About Us

The Stucco Institute was formed from the Contractors Institute, the largest and oldest school of construction in Florida. Contractor’s Institute has been upholding trade standards and providing quality education to contractors since 1971. The Stucco Institute educates contractors about a regionally adapted exterior cladding application system–the Sealed Cladding System–which adheres to international code requirements and will result in an attractive, dependable stucco service for the consumer.

Founder and Chairman Robert Koning

Founder and Chairman
Robert Koning, Founder, and Chairman of the Stucco Institute

Robert Koning has been involved with the plastering and stucco industry for over 40 years. Beyond that, the Koning family’s involvement in the industry dates back to the 1950s. These combined provide both an indispensable knowledge of ever-advancing products, methods, and standards and a discernment against persistent myths and outdated requirements.

His numerous licenses and certifications include: Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering – Certified Arbitrator & Mediator – Director of Construction Education at Contractors Institute – Certified General, Building, Roofing, Plumbing, Underground Utilities, Air Conditioning, Master Electrician, Solar, Mold Assessor, Mold Remediator, Home Inspector, and BPI Building Analyst.

Robert Koning is a Code Certified: Level 1 – Building, Roofing, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Inspector; Level 2 -Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Plans Examiner; Level 3 – Chief Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Code Analyst; Level 4 -Code Enforcement and Administration Professional; State Certified Standard Building Code Administrator


Board Members:

Richard Elzey

Rachel Doty

Mark Stevenson

Jason Stevenson

Norman Shuhart

Fredrick “Chet” Koning