Excellence in EIFS Installation

Posted February 12, 2024

The Raymond Group has been a leader in Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) installation for over three decades. Raymond was one of the first contractors to educate our operations staff and field installers through the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s (AWCI) EIFS Industry Certification Program, the pre-eminent training program for EIFS professionals. Raymond has earned the AWCI EIFSmart Contractor Seal in each of our regions, demonstrating a commitment to the highest quality in EIFS installations.

Raymond has received numerous awards and recognition for quality work from major industry suppliers, and has been recognized for its proficiency in EIFS installation by every EIFS manufacturer. We have successfully completed EIFS installations in a wide variety of settings ranging from small to medium sized commercial buildings to major professional sports arenas.

Most recently, Raymond was awarded the EIFS Walter F. Pruter Project of the Year award by the Western Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA) for Acrisure Arena, located in Thousand Palms, California.

The 300,000 square foot arena is a new entertainment venue built for the American hockey league. The design of the building is Net-Zero Carbon Certified by the International Living Future Institute with a target certification of 2025.

The Acrisure Arena project had challenges surrounding the excessive heat in the Coachella Valley with temperatures exceeding 120 degrees at times, many hours of overtime to maintain the tight schedule (Raymond’s scope of work was completed within seven months), as well as two indoor ice rinks to keep cold.

For the EIFS system, Raymond used 2.5” foam to achieve a high R-value (the measurement of an insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow) and stabilize the arena’s interior temperatures, reduce the use of HVAC, and keep the ice cold. Raymond incorporated a weather and air barrier system behind the EIFS system.

At the main entrance, Raymond installed a large tube steel trellis structure. Putting the trellis together within the exterior wall systems was an elaborate task.

In addition to traditional EIFS applications, Raymond can provide prefabricated EIFS panels. Panels include basic framing with cold-formed metal studs, and the ability to install a weather barrier and windows offsite. Learn more about Raymond’s Centennial Hills Hospital project that utilized the process:

Centennial Hills Hospital


Raymond Awarded 2024 AWCI Quality ..
Raymond has received four Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) 2024 Excellence in Construction Quality Awards. These awards recognize outstanding performance in construction quality among all AWCI members across the U.S. and abroad.  Raymond accepted these awards at the recent AWCI ...
Durango Casino & Resort
Durango Casino & Resort is a $750 million development comprised of 200-plus hotel rooms, several food-and-beverage outlets, and meeting and convention space. Durango also features 83,000 square feet of casino space and a state-of-the-art sports book.   Raymond was contracted by WA ...

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