Blogs (184)


A Look at Effective Quality Control Practices

by Alex Thrasher

Quality control programs and reporting are nothing new to the protective coatings ind...


Intent vs. Outcome in Project Purchasing

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Purchasing for construction projects isn’t like purchasing in our personal lives. Whe...


The Case Against Abrasive Blasting for Spot Repairs

by Robert Ikenberry

I’m not a fan of spot abrasive blasting for repairs on existing structures. Don’t get...


On Plane Crashes and Corrosion Mitigation Procurement

by Warren Brand

I’m fascinated by failures. Some would say obsessed. While Chicago Corrosion Group’s ...


Project Compaction: Not Just for Soil

by Letsfixconstruction.com

I sat through a pre-construction meeting via conference call today to go over the ins...


Caution: Flooring and High Fly Ash In Concrete

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Is there a problem with flooring glued to concrete with a high fly ash content? Fly a...


Misconception Series—Drawings, Specs Are Complementary

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Recently, I was preparing a masonry architectural specification section for a remodel...


Floored: Advance Actions Assure Acceptable Conditions

by Letsfixconstruction.com

The flooring industry is constantly challenged by the same repeating issues: installi...


Learning to Serve

by Warren Brand

When I started my corrosion mitigation consulting firm in 2010, I had one fundamental...


Developing Specifications With a Partner Firm

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Many firms find themselves at some point partnered with another firm on a project tha...


Is All of Construction on a Fast Track?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

While hosting a Let’s Fix Construction workshop at the 2018 AIA Conference in New Yor...


Pre- and Post-Job Soil Sampling for Heavy Metals: What Do We Really Know?

by Kevin Guth

If we are going to rely on environmental sampling to measure impact associated with a...


Why We Shouldn’t Try to Change the Image of Construction

by Letsfixconstruction.com

For as long as I’ve been involved in and around the construction industry, there’s be...


Everyone Needs Coaching, Mentoring

by Letsfixconstruction.com

It is a growing trend for busy professionals to spend some time each week with a coac...


Controlling Corrosion on Offshore Turbines with Coatings, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

There are a number of different turbine types and structural configurations and desig...


Architects Have a Duty of Professional Service

by Letsfixconstruction.com

There is some misunderstanding, both inside the profession and among the population a...


Controlling Corrosion on Offshore Turbines with Coatings

by Lee Wilson

Corrosion is a major risk for offshore wind foundations: Its effects could mean costl...


Get the Picture: Digital Cameras on Jobsites

by Robert Ikenberry

Digital cameras are wonderful tools today and every contractor should make images a p...


Things to Consider When Dealing with Submittals

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Submittals are the bridge between contract documents and construction. They are also ...


Different Forms of Corrosion Require Various Coatings Systems

by Allen Zielnik

Globally, the corrosion of metals accounts for trillions of dollars in annual costs. ...


Just Right: A Goldilocks Approach to Specification

by Robert Ikenberry

When writing a specification for protective coatings, too much can be just as bad as ...


Get Engaged: Visit Your Nation's Capital!

by Robert Ikenberry

Every member of the electorate needs to spend some effort to be informed about critic...


Going with the Flow: 7 Common Issues with Respirators on Blast Jobs

by Kevin Guth

Whether it is lack of training, general apathy on the topic from those impacted in th...


Financial Safety: Insurance, Bonds, Warranties

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Construction insurance, bonds and warranties are among the most confusing and inscrut...


Advice from a Wastewater Expert

by PaintSquare Staff

Kevin Morris, a 25-year veteran of the coatings industry, specializing in water and w...


Coating Condition Surveys: An Overview, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

A great deal of the coating condition survey is visual in nature, and for this reason...


The Misconception Series: Gypsum Board

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Misconceptions can be found across the spectrum, in every product category and in eve...


Coating Condition Surveys: An Overview, Part 1

by Lee Wilson

I have always expressed my concerns in regard to the health and safety of offshore wo...


Understanding MIC (and the H2S Connection)

by Warren Brand

Understanding run-of-the-mill corrosion on steel is complex enough. I remember my co...


