We will be updating this page with information to help painters in all aspects of painting, from researching and bidding on jobs to making sure they have the necessary tools and information to complete those jobs in the most efficient manner.

Click Here for Information about 
Environmentally Friendly or 
"Green" paint products.

Environmental awareness is here to stay. Whether you’re building, remodeling, or decorating, there is a group-consensus that we need to do so in the most "Green" or environmentally-friendly way that budgets will allow.  When it comes to paint & coatings, the discussion about environmentally responsible paints, stains and coverings narrows to low-odor & low VOC paint products.  


ETI was organized in 1988 with the mission of developing and presenting high-quality training programs in occupational safety and environmental health.  ETI has taken a leadership role and currently offers over 50 health and safety training courses.  Courses are currently offered on lead and asbestos abatement, hazardous materials, mold, and worker protection. 

National Lead Information Hotline

Free download of EPA brochure "Renovate Right."  This brochure explains the EPA's new lead paint rule, which is called 'RRP' or Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.  This EPA rule went into effect April 22, 2010 and affects all contractors who disturb lead-based paint while conducting work on pre-1978 buildings and child-occupied facilities.  Available at: www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/rrpamph.pdf

MT Dept.  Environmental Quality
Permitting & Compliance Division

Telephone (406) 444-4323
Fax # (406) 444-1374


State of Montana list of people in our area that can help with environmental quality questions

Click Here to Download the Devoe Coatings Estimating Paint Needs Sheet.

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Devoe High Performance Coatings:  Estimating Paint Needs 
Please note that these are both larger downloads so the text will be clear when you print the sheets.   Adobe Acrobat Reader Required


KTA-Tator's On-line Coating Inspection Instrument Catalog

SW Montana Building 
Industry Association

1716 W. Main Street, 
Suite 8-G

Bozeman, MT 59715

(406) 585-8181

Fax: (406) 585-7530

The Southwest Montana Building Industry Association (SWMBIA) is a Bozeman-based trade association representing nearly 11,000 residential home building and remodeling industry members.  As Montana and the Gallatin Valley continue to grow, working families are finding it more difficult to buy or rent a home.  SWMBIA strives to create an environment where all Montanans have access to affordable housing.  We are concerned professionals working with pride and integrity to provide the 'American Dream' of homeownership for everyone.  It is our desire to help everyone in southwest Montana to achieve this goal.

Paint & Decorating
Retailers Association


The mission of the PDRA is to educate and support the independent paint and decorating retailer.

Painting & Decorating 
Contractors of America


Painting and Decorating Contractors of America.  Check them out!


Bozeman Builder's Exchange
1105 Reeves Rd, 
Bozeman, MT

(406) 586-7653


The Builder's Exchange plans room allows contractors to stay up to date on bidding projects whether on-line or by visiting the Bozeman office.  


Great on-line weather site that includes up to date forecast as well as historical weather conditions.

Western Construction Watch
PO Box 8113, 
Missoula Montana 59807



The Western Construction Watch is a valuable and time saving service to contractors, sub contractors, suppliers and anyone who is actively marketing or selling products or services to owner builders, new home builders and commercial construction companies.  We provides you with a way to contact the people who are making the decisions, hiring the trades and buying the products going into these new buildings.

The Western Construction Watch is a publication that includes all of the new building permits that have been issued in the city and counties of select market areas across the Western US.  


On-line phone directory
www.usgbc.org/LEED LEED was established in 1998 and stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  The LEED organization outlines the Green Building Rating System, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) & defines a set of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.
Prospera Business Network
222 East Main Street, 
Suite 102
Bozeman, MT 59715
Ph: 406.587.3113
Fx:  406.587.9565H

Prospera Business Network is a private, non-profit, member-supported economic development organization in southwestern Montana. Originally established in 1985 as the Gallatin Development Corporation, Prospera plays a leading role in economic development serving a region that is one of the fastest growing economic areas in the northern Rocky Mountains. Prospera is dedicated to encouraging and supporting business expansion, retention and relocation by providing access to business consulting, financing, professional development and economic research. 
Click Here to Download an easy to use Cash flow analysis spreadsheet. (Must have microsoft excel to use)
The Green Agency
Web presence is an essential part of any modern business plan.  We specialize in clean, easy to navigate websites that allow your customers to easily and quickly find the information they need about your business.  We can also help make sure your existing website get listed in the search engines, a critical element of web marketing.  We are also available for graphic design services.


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