Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Jon Carden of Hayward, California, to branch manager of its San Francisco, California, branch office. Carden was previously superintendent at the branch.

Serving Northern California since 1965, Western’s San Francisco branch offers the following commercial specialty services: building cleaning; concrete restoration; EIFS restoration/recoating; epoxy and chemical grout injection; expansion joint systems; exterior wall coatings; masonry restoration; parking deck restoration; and waterproofing.

Carden will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Additionally, Carden will be responsible for ensuring the branch’s profitability by forecasting and managing the budget, identifying market trends, ensuring quality control, and building/maintaining customer relationships.

Carden has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2003, and has held the positions of craftsman, foreman, and superintendent at the San Francisco branch before being promoted to branch manager. He has worked in the waterproofing industry for a total of 36 years. He is a member of ASTM International, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Carden is serving on an ASTM committee to update the cold applied waterproofing standard.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is a specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing, and specialty roofing. Western offers a nationwide network of expertise that building owners, engineers, architects, and property managers can count on to develop cost-effective, corrective measures that can add years of useful life to a variety of structures including: industrial, commercial, healthcare, historic, educational and government buildings, parking structures, and sports stadiums.

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