Design Ventilation Flow Rates for Blasting Containments: Who Decides?

by Kevin Guth

There are potential risks associated with specifying design ventilation flow rates th...


Looking East to Make America Great

by Robert Ikenberry

As anyone who works in construction knows, projects are built on cooperation, even th...


Wet, Dry, Other: A Surface Prep Primer

by Lee Wilson

There is a vast rage of surface preparation methods widely used within the industry t...


Educating the Young Professionals

by Letsfixconstruction.com

I have become more and more aware of an area where our young professionals are being ...


Correlation and Intent in Contract Documents

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Although it didn't seem like it at the time, one of the best parts of my CSI chapter'...


Dusting Off an Old Standard

by Lee Wilson

Coatings generally fail in direct proportion to their lack of adhesion. It’s rather s...


Access, Access, Access: Reach Out and Hug a Bridge

by Robert Ikenberry

Just as realtors say, "Location, location, location," bridge-painting jobs should hav...


Writing Specifications in a Vacuum

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

A 19th century Scotsman said, “Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and ...


Construction Costs Unknown

by Letsfixconstruction.com

When architects begin with the design concept as the primary driver, or if they have ...


Containment: A Time to Think Ahead

by Robert Ikenberry

Typically, the two biggest costs for projects involving abatement of hazardous paint ...


What Don’t You Know?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

In my humble opinion, the best way to fix something is to learn what you don’t know. ...


A Chilly Surface Prep Method Gains Steam

by Lee Wilson

What is stopping dry ice blasting from becoming a more prevalent method of surface pr...


Delegated Design: Where Does the Buck Stop?

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

With the increased use of delegated design in construction projects, questions have a...


The Evolution of Protective Coatings and Applicators

by Kevin Coleman

At the same time coatings have advanced, the equipment to apply them has evolved as w...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 3

by Lee Wilson

Why, when the joint standards supply so much more information, are specifiers still c...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 2

by Lee Wilson

How does a SSPC/NACE joint standard on surface preparation differ from the equivalent...


Does Paint Make the Drywall?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

When you think about painting drywall in commercial structures, everyone is a critic ...


Are All Surface Prep Standards Created Equal? Part 1

by Lee Wilson

Some say the ISO standard for dry abrasive blasting is in need of a revamp. Is it? An...


Team Spec: Communication is Key

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Are you communicating with your specifier during construction administration? Are you...


The World’s Largest Movable Structure You’ve Probably Never Heard About

by Warren Brand

It’s called The New Safe Confinement (NSC). Picture a massive, movable hangar-like do...


Steel Back Your Specification

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Many factors must be considered when a design specifies cold-formed steel framing mem...


Sandblast Nozzle Selection

by Patrick Harmon

When it comes to sandblasting, the blast nozzle you use is critical. Blast nozzle sel...


Assessing ‘arc’: Is it a Win?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

Before I get into the discussion of the U.S. Green Building Council’s new technology ...


Normalization of Deviance

by Warren Brand

It brought down both Space Shuttles, is responsible for the disaster at Deepwater Hor...


Construction Needs a Fix

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Our biggest challenge comes from working in a bubble. It comes from only seeing thing...


Ways to Get Motivated in a Coatings Career

by V.C. "Bud" Jenkins

Motivation can be described as recognizing a need for something and then taking steps...


No Two Alike

by Amy Gibson

Have you ever been in a class or a training session with an individual who asked too ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Unique

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

“In a highly commoditized world, the name of the game is creating something unique, s...


How About a New 95:50 Rule?

by Robert Ikenberry

I think we should have a new way of looking at quality. We don’t have to settle for “...


Outgassing: It’s Not Just Hot Air

by Warren Brand

I am intimately familiar with the fine art of “eye-rolling.” As the followers of my b...


Blast It Fast: Factors that Contribute to Sandblasting Speed

by Patrick Harmon

As a contractor, the speed at which you can prep a surface or remove contaminants can...


Building a Good Foundation

by V.C. "Bud" Jenkins

I was at a client’s store last week when a painting crew of five young workers came i...


