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Newly Elected Commercial Forum President Has Big Plans

PDCA's Commercial Forum is under new direction. The Forum held elections at the Commercial Forum Conference in San Antonio, and Ron Yarbrough, President and Founder of Pro-Spec Painting, Inc., Vineland, NJ, was voted president. He intends to see the Commercial Forum become the undisputed resource for professional commercial contractors in the United States, and eventually, from around the globe.

With this goal in mind, he plans to take the forum to new heights over the next five years. “My vision for the Commercial Forum is that within 5 years we will see the PDCA Industry Standards specified and endorsed by every major trade association and specification guide. We will see a model PDCA apprenticeship program that can be adopted by PDCA leaders to partner with government and education as one solution to the skilled labor shortage and crisis.”

As a young man Ron served his apprenticeship, where he was introduced to the value of PDCA. The company he worked for was a PDCA Member, and Ron noticed how it affected the business in a positive way. He eventually moved on to found his own company in 1980, and just a few years later registered his company to become a PDCA Member.

Shortly after joining PDCA, Ron noticed the value of the Commercial Forum. “I loved the open environment of sharing solutions that you can’t find anywhere else,” says Ron. “I joined the PDCA Commercial Forum in 2009 after noticing the wealth of information being shared among the like-minded individuals who belonged to it. It’s the arena of the best of the best in commercial markets.”

About PDCA and the Commercial Forum

PDCA is the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors. Over 2,000 contractors in America and Canada are proud members of the organization.  PDCA offers contractor members many opportunities to develop and grow through participation in education programs, attendance at local networking meetings, use of PDCA Industry Standards and much, much more. To become a member of PDCA, please contact our office at 1-800-332-7322.

The Commercial Forum is a group made up of PDCA Members who specialize in the commercial and industrial segment of the industry. The Commercial Forum is where commercial contractors will find the best opportunity for education, networking, and making a positive impact on the painting industry. Network with peers and industry partners, attend educational seminars, and most of all - build relationships for years to come! If you would like to join the PDCA Commercial Forum, please contact Anita Dallas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.