Our History

Caldwell Constructors, Inc. was founded on May 5, 2005 by Gary F. Caldwell. After working with a few exceptional construction companies in the Upstate of South Carolina for 29 years, Gary decided it was time to venture out on his own. With extensive experience in commercial, institutional, ecumenical and industrial market segments, and management experience in both estimating and operations with these firms, the foundation was in place to begin a new company within the vibrant community of Greenville, SC.

Our initial clients were individuals and firms with whom Gary built relationships over the years. Through the recommendations of those key members of the community, we quickly developed a substantial client base. The company’s goal was to grow slowly as a result of selecting the right projects and scope that we could manage effectively, while producing exceptional and consistent results for our clients. Subcontractors and vendors have been instrumental in our success as well.

We appreciate their response and commitment to our approach to meeting our clients’ needs. The company has experienced very controlled and intentional growth since inception. We are very proud of our staff that includes the addition of talented, qualified and energetic personnel that share our core values and who are committed to our mission of providing exceptional service and value to our clients.

“We could not have asked for a more responsive and adaptable team as your fine firm, and the people really are most talented and easy to work with. We are getting compliments on the renovations hourly, not daily, which speaks of the fine work done.”
– Tommy McAfee, Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes

Our Mission:

To become the most sought-after contractor in the Upstate by providing exceptional service through unwavering integrity, creative problem solving and a tireless work ethic.

Core Values:

Integrity: Always do the right thing above all else
Honesty: Be honest no matter the consequences
Respect: Respect everyone and treat them as equal
Service: Keep the client’s needs first
Communication: Provide effective and efficient communication throughout the process

Our Team

Gary Caldwell

Gary-Caldwell

President

After working for his entire 35+ year career at other Upstate commercial construction firms, Gary decided to take the self-employment plunge by opening his own company in the spring of 2005. His tireless work ethic, incomparable leadership and strategic vision have set the foundation for the steady and sustained growth of the company. His unparalleled integrity is built from a strong history of community and charitable involvement with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Cancer Society of Greenville County, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Poinsett Club, the Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Greenville. His passion and innovative approaches to projects make him a commodity in the construction industry.

David-CaldwellDavid Caldwell

Project Manager

David’s passion for top-notch quality is what drives him. He is a native of Greenville, went to JL Mann High School and is a 2007 graduate of Clemson University’s Construction Science and Management program. After school, David spent some time in both single-family and multi-family residential construction, but he is most passionate about helping local businesses with their commercial construction needs.

Brett-CaldwellBrett Caldwell

Project Manager

After graduating from Clemson in 2003, Brett began his construction career working on complex nine-figure commercial projects along the Eastern seaboard. He began at Caldwell Constructors in 2005 and is now a stockholder and a LEED Accredited Professional. Brett grew up in Richmond, VA but now lives in Greenville with his wife and son.

Ed-WaldrepEd Waldrep

Project Manager

Ed began his construction career in 1985 as an estimator and project manager working on retail, ecumenical and institutional projects of various types. With nearly 3 decades of experience, he has gained valuable knowledge to help clients meet their goals. Ed has lived in the Upstate all of his life and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and working in his workshop.

John Daniel

Project Manager

John moved to Charlotte in the summer of 2000 to leave the winters of Western NY and to begin his career in construction. After stops throughout the Carolinas, he has called Greenville home since 2005. His construction background includes multiple $60M+ retirement communities, healthcare and other various commercial projects.

Ben Trussell

Project Manager

Ben graduated from Clemson in 2003 and spent 7 years working in healthcare construction. He joined Caldwell Constructors in 2016 after 4 years as on Owner’s Representative with Greenville Health System. Originally from Charleston, SC, Ben now lives in Greenville with his wife and 3 Children.

Ryan Bristow

Assistant Project Manager

Ryan began as an intern during his senior year at Clemson and came to work full time when he graduated in May 2017. He began to work full time on-site to expose him to the daily operations of a larger jobsite and continues to grow in his role as an assistant project manager.

Amanda O'Sullivan editAmanda O’Sullivan

Accounting

Amanda oversees the accounting department and is responsible for all finances, corporate budgeting, and all accounts receivable. She works part-time and spends the rest of her days with her young children.

Rhiannon Strange

Operations Administrator

Rhiannon assists in the daily operations of the company by managing job costing, subcontractor documentation, close-out procedures and implementing new technologies and procedures. She is instrumental in advancing our corporate processes and streamlining workflows.

Leigh-CaldwellLeigh Caldwell

Human Resources

Leigh manages the HR department and handles all of the company’s employee benefits and corporate insurance needs. She works part-time and spends the rest of her days with her grandchildren.

Rebecca Castles

Receptionist

Rebecca began her construction career on the rooftops in Tennessee where she was a missionary for the summer. She now serves as the Office Administrator and manages the daily office functions of the company.