Canadian Contractor


The return of PRO PAINTER magazine

Canadian Contractor

Canada's one and only business magazine for pro painters has new owners. To get your free (to painters) subscription, see the link in this article.

PRO PAINTER magazine, Canada’s only business magazine for painters, will resume distribution in 2017 after temporarily suspending publication in 2016 during ownership changes.

The magazine, which will be mailed 3x a year to 11,000 professional painters, will now be on contract by Annex Business Media (who acquired Canadian Contractor magazine from Glacier Media/Business Information Group last year).

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-12-59-35-pmThe publisher of the newly-restructured PRO PAINTER is John Burke, former VP sales and marketing for Dynamic Paint Products (the firm who founded PRO PAINTER in 2003).

The editor will be Steve Maxwell, one of Canada’s most-read home improvement journalists.

The managing editor will be Steve Payne, editor of Canadian Contractor.

“The new PRO PAINTER magazine will continue to be the voice of independent paint contractors in Canada,” Payne said. “Before Dynamic founded this magazine, 13 years ago, Canadian painters didn’t even have their own trade journal. For an industry this size, that was a sad state of affairs. So we are delighted that new owners have  allowed the book to resume publication.”

PRO PAINTER features business advice from highly-successful paint contractors, new products – and instills a sense of community in the paint trades. PRO PAINTER will also have a digital outreach through both the CANADIAN CONTRACTOR website and its own portal.

PRO PAINTER is free to paint contractors. To subscribe, please send your name, company name, address and email address (required) to Beata Olechnowicz, Annex Business Media, here.

For advertising information, please contact publisher John Burke here.


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