Our story begins with a long family history in carpentry. Company frontman Mike Burns learned the craft of carpentry from his grandfather. He honed his skills under the mentorship of a master craftsman in Halifax’s North End. Years later MRB Contracting was born, a company comprised of dedicated individuals who are passionate about their craft. From framing to finish work, and from concrete to cabinetry, the team has a catalogue of skills to rival any project.
We love modern architecture. Its simplicity and clean lines are difficult to pull off with nothing to hide behind. We like the challenge of perfecting the raw and genuine feel that minimalist design can offer. Most of what we do is architecturally designed – one off projects that require us to do custom fabrication. Our work in renovating old homes in Halifax has given us the experience of the more traditional design elements and period architecture found in the area.
Innovative technologies and energy efficiency are a priority for us.
• Utilize highly efficient Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction
• Superinsulation to dramatically reduce heat loss
• Passive home heating
• Source local materials as much as possible
• Use of reclaimed materials when appropriate
• Certified in green roof construction and design
We do everything from site development and planning to finish work. We can incorporate unique elements to any project including custom cabinets, counter tops, flooring, and furniture.