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About us

From single commercial buildings to multi-site projects, Painters USA delivers industrial cleaning, painting, coating, and concrete services that ensure safe and smooth operations.

WBENC

As a certified Woman Business Enterprise, Painters USA is a Tier 1 and 2 business supplier supporting diversity goals.

Memberships and associations

Professional / trade association involvement keeps Painters USA aware of client concerns and developments in key industries.

Locations

From offices in Chicago, Houston, and Dallas, Painters USA has the resources and capacity to provide regional and nationwide coverage, along with national account support for single vendor convenience and consistency.

Testimonials

Read what some of our clients have said about working with Painters USA.

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The latest on our company, people, events, and other announcements.

Blog

Learn more about commercial / industrial cleaning, painting, coating, and flooring from the Painters USA team, new posts added regularly!

Community outreach

Painters USA gives back to our communities through financial contributions, donations of skilled labor and materials, or volunteering time. It’s one more way we live up to our mission of enhancing life, one brush stroke at a time.

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Painters USA industrial and commercial safety program.

As a Painters USA priority, we take steps to protect our employees, your employees, and everybody at your facility. We follow your work rules and collaborate with other trades.

Value of jobsite safety

“Never Sacrifice Safety” is one of our core values and we ask all our employees at every level for 100% buy-in—working safely is a condition of employment. We back up those words with regular training and ongoing communication. 

Painters USA’s commitment to safety helps to protect your employees, your stakeholders, and ultimately your business. You can have peace of mind knowing we ensure everyone working on a job site and everyone who navigates your facilities can do so safely. Besides our own safety program, we frequently attend job site and client-specific safety training prior to starting a project. These opportunities are welcomed as a way to meet your needs and further our safety knowledge.

Safety Director in charge

Safety Director Kyle Armstrong is guided by a strong, core philosophy: All injuries and incidents are preventable and safety is an integral part of everyone’s job. Following are three key questions asked of Kyle to describe how he ensures that safety is actually carried out where it matters the most—at client job sites.

What are the most common causes of safety incidents on a job site?

“I believe there are two root causes. The first inadequate supervision, which allows a weak safety culture and results in more incidents, in my experience. Senior management can push new safety initiatives, but they live and die with front line managers implementing them and holding their crews responsible. The second is improper motivation, and in my opinion, that happens when you disconnect safety from productivity. If the company culture skews away from an equal balance of production, quality, and safety, you have the likelihood of more incidents by employees taking shortcuts to complete projects faster and managers incentivizing production over safety.”

What do you do to ensure our crews always keep safety top-of-mind?

“The biggest thing I do is to continually develop our safety culture.  We accomplish this through training and laying out our expectations for safe operations. I look to safety representatives in the field like field supervisors and foremen to cascade important safety information across the company. Things like lessons learned from prior incidents, inspection and audit trends, and weekly health and safety topics, which all serve as positive reinforcement."

What happens if you personally see a potential hazard? 

"If I'm on a field visit and happen to identify a potentially hazardous condition or behavior, I make it a learning opportunity as much as a possible disciplinary issue. And for each potential hazard that we discuss, I also recognize three or four positive things the crew is doing on the job. I also make it point to thank the crew for operating safely and continually enforcing our safety culture.”

From newly-hired employees to the most seasoned veterans, Kyle works tirelessly to make sure they all make it home to their families, unscathed and unharmed, every single day. He further believes that injury prevention has a direct impact on morale, productivity, company earnings, and customer satisfaction.

Our certifications

Health and safety performance you can measure

It’s easy for commercial and industrial painting contractors to pay lip service to safety and welfare, but the numbers don’t lie. That’s why Painters USA follows OSHA regulations that apply to our business and helps you comply with yours. OSHA’s Total Recordable Incident Rate or TRIR ) is a safety metric used to quantify and evaluate a company’s safety performance. High TRIR scores can lead to OSHA inspections that examine all components of a company’s health and safety program. If a safety incident were to happen, we have crew members onsite with first aid training and CPR and EMR certifications to do basic, immediate lifesaving interventions with minimal equipment.

Our crews are OSHA 10 / 30 card-carrying pros

Many commercial / industrial painting contractors can give you the services you need, but not all deliver benefits that end up being more important, like fewer workplace safety violations or insurance claims. Painters USA supervisors have completed OSHA 30 training (Construction version), which is 30 hours of workplace safety instruction by authorized trainers. Covering general worksite safety, common hazards, employer responsibilities and more, OSHA 30-Hour training prepares supervisors to prevent and avoid safety and health hazards.

In addition, Painters USA team members are either hired with an OSHA 10 card or receive 10 hours of OSHA workplace safety instruction—an OSHA recommendation and a requirement in some states for public worksites.

4-year apprentice program

As the construction trades have become more professional, Painters USA has partnered with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to offer a 4-year Painting Apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship begins with basic painting skills, safety, and first aid and progresses to in-depth OSHA training and skill sets like equipment operation, coating systems, coating application, and flooring systems. Foremanship levels delve into job strategy, management and leadership, problem solving, material management and more. Knowing that our crews view their work as a career path and not just a temporary job gives our clients another reason to trust in Painters USA.

