A legacy of

excellence and integrity

A business
built on passion

What began as one of Southern California’s original lath and plaster companies has grown into one of the wall and ceiling industry’s leading full service, design-assist, specialty finish and theming contractors. One thing that hasn’t changed in the more than 80 years since The Raymond Group got its start is our passion, both for building unique and exciting projects and for our people.


At Raymond, every project is an opportunity to learn and to push ourselves as we help bring our customer’s vision to life. We believe in integrity, dedication, and building a capable team of the top professionals in the industry. With an expert staff of over 700 craftspeople, our knowledge of metal studs, drywall, plaster, cast product, and many other specialty finishes can be used to build structures and spaces that delight and last a lifetime.


The key to quality construction is hiring and developing the best people. At Raymond, we do this by treating our people as more than employees; we treat them like family. We invest in our team. We grow their knowledge and skills, keeping them on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the industry.  All this knowledge then gets used to make your project better.

At Raymond, our people, experience, systems and resources enable us to deliver quality that consistently exceeds our clients’ expectations. At Raymond, we build your vision.

Operating with the highest moral standards.
Achieving excellence in all that we do.
Protecting the well-being of our employees.
Recognizing and appreciating people's contributions.
Continuous Improvement
Committing to move from good to great.
Maximizing the collective talents of our people to accomplish our goals.
Conducting ourselves in a manner that will earn the respect of our employees, customers, and vendors.
Work/ Life Harmony
Balancing a passion for work and a zest for life.
Building the future
since 1936
THE Raymond Group’s
leadership team
Travis Winsor
Chief Executive Officer

Travis Winsor is responsible for the growth, development, and profitability of all Raymond operations. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1989 with a degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn both his M.B.A. and Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University. After passing the California State Bar, he practiced civil litigation for five years thereafter. Travis brought his education and experience to Raymond in January of 1997 when he began working as an Estimator and Project Manager. Travis now leads Raymond as one of the West Coast’s top drywall, framing, and specialty-themed finish subcontractors.

David Shedd
Chief Operating Officer

David Shedd is responsible for overseeing all estimating, sales, project management, and engineering activities across The Raymond Group companies. David has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has vast experience in the construction, building materials manufacturing, and industrial distribution industries, and holds considerable expertise in lean production, business development, marketing, and strategic planning. He has had opportunities as a paid public speaker and has published two books on business management.

Tom O’Brien
Chief Financial Officer

Tom O’Brien is responsible for providing overall direction for the financial and administrative operations of all Raymond companies and affiliates. Tom began with The Raymond Group in May of 1994 and has accumulated over 30 years of construction experience working with developers, general contractors, and subcontractors.

Michael Potter
Executive Vice President, Engineering

Michael Potter joined Raymond in 1999 with more than 13 years of construction experience. He began as an Estimator/Project Manager in our Southern California office and, in 2008, was tapped to lead Raymond’s San Diego team as Vice President and Area Manager. Michael now oversees Raymond’s engineering department, helping to ensure fluidity between the operations and engineering activities, ultimately bringing value to Raymond’s customers.

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