Picture of Grandfather Cruz

Our Origins

From a very young age, owner Joe Cruz learned from his grandfather that a solid work ethic was an invaluable tool in the world of construction. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Joe used his new-found knowledge and unyielding dedication to serve the United States as a SeaBee in the Navy. Today, Joe Cruz and Cruz Construction instill that pride, tradition, and superior work ethic, into everything we do.

Joe and Dawn Cruz - Current Owners

Current Owners | Joe & Dawn Cruz

Since 1948, our family-owned and operated business has been providing our customers with the unparalleled service they deserve at the up-front prices they can afford. As the premier name in construction in the Cumberland, RI area, we have built our sterling reputation for superior results on honesty, hard work, and the same time-honored tradition. We listen to and work with our customers to turn their property improvement dreams into a stunningly beautiful reality.

Nicole Latendresse - Office Manager

Office Manager | Nicole Latendresse

Nicole has been with Cruz since 2012 and her experience as a property manager has been an asset to the Cruz team. Nicole is often the first person people talk to, so her energy and enthusiasm are appreciated by employees and customers daily. After meeting her, it would be no surprise to know that her passion is coaching children in competitive cheerleading.

Nicole Latendresse - Office Manager

Estimator | Keith Gaumond

Keith started with Cruz as a laborer, but his desire and drive to learn the business poised him as the next estimator. He learned the “Cruz” way quickly and his professionalism and communication with the customer has allowed him to set and meet his goals quickly. In his spare time, he enjoys the great outdoors. Don't be surprised if the conversations quickly turns to a fish tale.

Nicole Latendresse - Office Manager

Company Mascot | Eko

With a little wag and her easy-going smile, there are no “bad days” at Cruz Construction. Her calm demeanor, unconditional love, and constant kisses remove stress from the busy day-to-day!

Our Crew