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

2015 Executive Committee Installation Dinner

Thank you all who attended the Denver and Southern Colorado’s executive committee installation dinner this past Saturday evening. Siena at the Courtyard offered us hearty Italian-American dishes in a bustling trattoria in Castle Rock with a European-feel. Congratulations to our Denver Executive Committee Members: President: Larry Torres Vice President: Vanessa LaSarre Secretary: Jeff Van Dehy… Continue Reading

2014 Holiday Luncheon

On December 10th, the Denver PDCA members attended the holiday luncheon at the Avenue Grill to celebrate the end of the year by eating, drinking and being merry!  Chapter President, Brad Hatch, who ended his presidency tenure and former Executive Director, Brandt Domas were honored for their contributions to the local chapter.  We thank them… Continue Reading

Building a Painting Company to Sell

A successful business is a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you.  Are you building a painting contracting company that can be sold? If not, how are you going to sell it one day?  Many painting contractors work long hours and the business is their life. The problem with this mode of operating is that nobody wants… Continue Reading

Getting Paid What You Are Owed Without an Attorney

You’ve met all of the conditions of the project’s contract, finished the project and and now the customer, be it a general contractor, property manage, owner or home owner, doesn’t want to pay your company.  What do you do? Thanks to our speaker, Mr. Scott Mikulecky, Esq. with Sherman & Howard LLC Litigation and Trial Practice… Continue Reading

Residential Painting Contractor Conference Coming to Denver

A painting industry national conference specifically for Residential Painting Contractors The Residential Forum’s annual conference, Advanced Shop Talk, is happening in Denver, July 18th and 19th, 2014.  In the group’s 15th Annual gathering, this year’s theme is “The Ascent to the Top”.  The two day event provides a large amount of interaction, education and networking with… Continue Reading

The Real Thing – Commercial Estimating and Contracting

Last week’s meeting topic, The Real Thing – Commercial Estimating & Contracting, was well received by attendees and generated a good amount of interaction and sharing.  Attendees learned about digital takeoff software, submittals, contractor requirements, cashflow needs and identifying, tracking and charging for project changes. Medicines are dear, and definite patients cannot buy the drugs they… Continue Reading

Is Paint Stewardship Coming to Colorado?

Paint Stewardship, the recycling of unused paint as mandated by State laws will impact the painting industry with a per gallon charge added to paint cost for painting contractors along with all other consumer purchases of paint. The Product Stewardship Institute and the American Coatings Association, a national association of paint manufacturers,  met with a… Continue Reading