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Marge Parkhurst

Marge Parkhurst, owner of Painting By Marge and PEP Estimating Solutions, is a prominent painting contractor in the high-end residential market of Litchfield County, Connecticut. She has presented seminars at various PDCA conventions and Sherwin Williams pro shows. She has been featured in many industry magazines including Professional Painting Contractor, American Painting Contractor, PWC, and Rental Products News.

How much old paint is lead paint?

How much old paint is lead paint?

By on November 2, 2014 in How We Stay Safe, Lead Paint with 0 Comments

You go out to estimate a repaint on an older home, you learn that the home was built before 1977, and then, Oh No! The four letter word: “L-E-A-D!” The homeowner tells you that the home has been repainted several times since they have owned it, so there can’t be anymore lead on the house. […]

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Submitting a Professional Estimate

Submitting a Professional Estimate

By on March 23, 2014 in Pricing and Estimating with 7 Comments

PEP announces the eBid! How does it work? You put together a company profile to highlight your latest projects, your history, your values – a professional estimate is what sets you apart from the rest. When it comes time to make a bid for a job, you can select to include this company information as […]

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How do I know what to charge?

How do I know what to charge?

By on February 1, 2014 in Pricing and Estimating with 7 Comments

My estimating was guesstimating at best. When I first started my business I had no idea what to charge my clients for the work I was doing. I knew how to charge by the hour, but I wasn’t always sure how long it would take me to finish tasks. Eventually I had a pretty good idea […]

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Do more with your Estimating Software

Do more with your Estimating Software

By on November 4, 2013 in Pricing and Estimating with 0 Comments

When I go to PDCA conventions, I often run into friends and fellow painters that know me as an estimating buff. They know that I’m both the owner of an estimating software company and also a paint contracting business. Don’t get me wrong, estimating is critical to being successful, but it’s also really important to […]

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