The Contracting Plastering Associations of Central Valley and Northern California-along with the Capitol Drywall/Lathing Contractors Association and the Northern California Drywall Contractors Association-recently formed and will operate under the name Wall And Ceiling Alliance. The newly formed alliance is a partnership that was created to give its member associations a stronger presence in the plaster and drywall industry in Northern California.
In September, the board of directors from each association
came together to elect an executive board for WACA that is representative of
the size, work scopes and geography of each of the seven associations merging
into the new group. A select group of thirteen directors from the various
associations make up the new executive board of WACA.
The thirteen people elected to the board of directors are:
Brian Harp, Chet O'Donnell, Craig Daley, Don Archuleta, Doug Camerer, Gregg
Brady, Jim Ruane, Jim Watson, Joe Parker, Nancy Brinkerhoff, Roger E. Henley
Jr., Steve Eckstrom and Todd Fearon. The new board of directors comprises the
largest group of union drywall and plaster contracting companies in Northern California, serving more than 100 contractor
members who are broad-based across the plaster and drywall industry. WACA will
serve and represent plastering and drywall contracting members for all of Northern California’s 46 counties.
“The formation of WACA is the culmination of a lot of hard
work over many years by industry leaders in the plastering and drywall industry
to provide a more cohesive and coordinated Wall And Ceiling Association to
address the needs of the industry,” said Todd Fearon, president of Boyett
Construction. “We fully expect that WACA will be a larger force in the industry
in key areas such as industry promotion, education and labor relations.”
“As a united alliance, we expect to strengthen our presence
in supporting our contractors’ concerns in Northern
California. The appointed board consists of some of the most
respected and experienced individuals in our industry, [each of whom] are
committed to insuring WACA’s success,” said Nancy Brinkerhoff, CEO of Ironwood
Commercial Builders Inc.
WACA will focus on improving member resources, geographical
outreach and labor relations and intends to make its combined resources
available to a much larger membership in today’s challenging construction