Precision was recently invited to speak on the Painting Contractors Association’s podcast, PaintED. PCA is a national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education, and excellence. As a professional organization, PCA offers contractor members many opportunities to develop and grow through participation in education programs, attendance at local networking meetings, use of PCA Industry Standards and much more. We were pleased to be asked to contribute to PaintED, and share our experiences with other members.

On the podcast, Precision founder Allan Horn discuses our pro bono painting at The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding in San Juan Capistrano. The Shea Center provides equine assisted therapy and activities for individuals of all ages with disabilities and special needs. Our work at Shea included painting offices, meeting rooms, corridors, and stairwells. It was a great opportunity to give back to the equestrian community, of which Allan (and several Precision employees) are a part. It also helped us keep our employees working during the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chad Horn also discusses Precision’s volunteer work at the Delhi Center in Santa Ana. Delhi is a great resource for residents in the area. They share information about health, education, financial stability, utility programs, as well as distribute food to the community. Their resources were already stretched thin during the lockdown, so Precision stepped up to help them out. Their facilities have been heavily used but not painted or repaired much in the last decade or so. Our work at Delhi included classrooms, an auditorium, and the ballroom, and we installed new moulding and chair rail to spruce everything up. This pro bono work by Precision allowed the Delhi Center to spend their resources directly on the community they serve.

Though volunteering and pro bono work is helpful to the recipients, it is also beneficial to those who participate in it. As Allan mentions on the PaintED podcast, giving back makes us feel good to be involved in making our community a better place for everyone. It’s good karma, and good for the soul! You can listen to the PaintEd podcast here: “PCA Good Samaritans Create a Culture of Giving.”