PaintSquare Connect 2020 |


Get To Know The Industry's Newest Trade Association: The Commercial Painting Industry Association

Originally Presented: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

In this presentation, Founding Members Aaron Moore, President of PPD Painting & Steve Hester, President of Hester Decorating will outline their vision for the industry's newest trade association focusing on the unique needs of commercial painting contractors. They will discuss their different levels of membership, how their peer group model is setup, and answer any questions or hear suggestions the audience may have.

Aaron Moore

Aaron Moore began his entrepreneurial career shortly after his 2002 graduation from Eastern Illinois University and a short stint in corporate America. In 2004, he took the leap and decided to start Precision Painting & Decorating (PPD) based in Bellwood, Illinois. Fast-forward nearly fifteen years, PPD has grown to employ over 40 people and has also been the 3-time recipient (‘14, ‘15, ‘16) of the prestigious Inc. 5000 Award for the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the country. Aaron sits on numerous boards, is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, and actively involved in Entrepreneurs Organization. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, values-driven leadership, family, community, the outdoors and golf...not necessarily in that order.

Steve Hester

Stephen Hester, a key manager of Hester Painting & Decorating since 1996 and currently President, brings to the helm vision for the future of the company, as well as finance, legal and marketing know-how. Stephen is a member of the Young President’s Organization and is active in Chicagoland’s civic and philanthropic community. Stephen earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2004. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1990 from the University of Miami in Florida where he graduated cum laude with a degree in real estate finance. Stephen has served on the Board of Directors for the National Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and the Chicago Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


CPIA, The Commercial Painting Industry Association

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CPIA, The Commercial Painting Industry Association