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Denver Chapter PDCA Farewell

I am writing this to let you know that the current board of the Denver Chapter PDCA has voted to close the chapter. Attendance at meetings and events have been sparse the past few years. Last year we had several meetings where the only attendees were the board members. The Denver Chapter PDCA will be closing at the end of 2018.

Based on news from other PDCA chapters and councils, this is widespread. This subject was discussed for most of the Annual Business Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Council Convention in September. The attendees at this meeting, held at the end of the RMC Convention, were made of the active members of the Southern Colorado Chapter and the Denver Chapter. The Western Slope Chapter and the Salt Lake City Chapter have already closed.

The consensus at the Business Meeting was that the Denver Chapter and the Southern Colorado would close, but the Rocky Mountain Council would continue to hold the Mid-Year Business Meeting in May or June and the RMC Convention in September.

We encourage our members to maintain their membership in the Rocky Mountain Council PDCA and National PDCA. The support, networking, fellowship and education are invaluable.

We want to thank all who have supported the Denver Chapter with their time, effort and money. You have been an asset to the Denver Chapter, PDCA and the painting industry. We want to thank all of the vendors and suppliers who have come to meetings and sponsored events over the years.

This is a sad announcement. PDCA in Colorado has a long history, over 108 years of education and networking, friendship and support.

Please go to for information on upcoming Council events.

Judy Satterlee
Denver Chapter PDCA


Fall Safety Training: Ladder and Confined Spaces

The Denver PDCA chapter would like to thank CRS Loss Control Consultant, Allison Miles, for guiding us through the steps to reduce risk at the Pinnacol Tri-Safety Group and CRS Insurance Brokerage sponsored ladder and confined safety classes held in November where Allison discussed the associated costs that can impact insurance coverage and your business. Considering the cost… Continue Reading

Specialty Coatings with Faux Finishing Expert Bobbi Shupe

The Denver PDCA would like to thank Faux Finishing expert, Bobbi Shupe for her time in showing us the basic techniques of faux.  Shupe discussed positive and negative techniques, tactile and painting textures and how to apply paint using different mediums (sponge, rags, plastic pull, color wash, feather dust, masking) to walls and other surface… Continue Reading

2016 Labor & Employment Legal Update

  In April of this year, the Denver chapter welcomed attorney, Kate Raabe of Fisher & Phillips, LLP to speak for our group about the upcoming changes in labor and employment law that included proposed overtime exemptions/regulations, proposed federal regulations, new OSHA provisions, NLRB joint employer decisions, independent contractor verses employee developments and I-9/Colorado work… Continue Reading

7 Technology Applications to help you Streamline your Paint Business

The Denver PDCA welcomed Jeff Van Dehy of Karen’s Company at the November meeting as he reviewed software, applications and technological tools that can save you time and money in your paint business so you can become more efficient and comfortable streamlining your business, spending more time focusing on what you do best: running your… Continue Reading

Contracts and Warranties: Presented by Harmon Graves

On August 26th, the Denver PDCA was pleased to welcome attorney at law, Harmon Graves, who discussed issues related to contract intrepretation and drafting at our end of summer meeting. In his presentation, Graves addressed writing contracts, bid warranties, creating a two year warranty and simplifing the terms of service.  He also discussed how to… Continue Reading

RMC Denver Hosted 105th Annual Conference – Improve Your Odds!

RMC Denver Hosted 105th Annual Conference – Improve Your Odds! The Denver PDCA chapter hosted the Rocky Mountain Council’s 105th Annual conference in Black Hawk, Colorado this past September at the Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa.  Attendees enjoyed a casino night reception where they learned how to play Craps and Texas Hold’em before gearing up… Continue Reading

Recycle Used Paint with Colorado’s PaintCare Program

Colorado’s Paint Stewardship Law is slated to go into effect on July 1st, 2015 and if you are a painting contractor, the fees and services that will become available from PaintCare will impact your business. Denver PDCA was happy to welcome program manager, Cathy Lurie, at our last meeting to discuss where to take your… Continue Reading