Commercial Services


Don Caldera









Adirondack Country Homes Realty Inc., is proud to blend services with Country Business Services, Inc., owned and operated by Don Caldera, a long time veteran of business sales for over 40 years. 

Mr. Caldera will adding his expertise to all of Adirondack Country Homes Realty commercial properties, and managing our new subsidiary of ACHR Commercial in 2008.

By sharing with Don, I'll be able to do the very best I can for my commercial properties that I'm entrusted with.  With the many listing services of Adirondack Country Homes Realty and the knowledge of Country Business Services, I know my clients will receive the best care possible. 

" A fool think he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others." Sacred Scriptures


Don Caldera is a career manager and entrepreneur with 40 years of corporate experience in acquisitions, development, and senior operating posts.

Don purchased Country Business Services from Ed Brandt, who founded the office and was a founder of CBI, in early 1999, and has activly managed the operation since then. Prior to that, Don was principal in a Palm Beach merchant bank, with particular focus on expansion and roll-up transactions in healthcare, leisure, maritime and aerospace firms.  He was EVP Development of a maritime energy services company, which he helped to grow through acquisitions from $30 million to $180 million, via an initial public offering and over $300 million in follow-on financing.  Prior thereto, Don was CEO of a Geneva Switzerland based joint venture for cruising, hotels and tourism in the Soviet Union, an assignment which followed his successful turnaround, as Chairman/CEO, of a cruise line that he expanded, publicly financed and subsequently sold.  Pre-1985, Don was SR VP Sales of US's largest inland waterways conglomerate, served as EVP-Chief Operating Officer of a 21 ship joint venture between a major oil company and private investors, and was co-founder in a LBO of a motor carrier group with over 2000 units and 50 terminals.  His initial business experience was at an international shipping firm, where he was active in intermodal expansion through acquisitions and held a variety of operating and corporate roles.

A native of New York‘s Hudson Valley and a Lake Placid homeowner since 1974, Don received a BS in engineering from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and a JD from Yale Law School in 1960.  He is a member of the New York Bar, the American Arbitration Association, the International Business Broker Association, the New York Association of Business Brokers and the New York State Association of Realtors. Active in community affairs, Don is a director and Secretary of Adirondack North Country Association ("ANCA").a development focused organization for the fourteen upstate New York Counties, and has served the Mercy Uihlein Healthcare Corp. and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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