What’s It Mean When Painters Call Themselves “Pros?” Not That Much, Actually.

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What’s It Mean When Painters Call Themselves “Pros?” Not That Much, Actually.

Did you know that in the state of Vermont you don’t need a contractor’s license to call yourself a professional painting contractor?

There’s no state-wide governing body that oversees painters, making sure that every so-called “pro” delivers quality results. If someone wants to become a painter he or she doesn’t need to go to painter’s school. They don’t need a certain number of apprenticeship hours. All they need is a brush, a ladder, and maybe a business card.

There are all kinds of painters in Vermont. Maybe they’re college kids trying to make a quick buck on vacation. Maybe they’re a one-man band with an old pick-up and some elbow grease. Maybe they’re a larger outfit with a fleet of trucks. Each of these types of contractors has their place, but if anyone can call themselves pros, what does this word even mean these days?

If you need a little more help than just the gutters, we have handyman services at your disposal. Let us help you prepare for the snow. Whether it’s packing up the garden tools, hauling out the sheds and garages, or handling basic weatherization tasks, we have the knowledge and elbow grease you need to get the job done efficiently.

And when the snow finally starts accumulating, we would be more than happy to bring over our ladders and assist with cleaning dangerous snow from your roofs (and walkways and anywhere else that needs shoveling).

Give us a call today!

As a painting company, our teams are not only comfy on ladders, but they are meticulous when it comes to making your home beautiful.

The Industry’s Standard for Excellence

For years Luxbrush has been an accredited contractor through the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. This organization was founded in 1884 and is “the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors.” As their website says:

“PDCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping painting and decorating contractors improve their business. PDCA offers contractor members many opportunities to develop and grow through participation in education programs, attendance at local networking meetings, use of PDCA Industry Standards and much, much more.”

We’re proud members of this organization. Our teams are constantly increasing their skills through training programs–both internal and through PDCA. More to the point, we follow (and routinely exceed) the standards and procedures established by this organization to give you quality service every time. We think that regardless of the size of your project, you deserve consistent, quality results.

Just because there’s no state-appointed painting authority handing out painting licenses doesn’t mean that choosing a contractor has to be a roll of the dice.

Organizations like PDCA were created by excellent painters who value good, quality craftsmanship. All good painters have standards. We just like to put those standards in writing. Anyone can put “pro” on their business card. Not everyone can claim to be PDCA Accredited. I like to say that “the proof is in the painting,” so if that PDCA logo isn’t enough for you, here’s a logo that you might be more familiar with: