UPCOMING SEMINARS

August 21 - 22, 2017

Las Vegas, NV


November 2 - 3, 2017

Honolulu, HI


February 19 - 20, 2018

Galveston, TX
During PDCA Expo


Commercial and Residential Blueprint Reading, Painting Estimating, and Business Management Skills

Seminar Details

This informative seminar will provide instruction in the following areas:

- Understand construction drawings
- Interpret construction specifications
- Determine scope of work required
- Learn to relate plan sections and details
- Learn time saving takeoff techniques
- Learn to calculate paint coverages
- Learn proper measurement of wall covering
- Learn production rates
- Learn to accurately measure and calculate quantities of surface to be finished
- Tailor estimating functions to your company
- Learn to track jobs bid
- Understand YOUR overhead
- Compare your company's financial statistics
- Analyze profit considerations
- Learn job cost tracking techniques
- Determine your market niche
- Learn to track production rates achieved
- Use computers for estimating, job costing and decision making

PDCA Volume 1 Cost & Estimating and Volume 2 Estimating Guide Rates and Tables are required study guides. If you do NOT have these publications, ADD $190.00. Payment in full is required with registration. We accept payment by check or PayPal. Some expenses for a continuing education course taken to maintain and improve professional skills are tax deductible - check with your accountant.


Please e-mail or call with any questions.
Wanda Buchanan 
Telephone: 561.775.7151
Email: wanda@coatingsconsultants.com

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This course counts as 4 credits for those who are enrolled in Contractor College Accreditation Program through Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).

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Seminar Feedback & Testimonial:

I cannot say enough about Robert Cusumano and Wanda Buchanan. They are truly experts in this field and approached the seminar with excellence and patience. This seminar covered a wide range of topics – from estimating methods, how to determine a scope of work, performing quantity takeoffs, calculating labor, material and miscellaneous job costs, reading blueprints, figuring overhead and profit and even covering PDCA standards and contracts. I truly walked away from these two intensive days with a confident understanding of what had been taught. Prior to the seminar, I was apprehensive that the course would be “over my head” and that I would be sitting through the two days with my eyes glazed over, being exposed to terms that I wouldn’t understand. This was definitely not the case.

- Melissa McKenna / Jade Painting, Inc.