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These are the words of our Spotlighted Contractor, Don Lamb of Lamb Painting, LLC, and his story is one of hard work and ultimate success.
Shortly after starting his own company, Don saw an advertisement in a painting magazine and realized he was not alone in his struggles as a painting contractor and business owner. He joined the PDCA and maintains the most valuable membership benefit has been networking with fellow members. This has been a challenge since he lives in an area where there is no active Council or Chapter. Don’s answer to this challenge was…. to attend every National PDCA convention and Forum conference available. At a Forum conference several years ago, a first-time attendee said he was very impressed but didn’t know if he could afford to attend again. Don’s answer: “I told him I couldn’t afford to miss a PDCA event.”
When asked how PDCA has impacted his company’s success, here is what Don said: “The PDCA has given me all the information necessary to build a successful business. Using the COPs, Standards, estimating procedures, and technical help in the business area has helped me become a leading painting contractor in my area. As the only PDCA accredited contractor in South Dakota, my reputation has been the driving force of my success, thanks to PDCA and my great crew.”
When asked what advice he would give a new or prospective member he said, “Join PDCA, and don’t ever quit. Be involved in the groups and discussions. A support system you can rely on is a great benefit.”
As a business owner, Don is very particular about quality, and he has built a crew that is loyal to the company. That loyalty is reciprocated by Don who says “When business is slow I diversify to make sure my crew has plenty of work.” Congratulations Don and Lamb Painting! You truly deserve a place in the spotlight