About Us

Management Team

 

 

CAL Development / CAL Construction success is derived from the hard work and passion of its talented professional and support staff. They are supported by the vision and guidance of the management team. With over 80 years of experience in leadership roles, the management team reflects CAL’s core values, strengths and dedication to delivering solid, sustainable results.

Including the founders of CAL Development / CAL Construction, the leadership team’s years of experience in operations, project management, finance, legal and marketing are the foundation for the firm’s accomplishments of today and the future.

 

 

 



Eithne Keane

Chief Executive Officer


BACKGROUND

Company Founder

20 Years Experience

General Contractor License Holder (10 states)

B.A., Business Administration

  • LEED® Accredited Professional
Eithne serves as CEO of CAL Development / CAL Construction, and co-founded the company in 2004 with Patrick Keane and Declan Wilmott. She is the sole owner of CAL Development / CAL Construction Inc., which is operated as a certified woman owned business enterprise.

Eithne has provided strategic vision and oversight to the executive team since the company’s inception; through her business acumen and effective P&L management, she has ensured the firm’s continued success and growth. Overall, Eithne has nearly 20 years of experience in the construction industry.

Prior to CAL Development / CAL Construction, Eithne gained significant executive-level financial and operational experience leading the IPO process for a private firm. She is also part of the executive management team for Keanes Custom Cabinets.

Eithne maintains multiple certifications, including LEED® Accredited Professional, and holds general contractor licenses in all states where the company operates.

Eithne has been closely involved in charities at both the local and national level over the years, and actively supports a number of events annually.
 

 



Patrick Keane

President


BACKGROUND

Company Founder

20 Years Experience

Technical College (Honors Graduate)
As President of CAL Development / CAL Construction, Patrick has key responsibility for overall vision and growth at the company. He co-founded the company in 2004 with Eithne Keane. Through his leadership, the firm has experienced significant year-over-year revenue growth, and expanded operations to several locations in the Southeast and Southwest.

As an entrepreneur and construction executive, Patrick has led the management of commercial projects for more than 18 years. He has provided strategic planning, business development and operational expertise that has resulted in thousands of successfully executed construction projects.

Trained as a master cabinet maker in Ireland, Patrick is a highly skilled craftsman who apprenticed in Europe while completing technical college with honors. After relocating to South Florida 18 years ago, Patrick established Keanes Custom Cabinets, leading its operations for a number of years; he currently holds sole ownership in the company.

Patrick has been an active participant in charities benefitting youth organizations, and works closely with groups at both the local and national level.
 

 



Declan Wilmott

Chief Operating Officer


BACKGROUND

Company Founder

20 Years Experience

B.A., Business Administration
Declan is one of the founding members of CAL Development / CAL Construction, and became Chief Operating Officer in 2011 after serving previously as Vice President of Operations. He has primary responsibility for ensuring the firm delivers measurable, cost-effective results company-wide. As an executive team member, he is closely involved in the firm’s strategic planning and oversight, and ongoing alignment with its corporate mission. He has over 20 years of professional management experience, with a well-rounded background in multiple phases of business operations.

In addition, Declan has a strong leadership record, with almost 15 years of progressive experience at senior-level positions in the construction industry. His experience includes both U.S. and European projects. He has supervised large staffs and multi-million dollar budgets across multiple geographies, and has delivered hundreds of complex design and construction projects throughout his career.

 

 



Joe Castiglione

Senior Vice President - Construction


BACKGROUND

30 years corporate construction experience, in the US and Canada.

Expertise in occupied renovations.

  • 168,000SF education building w/ 700 seat performing arts theater
  • 130,000SF (6500 seat) Sanctuary w/ music wing.
  • 180,000SF remodel classrooms/offices.
  • ADT Training Centers
  • Bank of America, Grand Prairie. Zero punch list.
Joe Castiglione has nearly 35 years of experience in corporate construction and facilities management.

His CAL Construction accounts include, but are not limited to TD Bank, Bank of America, BB&T, Bank United, ADT, and Walmart. His understanding of strict adherence to project specifications and attention to detail are goals that he and the construction team stress on all projects.

As a result of Joe’s experience working in highly delicate environments such as religious facilities and banking / financial institutions, he has cultivated loyal relationships with many of the nation’s leading organizations and he has become the “go to guy” for completing projects quickly and skillfully while causing minimal disruption to existing operations.

Prior to working with CAL Construction, Joe worked for Sports Authority managing new facilities operations in 15 states and Canada.

 

 



Kenneth Bennett

Vice President of Field Operations


BACKGROUND

Over 30 years of construction experience.

Commercial and Financial Projects.

  • Admin Facilities
  • Ground Up
  • Interior Renovations
  • Build-Outs
  • ATM and ADA Projects
Ken Bennett has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry which includes numerous commercial and financial projects.

His related project experience includes:

Bank of America Corp. / Merrill Lynch – Admin Interior Buildout / Renovation Projects
Florida, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Carolinas | VP Field Operations

Bank of America Corp. / Merrill Lynch – Interior Renovations & Build Outs
Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Carolinas | Director of Field Operations

Bank of America Corp. – Additions – ADA - ATMs
Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Carolinas | VP of Field Operations
Multiple capital additions and remote ATMs

Bank of America Corp. – Ground Up Projects
Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia | VP of Field Operations
Multiple Ground Up (LEED) projects

Wells Fargo – High Rise Interior Renovation & Build Out
Houston, TX | VP of Field Operations | 25,000 SF
4th, 6th, & 12th Floor Office Interior Renovation & Build Out  

 



Joe Benz

Executive Regional Manager


BACKGROUND

Over 27 years of construction experience.

Projects for financial, healthcare, retail, government, education, and residential clients.
Joe Benz has over 27 years of experience, working with a wide variety of clients, architects, and construction professionals.

This experience includes projects for financial, healthcare, retail, government, education, and residential clients.

Clients include, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Suntrust, PNC Bank, Wells Fargo, Novant Health, Coldwell Banker, and the US Army Corp of Engineers, to name a few.

Property management companies include JLL, Lincoln Harris, CBRE, Bissell, and Trinity Partners.

The project types include ground up, high rise, interior renovations, upfits, ADA upgrades, and ATM installations, including several LEED projects.

Joe is currently based in our Charlotte, NC office, overseeing projects in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia.