Riviera Construction owner Charlie Calisti has had an interest in woodworking and the construction trade since childhood. Growing up he was lucky enough to have a home woodshop. As a teenager, Charlie worked in the construction business in upstate New York. His on the job training continued with custom work on homes in the Boston area in his twenties. With his eye for detail, Charlie found his talent in finish carpentry.
After relocating to Santa Barbara in 2003 with his then-future wife, Charlie took a position as a finish carpenter, then as project lead, for one of Santa Barbara's largest construction companies. As one of the faces of the company, he worked directly with homeowners. It was during this period when Charlie recognized that personalized, one-on-one service is of the utmost importance when maintaining, servicing, building or remodeling someone's home. Yet, it seemed that this fundamental service philosophy was in short supply in the Santa Barbara area.
Charlie founded Riviera Construction services in 2008 to offer Santa Barbara area residents with personalized, all inclusive home and grounds management services.