He spent his teenage and young adult years working various construction jobs as well as in Commercial Sales at Rona, which gave him a solid understanding of the industry and materials. He’s also been a Project Manager for some of Ottawa’s largest construction companies.
At the age of 21 Mat took on his first framing contract and built a 2400 sq ft home with employees he hired in the summer of 2006. He then moved on to numerous basement renovations and performed most of the work on his own.
Upon graduation from the Architectural Technologist program of Cite Collegial, his father helped him purchase a few lots and asked Mat to draw, build and develop homes.
At the mere age of 23 Mat designed, drew plans, applied for permits and built his first house from scratch.
At the age of 24 he sold over 1 million in additions which included 2 large house additions and a few basement renovations.
As the house addition and renovation side of the company grew strong, clients started calling for custom home design and construction. With the great system he has built, Mat is able to build luxury single family homes in less time than the competitors – as short as 10 weeks for one project in particular!
Mat saw an opportunity to start investing in the market and started building houses for himself as flip to resale.
At the age of 30 Mat built his first 1.5 million dollar home.
And the rest, as they say, is history!
With a background in Architectural Technology, Jamy spent 4 years in Montreal working for various firms, gaining knowledge on all aspects of architecture and construction. His eye for meticulous details and his ability to craft any design from thought to paper makes him a desired addition to any remodelling & construction project.
After having the opportunity to travel the world, Jamy opted for new challenges and joined Refined in hopes to share his knowledge with others, and change the industry standard in general contracting and home remodelling.