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Hester Wins PDCA PIPP Industry Award for Commercial Interior

Posted by Heather Hester on Friday, April 01, 2016

Hester Painting & Decorating of Skokie, IL was recognized with a 2016 PDCA Picture it Painted Professionally (PIPP) Industry Award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). The award was presented during the 2016 Painting & Decorating EXPO, March 9-11 in New Orleans, LA. The annual awards program is hosted by PDCA and recognizes the best performances in the coatings application industry by individuals and contracting company members of PDCA.

PIPP Awards are presented for overall project excellence and superior craftsmanship. Awards were distributed in the following categories: Commercial Decorative, Commercial Interior, Commercial Restoration Exterior, Commercial Restoration Interior, Industrial Exterior, Industrial Interior, Residential Decorative, Residential Interior, and Community Improvement Awards.

Hester Painting & Decorating won an award for the Commercial Interior category. Details on their La Banque Hotel project are stated below:

When Hester Painting & Decorating received the call to help renovate a bank built in 1925 into a boutique hotel, they knew quality and attention to detail were going to be of the utmost importance. Building on their experience and the proven track records of the products used, Hester Painting knew that they had to get the job right the first time to ensure a long service life for the customer.

The age of the building provided its fair share of issues. To ensure proper readiness, Hester’s crew needed to repair and patch walls all over the jobsite before using appropriate primers. A number of skills were required to complete the project. In addition to painted walls, floor epoxy and wallcoverings were part of the scope of the project. Due to the building being 90 years old, wax removers were needed to remove years of buildup. This step was necessary to avoid imperfections in the finish coat.

To complete the project on time and within budget, PDCA Standard P7 was utilized to ensure all trades on the job were informed. PDCA Standard P5 was also an important part of completing the project.

In recognition of Hester Painting and Decorating award-worthy work, the owner of the hotel stated, “Recognition of Hester’s workmanship is deserved on this landmark project. The repurposing of this building into a revenue-creating business gave this small community the ability to be self-sufficient.