About Us

Continue reading below to learn about who Malcarne Contracting is, our history, and our company philosophy. Also meet Joseph Malcarne and see what our clients have to say about us! To get started on your next project, contact us today.

Who We Are

Whether you are a homeowner or business, our team of professionals is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. We are no fly by night contractor by any stretch of the imagination. Malcarne Contracting is a full-service general contractor whose list of services is quite incomparable to most contractors you will find out there. We often get, “You do that? I didn’t know that!” Yes, we do a lot. We like to work hard. It is our passion. We know that everyone out there wants to save money. We are highly trained in that department, especially when it comes to producing energy-efficient homes and businesses. Please look at our very long list of certifications in this area. I know you will be impressed. Most importantly we are committed. 100%. Period.


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! At the young age of 13, Joseph had the skill and determination to accomplish almost 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 as “old-fashioned values”. We are the way it used to be… but better!

Our Philosophy

We choose to care for you. Building partnerships, one project at a time. Every renovation and construction project is the formation of a partnership between Malcarne Contracting, our employees, and you. Every action we take is aligned with the vision of your completed construction project. We’re not just dedicated, we’re nurturing. Construction projects can be packed with emotional challenges. The process can be inconsistent, uncomfortable, and frustrating. We completely understand and we’ll be there for you every step of the way. We’re patient, calm, and tolerant. We have the expertise, talent, and maturity to make the process of your project a stress-free experience for you. It’s part of our promise to you. We have amazing employees and we plan to keep them. Our Team consists of some of the most talented, highly skilled craftsmen around. The office motto is, “Work. Productivity. Fun.” Their work ethic, knowledge, and character are unsurpassed by any construction team in the area. So, we’re planning to keep them. We treat them with the same respect and consideration as we do our clients. That’s how we maintain a mutual commitment to each other – and to you.

Meet Joseph Malcarne

Joseph is the reason Malcarne Solar exists. Building upon many lessons from many talented people in his young life and coming into this world with a knack for leadership, Joseph has built this company from the ground up and is committed to doing what it takes to make every job a success. He is also always there to patch up any problems or to manage the job in the most efficient and creative way. He is the keystone of this company!


Joseph Malcarne, the founder of Malcarne Contracting, is certified as a Heating professional, AC & Heat Pump Professional, Envelope Professional, and Multifamily Building analyst professional, to name a few.

We also hold the following certifications in contracting, energy and HVAC:

  • Lead Safe certified firm by the EPA
  • Lead renovator’s certificates held by several Malcarne Contracting employees
  • Certified Building Professional with the Building Performance Institute
  • Malcarne Contracting holds the BPI GoldStar Contractor title
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Reduction Plans
  • Computerized Modeling for Energy Reduction Calculations
  • HERS Ratings for Energy Star® Labeled Homes
  • Energy Consulting
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Electric
  • Solar Walls
  • Insulation
  • Geothermal
  • Building Evaluations
  • Thermography