We Are Thankful

We Are ThankfulFor the team of people at A&K who enable and empower us to provide a relationship that can be trusted – we are thankful.

For our clients who provide us our work, who trust us to deliver exceptional service and value for their facilities, properties and projects – we are thankful.

For our vendors and suppliers who are an integral part of our forward motion – we are thankful.

For all of the relationships, friendships and families we are blessed to interact with and impact positively – We are thankful.

 

Raising the Bar for Our Clients and Our Industry

Value of our NACE and MPI Certified Team Members

Clients recognize increased value on their projects through the continuing education and certifications the A&K team brings to their projects. Certifications provide proof of competency-based education and are an important part of how we set the standard for excellence.  We understand and appreciate our clients’ need to measure qualifications of their service providers. Internationally recognized certifications for corrosion inspection and architectural coatings technology establish industry best practices.  We’re intentional about leadership, improving our industry and investing in the industry leading continuing education for our employees.

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For over 30 years, the NACE Coating Inspector Program has set the standard for inspections in the protective coatings industry and is the world’s most recognized coating inspector certification program. CIP is the first international certification program designed to improve the overall quality of inspections performed, and it continues to provide the most complete training curriculum, producing top-notch inspectors for the industry.

MPIMPI Architectural Coating Technologist  
Master Painters Institute ACT Certification teaches and tests essential knowledge skills and strategies regarding architectural paint and coatings. Training includes paint technology, paint types, color, paint application, safety, basic specifications and environmental considerations. 

The Pace of Business is On the Rise

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Business challenges we all face when responding to change.

Research by Progress Software/Economist Intelligence research showed some interesting statistics regarding the shifting business landscape around us.  The statistics show that the pace of business is the on the rise, and the top three factors causing this change over the past five years are the volatile economic environment, increased competition and a fast-changing regulatory environment. Unfortunately, businesses have barriers to overcome to react to the fast pace, including lack of resources, lack of coordination and inaccurate or incomplete data. Take a look at their infographic.

Most importantly, an overwhelming 53% of people believe leadership is ineffective in making the right decisions about how or when to respond to change.  Fortunately, we can all overcome these challenges by incorporating strong leadership, effective flow of information and keeping accurate and up-to-date data.

A&K Painting Company’s JobNet™

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A&K Painting Co. JobNet™ = Better Service, Better Property Security & Safety for CRE Personnel

At A&K Painting Company, we constantly work to provide our customers with the best service available.  We accomplish our goal in part by keeping our technology current and our project managers, foreman and all employees properly trained and educated in technology, security and safety.  To that end, we’ve created JobNet™, a state of the art Quality Control, cloud based Project Management system.

Our customers have the advantage of receiving better project information that includes relevant updates on where and when we will be in properties for the duration of any project.

JobNet™ keeps all of our CRE professionals’ information current and provides in-depth details about every project.  Our PMs utilize JobNet™ to keep detailed records on each project, which allows for better planning, communication and execution.  Project and customer information include customer preferences, hourly reports of progress for each project, and a detailed schedule for the duration of the project.  The system also keeps a record of each employee that works on a project, including the duration of their time on the site, so that there is complete accountability for each person that comes in contact with a property; this allows for better property security and personnel safety.  The JobNet™ system also keeps details about each product ordered for every project, so there is never any confusion about what is needed.

A&K’s JobNet™ = Industry Leadership, Better Service, Better Property Security and Safety.