About Us

Founded in 1968, Caldwell & Johnson has completed over 500 custom residential new construction and major remodeling projects in Rhode Island. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Caldwell & Johnson built more active solar homes than any other contractor in the state of Rhode Island. While always known for building high quality energy efficient homes, the company has recently embraced the tenets of the growing green building movement, and is committed to building homes in an environmentally sustainable manner, which includes high energy and water efficiency, healthy indoor air quality, and environmentally sustainable materials.

Our Team

David A. Caldwell Sr., President

As a founding partner and now sole owner of Caldwell & Johnson, Dave Sr. has been the strategic leader of the company for over forty years. A lifelong resident of North Kingstown and 1960 graduate, Dave Sr. served a tour of duty in the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Seabees as a carpenter, followed by a full apprenticeship at L.Vaughn Architectural Millwork in Cranston before founding Caldwell & Johnson with Gordon Johnson in 1968. Dave Sr. presently serves as a gubernatorially appointed member of the RI Building Contractors Registration and Licensing Board (since 1994), a Director of the RI Builders Association, a member of the Town of North Kingstown Building Code Board of Review, and a member of the Town of North Kingstown Asset Management Commission. Additionally, Dave Sr. is active in the North Kingstown Rotary, a member of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, the Meals on Wheels program, and is a Trustee of the East Greenwich United Methodist Church.

David A. Caldwell Jr., Vice President

Dave Jr. has quite literally grown up with the company. In addition to receiving hands on experience in all phases of company operations, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Arts from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. From 1998-2006, Dave Jr. served as commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dave Jr. holds the LEED Accredited Professional Designation, the Certified Green Professional Designation, is a Green Verifier for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Building Program, and is an instructor for the Certified Green Professional Program through the NAHB University of Housing. Dave Jr. serves as an appointed member of the RI House Veterans Affairs Committee, a Director of the RI Builders Association, is active with the RI Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, a member of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and is a member of the East Greenwich Rotary.

Tina Caldwell, Green Project Design & Finishes Coordinator

Jim Sgueglia, General Superintendent

Bill Gardell, Project Manager

Steve Shinto, Assistant Project Manager

Dwayne Smith, Foreman

Julia Woods, Project Administration

We Give Back

Caldwell and Johnson is proud to give back to the community. Read about the home we built with Home For Our Troops in Burrillville, RI


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