About PCA

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The Mission of PCA

The Painting Contractors Association (PCA) was founded in 1884 with the mission to help painting contractors run efficient and profitable businesses.

As a community of excellence, we strive to bring our members together and guarantee the public of the skill, honorable reputation, and integrity of the master painters in our community.

With these goals in mind, our industry standards elevate the image and ethics of our community while offering direction and fostering a like-minded mentality to keep building each other up and achieving more together.

About PCA

From the very beginning, PCA has been dedicated to solving the problems faced by painting contractors. As early as 1884, Master House Painters found community together in an effort to remedy a defective apprentice system, to solve problems created by misuse of appropriate materials, and to assure the public of the "skill, honorable reputation, and probity" of master painters.

Today that legacy lives on as PCA is the only official trade association dedicated to the success of more than 300,000 painting contractors in the US and Canada. Through apprenticeship and business education, community, and the seal of the industry standards we are committed to the principles set forth by our predecessors to raise the skill, reputation, and ethics of our industry.

By becoming a PCA Contractor, you join a community of like-minded peers dedicated to building each other up and holding one another accountable so that we can all achieve more together.


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