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.
Audrey Hart is MN Construction’s Project Manager and Designer. Audrey grew up watching and living in the home renovation process firsthand as her father, a carpenter, fully remodeled their home. In addition, Audrey worked for her father in both the shop and the office when he started manufacturing Pilates equipment. Her experiences not only instilled in her an understanding and deep appreciation for the craft of building but also helped Audrey grasp what it takes to run a small family-owned business.
These understandings combined with Audrey’s professional experiences in Fine Arts and Design and Data Management blend perfectly into her fluid role at MN Construction. Audrey heads the interior design and design consultation, from the concept phases to sourcing and purchasing of finish materials, and truly enjoys collaborating with Mike and clients to identify and execute the design that best meets the clients’ needs.
In her free time, Audrey enjoys, reading, shooting a competitive game of pool, watching football and dabbles in coding.
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.