PRLog - April 25, 2014 - The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) recently announced its national award winners during the 2014 Painting & Decorating Expo, PDCA’s premier annual event. The awards program honors the most distinguished projects, companies, members and individuals in the coating applications industry as voted on by individuals and contracting company members of PDCA.
PDCA Award winners revel after receiving their honors
The PDCA presented awards in the following categories in 2014:
Al Quilici Outstanding Member Award
This is the highest attainable award presented by PDCA to a member or honorary member that has demonstrated a lifetime of contributions to the trade and the PDCA. This most prestigious award acknowledges demonstrated accomplishments for the overall betterment of the contracting environment, in particular, the embodiment of integrity, devotion and steadfast contributions toward advancing PDCA as shown by Mr. Al Quilici.
Dave Ryker; David A. Ryker Painting Co. Inc. - Indianapolis, IN
Richard A. Liddeke Distinguished Service Award
The Richard A. Liddeke Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional, meritorious association and/or industry service. This honor pays tribute for unselfish commitment, the highest qualities of personal character, ultimate professionalism, and significant contributions towards the achievement of PDCA objectives on a nationwide scale.
Ray Fujii; PDCA of Hawaii Council - Kailua, HI
Recruiter of the Year
The Recruiter of the Year Award is presented to a member who has, through exceptional efforts, made an outstanding contribution to membership growth in a forum, council or chapter.
Associate Member of the Year
Associate members are the suppliers and manufacturers who provide the products and services needed to conduct business. The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented to the company representative who has consistently supported PDCA in its efforts to improve the coatings application industry.
Humanitarian of the Year
This award is presented for recognition of extraordinary humanitarian achievements by members. These achievements may or may not be involved with the painting or decorating industry.
Brooke Cambridge; BLC Painting LLC - Salem, MA
Don Easton; Easton Painting, Inc - Woodland, CA
Picture It Painted Professionally (PIPP) Awards
The PIPP Awards, the very first national awards to honor the best of the painting industry is PDCA's way of paying tribute to the work of professional painting and decorating contractor. This national recognition for a company's best work also honors craftsmen by showcasing their stellar work among their industry peers from across the nation. 2012 PIPP Awards were given to:
Residential Interior - Gary Lord Wall Options and Assoc. Inc. - Cincinnati, OH
Residential Exterior - Kevin Turner Painting - Kansas City, MO
Industrial Exterior - Postupak Painting - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Commercial Interior - Siegner and Company - Portland, OR
Commercial Exterior - Alpine Painting & Sandblasting - Paterson, NJ
Commercial Wallcoverings - A&K Painting; Middle Atlantic Council
Residential Decorative - Creative Impressions by Diane - Mooresville, NC
Commercial Decorative - Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc. - New Berlin, WI
Restoration Finishes - Ecclesiastical Studios and Sons - Greenwood, MO
Residential Restoration Exterior - Color Craftsmen, LLC - Saint Louis, MO
Commercial Restoration Interior - Martone Painting - Narragansett, RI
Commercial Restoration Exterior - Pro-Spec Painting - Vineland, NJ
Community Improvement Award - Southington Painting - Plantsville, CT
L.E. Travis Craftsman of the Year - Don Easton; Easton Painting, Inc. - Woodland, CA and Rodney "Pags" Paglialong; Wall-Pro Painting Services - Woodstock, IL
The Safety Awards recognize the efforts of member companies who have made a commitment to safety in the workplace by demonstrating and providing evidence of their success in controlling accidents and losses within their companies.
Bronze - Redwood Painting Co. - Pittsburg, CA
Silver - Pennington Painting Co. - Fairfield, CT
Gold - Graydaze Contracting - Alpharetta, GA
Paint Your Wagon
The Paint Your Wagon award is given to the member who leverages their vehicle(s) as a marketing tool in a unique or striking way.
Karen's Company, Inc. - Lafayette, CO
Paint Your Website
This award is given to the member whose website is well designed, efficient, and user friendly.
Lamb Painting, LLC - Spearfish, SD
About The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America serves the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success. For more information, please call (800) 332-7322 or visit http://www.pdca.org. Find a local painting contractor in your area at http://www.findapainter.com.