The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 2

by Lee Wilson

The 1980s really did see the birth of the three-layer systems comprised of a polyolef...


The Development of Protective Pipeline Coatings, Part 1

by Lee Wilson

This is the first in a two-part series chronicling the history of protective pipeline...


Be Ready for What May Come

by Michael Halliwell

Kay Redfield Jamison once said, “There is always a part of my mind that is preparing ...


Between a Rock and a Rusty Place

by Warren Brand

My eldest daughter, Jessica, 21, excitedly called me a few months ago to tell me abou...


The Importance of Your Learning Culture

by Amy Gibson

First things first: What is an “organizational learning culture”? Your organizational...


Office Master Specs: 5 Things to Consider

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Perhaps the best argument for creating and maintaining an office master spec is to ha...


Infrared vs. Convection Curing

by Patrick Harmon

Many manufacturers face the challenge of product piling up around their painting depa...


Our Industry’s Aversion to Risk: Nothing Is Risk-Free

by Warren Brand

I was 18 and SCUBA diving off a pristine, white, sandy beach in the Red Sea. My dive-...


Steps to Assessing Concrete Structures

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

An assessment of a concrete structure to evaluate existing conditions and determine c...


Are Your Clients Arguing from Ignorance or Authority?

by Warren Brand

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know I live with four women—three daughte...


7 Tips for Writing a Spec Section from Scratch

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

For those of you who frequently write construction specifications, the time will come...


Old-School vs. New-School Learning: Which Do You Prefer? (You Might Be Surprised!)

by Amy Gibson

Learning occurs every day, but when we think of learning, many of us have a nostalgic...


A Tale of Two Contractors:
The Hidden, Staggering Costs of Inefficiency

by Warren Brand

It was early spring of 2007 when my old coating company got the call from Grainger Wo...


Q&A with GSA’s Sustainability Architect

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

This post offers a glimpse into the U.S. General Services Administration's work invol...


Checklist for Evaluating Stone Durability

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Stone, in general, is considered a durable material; however, not all stones are as d...


Electrostatic Painting: What You Need to Know

by Patrick Harmon

Electrostatic painting is often not well understood in the paint and coatings industr...


Kindness: The Missing Ingredient in Any Successful Coating Application

by Warren Brand

It was 2010 and I had just turned 50 when I walked away from a family business. In do...


7 Areas Where Construction Conflicts Can Arise

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Many construction projects are rife with potentially overlapping trade responsibiliti...


Asset Integrity and Fabric Maintenance

by Lee Wilson

Asset integrity can be defined as the ability of an asset to perform its required fun...


5 Winter Challenges Buildings Face

by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

This first blog written by Logan Cook of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. includ...


Why I Love Green Building Science

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

One of the great things about being involved in the green building movement is the en...


A Perspective on Learning

by Amy Gibson

Former CEO of GE Jack Welch said, “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate ...


Millennials: A Good Bet for Construction

by FMI

Now is the time to start incorporating a millennial-focused recruitment strategy for ...


5 Tips to Reduce Solvent Use in Your Finishing Work

by Patrick Harmon

I was recently with a customer who wanted to reduce solvent use. His company currentl...


A Tale of Two Clients

by Warren Brand

There’s a concept in martial arts that the first time a student sees a


Should You Demand an OSHA Warrant?

by Eric J. Conn

Perhaps the most common question I am asked about OSHA inspections is


Deep Dive into Subsea Coatings

by Lee Wilson

I was approached recently by a fellow coating inspector who had applied for a positio...


Can We Save Our Corroding Infrastructure?

by Warren Brand

It's time for a new way of thinking. Let’s first start with a story from a 60 Minu...


OSHA’s Full-Time Enforcement Policy for Temporary Workers

by Eric J. Conn

In April 2013, OSHA declared that protecting temporary workers would become a top pri...


Groups Respond to Call for Green Code

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

In a deal nearly two years in the making, the International Code Council (ICC) and AS...


No Room for Painters

by Lee Wilson

Way back in June 2011, I wrote an article that was published in a European coatings j...


