TESTIMONIALS


Essentials of Paint & Painting Technology

"It was definitely beneficial"

It was a real good refresher. I’ve been at this for 34 years and it brought back a lot of things I’d forgotten. It was definitely beneficial. MPI is very prevalent in our marketplace and the name is well recognized so it will be helpful for me to tell my customers I’m now an MPI Certified Architectural Coating Technologist and I look forward to getting my MPI Coating Specialist certification as well.

Tim Garver,
CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Dunn-Edwards

"It is great learning tool for either a commercial paint sales person or contractors/estimators working in the field"

I’ve been in the paint industry for 26 years. I thought the course covered a wide range of material and I believe it is great learning tool for either a commercial paint sales person or contractors/estimators working in the field.

Allen A. Loya,
Territory Manager Dealer-Hardware Group, Pratt & Lambert




ARCHITECTURAL PAINTING

“The more we know, the more we shine.”

I've been in this business for 36 years and I’m a firm believer that the more we know, the more we shine. My group is relied on quite a bit to be a go-to resource for our field sales reps, so we endeavor to grow our expertise whenever possible. I enrolled in MPI training to increase my knowledge of paint application as well as hone my spec-writing skills; some of it was refresher but you always learn something. The MPI Level 2 course was absolutely useful, especially the sections on coating steel, wood, and vertical concrete surfaces, and I picked up some tips I could use right away. I’d highly recommend this course to my peers and colleagues; it will definitely increase their ability to answer customer questions, solve customer problems, and prevent headaches at the jobsite.

Tim Garver,
CSI, CDT, LEED AP, MPI ACT, MPI ACS Architectural Representative, Dunn-Edwards

"Our team will be able to continue to provide our customers with high quality work"

A&K Painting Company is an open shop total service commercial and industrial painting contractor headquartered in Charlotte, NC. President Kevin Robbins and 10 members of his team graduated MPI Level 1 and three grads are now enrolled in Level 2. Robbins notes, “The paint industry faces a serious problem: the workforce is aging and we need to get the next generation up to speed. At A&K Painting we’re committed to training our less experienced staff, but we have limited time and resources. So we looked for a source of formal training in commercial painting and found MPI. “We enrolled a team of our key personnel and we’re very pleased with the results. MPI Level 1 taught them the theoretical basics of architectural coatings work. Level 2 covers the practical, real-world stuff they deal with every day, with a focus on how to prevent or solve problems before they become costly mistakes; it’s ideal for project managers and field superintendents, even some senior foremen. By mastering this material and getting their MPI-certified credentials, our team will be able to continue to provide our customers with the high quality work A&K is known for. We created a new page on our website to show off our team’s MPI certifications, and look forward to putting more employees into the program in the months ahead.”

Kevin Robbins,
President, A&K Painting



MAINTENANCE PAINTING

“The more we know, the more we shine.”

I've been in this business for 36 years and I’m a firm believer that the more we know, the more we shine. My group is relied on quite a bit to be a go-to resource for our field sales reps, so we endeavor to grow our expertise whenever possible. I enrolled in MPI training to increase my knowledge of paint application as well as hone my spec-writing skills; some of it was refresher but you always learn something. The MPI Level 2 course was absolutely useful, especially the sections on coating steel, wood, and vertical concrete surfaces, and I picked up some tips I could use right away. I’d highly recommend this course to my peers and colleagues; it will definitely increase their ability to answer customer questions, solve customer problems, and prevent headaches at the jobsite.

Tim Garver,
CSI, CDT, LEED AP, MPI ACT, MPI ACS Architectural Representative, Dunn-Edwards

"The Level 2 content about best practices for painting each type of substrate was especially valuable"

H&H Painting is an open shop contractor that does both new construction and maintenance repaint work. I have a college degree in construction management but wanted to increase my knowledge and expertise in the painting side of the business, so my boss signed me up for MPI Level 1 and Level 2 training. I learned a lot! The Level 2 content about best practices for painting each type of substrate was especially valuable along with the organizing scheme for how to choose re-paint systems when you don’t have an architect’s specs to work with. There’s no other source teaching this material; one of our paint suppliers tries to offer us training but it’s basically only about paint and how it’s made. Now that I’ve passed and received my MPI MCS certification, I know I can give owners expert advice without needing to call my paint sales rep like I often did in the past. I’m better able to prevent jobsite problems before they occur as well as resolve issues when they do come up, all of which helps assure H&H Painting continues to provide excellent and dependable service to our customers.

Cody J. Collmenter,
Project Manager / Estimator, LEED Green Associate, H & H Painting Company, Inc.

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