About Richard E McCue Inc

I graduated from the Oliver Wolcott Technical School carpentry program in 1969. I worked for a building contractor in the town of Lakeville from 1969 through 1975. In 1975 I went into business for myself as a small general contractor.

Over the past several years this business has become perhaps the largest general contracting business for upscale, custom homes in the area. I operate out of and own a 7,000 square foot shop that is equipped with the tools, machinery and storage space to do almost any type of job.

I have never advertised…all of my business comes from recommendations and I have remained extremely busy for the past 35 years.

My daughter Erica and I in the office.
She’s the exec assistant and my right-hand lady.

I personally oversee every job.

It may be well worn but it certainly holds true for me. The buck stops here.
As the sole owner, I am quality control. It always brings a great deal of satisfaction when we finish building a custom home. More often than not, the client relationship that develops, continues. Old and new customers continue to use my crews and myself for maintenance service and renovations.

I want to mention my subcontractors. I won’t send plans out to bid to a half dozen subcontractors for the electrical or plumbing work. Rather, I work very closely with the same sub-contractors that have been with me for many, (some for over thirty-five) years. Sixty to seventy percent of their work is generated by my projects. We know what to expect from each other in the quality of work and in job performance. To keep these crews in rotation and in order to fully concentrate on the job at hand I build only two to three houses per year.

All of my projects are done using the AIA contract system with an attached Schedule of Values. Everything is hard cost. There are no job overruns unless there are changes or additions

We are fully insured and licensed in the state of Connecticut and New York.  Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Home Improvement Contractor License #500403 and New Home Construction Contractor License #348.