Refinish Distributors Alliance adds Providence Lacquer as new member

July 22, 2019
The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) has added a new member Providence Lacquer in Cranston, Rhode Island.

The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) has added a new member Providence Lacquer in Cranston, Rhode Island. Providence Lacquer has been a family owned and operated business for 71 years. The business was started in 1948 by Fredrick “Red” Kafrissen. They have grown to five locations in four states. Their headquarters and warehouse is in Cranston, Rhode Island and the four other locations are Worcester, Massachusetts, Woburn, Massachusetts, Norwich, Connecticut and Adamsburg, Pennsylvania.

Peter Kilkenny Jr. and his aunt, Patricia, make all of the decisions within the company.  Peter, Jr. oversees the day-to-day operations and is responsible for store operations and the entire sales team of the organization.  

Providence Lacquer an Akzo Nobel PBE distributor is proud to be a member of this elite group.  They are looking forward to being a part of the RDA/IMPACT organization and are eager to share and learn with the members of the group. Peter Jr. said, “We are always looking for ways to differentiate ourselves and the IMPACT Performance Products and Marketing Programs will be an immediate benefit.  We are looking forward to utilizing all the resources RDA has to offer.”

“We are excited to have Providence Lacquer part of the RDA/IMPACT organization. Peter Kilkenny Jr. and their team exemplifies what our group is all about, Premier PBE Distributor’s providing exclusive networking, products and services.” said Robert McKenzie Jr., Executive Director of RDA.

RDA/IMPACT is the largest national group of independent refinish distributors dedicated to providing quality services and products to their collision shops.  RDA has 19 members, representing over 324 locations. Members service over 5000 collision centers throughout the United States. We represent a cross-section of all major refinish brands and do over $500 million in sales as a group, comprising around 18% of the refinish business nationwide. 

Those interested in joining RDA/IMPACT should contact Robert McKenzie, Jr. directly at 731-217-9081 or via email at [email protected].

For more information on RDA/IMPACT visit their web site at  or contact Melisa Jolls at 908-251-5713 or email: [email protected].

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