Michael Lawrance

Founder


In my 18 years as a general contractor, I've learned that above all else, confidence and trust are the foundation of every good relationship.

And establishing a good relationship is at the core of every new project we undertake—one that begins with our very first meeting.

M-Squared Contracting is a company with a family sensibility. Our clients place their homes in our hands, and this trust pushes us to perform beyond expectations. Our team of highly skilled professionals has a proven passion for building and exceptional attention to detail and quality.

We're proud of the work we do, and we're proud of the reputation we've established over the years. No matter the scope and breadth of a project, my team and I are committed to providing the highest level of client service and satisfaction, which means we're deeply invested in each construction project and treat every home as if it were our own.

"Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure."

— Zaha Hadid

Founded in 2009, M-Squared is a company driven by a collective of passionate, creative, committed and highly qualified experts. Above all else, our priority is client satisfaction, and we are dedicated to providing clients with top-notch workmanship and service. We've made strides in the industry over the years, but our commitment to excellence has remained the same.

Our team is advanced enough to tackle the most complex projects, yet our boutique feel means that we will always care about and treat your home as if it were our own. Creating amazing spaces requires the efforts of amazing people, and because we genuinely care about the work we do, each of our craftsmen is selected, developed and held to stringent standards of professionalism and skill. 

David Cook

Project Manager

With a career spanning over 15 years, Dave has been renovating homes since his first home when he quickly learned what it really takes to fix a fixer-upper. Since then he has developed a passion for building high-quality houses. Dave’s favourite part of the job is solving problems and looking for new and better ways to do things. He prides himself on developing long-lasting relationships with homeowners.

John Maher

Project Manager

John has over 15 years of experience transforming houses in the GTA. With a background in Architecture from U of T and a keen eye for design, he loves the sense of accomplishment that comes from seeing blueprint concepts evolve into beautiful homes.

Beth Anne Quinn

Designer

Beth Anne, our talented designer, holds a master’s degree in the History of Art and Architecture. Beth Anne studied in Europe and focused on the principles and precedents of Italian design. She owned and operated several modern furniture stores on Canada’s west coast for 10 years before joining the M-Squared team and moving into residential design.

Nathanael Lichty

Supervisor

Nathanael, or "Nat", as everyone calls him, has exhibited a knack for building since he was a teen while working with his uncle on old homes in Port Dalhousie, St. Catherine’s. As a supervisor, Nat gets great satisfaction from admiring the results of his hard work at the end of each workday.

Brian Fox

Supervisor

Brian's versatility and experience in all areas of the trade makes him an invaluable part of the M-Squared team. Starting his career as a carpenter in Ireland, he has built a solid foundation of skills with hard work and broad trade experience.

Kevin Carroll

Supervisor

With carpentry experience spanning 22 years, Kevin has worked in four different countries, applying his skills in almost every aspect of the industry.

Nathan Fitzgerald

Lead Carpenter

Nathan's passion for carpentry stems from childhood earlier years when he worked on building projects and custom homes with his father and grandfather. His talent and keen eye for detail make him an asset to our team.

Stephen O’Hanlon

Carpenter

Before arriving in Toronto in 2014, Stephen began his carpentry career in his native Ireland, where he worked on many large-scale projects, including the first French Benedictine monastery to be built in the country in 300 years.

Martin Connaughton

Carpenter

A carpenter since the age of 18, Martin is the resident humorist—but it's his enthusiasm, drive and passion for the business that make him a standout member of the team.

Liam Devlin

Carpenter

A man of few words, Liam has been a carpenter for over 15 years. Fortunately, he's also a man of action, expertise and insights; and he brings a quiet brilliance to every project.

Glenn Forde

Carpenter

Glenn comes from a family of carpenters, so pursuing the trade was a natural choice for him. He enjoys the full range of skills involved in seeing a project to completion.

Jason Hauwert

Carpenter

Jason grew up in Owen Sound and learned his way around tools at an early age. Jason is the newest member of the team and we’re all pleased he settled with M2 to hone his skills.

Onofre Colos

Labourer

Onofre means "defender of the peace" in Spanish. A construction worker and cabinetmaker in his native Philippines, his interest in carpentry began in high school when he worked for a furniture-making company.

Shane Lucey

Labourer

Shane got his first job in construction at the age of 19 and worked in several countries before settling in Toronto. He also has experience working as a landscaper and plumber.

Hollis Kee

Labourer

Hollis’ construction career began in Ireland, and since his arrival to Canada six years ago, he’s worked on a number of commercial and residential builds. He has a passion for the industry, and enjoys the reward of seeing projects go from idea to completion.

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