available to members, employees, and their families.                                                    

Business Forms (add safety forms here too)                   

A. E. Robert Friedman Scholarship

Educational scholarship program.                                               



Professional Development

Member to Leader  I  Contractor College I  Accreditation  I  Member to Leader      

The goal is to sustain your progression for the long-term, so it’s critical to take desired skills and behaviors and make them part of your culture by operating them day-in and day-out. PDCA supports your continuous improvement efforts by providing skills-based training to ensure the momentum from your launch is sustained over time.


Contractor College
online webinars           

Scheduled Webinars and Registration Links   

PDCA Accreditation

PDCA Re Accreditation

Member to Leader Tracks
Course recommender

Ask A Peer Network    

Here at PDCA, we’ve been focused on helping painting business grow and excel. gain unprecedented access to some of top PDCA leaders, enjoy never-before-offered field experiences into their operations  and get current and relevant answers to the age-old question, “How do you do it?”  Earn a significant competitive advantage over those that solely compete on product, price or promotion. As our members call it get the “quick and dirty”.       

Ask A Peer Online Discussion   

Through the lens of painting business leaders Ask-a-peer presents an invaluable forum for networking, collaboration and idea-sharing among the participants themselves.            

PaintED Exclusive Podcast                

Safety Manuals & Templates           

  Human Resources Hotline     

Safety Training


 Industry Awards


PDCA Councils

PDCA Forums


PDCA Governance


Bylaws  & Policies   

Code of Ethics                                             

Board of Directors                                    

Get In Touch

Phone: 314-514-7322
(M-F 7:30am-4:30pm CT)
Email: you can also reach through our Contact Form