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Cochran & Mann Wins Contract for Reston Gateway - Block D

November 17, 2022

Cochran & Mann will provide exceptional painting and wallcovering services to over 865,000 sq. ft. of mixed-use and retail spaces, residential units, and garage parking areas in Reston.

Frederick, MDCochran & Mann, a commercial painting and wallcovering contractor based in Frederick, Md., is proud to continue over 30 years of success by working with Boston Properties, Inc. to complete the Block D section of the new Reston Town Center Next project.

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Team Promotion Announcement: Lisa Palmer

October 26, 2022

Frederick, MD — Cochran & Mann is proud to announce the promotion of Lisa Palmer as our new Chief Estimator.

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Top 7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Painting and Wallcovering Company for Your Next Commercial Project

September 22, 2022

Most property managers hire professional painting and wallcovering contractors for painting projects. For them, the benefits of hiring commercial painting services far outweigh the perceived costs. Painting a building takes more time, calls for more expertise, and carries more health and safety risks than painting a small home. 

Are you on the fence about whether to get your commercial building professionally painted or do it yourself? Keep reading for seven reasons why you should hire a professional for your next commercial painting project. 

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Industrial vs. Commercial vs. Residential Painting: What's the Difference?

July 27, 2022

While on the hunt for a contractor to paint your office space, you may stumble across companies that label themselves as commercial, industrial, or residential painters. At first glance, you might think these companies are the same. After all, painting is painting no matter where it’s done.

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Painting by Design: How Cochran & Mann Serves Various Industries

May 24, 2022

Every building has a unique look and requires specialized needs to meet the demands of the industry it operates in. An office should be designed to boost productivity while a sports & recreation space should be designed to motivate and energize. Through exceptional painting and wallcovering craftsmanship, Cochran & Man has met these needs by providing the finest finishes at the highest value across industries.

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ABC Metro Washington Spotlights Cochran & Mann President

May 6, 2022

Frederick, MD — Cochran & Mann President Mike Cochran was recently featured by the American Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington. The spotlight includes insights and a behind-the-scenes look at Cochran & Mann and the painting and wallcovering industry.

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PPG Introduces Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Copper Armor Paint

April 13, 2022

PPG, a long-standing partner of Cochran & Mann, recently announced their newest virus- and bacteria-fighting paint: Copper Armor. This innovative interior coating utilizes Corning® Guardiant® copper technology to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria within two hours of exposure.

In October 2021, Copper Armor received national EPA registration and continues to receive registration at the state level. The coating underwent rigorous testing protocols to make its positive public health claims. Copper Armor is proven to kill germs and microorganisms to protect against disease-causing agents such as Staph, MRSA, E. coli, and SARS-CoV-2.

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4 Visual Tips to Improving Productivity at the Office

February 21, 2022

A full-time employee will work over 2,000 hours a year. A large amount of that may be spent in the office, so you’ll want to make their spaces as comfortable and thoughtfully designed as possible to help them stay focused and productive. A dark, dull, and cramped office just won’t cut it. We’ve compiled some tips to help you create an office space that employees want to work in.

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Lighting the Path: Our Partnership with PERMALIGHT®

November 24, 2021

Cochran & Mann has been dedicated to excellence in the painting and wallcovering industry for thirty years. This dedication to quality is evident not only in our own work but the partnerships we have formed over time. These carefully selected and well-developed relationships with our partners and suppliers allow us to add value to our client’s projects. Craftsmanship and loyalty are cornerstones that form the foundation of a long and rewarding history as the leading paint and wallcovering company in the Washington, D.C. area. 

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Investing in the Community: How the Paint Industry Gives Back

November 23, 2021

At Cochran & Mann, we feel fortunate to be surrounded by a wonderful community. Over the past 30 years, we’ve gotten to work with a variety of incredible people on a variety of incredible projects. We always look for ways to give back to that community, whether it’s financial, materials, or our time.

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