Cal graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in finance and management information systems and a Masters of Business Administration. Cal is a licensed Wisconsin Real Estate Broker.
Cal formed Keystone Development, LLC in 1999. The company has developed over 2,000 apartment units throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa. In 2011 he and Andy Dumke formed Northpointe Development Corporation for the purpose of developing and owning affordable housing in Wisconsin.