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Adam McDonald
Hands-on Owner and Operator
Adam’s family history in Foot’s Bay gives him a unique knowledge of Muskoka.

Spanning 27 years in the construction industry, Adam started his journey building crib docks at the age of 16 which led to large scale framing, crew foreman and eventually Construction Engineering. Wanting to apply his experience and knowledge, Adam continued into Project Management where for several years he enjoyed supervising numerous large scale projects on the Muskoka lakes.

Adam's family roots in Muskoka, dating back to the early 1900's, give him a unique knowledge of Muskoka and a profound understanding and deep appreciation for the lakes and landscape.  Coming from a long line of builders, Adam comes by his core values honestly and it wasn't long after Project Management that the prospect of owning his own business came to fruition.

Katherine McDonald
Hands-on Owner and Operator
Katherine applied her knowledge and experience to support Adam’s dream.

During her 10 years with IBM, Katherine quickly earned the respect of many high profile clients as a Delivery Project Manager. Katherine worked in Markham and, although she enjoyed her work involving critical path planning, scheduling for equipment installation and helping maintain multi layered service-level agreements for national retail and banking establishments, it wasn’t long after marrying Adam in 2002 that she was happy to move to Muskoka and apply her knowledge and experience to supporting Adam’s dream of building high-end custom cottages and boathouses.

Brett Hickey
Project Manager
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Scott Dutcher
Project Manager
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The majority of our crew have been with us from the very beginning.

Our core group of 24 is comprised of licensed carpenters, carpenters apprentices and labourers.  The majority of our crew have been with us from the very beginning.  We take pride hiring local individuals whose values and job ethic match those of our own.

Bruce is first in line to greet and make welcome both clients and trades the minute they walk through the front door.

Bruce by far holds the most important role within McDonald Custom Builders as our official 'Greeter'.  Bruce is first in line to greet and make welcome both clients and trades the minute they walk through the front door.  Although Bruce doesn't typically visit sites all that often, he is an active participant in both team and management meetings.

Our Office
65 Joseph Street, Port Carling ON
Located downtown in the heart of Port Carling, our office can easily be found next door to the Home Hardware.

McDonald Custom Builders Inc are proud sponsors of:  Carter's Forever Dog Rescue and Sanctuary,  Northern Rescue Drivers, Freedom Drivers,  Muskoka's Boat Rally and the Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup SickKids Foundation,  the Port Carling Figure Skating Club,  Mactier's Community Festival,  Port Carling's Winterfest,  Mactier's Mens Hockey Club and the Tyke Select South Muskoka Bears.

Ronnie Guy
Project Manager

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Marianne Eagleson
Project Coordinator

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Our Facilities

Our three acre yard centrally located near Port Carling with full video surveillance is equipped with a comprehensive woodworking shop, a separate heated building for paint/stain application and a third building for safe and dry material storage. We strive to work efficiently and understand the importance of timing as it pertains to both our company and more importantly, our clients. The yard allows us to be pro-active on tasks necessary for timely on-site delivery of materials that are custom pre-finished or pre-manufactured, to meet our client’s high expectations.