Giving Back

by Michael Halliwell

Isn’t it amazing how many lives we touch in our day-to-day work? Or even when we are ...


New Leaders for LEED: What Will Change?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

USGBC was founded 22 years ago with a governance structure appropriate for a U.S.-bas...


A Pleasant Surprise in the Permian Basin

by Warren Brand

The three-hour drive through the scrub of the Northwestern Shelf of the Permian Basin...


All About Adhesion

by Lee Wilson

As I have stated time and time again, if a protective coating does not stick to the s...


Sex and the C-Level

by Cynthia O'Malley

PITTSBURGH--In Corporate America, balanced representation of women in leadership (wit...


Specifications: Does Anyone Still Care?

by Warren Brand

When I was nine or 10, my summers were spent with gun-toting workmen, driving around ...


Facility Manager’s Rx for Building Success

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Maybe you just joined a health-care facility and are taking on a new construction pro...


Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

by Warren Brand

In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with ...


Best Practices: Make Room for Daddy

by FMI

The construction industry has a unique culture and a rich history steeped in predicta...


Seeking Sense from the Experts

by Warren Brand

It takes an enormous amount to get under my skin. But I just attended a conference fo...


When Bad Specs Happen to Good Projects

by Lee Wilson

As we are well aware, many factors can and do cause premature coating failure. The us...


Why Your Bridge Needs a Good Bake Sale

by Robert Ikenberry

Americans are great innovators. We develop the coolest technological toys. From perso...


Sales is Not a Dirty Word

by FMI

No one wants to be called a salesperson—regardless of their position in the company. ...


Game of Pros: Experience v. Credentials

by Lee Wilson

Inspectors and others in the protective-coatings field often ask me which is “better”...


'Green' According to Whom?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

The ongoing evolution of green building rating systems has intensified debate over a ...


Where It All Went So Wrong

by Lee Wilson

I recently returned from inspecting a high-profile gas plant being developed by a maj...


But What about the Men?

by Cynthia O'Malley

Our industry will never achieve the benefits of gender equality with only one gender ...


When Best Practices Go Bad

by FMI

Many times, companies develop best practices and implement them poorly. This can resu...


Failure? Analyze This (or Don't)

by Warren Brand

So, I get a call from the manager of a tony high-rise condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast.


Beyond Cost: Pricing for Value

by FMI

In today’s market, many contractors assume that there are no longer opportunities to ...


Driving Data from Disco to Digital

by Warren Brand

For nearly 30 years, I’ve watched, fascinated, as technology in the coatings industry...


Gen Y: The New Face of Construction

by FMI

From the field to the boardroom, the construction industry has a deepening labor shor...


The More Things Change ...

by Cynthia O'Malley

I recently had the rare opportunity to sit and have an extended conversation with a l...


Murphy’s Laws of Spec Writing
(With Apologies to Murphy)

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

We all know Murphy’s Law: "Anything that can go wrong, will." Over the years, there h...


LEED’s Great Idea: Will It Work?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

For all of its global success as the fastest-growing not-for-profit organization in h...


From Loyal Employees, Loyal Clients

by FMI

Today’s business environment is very different from six years ago, when the pace of e...


5 Things About Specs You Need to Know

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

Last post, I wrote, “We can’t know everything about every material, product, assembly...


Doing What You Promised, on Time

by FMI

So many people are urging contractors to refrain from the cliché “on time, on schedul...


Lead: Much Ado about Nothing?

by Warren Brand

I can think of few corrosion protective materials more durable, functional and versat...


Should Human Rights
Influence LEED Certification?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

The FIFA World Soccer championships are underway in Brazil, and the U.S. Green Buildi...


What Good Reps Know (and You May Not)

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

So that you don’t think my previous post was a screed against manufacturers and their...


Technology Trips on the Generation Gap

by FMI

Time management is critical in design and construction, from conception to completion...


Going Beyond the ‘Good Old Boys’

by Cynthia O'Malley

Where are the women in coatings, and why aren’t there more of them?


