Thanks Great Grandpa!

Joseph Malcarne comes from a lineage of talented craftsmen. Ever been to Gillette’s castle in East Haddam, CT? If not, it is a great place to visit. The point is, Joseph’s great grandfather was responsible for the amazing woodworking in this castle that was once owned by William Gillette. It has some very intriguing carved door latches and locks!


Gillette’s Castle in East Haddam, CT. Owner’s great grandfather was the head carpenter.


At the young age of 13, Joseph had the skill and determination to accomplish most any project; he built railroad tie walls, brick walks and driveways, stone patios and more. Before long, he managed the projects himself and directed a team of workers several years his senior.

Joseph opened Malcarne Contracting on April 26th, 1996. Starting with renovation projects, the company grew to handle increasingly complex projects, including all phases of renovation, additions, gut rehabs, modulars and new construction. Today, Malcarne Contracting is one of the largest construction companies in the Hudson Valley.

Joseph loves working with people and infuses Malcarne Contracting with a work ethic that is tried and true and is what we now think of “old fashioned values”.

We are the way it used to be… but better!

History was last modified: February 25th, 2015 by admin