Master Craftsman & Team Leader


A master craftsman and team leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the custom home building industry, Mr. Kirwin loves working in the field. He is known for his “tool-belt-wearing” management style as he guides our teams on the framing of large structures.

Born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, Garrett’s career has concentrated on luxury residential building across Aquidneck Island. The son of a plumber, he was attracted to the business during high school. In his early twenties, Garrett seized an opportunity for travel. He spent a few years on the crew of a motor yacht, and gained a background in marine construction working on a tug and barge.

Upon returning, Garrett combined what he learned with his desire to build coastal homes. His two brothers and he evolved their father’s plumbing business into a family construction business. Throughout, Garrett’s love was building beautiful houses. The administrative aspects of the business never held the same appeal. Over time, he and his brothers opted to work as sub-contractors on other large projects and amassed an impressive and wide-ranging body of luxury residential work.

We are thrilled that Garrett has found his home with Sweenor Builders. (His brother Connor too!) There’s little doubt that building is a labor of love for Garrett. During his off time, you’ll find him transforming the 19th-century farmhouse that his family and he call home.

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