2016 Paint Iowa Beautiful Awards

Des Moines--Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2016 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. The program is administered through Keep Iowa Beautiful with the paint provided by the Diamond Vogel Paint Company.

 “Governor Branstad has signed a proclamation designating April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month and we are pleased to do our part by awarding paint to 80 community projects in Iowa,” said Doug Vogel, vice-president, Trade Marketing, of the Iowa-based company. “The partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel Paint to assist and work with the many local volunteers that help build stronger Iowa communities.” 

Gerald Schnepf, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful added, “The Paint Iowa Beautiful program helps us increase our assistance to neighborhoods, communities, historic projects and other public service organizations in improving the attractiveness and beauty of our home areas.These projects definitely improve the beauty of Iowa, its countryside and its communities.” 

In the 13-year partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful, Diamond Vogel has provided over 8,260 gallons of paint for 585 Iowa community projects. 

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About Diamond Vogel Paint

Diamond Vogel is an Iowa-based, family-owned company started in 1926 by Andrew Vogel.  It serves 13 states with seven manufacturing facilities and over 65 service center outlets providing Architectural Finishes, Industrial and Original Equipment Finishes and Home Decorating Products.

About Keep Iowa Beautiful

Keep Iowa Beautiful was established in 2000 by Governor Robert D. Ray and Donald F. Lamberti becoming the 23rd State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. It is a 501c3 charitable organization working with Iowa citizens, neighborhoods, communities and regions in improving the quality, beauty and cleanliness of our State. Keep Iowa Beautiful empowers Iowans to work to build greater pride and respect within the places we live. 


Gerald F. Schnepf, Executive Director                              

Keep Iowa Beautiful                                                         

Phone:  515-323-6507                                    


Doug Vogel, Vice President

Diamond Vogel Paints

Phone:  712-737-8880 Ext. 1426


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