Aerial lift qualified operator

Most warehouse and distribution center ceilings range between 28 and 36 feet high. With advances in steel integrity and durability, storage tanks and silos have gone vertical to take up less real estate. These are just two examples that demonstrate how industrial and commercial cleaning, painting, and coating projects include surfaces that are way up there! Painters USA uses aerial lifts (also known as scissor lifts) or aerial swing stage platforms (also known as a Mobile Elevated Work Platform or MEWP) to get the work done safely and efficiently, even at the uppermost reaches of your facilities. Most importantly, our crews have aerial training, certification, and experience to work safely.

Fall Protection Competent Person

Slips, trips, and falls are the top reason employees get hurt, even though they are highly preventable through safety training, non-slip floors, light and bright facilities, and other means. Painters USA crews get OSHA Fall Protection Competent Person training so they can recognize and minimize falling hazards, when on elevated platforms or lifts. Fall protection is part of our work process, included in pre-task planning, Job Hazard (JHA) and Job Safety Analysis (JSA), and equipment selection and setup. This training is another way we deliver peace of mind to our clients.

Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)

Commercial and industrial facilities have high energy needs and hazardous energy sources. The OSHA lockout / tagout (LOTO) standard protects workers from the release of hazardous energy by outlining actions and procedures while servicing machines and equipment. As Painters USA workers often perform cleaning and coating work on or near this machinery, we give them the necessary training for safe usage of energy control devices and the prohibition against attempting to restart machinery that is locked or tagged out. It’s one more safeguard that allows our clients to rest easy when Painters USA is working in their industrial and commercial facilities.

Materials protection and performance

In the past, coatings failed to perform reliably and endure the abuse of commercial and industrial environments. Today, manufacturers like Sherwin Williams, PPG, Benjamin Moore, PIP, Carboline, and others offer a wide range of high-performance commercial and industrial paints and coatings. These materials target specific surfaces and operational demands with real problem-solving and value-added functionality. While on average they are more expensive, it’s important to assess the cost based on the life cycle and the many downsides of downtime. Painters USA has the product knowledge you need and the ethical, transparent approach you desire to work with facility managers to select the best coating options for your needs.

Our safety culture

Safe workplaces make for a more productive, satisfied workforce. They reduce insurance costs and legal problems. They protect lives and give the families of commercial and industrial workers the comfort of knowing their loved ones will return home every day. Say what you will about OSHA regulations, the agency has greatly improved workplace safety over the last fifty years. Painters USA makes safety a core value—one we share with many of our commercial and industrial clients. For us, safety is no accident, and we mean that in every sense of the phrase. No matter how much of a priority it is for you, know that our commitment to safety will deliver real solutions and true value to your business.

Suspended Scaffold (Swing Stage) Competent Person

Two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds hung by ropes or cables, also known as swing-stage scaffolds, may call up images of window washers dangling on the sides of skyscrapers. But they’re also an effective way to perform cleaning and coating work on many types of commercial and industrial structures. Painters USA offers OSHA suspended scaffold training to many of our employees so when the time comes, they’re equipped and comfortable doing their job. They understand the nature of fall and falling object hazards, proper use and handling of materials on the scaffold, and maximum loads. It’s another commitment to our safety culture and clients’ peace of mind.

Respirator fit training

Since painting and coating fumes can be harmful to the people exposed to them, OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard requires an appropriate, tight-fitting respirator for these workers. Painters USA would equip our workers with NIOSH-certified respiratory protection regardless of this requirement. The respiratory hazards from vapors, mists, fumes, and oxygen deficiency are too great. We are diligent about personal protection equipment (PPE) of all kinds to ensure our employees stay healthy and can perform the work needed by our clients with the greatest comfort and efficiency.

Scaffold Competent Person

Scaffolding is the second-most cited OSHA violation behind fall protection, and commercial / industrial painters spend a great deal of time on scaffolds. With over four decades of experience, Painters USA knows well that scaffolds are valuable equipment, which is why we train our team members to be a scaffold competent person. They learn scaffold types and requirements, practices for safe usage, fall protection, and more, all so that our clients have one less thing to worry about as we work in their facilities.

Cleared to work on maritime sites

The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, better known as TWIC, is a Maritime Transportation Security Act background checking requirement for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime vessels, ports, and facilities. If this applies to your industrial painting or coating project, Painters USA can meet it. Many of our field employees have a TWIC card and valuable experience from working on projects like fuel terminals along the Gulf coast or industrial facilities along the waterways of the Midwest. It’s one more credential that positions Painters USA as a leading industrial painting and coating contractor.

Confined space training for tight spots

What do tanks, silos, vaults, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, and pipelines have in common? They’re all considered confined spaces—configured with limited or restricted egress that creates hazards and complicates emergency rescue and first aid. To ensure our workers are not vulnerable, Painters USA follows OSHA guidelines for working in these potentially hazardous settings by training and certifying our crews and foremen to work in confined spaces. Our clients share our concern and appreciate this extra level of safety awareness and support when Painters USA is working in their facilities.

Safety included with every project

The consequences and risks of safety shortcuts are simply not worth it. No matter how easy or complex your commercial or industrial facility needs are, we always perform our work safely. and we can help you find ways to “paint in” safety at your facilities.

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