Aidan has extensive experience in all areas of construction, having started working for a General Contractor in Philadelphia, PA at the age of 13. He worked there through high school graduation, learning the construction process and becoming a finish carpenter. As a passionate carpenter, he briefly considered turning to a career in hand made wood furniture before opening his own general contracting business on the Philadelphia Main Line in 1979, focusing on renovation and additions.
During his time in the Philadelphia area, Aidan was very focused on staying true to the original style and feel of the buildings and homes he renovated and expanded. He developed a reputation for creating renovations and additions indistinguishable from the original structure, leading to work on several historic restoration projects.
Aidan left Philadelphia in 1998 to pursue his dream of working on new construction, which becoming less prevalent in the area due to a lack of available land. Moving to Florida, he began by building a spec home in the Aqualane Shores community of Naples, FL and joined Deerbrook, Inc., a local general contractor as a project manager. Aidan brought his passion for detail and quality, to his work in Florida, quickly becoming a partner with Deerbrook. While with Deerbrook, he worked on homes all over the Southwest Florida area from the Sanibel and Captiva Islands down to Marco Island.
In 2013, Aidan co-founded Calusa Construction, Inc. Fueled by over forty years’ experience and a deep respect and love for quality construction; he is a true master in his field. He is personally involved in every project Calusa takes on. His eye for detail is second to none, which shines through in every completed project. Under his leadership, Calusa’s resume boasts some of the finest new homes in Southwest Florida.
Aidan holds licenses as a Certified General Contractor and Home Inspector in Florida as well as a Certified Builder in South Carolina.
Over the next ten years, John held several financial positions including CFO and independent consultant, priming him to take on some much higher profile entrepreneurial projects. From 1993 through 2002, he served as CFO for two publicly traded companies, with the specific purpose of bringing one company to its IPO, helped facilitate rapid financial growth, and closing four acquisitions.
In 2002 John started pursuing one of his most significant professional accomplishments in co-founding Nova Analytics Corp. and again serving as its CFO and president of its management company. Along with a partner, John assisted in raising venture capital as well as subordinated debt to buy thirteen businesses, primarily located in Europe. Over the next six years he helped grow the company from a startup to approximately $180M in revenue with over nine hundred employees before selling the operating units for significant return for his investors.
In 2013, John brought his financial and entrepreneurial expertise to the construction arena as a co-founder of Calusa. His professional experience coupled with Aidan’s expertise in the construction arena make Calusa really well rounded for a general contracting firm.
John spends his free time pursuing his dream of playing the top 100 golf courses, fishing, and with his beautiful dogs Maggie and Sophie.
Joel holds a Florida Building Contractors License, as well as several other professional certifications. His responsibilities include managing new construction as well as ensuring consistent quality through all of Calusa’s projects. With over seventy commercial and residential projects under his belt, Joel is an expert with experience in all aspects of the construction industry.
Joel likes to go fishing in his spare time.
During his first year with Calusa, Dave took on an extremely challenging project, completing our first spec home in Seabrook Island, SC. Facing serious logistics issues almost five hundred miles away from our home office; Dave expertly entered this new market, creating an absolutely stunning island home.
Joining Calusa in 2015 as a superintendent, John brings a wealth of experience to our team.
John enjoys a vigorous love of the outdoors with his wife and two sons.
Gabe has worked in construction for over thirty years, starting in roofing with his father and progressing to finish carpentry sixteen years ago. He has worked on over one hundred high end homes, doing everything from trim to built-in cabinetry and entertainment centers.
Vinnie has been in construction for over forty years, learning finish carpentry from his father and sticking with it throughout his career. He has also worked on over one hundred homes in all aspects of carpentry.
Vinnie and Gabe have worked together for over twelve years, joining Calusa in 2014. Their skill and experience is seen in the exquisite finishes in all of Calusa’s homes. Because they work for Calusa, rather than being paid per job as most carpenters, they are able to take the time and care to make every aspect of our finishes perfect.
Working with Gabe and Vinnie are two apprentice carpenters, Robbie and Taylor. Working with our experienced professionals on the job, they began learning how to do things correctly from day one, securing talent for Calusa’s future.
Calusa Construction far exceeded our expectations in the construction of our new beach home. We were savvy consumers since we had built a custom home previously but this experience differed in that it was a second home and we were managing decisions from afar. Calusa provided prompt communication, attention to detail, a knowledgeable team, and value.
Communication: We received regular updates from the start, which increased in frequency during the 16 month construction period and became almost daily towards the final few months. Emails, phone calls, pictures, even videos were sent to demonstrate progress. Whenever we had a question the email replies were almost immediate, and consistently by the next day. We have running documentation of each decision and outcome. Despite being miles away, we felt at ease that we were on top of the process.
Knowledgeable team: With Aidan Weir in charge and Joel Mulder as site manager, we couldn’t have asked for a more experienced, qualified team. When we raised concerns about wind, water and weather resistance, the reply was “We are going to build you a submarine”. The team’s experience building on the beach meant that important selections were made to assure durability and storm resistance.
Attention to details: Things we would not have thought of to match up, line up or inspect were finished to perfection. Not a back of a door, under a counter, hinge of a shutter, or alignment of a panel was acceptable unless it was exact. Even after the CO, the team was available to assure that all aspects of the home were to our satisfaction.
Value: Calusa sought out value in bids to subs and selection of building materials. They provided documentation on each payment.. The builder’s fee was fair and reasonable and he kept his word on all aspects of the contract.
We trusted Calusa Construction with one of our most valuable investments for the future and they did not disappoint.Client,
Calusa Construction, headed by Aidan Weir, tore down my 1948 cottage in Old Naples and constructed a marvelous new two story cottage and pool. The Calusa team provided an extraordinary attention to detail, emailed daily reports, and were always available for discussion or meeting. We did this long distance, and yet it was seamless. The recommendations for examining marble, or appliances, or roof styles/materials, and landscaping were excellent , and always with several source and cost ranges. The on-site foreman was meticulous and the site was always clean and orderly. We have built six houses, and this was the best experience , with a special outcome. I strongly recommend Calusa Construction and Aidan Weir as your home builder. His follow-up after occupancy has been impressive on the little things. Feel free to contact me: [email protected] Charles & Michelle SeegerClient,
Calusa Construction, Inc. is a company we would work with again without hesitation. They are courteous and professional, and the quality of their work is top shelf. We worked in tandem with them on a project for a client of ours and the final result is an absolutely stunning home. No detail was overlooked and no suggestion was ignored. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the collaboration.Colleague,
Recently collaborated on a residential landscape renovation at Bonita Bay with Aidan and his team at Calusa Construction for one of their European clients. Enjoyed and very pleased with the experience, approach and attention to detail to satisfy clients wishes. Much looking forward to continue our long lasting professional collaboration.Colleague,