Brook Restoration
Leader's in building restoration.
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Our Team


Our reputation is only as good as our last project.

Brook has a reputation for creative and innovative solutions in the world of structural restoration. We offer our clients a service that is knowledgeable, cooperative, insightful and uncompromising service. We work under the principle that every project we encounter is unique and deserves its own innovative solution. 

That's our commitment.




Geoff Grist

Chairman and Founder

Geoff founded Brook in 2000, growing and leading the company to become one of the largest and awarded commercial restoration outfits in Ontario. He has overseen hundreds of restoration projects in that time from preliminary estimating, contract negotiation, and the full construction cycle: mobilizing, demolition, and the entire restoration process. He is driven to see that the company maintains its reputation as innovative problem solvers and operate at the highest level of integrity. Since its founding, Brook has grown to over 300 in-house employees, that manage and execute hundreds of projects a year, both large and small, while setting the standard for on-site safety and training programs in the restoration field.

Activities & Affiliations

Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation
Donor and mentor for Career Starts program


Edward Welch


Ed’s career spans over 35 years in building restoration consulting, project management, and contracting. His depth of experience covers a wide range, from the strategic elements of project management to risk management and engineering. He takes great pride in partnering and building long term relationships through value-added services that places our client’s interest first as a paramount determination of the team’s success. He is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario, the Project Management Institute, and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Ed is also a strong proponent of industry associations and is a member of B&CRAO, SWA, ECC, ICSC, NAIOP, BOMA and ACMO.


Kevin Maguire

Executive Vice- President

Kevin Maguire has joined the company as Executive Vice President and as the head of its new interior, infrastructure restoration division. Maguire has many years of experience in construction and construction management, most recently in senior roles with one of Ontario’s largest restoration contractors.

Prior to embarking on his successful career in construction management, Maguire developed key team building and leadership skills over a 9 year professional hockey career where he racked up 782 penalty minutes with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers. Following his NHL career Maguire returned to the NHL spotlight as Referee. Currently, Maguire is active in a number of Toronto community organizations including the Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni Association. Maguire will assume a leadership role in all areas of the Brook Restoration Business.

Activities & Affiliations

Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Assoc.
MLSE ambassador


Bara Al-Obaidy

Vice President, Ottawa Division

Bara Al-Obaidy joined Brook Restoration in 2016 with over 10 years of experience as a Consultant in the Restoration industry in Ottawa. He worked on an array of structural and building envelope projects and completed a variety of building audits, including a capital plan for the Parliament buildings. He graduated from Concordia University’s Building Engineering Program in 2006 and is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario. Since joining the Brook Restoration team, Bara has been managing the Ottawa branch, overseeing the daily operations and its business development.

Bara has always been passionate about building restoration and team development. He has been dedicated to creating career opportunities in Ottawa’s construction industry. In 2008, he co-founded the annual Ottawa Eco-logical Competition to encourage a multi-disciplinary and environmental approach to real-life design projects in the construction industry. In 2018, he started Brook’s Youth Pre-apprentice Program.