Who we are

We are a design/build firm in the southern end of Rhode Island near the beaches. Our size is small but our experience and capabilities are great. Due to our coastal location we specialize, but are not limited to, sensitive areas impacted by wetlands, coastal features, flood zones and wind velocity. We offer a variety of services including architectural design with building plans and specifications, project management and real estate services. We have been involved in designing buildings for over 30 years and have over 200 buildings in our portfolio. Projects include custom residential, offices, retail, barns, whimsy, remodeling and additions.

We are a family business in its fifth generation. Carl Johnson III is the Owner of Carl Johnson Design Build and Vice President of C&C Investments, Inc. His son, Carl Johnson IV, is the project manager whether large or small. Cindy Curtis, Broker Owner of Cindy Curtis Real Estate is the marketing director, office co-ordinator and President of C&C Investments, Inc.

Our design experience extends to six states including Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Vermont and Maryland.

We have our own woodworking shop that enables us to design and build custom kitchens, bookshelves and other decorative cabinets for on site installation. We also specialize in outside showers, bathrooms, decks and whimsical elements.

Rhode Island projects include site sensitive water view and waterfront homes in Charlestown and surrounding neighborhoods and towns. Inventory can be seen in Wakefield, Wickford, Narragansett, Green Hill, Foster Cove, Shady Harbor, Shelter Harbor, Tockwotten Cove, Pond Shore, Fort Neck, Central Beach, Weekapaug, and Watch Hill to name a few areas adjacent to the ocean. North side properties include Ballycrennane and Tamanaco.

We are selective in what projects we take on in any given year as we do not like to overload our resources or stress ourselves or our clients. We take the time necessary to have timely communication with our clients during the process of their project and take only enough work to do a thorough and effective job from beginning to end for the select few that we work with. To this end we interview each and every client so that we get to know them and they get to know us before forming a partnership to design/build or rehab their project.