Growing up in Northeast Ohio he used to tag along with his Architect Grandpa who remodeled homes, rental homes and antique furniture. Mom was a supervisory-RN in the Emergency Dept. and his Father taught him accounting, gardening and mechanical repairs. Some say home-remodeling is in Mark’s blood. Mark was a straight A-student, mathematically-gifted and graduated from Lorain Community College. Although encouraged to go into accounting he loves working with his hands RESTORING, repairing and building things for people to enjoy. He started working in a lumberyard, remodeled his own house, friends hired him, next he painted, renovated and managed residential rental properties, framed and built additions, built a house, gutted and flipped a Belmont-neighborhood house and some duplexes, remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, and now remodels BATHROOMS and homes for clients in Charlottesville, VA.
Married to Beth since 1984 they moved to C-ville in 1995 and Beth worked at UVA for 20 years in Administration. Mark is honest, nonsmoking, customer oriented and thrifty. Mark is a licensed and insured residential contractor that is always improving the quality of services. Clients like that Mark is efficient and has multiple skills to keep the project progressing rather than a client juggling several different unrelated workman schedules which leads to wasted time in a project.
Mark knows how to sequence the pieces of your project to best fit together. Mark communicates thoughtfully with clients and cleans up after himself. Many clients have been pleased and invited him back to do additional projects over the years and refer him to their friends.
Mark volunteered his skills restoring Historic Fry’s Spring Beach Club est. in 1921 and as Treasurer of The Charlottesville Swing Dance Society (CSDS) 2005-2015 where our favorite dances are West Coast Swing, Hustle and Country Two Step. He collected food weekly for a homeless shelter and participated in Day of Caring Projects. He is an active member of Organic Bellair Farm CSA, The Sierra Club and The Buy Fresh – Buy Local supporters of local agriculture. Reusable building materials from our projects are donated to the Habitat for Humanity Store.