Building a Better, Stronger Contract

by FMI

Few industries require the use of contracts more than construction.


Learning (Yes, Really) from Al Jazeera

by Robert Ikenberry

Last week on our bridge demo project, I ran into a news reporter I know who hopes to ...


Designing a Better Education

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

For most American children, teachers and administrators, education is a linear proces...


You Can’t Specify ‘Exceptional’

by Bob Bailey, AIA, CCS

When I was a graduate architect just out of college and working in my first architect...


Coating Inspectors: Are We Necessary?

by Warren Brand

Over 30 years in the industry, I’ve been on most sides of many paint issues. I’ve own...


Coating Inspectors: Are We Necessary?

by Warren Brand


How to Hire, and Keep, the Right People

by FMI

In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins noted, “The old adage ‘People are your ...


Playing on a Field Not Remotely Level

by Cynthia O'Malley

The Women in Coatings group was formed in 2010 as part of SSPC: The Society for Prote...


‘Solutions’ That Also Teach Lessons

by Warren Brand

It all started over coffee with a friend. I had wondered to Dean, a coating rep, how ...


Get Them While They’re Young

by FMI

As the construction industry rebounds with the growing economy, the search for talent...


Win the Right Work

by FMI

Chasing a lot of work these days? Who isn’t? But some teams are so busy chasing work ...


How Much Does a Bad Paint Job Cost?

by Warren Brand

I’m passionate about everything pertaining to our industry. I have one company that c...


Land Mines on the Road to Safety

by Simon Hope

I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for ...


5 Ways to Get a Leg up on LEED

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

I am fortunate to have practiced internationally throughout my career in sustainable ...


Getting Paid—On Time, Without Drama

by FMI

Any principal of a construction firm will tell you that cash is king. There is little...


Closing Thoughts

by Karen Kapsanis

Years ago, when I joined JPCL as the editorial assistant, I told myself that I...


I Try to be Flexible...

by Warren Brand

We are in the process of getting a water tank—85 feet in diameter and roughly 80 feet...


The Perils of O-Ring Thinking

by Warren Brand

When it comes to failure, there are causes, and then there are causes.


Up a Tree ... without a Password

by Karen Kapsanis

Sometimes, I think living in the Information Age is like trying to get into some kid’...


Beyond the Cold Wall: A Penetrating Look

by Warren Brand

Thanks to everyone for reading, thinking about and commenting on my last blog on the ...


The Cold War over the Cold Wall Effect

by Warren Brand

Reality is not always as firm a thing as we would wish, alas, even in the realm of co...


Techie Trials and Paper Tigers

by Simon Hope

Life is great, things progress, and every day a shiny new techno-toy arrives to make ...


Hot Times, Cool Opportunities

by Robert Ikenberry

It’s time to talk about climate change—and I don’t mean arguing about whether it’s ha...


Dirty Secrets of the ‘Q’ Word

by Simon Hope

Having dispensed with human competence, can we hope for any better from its inanimate...


Revelations of the Magic Hammer

by Tim Race

Ever hear anyone state with great authority that you can't know what surface preparat...


Congratulations on Your Engagement

by Pamela Simmons

Today the word “engagement” does not so much mean moving to the next level with your ...


Dangers of the Daily Juggling Act

by Karen Kapsanis

I have been trying to write this little essay for weeks, but I keep getting interrupt...


Construction Still Low on High Tech

by Robert Ikenberry

Construction is one of the last industries to embrace technology—or so it seems. If s...


Q&A: Conservation Layers Art, Science

by Jill M. Speegle

Whether she is restoring a massive painted wall or a small family heirloom painting, ...


‘Competent Persons’ vs. Competence

by Simon Hope

One of the eternal problems that our industry grapples with is defining the differenc...


Infrastructure Needs a Good PR Firm

by Robert Ikenberry

Which would you notice first? Money missing from your Social Security check, or a pat...


‘I’m Simply Painting Some Concrete…’

by Burt Olhiser

Coating new concrete is a simple matter, correct? All you need to do is use a manufac...


