“We wanted to join the PDCA to build our credibility and employ the most efficient means and methods for obtaining and finishing projects in our niche of the painting industry. Furthermore, we wanted to get up to speed on all the details of paint and application processes that are changing at a lightning pace nowadays.”
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“I worked for another painting contractor for ten years. I had no college education. I started my own business in 1995, working from my home as a one-man show. We now have 10 full time employees, an established shop location, 10 company vehicles, 2 lifts, and more equipment than you can shake a stick at.”
For Terry “T. L.” Hart, President and CEO of T. L. Hart, Inc. in Grand Lodge, Michigan, joining PDCA was one of the most significant business decisions he ever made. “I have literally built my company on PDCA,” says T. L., who founded the company over 30 years ago. “For example, when we bought our estimating software, we programmed in all the PDCA production rates. I regularly use many, if not all, business and management tools put out by PDCA.”
Marge Parkhurst, founder and owner of Painting By Marge, Inc. and the creator of Paint Estimating Program (PEP), has seen a lot of changes in the way women in the painting and decorating industry are treated. When her company was just starting up she ran into issues of being overlooked by clients while on the job.