President and CEO


Believing that actions speak louder than words, Jeff’s manner is humble and easy-going.  He builds relationships on a foundation of integrity and respect, and is known for his good nature. Jeff’s positive attitude and contagious smile belie an unwavering drive to deliver the best in custom building. His energy defines the success and ethos of our company.

Sweenor credits his work ethic to the influence of his father and the experience he gained at his family’s 5th generation chocolate business. He was raised on hard work and the mantra: “when you’re through improving yourself, you’re through.” Sports were also a driving force in Jeff’s life, honing his focus, discipline, and a willingness to go the extra mile in pursuit of a goal. Among his athletic accomplishments, Jeff was a member of the 1984 National Champion University of Rhode Island men’s rowing team, and he competed on the US National Rowing Team at the Pan American Games.

With characteristic determination, Jeff built his career in construction from the ground up. He founded Sweenor Builders in 1989, carefully assembling a team of craftsmen who share his passion for creating the finest quality homes while delivering exceptional client experiences. Thirty years later, Sweenor Builders has become one of Rhode Islands’ most sought-after builders thanks to Jeff’s vision.  Jeff is directly involved in each project, and remains focused on continually broadening and deepening his expertise, attracting the best in the business, and expanding firm capabilities.


Under the guidance of Project Manager Mario Porcayo, we offer a range of interior fit out specialists who combine attention to detail and efficiency to bring spaces to life to the high satisfaction of our clients.

(L-R) from the top row: Erik Garcia Sr., Victor Manuel, Edin Luca, Osvaldo Ajqui, Jesus Coronel, Erik Garcia Jr., Juan Manuel, Alejandro Perez, Mario Valencia, Mario Porcayo. Not pictured: Junior Mejia, Ricardo Villa.