Services & Activities

M. Leslie Inc. customers value our practical, hands-on approach to individual projects. They also appreciate personal attention to detail, known costs and a confidential working relationship. And we bring others who share these views to our projects, including: specification consultants, translators, graphic designers, web designers, focus group leaders, construction information suppliers and market research houses.

We provide the following services:
  • Benchmark analyses
  • Competitive analyses
  • Cost studies
  • Economic forecasts
  • E-newsletter design
  • Focus groups
  • Literature and ad tests
  • Panels
  • Pricing effects
  • Product beta-tests
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Regulatory and standards research
  • Web design
We work with some of North America and Europe’s largest manufacturers, suppliers and providers of ….
  • Acoustic separations
  • Aluminum extrusions
  • Building rating systems
  • Demountable walls
  • Doors
  • Energy efficiency products
  • Energy rating sytems
  • Engineered wood and panel
  • Glass block
  • Gypsum board
  • Gypsum finishes
  • Housewrap
  • Hydronics
  • Insulation
  • Metal specialties
  • National Building Code of Canada
  • New home warranty programs
  • Pipe
  • Plaster
  • Refrigeration
  • Roof membranes
  • Sealants
  • Standards development organizations
  • Water conservation
  • Waterproofing
  • Windows
  • Wood products
The results of our work have included:
  • Acquisitions
  • Benchmark studies
  • Distribution studies
  • Dumping violator pursuit
  • Litigation research
  • Market research
  • New product launches
  • New ventures
  • Patent violator pursuit
  • Policy research
  • Price sensitivity research
  • Product literature research
  • Regulatory research
  • Training tools

Marshall Leslie is the owner and President of M. Leslie Inc. In addition to working with long-time clients he is committed to industry service. He currently serves on the Technical Committee of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), the Building Materials sub-committee of the National Association of Home Builders of the United States (NAHB), as a director of the Global Opportunities Board of the NAHB, as vice-chair of standards committee CSA F300 Residential Depressurization, and as a director and chair of the housing and energy committee of the Consumers Council of Canada. Previous commitments have included active participation in the CSA Group, Construction Specifications Canada, the Ontario Home Builders Association, and the York University Development Corporation.