Mark has owned and operated a successful home building and improvement contracting business for the past 17 years. He has extensive training and experience in a variety of home improvement skills, including flooring applications, cabinet installation, carpentry, siding, and painting.
Mark is also the inventor of the Lock & Roll Organizer, a garage organization product that he successfully brought to market. His passion for creating garage spaces that look spectacular, are functional, and feel personal to each homeowner inspired Mark to seek out a like-minded business partner. This led him to Garage Living, whose passion, products, and processes won him over and were a perfect fit for Mark’s craftsmanship skills, sales experience, and high standards when it comes to customer satisfaction.
As Garage Living Chicago’s co-owner, Mark personally handpicks each member of our installation team. A perfectionist by nature, Mark’s strict attention to detail will ensure that each and every Garage Living project will be done with the highest quality work. Together with Bridgette, Mark looks forward to working with their clients to bring their garage transformations to life.
Mark is married to his beautiful wife Donna and has three great children. He enjoys staying fit and always tries to find the positive in each day. Mark enjoys giving back to his community through volunteering with local youth sports organizations and supporting children’s cancer research.
Bridgette began her business career at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. After starting out there as a volunteer, Bridgette’s enthusiasm for her work led to a position in Member Relations, where she excelled at the art of developing relationships. Bridgette took every available opportunity to grow, which motivated her to return to school (Indiana University) to earn her bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
During her nearly 18 years at the Y, Bridgette held many other positions, including Director of Operations, Director of Marketing and Membership, and she eventually became the Executive Director of the YMCA. Her business and relationship-building experience have made Bridgette successful in helping other companies grow and build strong and efficient operations. For the past six years, Bridgette has been the Company Manager of a major facilities maintenance and construction services company serving some of the world’s most recognizable brands.
When the Garage Living opportunity was presented, Bridgette explored the garage organization and renovation options in the Chicago market. She fell in love with the Garage Living concept and the superior quality of the products they offered, leading her to firmly believe there was no better investment opportunity available in the market. Bridgette is excited to bring Garage Living to Chicago and the surrounding market and knows she has found the perfect business partner in Mark.
Bridgette and her partner Todd have four wonderful children. Bridgette’s favorite pastimes are cooking, attending live music events, and spending time with friends and family. As a strong believer in making a meaningful contribution to her community, Bridgette has served various roles on the West Suburban Chamber board, the Greater LaGrange YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Annual Fund Committee, the Chicago First Youth Outreach Committee, and the LaGrange Pet Parade Planning Committee.