I can not help you regarding references for contractors but the following individual might. He is Carl Brown out of Kansas City, KS. He runs a couple of WEB sites dedicated to informing people about stucco and its issues. Stucco is great if it is properly installed and maintained. You can contact him (contact info on his WEB site) and he can point you in the direction of picking a good stucco contractor. He might be able to provide other information for you that would be of great assistance to you. His WEB sites are:
Good luck on your renovations.
Emmanuel J. Scanlan
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