modwalls® Designer Spotlight: McCaffrey Custom Construction

April 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

We see a lot of tile work at modwalls® (no surprise there), and we’ve found that behind most beautiful tile work is a fabulous designer and/or contractor with the skills to make their client’s vision come true. (Great materials help too, of course).

Enter the work of modwalls® trade account McCaffrey Custom Construction of Alameda, CA.  A husband and wife team who have been working in green building since 2005, JP and Kate McCaffrey have been modwalls® enthusiasts since 2009.

modwalls® Lush® 3x6 Surf tile in a kitchen by McCaffrey Custom Construction.

We were struck by their gorgeous installations of our tile in fabulous hand-crafted kitchens & baths.  The secret is that the couple has been in construction for most of their lives, and JP McCaffrey is a master woodworker who began his trade in Ireland as a teenager working for a custom cabinet maker.

A big part of their success is due to the fact that these two don’t force any certain aesthetic on their customers; they consider each space and work within its framework to bring out the best in it. “Our design philosophy is all about staying true to the original vintage style of the home… not just doing whatever is popular at that moment in time.”

A gorgeous bathroom featuring modwalls® Lush® 3x6 Vapor tile.

Kate continued, “That is why we love modwalls®.  We can add a really beautiful and modern “punch” to a kitchen and bathroom, while still staying in touch with the vintage characteristics of the home.”  Kate has most recently used modwalls® Lush® glass subway tiles in our classic 3”x6” size as well as our new line of Lush® “Major” 4”x12” subway tiles, both in modwalls® signature color “Surf.”

modwalls® Lush® 4x12 "Major" subway tile in the color Surf was selected for this kitchen backsplash.

In fact, Kate says that McCaffrey Custom Construction’s customers can’t get enough of our Lush® Surf tile. She noted, “…they all want the Surf color and I’ll be the first to say that I love Surf, but I’d love to change it up because modwalls® has so many beautiful options to choose from… It’s like grown up candy!”

Well, when you make modwalls® Lush® Surf tile look as good as McCaffrey Custom Construction does… it’s no wonder everyone wants it!

“We’re so happy that we found modwalls®; it’s really exciting to find a product that can make such a huge classic and artistic impact on a remodel.  Every time I visit one of our completed jobs, I smile… and I also still want to go touch and feel the tiles – they just look so good!”

We’re jazzed that McCaffrey Custom Construction uses modwalls® tile, and we look forward to seeing what this talented pair do next.

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Rebecca Lonergan

Founder and Creative Director of Modwalls Tile Company. Since 2005 Rebecca has been designing Fresh Tile in Colors You Crave. Shop Online at

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