Mission: North East Council, Inc., PDCA exists to serve the coating, and wall covering applications industry with standards, education, training, advocacy and best business practices essential to member success.

Vision: To continue to be the North East’s recognized voice of the industry, the contractor’s source for standards and education and the customer’s choice for painting, wall covering and decorating services.


North East Council, Inc., PDCA is the only trade association that addresses the needs of painting contractors in New England. NEC is more than 120 members strong, with active chapters meeting all over New England on a regular basis. Our parent organization, PDCA, was founded in 1884 and currently has over 2000 members nationwide.

PDCA members participate at a National, Council and Chapter level. At the national level you will have access to Industry Standards and industry specific publications and the national PDCA website. PDCA promotes education through Contractor College and the PDCA Accreditation Program. PDCA also protects the interests of contractors through representation at the local, state and federal level.

Chapters meet locally to provide members with hands-on and face-to-face opportunities for networking and information sharing. New England Council offers a yearly conference, educational seminars, workshops and leadership training and produces a quarterly magazine.

Our members are both small and large contractors, residential and commercial. The common thread among our members is the desire to succeed in business and having the support network available to make that happen. Consider joining our dynamic organization and grow with us!

“We met and exchanged ideas with real professionals. We learned to take action and not wait for the phone to ring. We started going to Chapter meetings and took advantage of a wealth of knowledge and experiences that far surpassed our own. We learned to treat our business like a business and used PDCA tools (Contractor College/publications) to develop business and marketing plans, and the Craftsman Operating Procedures to help guide and train ourselves and our employees. We have built relationships with product reps from Ben Moore, Sherwin Williams, California Paints and others (we learned that the reps are here to help us!).”

~ From a North East Council PDCA Member