CEO, Morgan Quality Homes
Growing up with a woodworker as a father, I’ve always had a passion for building but it wasn’t until my 2011 year abroad that I fell in love with carpentry as a career. That year, I spent a month on a farm in the middle of the Australian Blue Mountains converting a small double-decker bus into a tiny home. From the moment I left that farm I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I have been working non-stop on my business since I returned. In 2014, I completed the two-year Algonquin College carpentry diploma program followed by a three-year apprenticeship. In early 2017, I received my Red Seal certification.
In January 2017, I launched Morgan Quality Homes and am constantly amazed by the wonderful, supportive clients I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with.
Solar Decathlon (2013) – Jacob Morgan, Construction Manager
Team Ontario (Algonquin, Queens, and Carleton) entered its first U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in 2013 with ECHO, a functional and livable starter house that strikes a balance between engineering and architecture. ECHO is a 940-square foot livable house with unique features such as multi-use furniture and a specially designed window shading system. The house produces more energy than it uses, and “strikes a balance between engineering and architecture”.
Not only did Team Ontario place 6th among the 19 finalists competing in the international competition, but they also won first place in the engineering sector, tied at first for energy balance and hot water, and won second place for affordability, according to officially released standings.