A BRIEF HISTORY
Northeast Painting Associates, Inc. was established as a partnership in 1981.  The principals, Bruce Tolda
and Philip Dowling, brought extensive painting experience to the business.  They were determined to build
a company based upon the two most important issues in construction:  high quality workmanship and
on-time completion.
Maintaining high standards and an ever broadening knowledge base has led to constant growth.  Bruce and
Phil spent the first ten years of the company's life painting during the day and performing bidding, payroll
and other necessary business responsibilities after hours and on weekends.  As the business grew, long-
time employees took over the role as project foremen, thereby freeing the partners to concentrate on their
administrative and management tasks.  The company has consistently increased and improved employee
benefits over the years.  Northeast Painting Associates is currently one of the largest painting contractors in
Western Massachusetts.
Over the last twenty-seven years, Northeast Painting Associates has successfully completed projects
throughout New England.  High profile projects, like the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, have
incorporated many aspects of the company's diverse talents, including the application of High
Performance PPG Coatings, faux finishes, and wallcovering installation.  Summer dormitory  renovations
at Smith College, UMass, Hampshire College, and the Williston - Northampton School have highlighted
the company's ability to meet demanding construction schedules.
Northampton Paint Center, the retail/wholesale paint store opened by the partners in 1986, continues to
act as a conduit for new materials.  Northampton Paint Center also gives the company a competitive edge
in supplying top quality Pittsburgh Paints.
The coatings field is dynamic, requiring constant updating of equipment and training.  Northeast Painting
Associates field tests new products for PPG Industries and other manufacturers.  The company also
provides site specific paint analysis, as well as specifications for architects and engineers.  All employees
take part in regular training for worker safety and material application techniques.  Northeast Painting
Associates, Inc. embraces new technologies while staying firmly rooted in the tried and true methods of
the past.