WACA is proud to celebrate this year’s extraordinary contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers for their outstanding achievement and support in construction and safety. For the past several years, the Wall And Ceiling Alliance (WACA) has held its Construction Excellence Awards honoring wall and ceiling contractors performing exceptional craftsmanship in their respective fields in Northern California. CEA is the largest wall and ceiling awards program in the western region, recognizing contractors and individuals that contribute to the building of the outstanding award-winning projects. AIA judges evaluated the projects and selected the project winners. Supporting suppliers and manufacturers are also recognized for their contribution to the construction process.

For the Excellence in Safety Awards (ESA), a separate judging panel with safety expert professionals selects the safety awardees. An ESA recognition is offered for elite practices excelling in multiple areas of safety practices, health programs, and with low experience modification rates.

The projects and companies listed represent the pinnacle of construction achievement in the respective categories.

Patrick J. Ruane, Inc.

Category: Residential /Lodging Exterior

  • Project: The Enclave Dormitory
  • Architect: LCA Architects
  • General Contractor: WEST Builders
  • Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc., Henry Company, BMI Products, CEMCO, Stockton Products
  • Supplier: Westside Building Material Corp.
  • Photographer: Dennis Lodes

RFJ Meiswinkel

Category: Residential /Lodging Interior

  • Project: The Clift Hotel
  • Architect: Gensler
  • General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddle Construction Company
  • Manufacturer: CEMCO, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, BMI Products
  • Supplier: Foundation Building Materials
  • Photographer: TC Contreras

California Drywall Co.

Category: Retail Interior

  • Project: Boston Private Bank
  • Architect: MKThink Architects
  • General Contractor: BCCI Construction Company
  • Manufacturer: ClarkDietrich, United States Gypsum
  • Supplier: Foundation Building Materials
  • Photographer: Ellyce Moselle Photography

O’Donnell Plastering Inc.

Category: Commercial Exterior

  • Project: Cañada College Building 9
  • Architect: Allana, Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABB)
  • General Contractor: W.E. Lyons Construction
  • Manufacturer: VaproShield, CEMCO, BMI / Sika, K-Lath
  • Supplier: California Waterproofing Supply, AMS dba Allied Building Products
  • Photographer: Rob Fischer

Raymond-Northern California Inc.

Category: Commercial Interior

  • Project: WeWork Headquarters
  • Architect: MSA Architecture & Design Consultant, Inc.
  • General Contractor: Dome Construction
  • Manufacturer: CEMCO, SCAFCO Steel Stud Company, ClarkDietrich, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, United States Gypsum, Armstrong World Industries, Fry Reglet
  • Supplier: L&W Supply, SCAFCO Steel Stud Company, AMS dba Allied Building Products
  • Photographer: Raymond-Northern California, Inc.

Ironwood Commercial Builders Inc.

Category: Historical Restoration Interior

  • Project: Oakland California Temple
  • Architect: Richardson Design Partnership
  • General Contractor: Jacobsen Construction
  • Manufacturer: CEMCO, National Gypsum Company, Parex USA Incorporated
  • Supplier: Action Drywall Supply, United States Gypsum (for Taping)
  • Photographer: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Level 5 Inc.

Category: EIFS

  • Project: St. Cecilia School
  • Architect: Robert Hayes + Associates
  • General Contractor: Build Group, Inc.
  • Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
  • Supplier: L&W Supply
  • Photographer: Marcus Edwards


Category: Innovation in Construction

  • Project: San Francisco Fireboat Station No. 35
  • Architect: Shah Kawasaki
  • General Contractor: Swinerton / Power Engineering Construction Co.
  • Manufacturer: SCAFCO Steel Stud Company
  • Supplier: CWallA

Patrick J. Ruane, Inc.

Category: Ceilings

  • Project: SFO Harvey Milk Terminal 1
  • Architect: HKS Inc., Woods Bagot, ED2 International, Architects & Planners, KYA
  • General Contractor: Webcor Builders
  • Subcontractor: Performance Contracting Group
  • Manufacturer: CEMCO, Pyrok
  • Supplier: CWallA, Pyrok
  • Photographer: Dennis Lode

Henley & Company

Category: Project of the Year – Exterior Under 500K

  • Project: Elk Grove Community Center
  • Architect: Group 4 Architecture
  • General Contractor: Bobo Construction
  • Manufacturer: Sto Corp. (Air Barrier & EIFS)
  • Supplier: Formerly Starr’s Building Supply, now L&W Supply
  • Photographer: Bobo Construction

Level 5 Inc.

Category: Project of the Year – Interior Under 500K

  • Project: NVIDIA Building A
  • Architect: NELSON Worldwide
  • General Contractor: XL Construction
  • Manufacturer: PABCO, ClarkDietrich, United States Gypsum (Taping Material)
  • Supplier: AMS dba Allied Building Products
  • Photographer: George Bake

California Drywall Co.

Category: Project of the Year – Exterior Over 500K and Institutional Exterior and Green Building

  • Project: UC Merced 2020
  • Architect: WRNS Studio, SOM, HOK, Mahlum Architects Inc., Page
  • General Contractor: Webcor Builders
  • Manufacturer: Stockton Products, CEMCO, BMI Products, Structa Wire Corp.
  • Supplier: Westside Building Materials
  • Photographer: Adam Rouse

Performance Contracting Inc. (PCI)

Category: Project of the Year – Interior Over 500K and Institutional Interior

  • Project: Oak Pavilion at MarinHealth Medical Center
  • Architect: Perkins Eastman
  • General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Manufacturer: CEMCO, United States Gypsum, Armstrong World Industries, Specified Technologies Inc. (STI) dba Firestop
  • Supplier: Foundation Building Materials, CWallA, Allied Building Products, Radius Track Corporation
  • Photographer: Marcus Edwards