ModBox is a boutique property development firm that builds beautiful, modern homes and mixed-use spaces in urban Ottawa. The company began from a realization that the residential and mixed-use offerings in Ottawa could be much stronger in terms of design and quality. Our goal is to seek-out interesting properties and then engage the city’s best architects and builders from the outset and work collaboratively with them throughout the entire design/build process. ModBox oversees the entire process and tightly manages budgets and timelines while maintaining a strict adherence to using quality inputs, materials and building methods. The results are award-winning and beautifully designed, modern projects that we are proud to offer in Ottawa.

We are always looking for ways to improve what we do and constantly in search of our next opportunities. Visit our site often for updates!







Darryl Squires
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Artwork by Christopher Griffin
Springhurst Street Bunny
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Darryl Squires


Darryl Squires, CEO

Darryl is a founding shareholder of Modbox and a 50% owner of Ottawa-based custom home builder, The Lake Partnership Inc., since 2004.  He graduated with an Honours BA in business administration with distinction, from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 1990. He then pursued a career in investment banking, primarily for a major Canadian investment dealer where he was a Managing Director of the Real Estate Group and Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Darryl provides to Modbox professional business management experience with an investor’s perspective. His leadership approach is guided by the principals that have served him well through many successful business ventures. He believes in the importance of a team comprised of individuals with specialized skills in all key business disciplines, the need to respect the talents of each team member and, the importance of basing all investment decisions, financial and otherwise, on a steady, clear and unbiased perspective.

Kevin Lake

Kevin Lake


With over 20 years experience in construction and a number of acclaimed building projects under his belt, Kevin is one of the best in the business. He and Darryl Squirres are partners in the Lake Partnership Inc. For ModBox, Kevin manages the construction team onsite and ensures that his team of skilled trades is delivering quality craftsmanship every step of the way. Kevin decided to join ModBox to work with a group of people that he knows and trusts and for the opportunity to venture into a business where his own personal capital is invested.