Category Archives: Educational Opportunities

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

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

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

Learn the Business of Spraying

The Central Florida Chapter of PDCA held a “Learn the Business of Spraying” Event at Dunkman Painting’s facility in Sanford, Florida on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Art Tozzi along with Dan Hosley, Tri Tech Industries conducted a very informative learning session with a “hands on” spraying demonstration afterwards. Art pointed out information that most painters… Continue Reading

Palm Beach Chapter Happenings

The Palm Beach Chapter PDCA held a “Pro Show and Swap Meet from 9:00AM – 1:00PM, on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at President McGinley’s Florida Training Services in Riviera Beach. The event was well attended, with the following associates displaying their products and services inside the training building: Regal Paints, Benjamin Moore Paints, Hessler Paints,… Continue Reading

Learn the Business of Spraying on April 21st 2012

Florida Council and Central Florida Chapter along with Dunkman Painting in Sanford Florida is hosting Turn Yourself Into a Spray Pro, a spray teaching session at their facility on Saturday, April 21, 2012. This training session qualifies for 1 Contractor College Credit We are pleased to be able to offer you this timely presentation. We think it… Continue Reading

Sun Coast and Bay Area Chapters Receive PDCA PIPP Award.

Members of the Bay Area Chapter and the Sun Coast Chapters provided training to residents of the Pinellas Hope Homeless Shelter.  The two chapters joined forces to lead a three-week basic painter apprenticeship training program for 20 Pinellas Hope residents. The intention was to prepare these individuals to become part of the viable community workforce by… Continue Reading