Team profiles: Mike Burns

MRB Contracting, Halifax Nova Scotia, Mike Burns

24 Jan 2013 Team profiles: Mike Burns

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MRB Contracting, Halifax Nova Scotia, Mike Burns
What’s your name and job function?

Mike Burns, MRB president, businessĀ development, and lead project estimator.

Can you talk about your building trade background?

I’ve been in the construction industry for 14 years. I started as a finish carpenter when I was 16 and spent the next 5 years working in all aspects of carpentry and home building. After attending NSCC’s Construction Management program I worked as project lead for David Watts Construction Services until the inception of MRB.

What’s the most satisfying part of your job?

This is a hard question for me. I really do love my job; I don’t think I could narrow it down to one thing. The short answer would be -standing back at the end of a project and looking at what has been created by the MRB Team and knowing that I had a part in the process.

The other side of it would be working with the team that we have here. I’ve been on a lot of crews over the years but I have never been part of a group that was so like-minded and dedicated to the final product like our crew is. I find it very satisfying to work with the people that I do -crew, clients, architects, and sub-contactors. We’ve got a good thing going on here.

Favourite tool?

My tool belt is 8 years old now and I love strapping it on when I get the chance but I would have to say that our online project management software that is probably my favourite tool these days.


You don’t need a hobby when you do what you love but golf dominates my free time.