PVF Industrial

PVF Industrial is a locally family-owned-and-operated company that originally opened its doors as Barnes Industrial in 1982. After many years of hard work, commitment, and a lot of patience, the Barnes family, along with their employees, grew the company to be the largest stocking industrial plastic wholesale company in the Southeast United States. Barnes Industrial, now known as PVF Industrial, worked on and supplied projects such as Atlantis, Baha Mar, Sea World, Disney, Miami Sea Aquarium, Tampa, and Trinidad desalination plants, numerous WWTP, and many more projects.

On July 7, 2014, Barnes Industrial was acquired by Ryan Herco Flow Solutions. After repeated encouragement and requests from our clients and the Barnes family wanting to be back in the PVC industry, we returned and reopened as PVF Industrial in September 2019. We are excited to re-engage with our clients and working with industry businesses.

Conveniently located in Tampa, Florida, we can supply your business with the high-quality products of pipes, valves, fittings, and supplies that you need quickly for your project. Whether your project is local in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Brandon, Clearwater Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida, we can help you with your products. PVF Industrial has extensive experience supplying products to companies all around the world to complete prominent properties. We speak with and assist Construction Companies, General Contractors, Mechanical Contractors, Plumbers, Municipalities, and Aquatics businesses on a daily basis. These clients add so much value and growth to our towns, cities, the US, and Internationally. We have deep relationships with businesses throughout sunny Florida.

Our Mission

To fully support businesses that build, fabricate, and repair the world’s infrastructure with the largest PVC inventory in Florida and superior customer service.

Our Core Values

Here is a list of our core values that drive our management and staff:

  • Committed to Building Strong Infrastructures
  • Superior and Reliable Customer Service
  • Experienced and Knowledgeable
  • Demonstrating Industry Passion

Give us a chance to actually experience our core values and mission in action on every level of our business by working with us.

Our Team

PVF Industrial has the same family-owned-and-operated talent as always but with even more experience. Here are our next generation core team members:

Rick Barnes, Sr. is the President and CEO. He brings significant knowledge and expertise of the pipes, valves, and fittings business since 1982.

Israel Barnes is the Vice President and COO and is Rick’s son. Israel worked at Barnes Industrial and Ryan Herco Flow Solutions and is now the next generation of leadership at PVF Industrial. Israel received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration and Management in 1997.

Michaelle Barnes Popovec is the Vice President and CFO and has worked alongside the Barnes family in multiple capacities. Michaelle branched out for a little while as CFO of a steel company until she joined the next generation of leadership at PVF Industrial. She received her BS in Accounting from Valdosta in 1997.

Our History

Barnes Industrial Plastics has a rich history dating back to 1982. Barnes had tremendous strength in the Florida contractor marketplace and had developed unique capabilities to service their customers by adding significant value to customers in all size segments and end-markets. They had great resources, including product lines, distribution capabilities, catalog and Web capabilities, and information.