Washington Metro Chapter

Ethics. Education. Excellence

Our Mission

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.

Welcome to PDCA Washington Metro Chapter!
The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors. PDCA offers members many opportunities to become the best painters in the industry through participation in education programs, attendance at local networking meetings, use of PDCA Industry Standards and much, much more. Nearly 2,000 painting and decorating contractors in the United States and Canada are proud members of this organization. Explore the PDCA website to learn more about why PDCA Painters Are Better.

Who We Are
Founded in 1884, the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is a national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education and excellence. Today, PDCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping professional painting and decorating contractors improve their business.


  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    • For: Education Dinner
    • We are excited to kick off our first dinner meeting for the year.  It’s packed full of networking and education so please join us, you will be glad you did!

      4:00 – 5:00:  Board meeting; we would like to have both outgoing and incoming Board members attend please.

      5:00 – 5:45:  Networking Reception; visit our associate tables, networking, appetizers & beverages

      6:00 - 7:00:  Dinner; we are pleased to have Leslie West, Immediate Past President of Mid-Atlantic do the installation of the new Board.  She will also speak briefly on the value of PDCA at the Mid-Atlantic level!  Learn or "brush up" on the benefits and value to your business by being or becoming a PDCA Metro member and taking full advantage of your membership.  Our new President, Bill Patterson will briefly share his goals to enhance and help "your" chapter succeed!

      For registration information please contact:  Debbie Cain at pdcametro@gmail.com or 301-275-0414



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