Business Building: Investing in ‘Yes’

by Robert Ikenberry

I’m often amazed when I watch other contractors interact with owners.


‘Wait, Wait Don’t Implode,’ Judge Says

by Jill M. Speegle

Hold the explosives! A Nevada state judge has put the kibosh on plans to implode a st...


Tapping into a Time-Honored Test

by Tim Race

Tap ... tap ... tap ... Between the years of 1660 and 1664, my ninth great-gra...


Not Strangers to Danger

by Karen Kapsanis

Maybe you’ve had this experience, too: I have a hard time forgetting accidents that h...


Too Much Rust for the Weary

by Karen Kapsanis

Although I don’t see offshore oil platforms around Pittsburgh, rarely pass storage ta...


Protection from the Pressure to Paint

by Burt Olhiser

In accordance with our title, this column is a “Like It Is” effort to present common-...


New Tools Stuck in Old-School Ways

by Tim Race

In 1973, I was playing baseball for Parkside High School Eagles with Tony Dungy. That...


Casting a Vote for Infrastructure

by Karen Kapsanis

I really don’t like leap years, mainly because they are the years when the campaign f...


Doing Good: Enforcement’s Brighter Side

by Jill M. Speegle

When companies run afoul of environmental laws, they typically pay a fine, clean up t...


Social Media: Y U Should ‘Like’ It

by Pamela Simmons

Social media isn’t new, but you wouldn’t know it from some people in the coatings ind...


Wanted: Common Sense on Next Lead Regs

by Robert Ikenberry

Recently, when I took my annual C5 refresher, I was reminded that the OSHA Lead in Co...


Paint on Demand: Thinking Outside the Can

by Pamela Simmons

The terms, green and sustainable are thrown around rampantly these days...


The Drywall Dilemma: The Rest Of The Story

by Burt Olhiser

As discussed in the first installment of this two-part article (Durability + Design, ...


Rebuilding a Skilled Workforce

by Robert Ikenberry

Recently, McGraw-Hill Construction went looking for skilled labor. Turns out, they we...


Print vs. Digital: The Ultimate Partnership

by Pamela Simmons

Google the words, “print dead” and you’ll come up with countless articles, polls, and...


The Drywall Dilemma: Lessons Learned from the School of Finish Failures

by Burt Olhiser

The following is the first installment of a two-part discussion of a number of failur...


Managing to Prosper: Planning and Executing an Effective Game Plan

by Burt Olhiser

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series of columns in Durability + Des...


Ready to ‘Check-In’ to Architecture? National Virtual Event Starts Sunday

by Jill M. Speegle

No flights, hotel reservations, or nametags are needed; in fact, you could stay in yo...


Op Art, Circa 2012: Demystifying the Hidden Secrets of the QR Code

by Pamela Simmons

D+D News published a story recently about a QR code painted on the roof of the...


One for All?

by Karen Kapsanis

I recently heard that some owners change a contract by replacing an “SSPC-certified c...


The Complaint Dept.: The Agony of ‘Blocking’ and Other Tales of Woe

by Burt Olhiser

The recent endless whining and posturing by our political “leadership” on one side of...


When Is It a Good Idea To Turn Down Work?

by Burt Olhiser

My musings this month have to do with the reasons we turn down work.


Pondering this Matter of the Big-Box Era…or is it Big Headache?

by Burt Olhiser

I recently had occasion to become one of the wandering lost souls in a Big-Box DIY st...


Two Words that Made this Contractor Tremble with Fear: Color Advice

by Burt Olhiser

During my years of contracting I loved most everything about my career choice, with o...


The RRP Rule Hits Home (or, Why this Homeowner Paid More but Got More)

by Harold Hower

All this debate and discussion about the EPA’s lead-paint Renovate, Repair and Painti...


It’s Spring, When a Contractor’s Fancy Turns to Thoughts of…Marketing

by Burt Olhiser

How are you generating new business—by word of mouth? By online advertising? By listi...


Communicating about Quality in Painting Work

by Burt Olhiser

Some paint jobs are recipes for disaster-for both the contractor and the facility own...


 
 
   

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