One Team Driven By Excellence

120 Combined Years of Experience

The Hurricane Group

Experience The Difference

The Hurricane Group is comprised of four companies with over 120 years of combined experience: Hurricane Hydrovac, Hurricane SMS, Heaton Sanitation, and Ken Lapain and Sons Ltd. All of these companies were built on the foundation of core family principles and values. These same principles continue to be the guiding light for all four companies, combined with an overarching focus on integrity, professionalism, and quality workmanship

The Driving Force

Our Team

Our leadership team is diverse, although all members have backgrounds in construction, their experience in the industry is vast. Each brings forward many years of experience, knowledge and various skill sets, which allows our group of companies to deliver quality services consistently time after time.

Shawn O'Keefe


Shawn O'Keefe is responsible for overseeing the group of companies. Shawn graduated from the University of Windsor with a civil engineering degree. After graduation Shawn become President and shareholder of Michael O'Keefe Ltd. Shawn has over 25 years' experience in the civil construction industry. While Shawn's primary focus was excavation, his background, reputation and in-depth knowledge of technology has allowed him to successfully expand into other facets of the business.

Max De Angelis


Max is responsible for overseeing the group of companies. Max started his career in construction over two decades ago as President of De Angelis Construction Inc. Max is an innovative and results-oriented construction professional with extensive experience in all facets of construction across Ontario and Canada. Through his commitment to excellence and a team-oriented approach, Max has been a catalyst in establishing the trusted Hurricane name.

Industry Recognized

Professional Affiliations

The Hurricane Group

Our Companies

The Hurricane Group Companies