Author Archives: Judi Ricci

Palm Beach Estimating Class

Estimating for Today’s Painting Contractor
Classes will start October 7th and end on December 9th, and will be held every Wednesday night,
6 to 9 PM. Classes are held at the Painters School at North Technical Center located at 7071
Garden Rd., West Palm Beach.

EstimatingClass Outline:

  • Review math and measurements
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Physical Estimating (getting off your butt)
  • Establishing Overhead
  • PDCA Standards (CYA)
  • Contracts
  • Staying Ahead of the Competition
  • PDCA Estimating Guides Vol. 1 & 2
  • Total class hours 24

Cost:  $365.00 per participant.
This includes PDCA Estimating Guides Vol. 1 & 2 (a $295.00 value) for each participant.

Call 561-842-1063 for more info or to register.


Skim Coat and Plaster Repair Workshop

Perfect Walls = Profitability Don Fahrbach of PnP Craftsmen will show you how to do Profitable Skim Coating & Plaster Repairs. For the last 10 years 40% of PnP Craftsmen’s billing has been for Skim Coating. Don will go through the materials & tools to use, how to sequence jobs and the expected production rates to ensure… Continue Reading

Estimating For Higher Profit Seminars

This year, The Sherwin-Williams Co. and the Florida Council PDCA are holding ‘Estimating for Higher Profit’ Seminars around the state. The seminars are presented by PDCA’s Lynn Fife. Lynn started painting in 1970 & has worked every position from painter to CEO. For the past 23 years, he has been a consultant to painting contractors. He has been a… Continue Reading

Hands-On Skim Coat Training

Florida Council PDCA is hosting an event in Pompano Beach the afternoon of Saturday, December 6, 2014. Mark your calendars and watch for more information. This will be an awesome day. Special presentation on skim coating & texture – including demonstrations. Don Fahrbach, a NYC Painting Contractor and PDCA Members will be presenting on skim coating.  Wooster… Continue Reading

New One Price Membership Dues

Florida Council is happy to announce that we are now part of a Pilot Program for a One Price Membership Dues Structure.  Starting January 1, 2013, there will be a one price yearly membership dues of $399 for contractors, regardless of your sales volume. We are trying to achieve a less confusing format for our… Continue Reading

Palm Beach Chapter Meeting – August 22, 2012

Palm Beach Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, August 22, 2012. This meeting will be a Luncheon Meeting at Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL., (NW Corner Belvedere & Australian Avenue).  The program will be “Working in the Town of Palm Beach (Do’s & Don’ts)”.  The presenter is Jeff Taylor.  Mr. Taylor is a… Continue Reading

Ft. Lauderdale Gulfstream Chapter Meeting – August 8, 2012

Ft. Lauderdale Gulfstream Chapter Meeting –  Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The meeting will be held at Champps Americana, 6401 N. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Time: 5:30 PM Networking,  6:00 – 8:00 PM Dinner & Seminar. The  Presentation Title – FLORIDA PAINTERS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM, PRESENTER; Jeff McGinley – Program Director. The program will provide painting companies with… Continue Reading

Central Florida Chapter Meeting – August 8, 2012

Central Florida Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, August 8, 2012 – 7:00 pm. The meeting was held at the Florida Finishing Trade Institute, 2153 W. Oakridge Road, Orlando, FL.  The program was a “Hands On” Training Demo by Jose Marques of Wooster Brush Company and sponsored by Wooster Brush Company.  Attendees for this educational meeting learned… Continue Reading

Florida Council Annual Meeting

Florida Council held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, July 28th at the Inn on the Lakes in Sebring, Florida. Chapter Leaders turned out for a nice lunch and the first series of Leadership Training. This training will be held at every Florida Council Quarterly Meeting. The first series was on the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Each… Continue Reading

Central Florida Chapter Announces New Officers

New officers taking over the Central Florida Chapter PDCA. Florida Council wants to thank each and everyone one of you for stepping up and taking the reigns for this chapter. We are excited over the enthusiasm you are expressing for our Association and the Painting Industry. I am sure with the expertise and experience each… Continue Reading