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The purpose of Accreditation is to confirm qualifications and provide
appropriate recognition of painting and decorating companies and individual contractors.
Once accredited, companies will be able to distinguish themselves from their trade
peers as certified professionals who have demonstrated a certain level of excellence in their line of work.
Accreditation is a verified designation of professionalism.
PDCI's Accreditation program is specifically designed to test every aspect of
painting and decorating, both service and business management. Before a contractor
or a painting company can truly claim to be professional, they must undergo a rigorous
process that will show if such claim is well deserved. In the end, however, being
able to stand out from the competition reflects positively on a company's bottom
line and its relationships with customers.
PDCI Contractor Accreditation Program allows painting and decorating
businesses to not only test themselves against some of the most
demanding industry standards, but allows them to learn and improve
in the process. It is this desire to acquire more knowledge and
skill that eventually separates winners from those who have to
leave the trade.
In order to fully probe each canditate, PDCI conducts a thorough
audit of their operations, strategies and contingencies. We begin
by collecting business information such as names and aliases,
ownership structure, financial statements, policies on safety
and continuing/new hire training, any necessary licensing and
even types of business insurance a particular contractor is currently
using. PDCI then analyzes this information, conducts inteviews
with owners in person or by phone to get a more personal feel
for whether a company is suitable to be accredited by our standards.
This may seem as overly intrusive, but it is the only way we can
be sure that our organization is backing up a business that is
well worth customer consideration.
We accredit only the very best
PDCI does not simply accredit every contractor that files an
application, as some other professional organizations often do
because they need membership money. We have built our reputation
to a level of fidelity where we can afford not to start or continue
our relationship with a particular member if that member can negatively
affect the solid ground of public trust PDCI is standing upon.
Although it is true that renewing your accreditation is easier,
because a level of excellence has been demonstrated, there are
requirements to fulfill before it takes place. Awareness of any
new developments in safety and process laws related to painting
and decorating trade must be confirmed before a business is issued
a certificate for another year. PDCI also conducts extensive customer
survey programs and complaint resolution initiatives, keeping
a watchful eye, because we strongly believe that ultimately it is
you, the consumer, who is affected by every one of our members,
and your experience with them eventually translates in your opinion