The M-Squared team is a collective of passionate, creative, committed and highly qualified experts, dedicated to providing our clients with first-rate workmanship and service. Have a look at our team bios and be assured that each member has been chosen for their professionalism, exceptional skill and alignment with the M-Squared philosophy of providing unparalleled service and quality.


Michael Lawrance

Owner / Project Manager

Michael holds a degree in Project Management. His job: to structure the job from conception to completion. He prides himself on the accuracy of his estimates, the reliability of his scheduling, and his easy rapport with clients.


    Mark Pelzl


    A certified trade carpenter, Mark has a craftsman’s eye. His meticulous attention to detail — to getting the job done right and to the highest standard — is reflected in his exceptional work and the positive work environment he creates.

      David Cook


      Dave made the unlikely leap from acting to construction after he and his wife bought a fixer-upper. Tackling the renovations himself sparked his passion for carpentry, and since then he has thrived in the industry, first, as a carpenter, then, as a site supervisor and now, as a project manager. Dave prides himself on his ability to creatively mesh new work with the existing – which is not an easy task. When he’s not at work building houses, he’s at home finishing what’s left to be done on his.

        John Maher


        John’s background includes studying Architecture at the University of Toronto, which has helped him turn the visions of clients and designers into reality. John has a decade of experience transforming houses in the GTA, and is a qualified hands-on guy who can handle the various day-to-day challenges that being on-site can bring. He’s not complaining though; he loves the sense of accomplishment that comes with seeing concepts from a blueprint evolve into beautifully crafted homes.

          Nathanael Lichty


          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


            Meet Brian: his background with experience in all areas of the trade is what makes him so great at what he does. Brian got his start in the industry in Ireland. He has been a successful Carpenter, working his way up the ladder to a Supervisor since starting in the field over 10 years ago.

              Nathan Fitzgerald


              "Fitzy", as the team has nicknamed him, tells us that he grew up with toy carpentry tools that made realistic noises, but, didn’t actually work. Talk about an unproductive day! Since childhood, he has had a passion for carpentry. Whether it was building decks and sheds with his father, a custom home with his grandfather, or fishing charters that roamed Georgian Bay with his friends, it’s no doubt that Nathan is very talented at what he does and we are very lucky to have him on the M-Squared team.

                Stephen O’Hanlon


                A member of the M-Squared team since early 2014, "Stepho" (pronounced "Steve-O") would describe himself as a 3H kind of man: Honest, Hard-working and Handsome...and we’re so very thankful that his skills and ability outweigh his modesty. Stephen embarked on his carpentry career 10 years ago in his native Ireland, where he worked on the first French Benedictine monastery to be built in the country in 300 years. In the years following, he worked on many large-scale projects, eventually settling in Toronto to lend us a hand here at M-Squared.

                  Sean Kirwan


                  Sean is a talented carpenter with close to 10 years experience in the industry. Growing up surrounded by carpenters, it's no doubt that Sean is now following in his families’ footsteps...and boy are we thankful for that! He has quite a keen eye and pays close attention to detail. Since moving to Toronto he’s given ice-skating a try and says he won’t be drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs any time soon.

                    Liam Devlin


                    This here is Liam. He’s been doing carpentry for over 12 years, staring with a housing estate. It was quite the task dragging anything else out of Liam for the purposes of this bio, but he did mention that he likes to play football and travel. Since moving to Toronto he says he’s really enjoyed working with the M-Squared team and seeing the different ways things are done.

                      Martin Connaughton


                      This is Martin, but you can call him "Mack". He has been working in carpentry since he was 18 years old. Mack’s love of music is no secret, he’s typically in the background singing away while hammering (and we don’t think he should quit his day job). He has a great sense of humour and a passion for the business, working hard each day to gain more knowledge and experience in the trade.

                        Onofre Colos


                        His name is Onofre – which actually means "defender of the peace" in Spanish. That’s one long title, so we just call him "Ople" for short. A construction worker and a cabinetmaker in his native Philippines, his interest in carpentry began in high school, where he worked for his neighbour’s furniture-making company. Now that he has joined the M-Squared team, he is eager to expand his knowledge and learn new skills.