“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.
"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.”
"The course makes you more confident, more knowledgeable"
I’ve been in the commercial/architectural coatings business for 12 years and work with painting contractors, property managers, and facility owners. When it comes to paint expertise, I strive to be the “go-to guy.” I signed up for MPI training because when customers ask technical questions or need solutions to problems, I want to have the correct answers right away. The MPI training was very useful -- I learned a lot! I’m now more confident in my ability to recommend the right coating system for a specific substrate or exposure environment, and I also strengthened my paint spec writing skills, all of which will make me a far more valuable resource to my customers. I’d highly recommend MPI Level 2 training to my peers and colleagues; the course makes you more confident, more knowledgeable and better prepared to answer questions and recommend solutions to your customers.
"I’d highly recommend the Level 2 course to my peers or colleagues."
I’ve got over 35 years of experience working with architectural coatings, but I always like to keep my brain fresh. I took MPI Level 2 to help make me better at my job. This is a very detailed course with a lot of content! I found the concrete section to be especially useful; we do a lot with floor and patio coatings and this is tricky work where both we and our customers can struggle a bit. By passing the course and gaining my Architectural Coating Specialist certification, I believe I have distinguished myself from my competition in my ability to give customers expert advice; the credentials will make me more credible and will help me win more business or increase margin. I’m now better able to recommend good solutions to customer problems and answer their questions; I’m also better prepared to prevent jobsite problems and write stronger paint specifications. I’d highly recommend the Level 2 course to my peers or colleagues.
"I highly recommend the MPI Level 2a course"
I highly recommend the MPI Level 2a course. I work with architects and designers on new construction projects as well as remodel and renovation work, and I signed up because I wanted the accreditation as well as the insight to better serve my customers. The course covered some material I was unfamiliar with and was a great refresher as well; the sections on concrete and metal were particularly valuable. This is a very comprehensive and detailed course covering a wide variety of substrates in various degrees of lifespan and conditions, which is the real world. Now that I’m an MPI-Certified Architectural Coating Specialist, I’ve set myself apart from the competition in my ability to identify substrate conditions, answer customer questions, recommend appropriate coating systems, and offer expert advice that will prevent jobsite problems down the road.