Drafting Service

About JCAD


JCAD is a design drafting firm that is recognized for providing high quality design and construction documents to Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Homeowners. Our diverse skills and strong technical experience in construction detailing is a high demand by design professionals and quality builders.

We take pride on being receptive to the client’s vision by listening carefully to their goals and objectives and delivering the best design to meet their needs and budget. Not bound to any particular style, our work reflects client aspirations, context and programs.  With over two decades of drafting and design experience, JCAD Drafting Service offers solutions to many of your drafting and design needs. The success of our firm has been established through customer satisfaction and referrals.

Whether the project is small and simple or large and complex, we treat each customer honestly, respectfully and professionally. Our project experiences have ranged in size from 300 sq. ft. to over 100,000 sq. ft.  We pride ourselves on good design, well coordinated documents and outstanding service. The number of repeat clients speaks of our commitment to establishing long term relationships.


Joseph Cabral, C.S.I.


Joe has more than twenty five years experience in the architectural profession and has worked with many Architectural and Structural Engineering firms on a variety of project types, including commercial office buildings, medical facilities, nursing homes, schools, auto dealerships, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, corporate headquarters, industrial and commercial facilities, condominiums and custom residential design. He has also prepared structural, HVAC, plumbing and electrical drawings for various Structural and Mechanical Engineering firms.


Boston Architectural Center, Bachelor of Architecture program - 1996

New England Institute of Technology, Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting Technology- 1983

Professional Affiliations

Construction Specifications Institute (C.S.I.)


JCAD Drafting Service - 1998 to present

Joe founded JCAD to provide computer aided design and consulting services to architectural firms and structural engineering firms. While developing relationships with various design professionals, Joe worked on many different types of commercial and residential structures and gained knowledge in different construction technologies through hands on experience.  He is also a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (C.S.I.) where he has received various awards for his contributions to the Rhode Island Chapter of C.S.I. With the experience attained, Joe has transformed JCAD into a high end residential design firm and has personally designed custom homes ranging from 1000 s.f. to 22,000 s.f. 

John D. Tessaglia, Architect - 11/91 to 12/98

Project manager and lead designer on various commercial and residential projects including auto dealerships and CVS Stores                   

DiLeonardo International, Inc.  - 4/90 to 11/91

Involved in the production and coordination of construction documents for prestigious hotel and restaurant projects around the world. Major projects included the New World Hotel, Hong Kong, Ramada Renaissance, New York, Stouffer Hotel, and Atlanta


Norton E. Salk, Architect - 10/83 to 4/90                               

Involved in design of various commercial, institutional and residential projects.  Major projects included the Cranston Senior Services Center, Highland Court and the Providence Hebrew Day School



·         Single Family

·         Multi-Family

·         Custom Homes

·         Additions and Remodels


·         New Construction

·         Additions and Remodels

Preliminary Design

·         Conceptual Design Study

·         Product Research

·         Design Development

Construction Documentation

·         Production of Custom Home Documentation

·         Complete Working Drawings

·         Skillfully Developed Construction Details & Documentation

Marketing Materials

·         Exterior Elevations

·         Presentation Floor Plans