Proven marketing for contractors

Growth-oriented plans, implementation, and support for trades professionals nationwide

A David Creation (aka ADC) fills the gap for small to medium-sized contracting businesses who need all the horsepower of a marketing team, but don’t have the time or resources to hire in-house.

Partner with us, focus on your growth and operations, and get ready to grow.

ADC Office in Frederick, Maryland - Serving Contractors Nationwide

no more guesswork

We specialize in proven plans and ideas, based on deep industry experience. This is what we do, and we know how to help.

Throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks?

Dreading the slower seasons and craving stable growth?

No time for marketing while you’re running your business?

Curious to know what other industry pros are doing around the country?

focus on the big picture, and we’ll orchestrate the team

We’ve been called marketing quarterbacks, and we’ve also been called orchestra conductors. There may not seem to be an immediate connection, but think of it this way: we step in, catch your vision and goals, then orchestrate the details (or run the plays). Every part and player is important, coming together into a unified whole working toward a specific goal.

Best of all? You’ll be fully in the loop, but not tangled up in the details. This ensures that you can focus on the big picture, your day-to-day operations, and business growth.

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Develop a clear marketing strategy that works

Develop a clear marketing strategy that works

Clear, detailed reports to keep you up-to-date

detailed reports to keep you up-to-date
Stay ahead of competitors

Stay ahead of competitors

Access to key vendor services

Access to key vendor services

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Let’s connect and discuss your business, needs, and goals.



We know where you want to go, so let’s map out how to get there.



With a clear agreement and strategy, it’s time to put the plan to work.

“David is super bright and creative. He is easy to work with and brings a lot of value to any project he is involved in.”

Kevin Nolan Kevin Nolan - President of Nolan Painting, Philadelphia, PA

“Working with David has truly been a revelation for our company. For 15+ years I managed the marketing myself, and from the moment David and his team took over everything fell into place.”

Anthony Maucieri - President, East Hill Cabinetry, Westchester NY & Norwalk CT

“I have had the pleasure of working with David and his A David Creation team for over 10 years. The most important thing about David is that he is honest and trustworthy. I've worked with many people over the years, and it's a challenge finding people who you can trust. So when you find someone who you can trust to handle your marketing like they would for their own business, you keep them around!”

Paul Viggiano Paul Viggiano - VP of Sales & Marketing, A.G. Williams Painting, Westchester County, NY

“David has great ideas on how to market a company. He’s creative at coming up with good solutions while keeping within budget. He keeps tabs at every stage of the process and communicates well. I highly recommend working with David.”

David Guy - Pioneer Design

“My experience with ADC was the most engaged, comprehensive and knowledgeable one I've ever had with a marketing team! These guys know their stuff!”

Kersteen Anderson - President, DFAF, Inc. Painting and Decorating

“We have been working with David and his team for 9+ years now. My overall satisfaction of his and his team's work has only increased over the years. Even during the worst of the pandemic his marketing skill, knowledge and advice brought tremendous results. I can't see Williams Professional Painting without A David Creation as a vital piece of our company and future success.”

Dave Williams - President of Williams Professional Painting, Alexandria, VA

“David, is a great speaker and is detailed in everything he does. His websites are some of the best around, and he is very respected in the industry.”

Pete Wirtz Pete Wirtz - President of Pete The Painter, Chicago, IL

“I have known David for years first as a client when he was Sales and Marketing Director at Chism Brothers Painting and now as a consultant with whom I collaborate in working with business owners in the Painting industry. David is a person of high integrity as well as experienced in sales, marketing, estimating and technical solutions for painting contractors. Business owners that I know who have worked with David have been happy with their experience.”

Linnea Blair Linnea Blair - Advisors on Target

“A David Creation has helped us tremendously over the years of working with them​.​ ​Our marketing return has been substantial...”

Sean Kennedy - CEO, Kennedy Painting, St. Louis, MO

“Chism is and was the consummate professional. His knowledge in the field of painting amazed me.”

Michael Hartman - Owner of Weston Interiors, San Diego, CA

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frequent questions

Which industries do you work with?

While our skills and services can apply to nearly any industry, we specialize in serving the trades. Our clients include painters, floor coating contractors, roofers, builders, remodelers, and more.

What do you offer?

We’re a contracted marketing team, here to help you crush your goals with focused and effective marketing strategies. Since we specialize in serving the trades, we also have a unique level of insight and perspective - we know what’s working for others in your industry around the country, and can help you focus on the best path forward.

My business is still fairly small. Do I really need a marketing team?

Absolutely! A clear marketing plan and accountability is the best way to keep your business growing and moving in the right direction.

Can I afford a marketing manager?

Our rates and plans are flexible and affordable, especially compared to the cost of hiring someone in-house. And, since marketing is the lifeblood of a healthy business, the better question might actually be: can you afford to NOT have a marketing manager? We've found that our customers save a bit of money by having our team run their marketing department because they are not in need of a full-time individual. Once they get large enough in size, we can dial things back and offer consulting and advisor services.

Will you replace my current marketing team?

We aren’t here to replace anyone! Some of our clients hire us instead of an in-house team, but others ask us to work alongside their marketing manager and staff. Our goal is to contribute fresh ideas, perspectives, and augment your efforts. We love working alongside others.

Do you provide services in-house, or outsource?

Part of what allows us to offer such unique, flexible services is the fact that we draw on a strong network of our own vendors. If you need a copywriter, we have someone who can help. Paid Search or social media? We can help with that too. Let’s build the specific suite of services that you need.

Am I a good fit for ADC?

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and look for people who are open-minded, growth-oriented, and willing to take the steps needed. This is a team sport! You need to be willing to have a budget, ideally be working with a business coach (not essential, but recommended!), and receptive to input and change. We also love working alongside clients who are committed to their communities and local initiatives.

Does the size of my company matter?

Our clients vary greatly! We’ve worked with businesses doing $200k/year in revenue, and have worked alongside companies doing up to $30M/year. Our approach may differ a bit, but the principles and relationship is much the same. We’ve also been with a number of clients right through years of incredible growth, and that’s exciting to see and be a part of! Ideally we will work as your outsourced marketing department until you are large enough to have an in-house marketing manager. It is at that point that we can bow out or stay on as marketing advisors.

Who would I be working with?

It depends on the specific services you need. We have fantastic people taking point across a variety of roles, offering prompt help, communication, and consistently awesome services.

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