Testimonials


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

Dunn-Edwards Architectural Representative Tim Garver has been in the paint business for 36 years and already carried LEED AP and the Construction Specifications Institute CDT designations before starting his MPI certifications. He passed Level 1 in September 2011 and Level 2 this past February as just the 6th individual overall to receive MPI ACS certification at that time.

Tim says, “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.”

Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles, CA) is one of the largest employee-owned paint manufacturers in the Southwestern United States with more than 100 stores tuned to serve the needs of the professional
Tim Garver,
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.

This course would be very useful in helping to improve anyone’s coatings education

I’ve been in the coatings industry for 22 years, with the last 10 years on the commercial / architectural segment of the business. The MPI Level 1 course was very informative and a very good refresher to help bring back some of the basics that I learned early in my paint career. The online learning was informative, easy to follow and allowed me to work at my own pace. This course would be very useful in helping to improve anyone’s coatings education, while challenging them to learn material they aren’t regularly trained in.

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Dan Corum,
Product Training Manager, PPG Architectural Coatings

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

This training has added to my arsenal of resources needed to succeed at my job

I’m the Store Manager for the Mequon Branch and I call on all types of customers. I’ve been in the paint industry for 6 years and had no prior paint knowledge. I thought the course was very useful and have already gone back to it a couple times as a resource. This training has added to my arsenal of resources needed to succeed at my job. I will continue to go back to my notes for assistance.
Matt Dorfler,
Store Manager, Hallman Lindsay Paints

I certainly would recommend MPI Training to anyone in the paint industry

I have been working in the paint industry for over thirty years. As an architect and designer rep for the past seven years, I am always helping architects and designers choose the right products for their projects. After completing MPI Level 1 and Level 2 training, I am more confident in my problem-solving and paint specification skills. I certainly would recommend MPI Training to anyone in the paint industry; the training provides information on substrates, paint applications, and specifications, and of course you will gain your clients' creditability when they see your MPI Certifications on your business cards.
Marion Beaulieu,
Sales Rep Architect and Design, Benjamin Moore Paints

MPI’s Level 1 course is an excellent training tool

MPI’s Level 1 course is an excellent training tool for new in-store sales personnel, or anyone new to the coatings industry. It’s also great information for intermediate-level staff who’ve been in the commercial/architectural coatings segment 3-4 years and know their product line really well: they’ll find this course to be a great complement to their product knowledge.
Chris Steveson,
Coatings Representative, Anchor Paint Manufacturing

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