January 15, 2020
When it comes to commercial renovation projects in winter, beware of what you read online, particularly when it comes to commercial painting and coating exterior projects. There’s a lot of bad information out there that if followed can compromise the exterior elements of a commercial renovation project and damage your company’s reputation.Read More
January 8, 2020
Start the New Year with strong business resolutions that help drive sales, increase employee satisfaction, boost productivity, and make the workspace a positive environment. Here’s a short list of workspace tips to begin the New Year.Read More
December 25, 2019
Commercial property owners need to keep pace with emerging design trends to keep their tenants happy with a workspace that’s tailored to their specific needs and company culture.Read More
December 11, 2019
When it comes to style, durability, and functionality, the best interior coatings are applicable across many commercial buildings. Whether the coating is for an office, library, hall, or warehouse environment, you have plenty of options to choose from.Read More
November 8, 2019
You work hard. Why not let your office walls work hard with you? Everyone wants to maximize their workspace, and with magnetic wallcovering you’re able to do so to the fullest extent.Read More
October 9, 2019
Fast Company wrote a widely shared article about why you should never paint office walls white, whether it’s your cubicle or a commercial conference room.Read More
September 25, 2019
“Value and craftsmanship delivered.”
That’s the promise Cochran & Mann makes to its customers. And because of their commitment to excellence, proven track record, and trust they’ve built within their community, Cochran & Mann has been voted the Painting & Wallcoverings Subcontractor of the Year by its peers. This is Cochran & Mann's seventh time winning this award.Read More
September 18, 2019
Corrosion occurs when a metal is exposed to natural electrolytes, such as salt, oxygen, and water. This exposure forms oxides on the surface of the metal piece, which causes corrosion. (The oxides occasionally combine with sulfides and carbonates.)Read More
August 21, 2019
The Cochran & Mann team has grown thanks to the addition of two new associate project managers, Kelly Erfurdt and Kevin DeMaille.Read More
August 14, 2019
A common question that Cochran & Mann techs are asked is, “Do you recommend paint or wallcovering?”
It depends on your commercial building and goals.Read More
July 10, 2019
Offices and corporate settings continue to be designed with strategy and collaboration in mind. This type of planning certainly applies to picking corporate paint colors that will foster creativity, lighten the mood, and create an environment where employees and clients can feel comfortable and be more productive.Read More
June 5, 2019
The exterior of a commercial building is subject to harsh environment, daily wear and tear, and other factors. To protect the exterior aesthetic of a commercial building, finishing coats are necessary. These functional paint top coats offer protection and keep the exterior of a commercial building looking new.Read More
May 29, 2019
Every industry benefits from mitigated risk — especially when it comes to safety. The construction industry is particularly susceptible to unsafe work conditions that can cause bodily harm — and even fatalities — because of the nature of the projects, work environment, and the tools used to complete daily duties.
And though commercial painters and wallcovering professionals are in a low-risk sector of the construction industry, the safety of field workers is still a high priority for Cochran & Mann.Read More
April 24, 2019
At Cochran & Mann, we understand that the aesthetic of your building is important. The right combination of colors can ensure your commercial space looks ready to impress potential clients and create a welcoming environment for your employees.Read More
April 10, 2019
Many wallcovering manufacturers, retailers, and do-it-yourself websites give loose step-by-step advice on how to hang wallcoverings in commercial buildings. However, commercial wallcoverings are a huge project that should be done by a professional.Read More
March 25, 2019
We’ve come a long way from two guys in a truck, but our down-to-earth accountability and old-school attention to detail has remained constant. That’s why we’re one of the premier commercial painting companies in the area.
Check out why you should consider us for your next commercial project:
March 13, 2019
At Cochran & Mann, we understand the importance of ensuring your commercial building looks ready to impress potential clients at all times. That’s why we are happy to provide our customers with quality commercial painting and wallcovering services.
However, sometimes you need to branch out and hire an additional company to meet your building maintenance needs. Here are five questions to ask before hiring a commercial craftsman.Read More
February 20, 2019
For some businesses, there is an obvious need for an attractive interior space. For example, if you are operating a hotel you know that your guests are going to care about how things look.
