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Shawn McCadden


Shawn McCaddenShawn McCadden is a nationally-known speaker, business trainer, columnist and award-winning remodeler. As a Certified Remodeler, Certified Lead Carpenter, and RRP Certified Renovator Instructor McCadden has more than 35 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.


Today, Shawn offers business consulting and coaching services for aspiring remodeling business owners who want more for and from their businesses and their lives.  He also consults with construction-related product manufacturers and suppliers, helping them understand, find, educate and better serve remodelers. As a professional speaker, he offers an impressive array of motivational, instructional and keynote presentations. Shawn is also available to facilitate meetings and focus groups for businesses and other entities.


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 NARI for over 25 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 has his own blog, writes for many industry publications and speaks at association meetings, industry trade shows and conventions throughout the year.

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