The National Guild of Professional Paperhangers (NGPP) was established to support the craft of professional wallpaper hanging. If you asked NGPP members to name the most powerful benefit of Guild membership the word you would certainly hear most often is “networking.”
In fact, the NGPP Board of Directors recently surveyed Guild members, asking why they belong to the organization. “Networking” or “peer relationships” appeared in 82% of the answers. One member put it this way. “For me the Guild provides a place for education on the newest trends, products, and techniques–a link to other industry leaders where the exchange of information and ideas can bring about solutions to our problems or needs. The years of paperhanging experience available from other Guild members when a new situation arises, I could not buy at any price.”
Important as networking is to Guild members, it is only one of many NGPP benefits. Other often cited advantages of membership include educational programs at regional workshops and the national convention, recognition of outstanding projects through the Winning Walls With Wallcoverings awards program, certification of professional expertise through the Certified Paperhanger (CP) program, special relationships with suppliers, and the marketing power of affiliation with an organization representing the leading members of the craft. In this section of the NGPP website, you'll learn more about these valuable resources and how they can help you to grow your business.