CEO & President
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering
Texas Tech University
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Mark directs the day-to-day activities of the firm and works closely with the project teams to insure that IDEA provides superior solutions, service and value to each client on every project. He follows the progress of each project through weekly project meetings and regular site visits, and provides management support throughout the project.
With 30 years of construction related experience, Mark began his career in corporate facilities at Texas Instruments. After several successful years at TI, he worked briefly at Northern Telecom and DSC. In 1985, Mark formed Interspace Design Engineering Associates and began providing single source design, engineering, and construction services. In 1992 the name was changed to IDEA Construction as the company’s work shifted towards more new construction.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Mark has a degree in Industrial Engineering. His student activities included leadership positions in the student chapter of the American Institute of Architects, two years as president of the Engineering Student council and Senator from the College of Engineering. He was twice recognized in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges and was the recipient of the Will Rogers Award, awarded annually to one individual at Texas Tech University.
A member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Mark has served as a greeter, an usher, and a sound technician. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Christian Life Center Board, Chairman of the Education Building Construction Committee, on the board of the Child Development Center and as a member of the Executive Committee. He has also coached youth basketball, worked with the Men’s Service Group, and worked on the church’s House on the Corner projects.
He is very active in Quoin (The North Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America) having served on the Information Technology committee and the AIA/AGC Joint Liaison Committee. He is a graduate of Quoin’s Dallas Leadership Executive Training program and serves on Quoin’s Board of Directors. He is past chair of Quoin’s Education and Research Foundation.
Mark also served on and chaired the Industrial Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at Texas Tech University and currently serves on the College of Engineering Dean’s Council.