The company C&C Investments, Inc.
now known as Carl Johnson Design Build, is family owned and operated
by fourth and fifth generation Johnsons.
the late 1800’s Alfred
Johnson came over from Sweden and began
the family building tradition by becoming a carpenter and
ultimately a builder in the Hartford area. He helped build
area cathedrals and designed and built several three deckers
in the Brown Street area of Hartford.
son, Carl V. Johnson,
graduate of the Architectural School of Design at Cornell
University, became a prominent registered architect of Torrington,
Connecticut. Projects included Torrington City Hall, Torrington
War Memorial, Famous Yankee Peddler Inn, grocery stores,
a hospital, a furniture store, a department store, various
car dealerships and many private residences. In his retirement
years, as he resided in coastal Connecticut, he was responsible
for designing the Library Room of the Griswold Inn in Essex
which is still enjoyed by travelers and tourists to this
a tour of duty in the Pacific, World War II, and construction
schooling, Carl V. Johnson,
Junior, continued the family tradition.
He immediately involved himself in building and developing
throughout Connecticut. Thousands of acres and miles of
streets including, a subdivision named after America’s
Cup Defense “Weatherly Acres”, Carl Junior constructed
hundreds of homes in numerous Connecticut towns. In fairness
to our British allies a street is named after the defeated
V. Johnson III formed the company C&C
Investments, Inc. in 1988 and then incorporated the company
on July 30, 1992. As principal and vice president, Carl
gained his early experience building with his father in
Simsbury, Connecticut during the 70’s and 80’s
where he built no less than 60 homes. After years of art
and drafting training, college apprenticeships in all phases
of carpentry and a full apprenticeship in boat building,
Carl decided to marry all the skills of the family and bring
to market well executed and designed buildings utilizing
space and positioning to fully maximize the luxury residence.
Carl’s achievements include various articles in Sounding’s
Magazine for boat redesign projects and a three page color
story about his Cove Court project home in RI Monthly Magazine
in 2002. He currently holds licenses in Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Johnson IV, is, is the fifth generation to promote the family business. He majored in business at the University of Rhode Island and is active in the community with the fire department and rescue squad. He makes sure the buildings get up in a timely fashion and with all the finesse of the family's collective experience.