Our team is focused on making your home building experience, and your home, a dream come true.
Gary McNally started building when he was just 18 years old and has spent years perfecting his craft. Gary started his career from the ground up, working in every aspect of the job and learning under some of the best custom builders. In recent years, he decided to return to his hometown of Maryville to begin his own custom home company in East Tennessee. Gary’s extensive knowledge of the job and expectation of quality craftsmanship is what really sets him apart from other builders. Gary is on location at his jobs daily and takes pride in his work site management. His dedication to his clients and projects is what allows for families to love their new custom home.
Alana Myers is a graduate of the Univeristy of Tennessee and has a background in design. She founded “Dwelling and Co”, an interior design company that helped clients organize and define their style. Alana was recently quoted in a local magainze as saying “Watching the transformation of a home into a real reflection of that family’s personality is the best part of my job. Knowing they will have a relationship everyday in their home with my design work is truly inspiring.” Alana’s passion and knowledge of custom building and design is what led to her partnership with Gary McNally and the creation of M Squared Custom Homes. Alana’s expertise in floor plan layouts, building materials, overall design flow and project/budget management is what allows her to assist families in having a seamless build and beautiful new custom home.
Chris grew up in the Blount County farming community, where he graduated from Maryville High School and was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and spent over twenty years in the IT Industry, managing a variety of global-wide teams performing work for Fortune 100 companies in several countries.
Chris also has a background with home construction and is the lead Project Manager for M Squared Custom Homes. He works with the team to transition projects from rough-in phase to close-out; this includes managing scheduling and communication with subcontractors and homeowners through completion of their homes.
“My background in managing large teams, tasks, budgets, and communication for multi-million dollar projects in the IT space translates very well into what I do with M Squared. I bring a very organized, detailed-focused, and quality workmanship mindset into finishing houses, and I enjoy working with families helping them achieve their perfect home”. - Chris
Jennifer grew up in Maryville and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration. She began working with a residential and commercial construction company in 2006 and has been in the industry since. Jennifer is familiar with all types of construction projects and covers various aspects of construction process from the initial set up and permitting of a project to meticulously tracking all costs associated with a home. She works closely with the Builder, Designer, suppliers, subcontractors, homeowners and banks.
“Having personally been involved with the construction of my own home twice, and through many years of working with homeowners, I understand the magnitude of the trust our homeowners have put in us to build their home. This is the biggest investment of their lives and it is so very personal. I view it as my job to be a good steward of our homeowners’ investment. Construction could have the potential to be a very stressful time and it is very rewarding to arrive at the end of the project with happy homeowners that feel they were well informed and at ease throughout the process.” - Jennifer
M Squared Custom Homes prides themselves on building your home from beginning to end. From planning to excavation to material selection assistance, you will be guided and helped to build your dream home.
M Squared is a family-owned company. We pride ourselves in working directly with our customers – whether it is Alana meeting and helping with design options, Gary using his building experience onsite every day, or Chris supervising an organized close-out to the build. We truly care about each family and house, and feel the best way to exceed expectations is to stay as hands-on as possible.
Many families have a general idea on what they want to build or have found a house plan online that is close to what they are looking for. We work together with our in-house draftsman to help take these concepts and put together the perfect, most cost effective, house plan for each family. The process is quick, less expensive than other options, and lets us work together as a team to design your dream house.
Budget and costs are one of the most important considerations when building a house. M Squared takes a transparent approach to working with customers in this area. We share all estimates and invoices, so families can feel comfortable knowing we take a true cost-plus approach to helping projects stay on budget.
We are so greateful for all our wonderful clients! Here is what they have to say!
Alana, Gary, and Chris each possess their own special skill and use these individual talents to create an amazing building experience that is authentic and efficient! Thanks so much for making our dream a reality!
I interviewed countless companies and contractors to build my family’s dream home. After meeting with M Squared the choice was obvious to me, and after working with them I couldn’t be happier. Both Alana and Gary have really spent the time to get to know us and I consider them both great friends. They worked diligently and thoughtfully with us on every aspect of the build and their combination of knowledge, insight, and expertise in building custom Knoxville homes is truly unmatched. They build every home like it is their own, and we are lucky to found them.
From the first meeting, we could tell that Gary and Alana were the perfect builders for us. They were so warm and open to our ideas. They work with a fabulous drafter who was able to take our rough ideas and craft the home of our dreams. Gary and Alana take the time to explain our options and give us the industry expertise in order to make the best decisions possible.
So far, this process has been completely stress free, which I never imagined would be possible while building a house. We have very much enjoyed the process and having Gary and Alana guide us through the construction of our dream forever home!
There isn’t a way we can truly express our gratitude and feelings for you guys. It’s been a heck of a journey and we love the group of you. We love the end product and we love your business. I truly hope we can stay in touch with all of you through the years. Dreams do come true with a lot of hard work and patience, the group of you helped make that happen!!! Thank you again for our new home.
If you are in the market or looking for a Home Builder, look no further than M Squared! Gary, Alana, and the entire Team are simply the best at what they do.
Gary and Alana have a great teamwork mentality. With Alana’s great sense of design in all types of spaces to Gary’s thorough and meticulous building expertise, you can’t go wrong!
M Squared Custom Homes helped us turn a dream into a reality. They were incredible to work with through the entire design process and really made our vision to come to life. They helped us visualize our floor plan to ensure it would work with our growing family. Alana really helped us defined our design style and pick products that worked well together. M Squared tackled a challenging project and kept us on budget.
You have built a reputation of customer satisfaction. Your work is the best I’ve seen in a long time.
He (Gary) is incredible! He is by far the best contractor we’ve met in many years. He was a joy to work for as subcontractors, and the home owners shared with us that they were very happy with their experience.
I wanted to thank you for your professionalism and hard work on the recent fireplace project. You recognized an issue that could have potentially caused a fire hazard and fixed things promptly. This speaks to your character and devotion to do the right thing.
You all build works of art! Have seen your excellent work in person; def setting a new standard for Blount County, as well as its surrounding counties.