The Associated Master Painters and Decorators of Philadelphia (AMPD) was established in Philadelphia, PA in the spring of 1937. Membership in the AMPD includes painting contractors and other contractors in related fields. The association participates in national conventions, including the PDCA, along with our labor/management counterparts, the LMCI.

The AMPD has always recognized the value of education and offers several programs for the benefit of painting and decorating contractors, and the entire construction industry. The association is responsible for our industry advancement fund, IAP, and initiates programs that include safety education, mechanic training, legislative updates, and all elements of business management. The AMPD is also proud to offer the Craig Tiedeken Scholarship Fund. This program offers financial aid to qualified college students whose parents are employed with District Council 21 employers contributing to the industry advancement (IAP) fund.