Shawn McCadden CR, CLC, CAPS
Consultant, Educator and Speaker for the Remodeling Industry (Retired)

“It’s all about education. It’s about my education so that I can be more effective; it’s about business owners’ education so that they can be more successful; it’s about employee education so both they and the company can grow and be profitable.” ~Shawn McCadden


Now retired, throughout his career Shawn McCadden has been a nationally-known columnist, remodeling speaker, business trainer, remodeling business coach and award-winning remodeler. As a Certified Remodeler, Certified Lead Carpenter, and RRP Certified Renovator Instructor McCadden has more than 45 years of personal experience in the remodeling and new home construction industries. He was the owner of his own multi-million-dollar design/build remodeling business, Custom Contracting, Inc., in Arlington, Massachusetts until he sold that business in May 2004; was the co-founder of the Residential Design/Build Institute, which trained best business practices to remodelers and contractors across the nation; and served as Director of Business Innovations for a nationally known kitchen and bath franchise.

Shawn has received many industry awards including the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Harold Hammerman Sprit of Education Award, several NARI CotY Awards, Remodeling Magazine’s BIG50, QR Magazines Top 500, and several awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for his magazine columns.

An active member of The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for almost 20 years, McCadden has served as a NARI National Regional Vice President, a Massachusetts local NARI Board Representative and has been a long-time member of the NARI Certification Board.  He still writes his award winning monthly column for Qualified Remodeler Magazine.

McCadden makes his home in New Hampshire with his wife and daughters.

In case you're wondering, that's a 1966 Chevy G10 Van

nari national association of the remodeling industry CAPS certified aging-in-place specialist national association of the remodeling industry certified remodeler
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