Our People

Our people make the difference

We build for you

DORA Construction’s team of dedicated construction professionals deliver for our clients.

We have built an extraordinary team at DORA Construction who bring an incredible depth and breadth of experience to every project.

Whatever the project, whatever the challenge, we have the team to Build Solid for you.

DORA Construction’s team of dedicated construction professionals deliver for our clients. You can meet them here.

Donald MacDonald, President

My three kids are quite active in sports so a lot of my time is spent with them. My perfect day is exploring rural Nova Scotia – outdoor activities, the music, the food, the people, the water – I enjoy everything about it.

I build connection with our customers and pride in our work.

Jamie Miles, Chief Financial Officer

Joined DORA Construction in 2015.

I keep busy with my family: I’m on the executive of Cole Harbour Bel Ayr minor hockey; my older son is finished but my youngest still plays. My daughter volunteers at three different animal shelters, and we do wild animal rescues and foster cats at home.

I build trust and dependability for our business partners.

Janet Campbell, Senior Advisor

Joined DORA Construction in 2013.

I love travelling for skiing, biking, hiking, or seeking warmth. I’m a mother of four and one of eight children so family is always part of my life.

I build trust by delivering on what I say.

Ron Cahoon, Chief Estimator

Joined DORA Construction in 2003.

For years I’ve been involved in restoration, it’s a specialty. I’ve managed high profile restorations like St. George’s Round Church and Halifax Glebe House (Halifax, NS), St. John’s Anglican Church (Lunenburg, NS), and Hammond House at Mt. Allison University (Sackville, NB).

I build confidence in clients, subtrades and consultants.

Russell Briand, Director of Construction, Atlantic Canada

Joined DORA Construction in 2017

I hibernate during the winter, but the rest of the year I'm outside. I enjoy fishing and hunting in NS and NL. I have had the luxury of golfing numerous world class courses in Canada and the US - every time I travel I make it a point to see if there is a PGA course nearby and play it.

I build experience. 30 years in construction has highly developed my abilities in scheduling and managing people, owners, consultants and subtrades, so that I comfortably manage projects in excess of $100 million.

Tony Lajo, Operations Manager, Mainland NS

Joined DORA Construction in 2007.

My perfect family day is one that includes my three adult kids having dinner with me on Sundays.

I build our strength by focusing on the efficiency, quality, respect and loyalty given to our people and our clients.

Clayton Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Cape Breton

Joined DORA Construction in 2010.

I enjoy boating and swimming in the summer and fall on the Mira River, bonfires in the summer evenings, and skating in the winter time. Spending time with my grandkids and watching them play hockey is my favourite.

I build confidence in our clients and sub trades through trust and honesty, while bringing strong and confident leadership skills to the team. I bring experience and reliability.