About Us

MN Construction is a small family-owned business, so everyone here plays a very dynamic role that extends much further than their job title.


Mike Nolan is the owner and founder of MN Construction and is engaged in every step of the building process, from the office to the jobsite.

Mike is a Fourth Generation Master-Carpenter from County Tipperary, Ireland who is also trained in architectural drawing and structural steel fabrication. He has been working in the building trades since childhood and has shaped his business to uphold the craftsmanship and integrity of the “design-build” techniques learned from his father and grandfather. This represents the “old way” of construction where the builder is not only responsible for the architecture and design but also all of the trades involved.

When he’s not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, watching rugby, and of course cheering on the Warriors at their new stadium.


Maria Nolan is MN Construction’s Office Manager. She is born and raised in the Bay Area and has called San Francisco home for the past 20 years.

Maria has a Master’s in Art Therapy Psychology from Notre Dame de NaMur and began her career as a clinical social worker. Since her marriage to Mike, she has gained a robust knowledge of the design-build process and now focuses her indelible efforts on helping the family business. Maria’s background in art therapy ties into her interest in how design can impact mood and lifestyle, or the “psychology of building.”

When she’s not working, Maria enjoys spending time with her family, painting and other artistic outlets, and thrifting with her friends.


Dominick Favale is MN Construction’s Project Manager, where he applies his diverse background in construction and small business management.

Dominick was born and raised in Brookyln and New Jersey in a large Italian American family, where he started learning the trades at a young age. After graduating from Rutgers with a BA in Economics and History, and a brief stint in the financial sector, Dom decided to pursue his passion for building and formed his own construction company.

For 10 years Dom Favale owned and operated a small construction company in Philadelphia that focused on bathroom & kitchen renovations, decks, and small additions. He built his business on the foundation of providing exceptional customer service and quality workmanship.

In 2015, Dom sold his construction company to move to California and join a new small business venture with a good friend. Together they built a successful special events business that provided lighting and musical entertainment for high-end weddings and a variety of major corporate events throughout the Bay Area.

After 5 years in the events business, Dom decided it was time for a new challenge. His combined knowledge of construction and business management experience, along with his creative sensibilities, brings an exciting contribution to the MN Construction family.

When he’s not working, Dom enjoys watching baseball, playing golf, and applying his creativity to various home-improvement projects and other artistic outlets. He also enjoys many outdoor activities with his family, including camping, hiking, and snowboarding.


The Carpenter Bee (our symbol/logo): Carpenter Bees are unique for their ability to build nests out of aged wood. Our restoration of “nests” personalized to each client takes the same industriousness, detail, and collaboration that carpenter bees represent in their hive-building process.