Jonathan Atwill-Morin, president, Atwill-Morin Ontario

Jonathan Atwill-Morin
Editor's Note

Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade honour 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs, business executives and civic leaders and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
Click here to see the full list of the 2021 recipients and click here to watch the special broadcast honouring the year’s recipients.

Business: Historical building restoration

Born: Montreal

Biggest business achievement: Winning the contract for the north walls on the Centre Block rehabilitation project.

Biggest obstacle overcome: As a startup in 2003, cash management was a great obstacle. We were not capable of expanding at the pace that we wanted because of funding.

Biggest influences: As a third-generation heritage specialist, my father was by far the greatest influence in my life. Our Sunday morning talks still mean the world to me.

Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Take the time to stay close to all the people around you. Give a nice friendly call to a client or a partner, and make sure your employees are well.

Charitable involvement: United Way

First job: Heritage mason

Advice I’d give the younger me: Keep working! Work hard, but also smart.

Favourite pastime: Flying