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Painters Brush with Pride in 2018 Awards for Excellence

The 2018 MP&DA DuluxGroup Awards for Excellence, held at the Pan Pacific Hotel Perth on 20 October, has highlighted the outstanding quality of tradesmen and women in the Western Australian painting and decorating industry.

CEO of Master Painters and Decorators Australia [MP&DA], Amanda Dawes congratulated all the category winners on the high calibre of entries across 24 categories.

“Painting and decorating skills are honed by years of training and practice, followed by continuous learning on the job,” Ms Dawes said.

“The awards are a tribute to those in our industry who never stop learning; embracing new techniques and technology, fashion and style while maintaining traditional skills and expertise learned over many years.”

The major award winners for 2018 were Platinum Finishes Painting & Decorating, Jandakot and Hopkinson Painting, Geraldton.

“This year, entries from the regions were very strong with Hopkinson Painting from Geraldton scooping the pool with five category wins including the top Master Painter & Decorator of the Year – Small Business,” Ms Dawes said.

“Bob the Painter, and Roadrunner Painting & Decorating from Albany, were also multiple category winners this year.”

The MP&DA also conducted its annual Apprentice of the Year Competition to challenge and assess the next generation of tradesmen and women on a range of painting and decorating skills.

This year, the winners represent the cream of the crop of apprentices for 2018 and typify the changing face of the industry with two out of three top place getters being young women.

The winners in all categories for 2018 are:

Category

Winner

Contact Details

Master Painter & Decorator of the Year – Large business Platinum Finishes Painting & Decorating, Jandakot David and John Smith

0407 195 082

Master Painter & Decorator of the Year – Small business Hopkinson Painting,

Geraldton

Michael Hopkinson

0428 953 317

Business of the Year - Large Higgins Coatings,

Osborne Park

Sarah Mosconi

1300 444 446

Business of the Year – Small Hopkinson Painting,

Geraldton

Michael Hopkinson

0428 953 317

New Construction: Commercial - Up to $200,000 Goldings Painting Pty Ltd,

Joondalup

Rob Goldings

0418 955 935

New Constructions: Commercial -
200,000 to $1M
L & M Painting Service, Nedlands Michael Beer

9459 6283

New Constructions: Commercial - Over $1M Platinum Finishes Painting & Decorating, Jandakot David and John Smith

0407 195 082

New Constructions: Housing -

Up to $300,000

Bob the Painter,

Albany

Bobby Savage
0428 817 736
New Constructions: Housing -

$300,000 to $800,000

Bob the Painter,

Albany

Bobby Savage

0428 817 736

New Constructions: Housing -

Over $800,000

Roadrunner Painting & Decorating, Warrenup Alanna Smith

0400 299 491

Repaints:

Commercial - Up to $100,000

Hopkinson Painting,

Geraldton

Michael Hopkinson

0428 953 317

Repaints:

Commercial - Over $100,000

Hopkinson Painting,

Geraldton

Michael Hopkinson

0428 953 317

Repaints:

Housing - Up to $20,000

Castle Painting & Decorating, East Fremantle Gary Cox

0400 929 783

Repaints:

Housing - Over $20,000

Nu-Vision Painting Service, Highgate Joel Di Masi

0413 390 800

Coatings:

Industrial | Protective - New

L & M Painting Service, Redcliffe Michael Beer

9459 6283

Coatings:

Industrial | Protective - Repaints

Higgins Coatings, Osborne Park Sarah Mosconi

1300 444 446

Coatings:

Textured finishes - Roll on

Higgins Coatings,

Karnup

Sarah Mosconi

1300 444 446

Coatings:

Textured finishes - Trowel on

Barker-Whittle Pty Ltd,

Atwell

Peter Whittle

6117 2561

Coatings:

Textured finishes - Spray on

Bob the Painter,

Albany

Bobby Savage

0428 817 736

Decorative Finishes:

Paint effects special finishes - Open Value

G England Decorating Services, Jindalee Gary England

0406 504 828

 

Decorative Finishes:

Wallcoverings - Open value

Pretl and Williams,

Osborne Park

Raymond Pretl

9244 3671

Historical Restorations: Open value

 

Hopkinson Painting,

Geraldton

Michael Hopkinson

0428 953 317

Woodcare - Up to $10,000 Roadrunner Painting & Decorating, Albany Alanna Smith

0400 299 491

Woodcare - Over $10,000 Calibre Coatings, Cottesloe Grant Lee

9331 5553

2018 Apprentice of the Year Natasha Sleath, employed by Colourific Painting Contractors Mobile:

0458 905 375

Runner-up

2018 Apprentice of the Year

Bailey Newton, employed by Allready Painters Pty Ltd Mobile:

0481 771 885

Third place

2018 Apprentice of the Year

Jessica Ferguson, employed by MPA Skills and hosted by Denis de Rossi Painting Mobile:

0498 090 946

 

 

 

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