Mark's family has been living in the Wilmington area for hundreds of years, passingdown local knowledge. His background has been tied to the sea, from his days as a child working withhis dad on fishing boats, to living on the water for years.When you think about how a home will live, especially on the water, nothing can replace someone'sdirect/immediate/everyday life experiences. Besides being a licensed broker with Landmark Sotheby'sInternational Realty, Mark brings decades of homebuilding experience to his clients and their projects.Homes that Mark and his design + build firm, Tongue & Groove, are hired for are typically waterfronthomes, in or near a flood zone. They include bulkheads, boat docks, structures on pilings, swimmingpools, and outdoor living.The essential advantage for clients working with Mark is that he lives the waterfront lifestyle they'relooking for every day. His house has docks, swimming pools, and pilings. He knows what works anddoesn't work. He knows what will not only look awesome but function beautifully. He has the direct,functional experience that can't be taught; it must be lived to be understood.Mark studied at UNCW. He earned his BA in History, which is the study of the past and how it relates topeople. Relating to people is what the business of custom home building is all about. Mark applieslessons from his past experiences and intuitively guides his clients through the real estate andhomebuilding processes to create something unique. He sees his purpose is to help families imaginehow their lives could be, actualized into real environments, improving their lives through better living.Winner of multiple awards and recognition, including the 2020 NAHB Custom Home Builder of the YearAward Finalist, Mark has found that cultivating long-term relationships with clients and colleagues is thereal reward.As a leader, Mark's role is to instill a sensibility about how things should be done. He believes in having awarriors spirit, a servants heart, and a fun-loving atmosphere. His promise to the client is never tocompromise quality or coolness. Mark lives in Wrightsville Beach with his family of five, where his youngchildren keep him busy. Occasionally, he'll get opportunities for fun, like flying, surfing, spearfishing, andother water sports. Overall, he wants to leave a legacy that positively impacts himself, his family, and hiscommunity.