"We want to give our Clients a way to trust in our price, value, and quality; so we put our name behind our work."
- Dana Cavanaugh, Owner
The 70’s oil crisis and the rugged winters in Ithaca piqued an interest in simple, efficient housing and within a few years Dana was designing and building passive solar homes and additions. As he gained experience, the homes became larger and much more detailed. Some light commercial projects also came along like restaurants, doctors and dentists offices, night clubs, and apartment buildings.
Between 1982 and 2003 Dana added a part-time endeavor to his construction experience as a Construction Consultant for a community build company- Leathers and Associates. Started by Bob Leathers in the mid 70’s, Leathers and Associates has designed and helped communities all over the country (and internationally) build thousands of playgrounds and Dana supervised over 200 of them, including the Brevard Zoo in Cocoa Beach, FL, the Ithaca ScienceCenter, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village in Salem. OR, and the Kamalani Bridge in Kauai.
2001 was the year Dana moved back to Coronado and started Cavanaugh Construction. Using his vast experience and attention to detail, the company was able to quickly cement itself in the community as one of Coronado’s premier custom home builders.