17 Apr 2015 Jennifer Badley
“My timing to find MRB could not have been better.
It was late in the Fall and from my home in Toronto, I suddenly decided that I wanted to build on the land I had on the ocean just outside of Halifax and I wanted to enjoy it the next summer.
I had no design. I had no builder. I was going to have to manage it all remotely. A series of happy coincidences put me together with Mike.
Elaine had just joined the MRB team. I was to be their first custom designed home. Perfect! Elaine was superb and within months I had, on paper, my dream house. The design was modern, minimal and fit into the landscape beautifully. The interior was simple, compact and extremely well thought-out and livable.
I was excited but nervous: how would the process develop from the plans to the build, especially with me so far away. I shouldn’t have been worried. MRB was amazing. From the initial consultations, which included climbing in deep snow with Mike and Elaine to ensure the perfect site location, through the planning , costing and construction every step was professionally, skillfully and artistically completed.
Scott who headed the building crew was amazing, he took such personal pride and pleasure in building my house that I was constantly aware of how fortunate I was to have such a skilled craftsman working on my project. Simon oversaw the project with such competence that it was only well after the fact that I learned of the many headaches and complications my build entailed. The rest of the MRB crew and the trades who I met on my visits to the site were all, without exception, hardworking dedicated craftsmen, who loved their work and it showed.
Simply, they are the best. I got my perfect house by the following summer. I highly recommend MRB for their high level of design and aesthetic, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and work ethic. They are great people who do great work.”