September 3, 2015

Amanda Ventura

ABA Member Spotlight: Dennis A. Caldwell, Jr.

Dennis A. Caldwell, Jr.
Project manager
Caldwell Construction
Years in construction: 16
Years at Caldwell: 13
Years as an ABA member: 1

Role at Caldwell: I am the face of the firm. I handle marketing, business development, client interaction and manage projects.

What’s one thing everyone should know about your company?
We’ve only been focusing on commercial projects full-time since 2009. We are still in what I call our infancy stage and have a lot to learn.

What are recent projects you’ve worked on in Arizona?
A ground-up expansion for Desert Sun Medical, including new operatory and R&D addition; a Double Tree Hotel conversation, including 144 rooms and all public areas; and North Point Student Housing expansion, including a new gym, leasing office, theater, study/conference rooms and public restrooms.

What’s on your bucket list?
To own a small limited service hotel. I have a degree in hotel administration from UNLV and previously worked for Hyatt Hotels.

Why did you join ABA?
(For) educational and professional development and to establish relationships with others who will eventually be Tucson’s leaders in construction.

How has being an ABA member contributed to your success?
It has allowed my firm to attend trainings (that enhanced our) work environment. We already plan to improve internal policies and procedures.

What is one of the biggest obstacles that the construction industry will face in 2015?
We can always use more negotiated work. Negotiated work benefits contractor and client alike. It results in more loyal relationships and, inevitably, solid growth.