PCA Industry Awards

Recognizing Excellence in the Painting Industry

Get The Recognition You Deserve!

Each year PCA National recognizes individuals and businesses who have achieved excellence in their company and in our industry.

Submit your top project and nominate worthy individuals to be considered for a PCA Industry Award!

PCA 2020 Industry Awards will be announced - March 2021 
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The PIPP Awards honor the very best painting projects completed by PCA’s professional contractor members. Projects submitted for this award must show exceptional technical precision, demonstrated adherence to the PCA Industry Standards, streamlined production management and customer satisfaction. Projects are awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Residential Project (interior or exterior)
  • Best Commercial Project (interior or exterior)
  • Best Residential Restoration Project (interior or exterior)
  • Best Commercial Restoration Project (interior or exterior)
  • Best Industrial Project (industrial or light industrial)
  • Best Decorative/Wallcovering Project



The Creative Business Marketing Award goes to PCA contractor businesses who continually reinvent themselves and produce creative materials and promos to become a greater presence in the marketplace. These contractors also continuously raising the bar for a professional, progressive image in the industry.

This award recognizes the most creative marketing strategy by a PCA member company.


PCA recognizes leaders in the community and in our association who elevate those around them and work to create a more collaborative spirit in helping others achieve their goals.

Community improvement humanitarian Award

The Community Improvement/Humanitarian Award recognizes extraordinary, compassionate contributions to the community by a PCA member company or owner. These actions are not necessarily painting related, but they are in alignment with PCA’s spirit of non-profit and humanitarian values. Candidates have demonstrated grace and extraordinary generosity for the betterment and empowerment of individuals in the community.

Industry partner of the year award

The Industry Partner of the Year Award recognizes an individual from an industry partner company that has gone above and beyond in support of the association and put forth significant efforts to improve the coatings application industry through their support of PCA’s mission. Candidates have demonstrated involvement, support, and industry advocacy.

l.e. travis jr. craftsman of the year award

The L.E. Travis, Jr. Craftsman Award distinguishes the most highly skilled experts in the industry. Each year up to six (6) individuals that demonstrate the highest standards of painting and decorating craftsmanship may be chosen as winners.

richard a. liddeke distinguised service award

The Richard A. Liddeke Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional, meritorious Association and/or industry service. This very special honor pays tribute for unselfish commitment, the highest qualities of personal character, ultimate professionalism and significant contributions towards the achievement of PCA objectives on a nationwide scale in general and in particular, with a similar passion and upbeat energy as Mr. Richard A. Liddeke.

al quilici outstanding member award

The Al Quilici Outstanding Member Award is the highest attainable achievement bestowed on a member. The recognition identifies dedication, extensive efforts and tireless organizational advocacy on a nationwide scale. This most prestigious and noble honor acknowledges demonstrated accomplishments for the overall betterment of the contracting environment, in particular, the embodiment of integrity, devotion and steadfast contributions towards advancing PCA goals as shown by Mr. Al Quilici.

Nominations & Submissions Accepted: October 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021