Robert A. Aird, CEP
Rob Aird has been the lead instructor for the EIFS—Doing It Right® program since 2006. He works closely with builders, contractors, architects and engineers designing and building projects that employ EIFS. He has extensive experience in all types of plaster and in EIFS.
He began as a laborer in the trade some 40 years ago and has worked his way through being a mechanic, foreman, superintendent and then owner of his own company, Robert A. Aird, Inc. of Frederick, Md. His work area includes the Washington, D.C./Baltimore/Northern Virginia region. His business has been operating since 1976 and employs more than 100 people. Rob is bilingual, and his fluency in Spanish contributes to the success of his business.
His continued focus on quality, safety and customer service has resulted in numerous industry awards:
- Safety Performance Award Plaster/EIFS 2007—District of Columbia Metropolitan Subcontractors Association (DCMSA)
- Outstanding Subcontractor of the Year 2007 (DCMSA)
- Safety Performance Award Plaster/EIFS 2008 (DCMSA)
- Craftsmanship Award for Plastering 2008—Washington Building Congress
High-profile EIFS projects include the Pentagon, Hay-Adams Hotel (across from the White House), Marine Corps Base Quantico, Fort Belvoir, Andrews Air Force Base, Fort Detrick, Congressional Country Club and the DC Court of Appeals.
Rob has a master's degree in counseling psychology (1976) with postgraduate work in Israel and Holland. His undergraduate degrees are in English and sociology. As vice president of the nonprofit Families Plus! in Frederick, Rob returns to his community the support he's received throughout his life there.
EIFS—Doing It Right® Participant Comments:
"Thanks for a great seminar. It was well run, informative and very worthwhile. Rob's knowledge is an asset to AWCI. Great teachers are those who do not have to teach, they just enjoy it. That was Rob. I think everyone enjoyed his knowledge and friendship."
— Bob Owens, Baltimore Construction Company
"Very impressive instructor. Rob obviously has a lot of experience in the industry and is knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He did a good job relating real world stories to the class material."
— Bryan Quenaud, Hexion