About Us

At Rule4 we believe in friendly, responsive, expert service. We hold a passion for quality, a commitment to great ideas, and a focus on efficiency. We charge a fair price for the work we do, and we honor our schedule and budget commitments. We’re proud of the work we do and the values we represent.

Rule4 is an award-winning contractor. We do not cut corners as safety and quality is of high importance. Proper planning leads to proper execution and successful projects.

The Rules

Meet the Team

Tom Moran, Partner

Thomas M. Moran graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel (1986) and York College of Pennsylvania (1990). He lives in Howard County with his wife and three children. Tom’s interests are sports, boating, fishing, and spending time with the family.

Tom founded Rule4 LLC in 1999 to deliver drywall and paint services to Home Builders in the Baltimore/ Washington Market. In 2005 Rule4 expanded services to include commercial drywall and painting for general contractors.

In December 2011, Tom welcomed in his partner, Michael McDonald. With the addition of Mike, Rule4 has been able to expand our services and increase quality and safety. Mike has proven to be a great partner to help lead Rule4 into the future.

What makes Rule4 different is that we are highly motivated. We work harder, and care more. No excuses. We are proud of the work we do, how we do it, and the people who do it. We are grateful for your business. Our goal is to do your job so well, that you will happily refer us to others.

Mike McDonald, Partner

Michael P. McDonald graduated from the University of Louisville in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Finance and an Associate Degree in Data Processing. He moved to the Washington DC area that year and started work in construction and received a certificate in Advanced Carpentry the following year from Howard Community College. Mike later received a Master’s Degree in Finance from University of Maryland University College. Mike has lived with his wife and 2 children in Silver Spring for 28 years. Mike’s interests include carpentry, volleyball, and golf.

After working for a carpentry and hardware company for 26 years, Mike joined the Rule4 Commercial Division in 2010 and added distribution of doors, frames, hardware, and division 10 products. Mike was attracted to Rule4 by the employees that he met and the potential growth that he saw. Rule4 is now able to purchase products directly from manufacturers such as Schlage, Best, Von Duprin, Stanley, Bobrick, Bradley and many others. These new product offerings will allow Rule4 to service additional customers and projects.

Mike would like to continue to work with contractors and their customers in the planning, development, and implementation of their projects.