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Getting It Done Right the First Time: Tips from 30 Years of Award-Winning Paint and Wall Covering Experts

August 26, 2021

Craftsmanship, innovation, and attention to detail are evident in each project undertaken by Cochran & Mann. Our reputation for high-quality commercial painting and wall covering has been built on a foundation of learning from completed works and applying that knowledge to innovate. 

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Painting with a Passion: Interviews with the Cochran & Mann Team

August 24, 2021

Three decades of success in any business or industry is quite an accomplishment. Even the most successful companies listed on the S&P 500 only last for 18 years on average. The Cochran & Mann team spent some time reflecting back on the last 30 years of business and what has led to their unprecedented longevity of success. It all boils down to a simple phrase — “People painting with a passion.”

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Commercial design trends

The Future of Commercial Design

July 29, 2021

It’s hard to imagine a post-COVID office space, even as companies reopen and figure out how work will work. People are now much more aware of their environment’s cleanliness as they attempt to keep safe while socializing and working from a distance. Some still work remotely, but many are starting to come into the office.

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1900 Crystal Drive

Cochran & Mann Wins Contract for 1900 Crystal Drive During 30th Anniversary

July 27, 2021

Cochran & Mann will provide their exceptional painting and wallcovering services to the two residential buildings under construction in Arlington.

Frederick, MD — Cochran & Mann, a commercial painting and wallcovering subcontractor based in Frederick, Md., is proud to continue 30 years of success by working with JBG SMITH to complete the southern tower of 1900 Crystal Drive residential buildings.

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Turrell Team

Employee Highlight: The Turrell Team

July 22, 2021

While the Cochran & Mann team is like a family to its employees, Charlie and Brandon Turrell have a special connection within that dynamic: they’re father and son. With a combined 10 years of working at Cochran & Mann, the Turrell duo has shared their passion for painting, connecting with clients, and a job well done. 

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Lessons in Partnership

Cochran & Mann’s Lessons in Partnership

May 18, 2021

Over the last 30 years of business, Cochran & Mann has created deep, long-lasting partnerships with hundreds of businesses and vendors. Partnerships are what allow Cochran & Mann to thrive, and it has been a pleasure to have watched the growth and evolution of our many partners over the years.

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Employee Spotlight: Ben Davies

Employee Spotlight: Ben Davies

April 27, 2021

It didn’t take long for Project Manager Ben Davies to become a favorite among Cochran & Mann clients and coworkers. The fact that he specializes in schools and health care facilities and that his most memorable project is working for Blue Heron Elementary School speaks volumes about who Ben is and how he reflects Cochran & Mann's company values. 

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Cochran & Mann 2021 Crestcom BPM Leadership Program Graduates

Cochran & Mann 2021 Crestcom BPM Leadership Program Graduates

March 30, 2021

Cochran & Mann is proud to be honoring its own this week, as six project management professionals from our ranks have just completed the Crestcom BPM Leadership Program

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Cochran & Mann By The Numbers

Cochran & Mann By The Numbers

March 15, 2021

We can’t believe it. Here at Cochran & Mann, we are celebrating 30 years of business. It’s been a long journey to become the painting and wallcovering contractor of choice for Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland general contractors.

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Exterior Painting

What are the Big Trends in Exterior Paint and Design for 2021?

January 28, 2021

Each year brings popular new colors and styles as trends and preferences shift. If you’ve ever walked into a house or business last painted in the 90’s, you know how important keeping up with paint color trends can be. Consider how popular colors have changed over time for context on what 2021 will bring. This year, expect to see a lot of Aegeon Teal, Swiss Coffee, and Urban Bronze. But more than specific colors, designers expect to see consumers choose colors that make them feel at ease. 

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