Our Founder and Principals
Robert D. McCarthy | CEO & Founder
Robert was born to be a custom home builder. As a young boy he enjoyed figuring out how things worked, and his parents relied on him to complete repairs around the house. At fourteen he helped remodel his first house, and by seventeen he was working with a general contractor building and remodeling homes from Pasadena to Diamond Bar.
In 1975 he began working for an electrical contractor. In less than a year, he realized his heart was with custom home building. He accepted a job at Warlamont Construction, building custom homes in Newport and some of the first homes in Coto De Caza. While working for Warlamont Robert learned all phases of construction, and his primary focus was concrete and framing.
In 1978 he and friend Ron Collins started their own concrete and framing company, working for numerous general contractors. In 1981, a contractor named Chris Stephens offered Robert a project management opportunity with his custom home building division. Robert truly gained an appreciation for craftsmanship, quality and architecture.
Fulfilling his dream, Robert purchased the company from Stephens in 1987. RDM has been in business for 37 years, building hundreds of dream homes throughout Orange County.