Peer Groups / CPIA

Peer Groups

Owner Peer Groups

CPIA Peer Groups bring together 8-12 Owners of Regional Non-Competing Commercial Painting Companies to provide a space for mentorship, shared resources, and the connections needed to support and develop themselves and their businesses. Along with virtual meetings, we encourage in person shop tours, an annual peer group retreat, and attendance at regional, national and (eventually) global events!

Benefits of Joining A Peer Group

TRUST

You can trust that the CPIA Peer Groups are like no other professional group in the painting industry — we’re NO BS, actual successful owners, of actual successful companies….open to feedback, honestly sharing our own real-life experiences for the benefit of ourselves and the other members of our peer groups and the CPIA as a whole.

FACILITATION

The founders of the CPIA have spent years researching and developing the model that would have the most impact on owners of commercial painting companies. After participating in many different organizations, forums, and groups, we have combined the best practices for achieving results and provide the facilitation of these proven strategies inside the CPIA.

RELATIONSHIPS

Build strong, close-knit relationships with a community of fellow Commercial Painting Industry leaders from around the globe. They say, “To be the best, surround yourself with the best!” and that’s just what we do at the CPIA. Our application, verification, and interview process insures that only the best commercial painting companies from around the globe qualify for membership.

ACCESS

Gain exclusive access to CPIA content, updates, industry partner discounts and offers, and special event invitations.

Key Man Peer Groups

CPIA Key Man Peer Groups are designed to develop key members of your team and give them a place to learn best practices from key members of your peers’ companies! Just like our Owners Groups, Key Man Peer Groups meet at regular intervals and have access to many of the resources available to you as the Primary Member of The CPIA. Key Man Peer Groups include:

  • Executive
  • Sales
  • Field Operations
  • Office Management

Note: Participation in Key Man Peer Groups are in addition to base membership fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it for?

The Commercial Painting Industry Association is for founders and CEOs of painting companies that engage in commercial painting services. We accept company sizes over $750,000 in annual revenue.

How do you define Commercial Painting Contractor?

We define Commercial Painting Contractor as a painting company who engages in painting services for those other than residential homeowners. This includes (but not limited to), General Contractors, Property Managers, Facility Managers, Etc.

How long and frequently does the Peer Group meet?

Each Peer Group is responsible for drafting their own “Constitution”, but the CPIA has drafted a recommended meeting schedule which includes 6 Virtual Meetings, 1 In-Person Shop Tour Meeting, and a retreat annually. Note: Key Man Peer Groups operate with slightly reduced level of commitment.

How do I connect with a specific Peer Group?

After joining, you will receive our Peer Group Training to acclimate you with our peer group model and our meeting agenda. Once completed, our team will assist in placing you in an existing Peer Group or creating a new Peer Group.

Who facilitates the Virtual Peer Group?

Your initial 2-4 meetings are facilitated by one of the CPIA Community Founders or Founding Board of Advisors. Once the group is ready, training is provided to facilitate the group internally, but we are always here to assist if additional facilitation is required.

Will there be competitors in my Peer Group?

No, Peer Groups are comprised of Regional Non-Competing Contractors. Our internal placement process insures you will not be in a group with a competitor as we understand the inherent conflicts in placing competing companies in the same forum. That said, there is no geographic exclusivity in the CPIA, multiple companies from the same area who qualify and complete our application/interview process are welcome to join the CPIA – they just won’t be in the same peer group.

Founding Sponsors

Interested? 

Request additional information along with our membership application to join now. We’re also happy to set up a time for a personal phone call to answer and questions you might have.