The Macklan Group is a family-owned enterprise driven by innovation, social commitment, and community-building initiatives in Atlantic Canada. Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the Macklan Group has established itself as a construction and real estate development leader and a pioneer in innovative offsite construction and manufacturing.

Community building is at the heart of our values. We are committed to generating economic and social development and making a difference where it matters most. The Macklan Group integrates the unique capabilities of its dynamic company portfolio, including DORA Construction, Somerled Properties, and Trenton WoodWorks, home to DORA Modular, Eastcut Wood Building Solutions, and Eastcut Mass Timber. This integration supports initiatives focused on socio-environmental commitment through adopting innovative business strategies.

With twenty years in the market, DORA Construction has been an integral part of our group. It established itself as an influential builder with a solid regional presence. Operating from headquarters in Dartmouth and satellite offices in Lunenburg and Membertou, DORA  Construction became a leader in the industry, focusing on community development and fostering growth.

With Somerled Properties, a renowned real estate developer and property manager known for its systematic approach to joint ventures with landowners, individual investors, and institutional funds, Macklan has contributed to developing connected communities to bring people together.

Recently, our group embarked on a transformative journey into visionary offsite construction and manufacturing, offering sustainable and efficient building solutions through Trenton WoodWorks. This emerging campus serves as a hub for innovation, demonstrating our commitment to remaining at the forefront of the industry. It is home to Eastcut Wood Building Solutions, Eastcut Mass Timber, Castle Building Supplies, and DORA Modular, revolutionizing community development across Canada and the United States.

Our commitment to innovation, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability drives us to foster partnerships and develop projects with high-impact, community-focused outcomes. Whether residential developments, large-scale commercial projects, sustainable constructions, or meticulous renovations, each project is a testament to our values and unwavering dedication to excellence.

Our Companies

Our Team

Donald MacDonald

President & CEO

Jamie Miles, CPA CA


Jim Lutes, FCA, FCPA, CF, ICD.D

Senior Advisor

Josh Dykens

Head of Engineering & Estimating

Nathaniel Venedam

Head of Construction Operations

Gareth Winsor, CPA, CBV

Director of Finance

Marina Maranhao

Marketing Specialist

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