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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, see how we can help you transform the way you think about your painting business.  Getting the most out of any professional association membership is like anything else in life, you’re going to get out of it as much as you put in. Define your goals and establish clear objectives this will greatly benefit your membership experience. If you need help begin your journey Member to Leader track.


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Business Management

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.

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.


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 & Hotline Numbers

Technical Hotline  1-877-599-PDCA (7322)
Coatings Consultants, Inc., Bob Cusumano,

Coating Consultants, analyzes paint failures, writes project specifications, provides expert witness testimony, and teaches seminars to painting contractors. Mr. Cusumno is a former National PDCA President and manages PDCA's Industry Standards program. He has a B.S. of Metallurgical Engineering and a M.S. Engineering (specializing in corrosion research) from the University of Florida.


Human Resources Hotline with SESCO:  423-764-4127

SESCO is a full-service human resource and employee relations consulting firm.


A. E. Robert Friedman Scholarship

Educational scholarship program.


Professional Development

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 PDCA top 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



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