About Trident

Based in Maryland, Trident Builders is a commercial construction management and general contracting firm who works with owners and subcontractors as our partners on every project. We specialize in commercial office interior build out, secure federal clients, restaurant, retail, and luxury multi-family residential. Trident has considerable experience planning and delivering SCIF space, renewable energy, sustainability technology, and required infrastructure. Our key personnel bring 100+ years of combined construction experience.

Trident was chosen as the ABC Baltimore 2019 Winner of the “Excellence in Construction Award” for the Tobacco Leaf project, led by our team from design concept through permitting and construction.

The Trident Builders team is uniquely qualified to deliver to a variety of clients.

Our years of experience include high-tech laboratories, Class A+ office campuses, hundreds of apartments and condos, a skyscraper, garages, luxury hotel branded properties, schools, universities, a museum, restaurants, and energy generation infrastructures.

Range of Project Specialties
Trident has delivered in high-density cities, the suburbs, and on top of a mountain. The majority of Trident's project's range is $1M to $5M.

Giving Back to the Community
The Trident team believes in serving our community by supporting organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region who need our help with real estate and construction-related services.

The Trident Team

Trident is always looking  for top-quality talent. If you're interested in joining the Trident team, please submit your resume.

Brendan McCluskey

 An expert at ‘green’ building practices across commercial, residential, and institutional market sectors, as well as experienced with renewable energy development


Our office is managed by an outstanding Administrative team. They support us in the field and serve our clients wherever they may be.

Project Teams

Trident staff brings decades of experience to projects that are typically fast-paced with collaborative efforts that deliver excellence. 

About Brendan McCluskey

Founded by Brendan McCluskey in 2015, Trident Builders made its mark in the Baltimore area by performing interior fit out with clients such as The Ritz Carlton and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. However, the team has its roots in heavy out-of-the-ground construction, as well as multi-family development. This expertise in delivering heavy base building, technology, and high-end finishes was fostered when Trident’s leadership worked for some of the best builders and developers in the country. During this time, Mr. McCluskey delivered over 1,000 apartments and condos, a skyscraper, a half dozen garages, several luxury hotel branded properties, improvements at public and private schools, new construction and repairs at both Ivy League and public universities, museums, high-end restaurants, and energy generation infrastructure projects.

Brendan is a graduate of Eckerd College with a BA in Management and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has completed Master’s-level study in Real Estate Development at Georgetown University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and he is also a Certified Passive House Builder (CPHB).

In 2017, Mr. McCluskey earned a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Goldman Sachs 10kSB Program, a selective and intensive program focused on potential high-growth companies administered by Babson University, and conducted at The Johns Hopkins University. He serves as both a program Ambassador advocating its benefits to small businesses, and as a team captain and member of the state's Leadership Council for the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices program, an advocacy program promoting the needs and interests to state and national government leadership.