Get the Business Tools You Need to Be Successful

PDCA is the only professional organization that exclusively represents the interests of contractors in the painting and wall covering industries. If you are a painting contractor, then PDCA is YOUR trade association. It is your resource for education, business management tools, technical information, group discounts, seminars, conventions and networking with other painting contractors and suppliers.

Local Membership Benefits

The PDCA Portland Chapter is a unique group of contractors and suppliers who work together for the success of one another. The Chapter, established in 1935, serves residential, commercial and industrial contactors of all sizes, from new businesses to well established shops. Whether you have a quick question or a difficult business issue, it’s comforting to know that you have friends in the industry. The Portland Chapter is your local connection.

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    You and your staff can attend monthly educational meetings and learn how to promote the growth of your business, be a knowledgeable paint contractor and comply with safety requirements.  Every member of your company pays “membership price” for dinner.

  • Receive a monthly e-newsletter and announcements for training events and special seminars or conventions focused on running a successful contracting business.
  • Web site exposure with a listing on the Portland Chapter web site with a link to your site.
  • Access the PDCA Industry Standards. These standards set the requirements for the painting profession and are often quoted in bids and specifications.
  • Use the PDCA logo on your web site, vehicles, letterhead and business cards. (The Sign of  A Professional Painter!)
  • Build a network of painting contractors that you can rely on to help you solve problems and share ideas on how to save time and money on products and procedures.
  • Join the “Mentor Partnership” program so you can benefit from the business experience and guidance of fellow contractors.
  • Stay on top of trends and technical issues with personal access to representatives from the major paint and sundry companies as well as other suppliers to the industry.
  • Access to the Portland Chapter attorney who specializes in the construction trades.
  • You, your staff and family can enjoy the social aspect of the group if you choose, with events such as golf, picnics, sporting events and the Annual Awards Banquet.
  • At every level of PDCA there are numerous members who have reached amazing levels of business success. At this point in their careers, it is important to them to volunteer, mentor and “give back” to PDCA.

Portland Chapter meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of every month.

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Contractor Application

Associate Application

Affiliate Application

Subsidiary Application

National Membership Benefits

National PDCA is your connection to members throughout the country as well as outstanding education and training. Not only do you receive discount programs, free subscriptions and web site exposure, but also it is your access to outstanding levels of training and education. Summary of Member Discounts.

  • Free enrollment and course discounts in Contractor College. You can become an accredited painting contractor through Contractor College. Classes are offered on-line and at conventions and monthly meetings.
  • Findapainter.com listing and link on the national web site.
  • Discount registration for national conventions. You, your staff and family can enjoy seminars, education sessions and social events at interesting locations.
  • Access to  Safety Hotline from Safety International, LLC. Their team of experts is available for your safety questions at 855-373-2272.
  • Safety Tips from Safety Doug.
  • Annual Training Manual discount.
  • Participate in the “Contractor College” webinars.
  • RX Relief Pharmacy Benefit Card for you and your employees.
  • Receive “eUpdate email notices weekly.
  • Receive sample contracts and business forms.
  • Discounts on Allstate Insurance.
  • Access to human resource consulting from SESCO
  • Small Business Advice from SCORE.
  • Membership pricing at the PDCA store when buying manuals, books and software.
  • ADP Discount on Payroll Processing.  Contact Danny Black.

Get to Know PDCA – New Member Welcome On Vimeo

Are you new to PDCA or simply want to learn more about the resources available to you through your membership? Watch this video to find out more about why a PDCA membership is an invaluable tool.  Get to Know PDCA – New Member Welcome On Vimeo.

10 Reasons to Join PDCA

  1. You have access to the knowledge and resources you need to grow your business.
  2. You learn from other contractors like yourself who face similar challenges.
  3. You elevate your level of professionalism with your customers.
  4. You participate in national and local education, seminars, and networking.
  5. You stay ahead of industry trends and safety and health issues.
  6. You are educated through PDCA Contractor College and Accreditation Program and qualify for course discounts.
  7. You save on member discounts for publications, resources and events.
  8. You are included in the local and national web sites for consumers looking for contractors.
  9. You receive free publications and online tools for managing safety programs and estimating.
  10. You may use the PDCA nationally recognized logo on your advertising, web site, documents and vehicles.