Foundations

See what makes us tick

Our Story

Solid’s initial operations in Ontario consisted of six people and a handful of trades with a vision.  Success focused, goal oriented, and intentionally unconventional, we rapidly made a name for ourselves in the industry.  As the demand for our services grew, we hired individuals that shared our vision.  Immediately, each person took ownership for his or her role in the company, and responsibility for the success of every project. Within a year our office grew to a staff of 20, and further expanded to 36 employees in year two.  Nine years in, we have developed a strong presence in seven provinces, without compromising our people-first mentality. Our team reflects on and celebrates the efforts that have brought Solid to this point. Our unrelenting desire to be better than the day before continues to be at the core of everything we do.

Leadership Team

Mark Porter

Mark Porter

CEO

In 2008, Mark founded Solid General Contractors Inc. He brought extensive knowledge gained from over 40 years of experience in the industry. Mark’s strong industry relationships and vast network of suppliers have been instrumental to Solid’s ability to establish itself as a competitive organization with a trademark for excellence. Mark continues to be active in Business development and remains generous in sharing his insightful expertise with his team.

Carlos Munoz

Carlos Munoz

President

Carlos has been the leader of Solid since its inception. Ever forward thinking and non-conformist, Carlos has fearlessly facilitated the company’s expansion into new, national divisions. He is responsible for furthering business development, in addition to overseeing client and personnel retention. Carlos remains committed to the people first mentality and cultivates this within others. As Solid grows, so too does Carlos’ vision for its future.

Julie McKenna

Julie McKenna

Vice President

Julie is one of the original six members of Solid, and was responsible for hiring the first employees. Her unbiased approach to finding opportunities where others find problems, alongside her analytic mindset, have been an asset from the beginning. Driven by her expertise in mediation, she meticulously works through situations to find creative alternatives to otherwise challenging circumstances. Julie is responsible for oversight of Solid’s undertakings both locally and nationally.

Regional Managers

Howard Tanner

Nova Scotia

Cliff Gethings

Ottawa & Quebec

Nick Chin

Alberta

Garry Paradis

Saskatchewan

Andrew Addorisio

British Columbia

Catherine Hidalgo

Manitoba

Giving Back

As a successful corporation, Solid recognizes the importance of being socially responsible. We are actively committed to investing in community initiatives and foundations. The following charitable organizations are a few that we have proudly adopted: SickKids Foundation, Sunnybrook Genitourinary Cancer Centre, Olympic Athletes.

We challenge ourselves to be socially responsible members of our communities, which is why we feel it is important to be actively involved. With so many wonderful organizations working incredibly hard to make a difference, we ask you, as well as industry colleagues, to give back whenever possible. We would be happy to discuss with you how you can help make a difference.