In contrast, if you own a manufacturing facility, your offices may be much more bare-bones. But it is important to understand the value of an appealing interior for your business, regardless of what kind of business you have.Read More
November 21, 2018
A paint finish is determined by how well a paint reflects light. Flat paints have little luster or shine and reflect very little light. An eggshell paint finish has a little bit of luster, and semi-gloss is shinier than both flat and eggshell but not as shiny as high-gloss.Read More
November 7, 2018
Whiteboard paint is an underrated alternative to traditional dry-erase boards. This innovative paint helps dry-erase markers draw more vividly and evenly across the surface. It also makes for easier erasing and cleaning (without hard scrubbing) in educational and office settings, as well as nurseries and daycares.Read More
October 16, 2018
Your commercial building is an expensive asset you expect to be able to use for years to come, but if you don't take care of it, it won't last as long as you'd like. A huge problem with metal buildings is rust and corrosion as the structure is consistently exposed to the natural elements.Read More
September 12, 2018
If you’re looking to add bold patterns, interesting colors, or artistic finishings to your commercial space, wallcovering is the answer.Read More
August 29, 2018
Ready for a chemistry lesson in painting?
Acid staining is a finishing technique for concrete that mixes water, hydrochloric acid, and acid-soluble metallic salts. This mixture penetrates and chemically reacts with the hydrated lime in the concrete.Read More
August 1, 2018
According to Sherwin-Williams, primers are a multifaceted aspect of the painting process. Primers achieve a smooth, professional look and block future stains, marks, and odors. The first coat also assures adhesion, speeds up and improves topcoat, and prevents peeling. Primers also attain the truest color of paint.Read More
July 25, 2018
According to Materials Performance, “Steel corrosion is...the biggest durability issue for reinforced concrete structures.” Corrosion is a gradual process that harms steel and steel-reinforced concrete structures, including commercial buildings.
While paint coatings help, it's best to start at the beginning of corrosion management.Read More
June 6, 2018
While you should leave a lot of the prep work to your chosen commercial painting company, a few things can be done on your own time to ready your building for painting.Read More
May 16, 2018
Whether you’re a developer or a commercial building owner, choosing exterior paint colors for commercial buildings is an important task. It identifies your space, which means the decision shouldn’t be taken lightly (or too darkly).Read More
April 25, 2018
As she grew up, Janina Del Gallo moved around the South, including Charlotte, North Carolina, and Athens, Georgia. She graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, with a bachelor’s in business finance.Read More
April 18, 2018
Working for a commercial painting company like Cochran & Mann is an exciting career path. Projects range from the aerospace and military industries to automobiles and collegiate athletic centers.
April 4, 2018
If you’re looking to become the best painting contractor, education is a key component to our craft. Cochran & Mann counts down the top commercial painting certification programs and training courses in the United States to give you a jumpstart:
March 28, 2018
Originally from Sevilla, Spain, Adrian Gongora grew up helping his father with his local banana import-export business.
"Since I was a kid, I was working all the time in the office with my father, but really, I love painting," he said.
March 7, 2018
Commercial painting and wallcovering is more than stroking a brush against a wall or putting up a mural. It's about people. It's about safety. It's about taking pride in your work and blending creativity with technique to create a quality project.Read More
February 28, 2018
After deciding to stay in the United States permanently, Yovani Pineda set his sights on the commercial painting industry after discovering how successful painters could be -- with the right skillset and a willingness to learn -- in a short amount of time.Read More
February 7, 2018
When it comes to finding the right painter for the project, property managers and building owners need to understand the basics of their commercial building type, building surface and materials, and qualities of a worthwhile contractor.Read More
January 1, 2018
At Cochran & Mann, we try to break the stereotype of bad contractors. As a well-oiled machine of painters and trade leaders, we deliver quality projects with a smile from start to finish. However, some companies are still wary of hiring a subcontractor to do the job. To avoid slow productivity and higher costs, here’s how you can benefit from teaming up with good guys like Cochran & Mann:Read More
December 22, 2017
Cousins Will and Mike Cochran grew up together, working summers through high school and college in the painting trade.
With a six-year head start on Will, Mike worked the management side of painting for his uncle, Bill, who’s now retired. This spurred his interest in leadership, but due to an impending shutdown of the company they all worked for, the trio lost their jobs.
As a solution to unsteady work, the family teamed up with Ron Mann, who’s since retired, and his son, Ron Mann Jr., to develop Cochran & Mann in 1989.Read More