Quality Times Articles for Woodworkers

2021 QCP License Renewal Deadline Is Dec. 31

As you know, bids for topline woodworking projects have become very competitive. Licensing from QCP provides assurance of a high-quality product and greater confidence in your work. Maintaining your certification is one way to keep your competitive advantage during the current novel coronavirus conditions, and from our early numbers, QCP renewals are looking strong for 2021. We appreciate yo (more...)

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Boy What a Year It Has Been

Remember when we would invite friends over for dinner, inside? In spite of all the challenges in 2020, QCP has had a good year; we have seen increases in awareness and applicants to the program. On the project side we have seen a decline, but revenue has stayed strong with a few light months for label fees, overall good...considering. I want to share a post form a LinkedIn user on their expe (more...)

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Meet Your QCP Team – Roxanne Accetta, QCC Coordinator

In many cases, Roxanne is the first person you’ll talk to if you call us at QCP. She helps woodworking firms go through the QCP licensing process, and supports construction professionals in getting their projects QCP-certified. Roxanne sets our first impression, and she gets great comments and positive feedback. You can also listen to this blog post as a podcast hosted by QCP’s Executive Dire (more...)

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Tips For Installing Interior Architectural Wall Panels

Installing interior architectural wall panels requires a high level of skill and precision, especially if you’re sequence matching wood veneer panels. In this article, we provide six expert tips you can use to install seamless, aesthetically-pleasing wall panels while meeting the AWI Standards   Why Install Architectural Wall Panels? Architectural wall panels are primarily for aesthetic (more...)

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How Professional Woodworkers Can Engage Clients For Long-Term Success

Are you a professional woodworker, or owner of a woodworking firm? Do you want to reach out to a wider audience of prospective clients, but don’t know where to start? Even if you’ve already found the right leads, converting them into loyal clients requires a lot more TLC than you might think. This article highlights some of the all-important tips and ways you can engage clients and grow your w (more...)

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Differences & Similarities Between AWI-QCP & The WI

Two of the major quality assurance programs for architectural woodwork are the Woodwork Institute (WI) and us right here at AWI’s Quality Certification Program. While we’re separate institutions, there are ways in which we’re similar, as well as ways in which we’re different. This article explains it all.    About AWI-QCP & The WI Quality standards in any industry are necessar (more...)

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INTERVIEW: Understanding The Different QCP Licenses

Did you know that woodworkers can apply for around 35 different QCP licenses? We talked to Greg Parham, Director of Inspections here at AWI-QCP, who explains what the licenses are and how they’re different.  You can also listen to this blog post as a podcast hosted by QCP’s Executive Director, Randy Estabrook. Listen now.   AWI-QCP: Hi, Greg! It’s good to catch up with you. Before w (more...)

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