Mark & Son, General Contractor, Roofing, Mold Experts
A Wellington Family-Owned Business Since 2006
Looking for a reliable general contractor or roofer? Look no further than Mark & Son. This company, “The Can Do Company,” was established in Wellington in 2006. Owner Mark McAllister comments, “We are a family company. We provide personal service. People are please that we give good estimates and provide reasonable pricing. Also, people enjoy dealing with only one point of contact.” While McAllister (senior) heads up the company, his son Mark oversees the general contractor part of the company. Thus, Mark & Son.
Also, McAllister adds, “Customers appreciate that I always answer my phone calls. They remark that they are pleasantly treated and that we are always reasonably priced.”
I asked how they got into the roofing business. “It was the hurricanes that did it,” he says. After Hurricane Wilma hit in 2005, many of the phone calls dealt with roofing repairs. So in addition to being a general contractor, Mark & Son added the element of roofing.
One thing the average customer does not realize, says McAllister, is that flat roofs need maintenance every 3 to 5 years. It’s important to check for “ponding,” standing water.
Another area that Mark & Son has delved into is remediating mold. “We come in and we clean up the mold that’s been detected by inspectors. We use swabs and tape sticks and send these to a lab,” says McAllister. The first step is to determine what kind of mold it is. There are over 40 varieties of mold, according to McAllister. “We encapsulate the area, give it negative air service and then start ripping away.”
So first they started as a general contractor, then (after hurricanes) they went into roofing and then also added a focus on mold. These all go hand in hand. “We are a one-stop shop,” says McAllister.
Every person has a different tolerance level to mold. And there are many types of mold – black mold being the most dangerous. Even algae is mold. “When mold is inside a house, it grows rapidly,” says McAllister.
At Mark & Son, they have a team of eight experienced general contractors, managed by Mark, Junior. They also have a separate roofing crew, a team that has worked with them for over 15 years.
Approximately 80% of the work they do is in Wycliffe Golf & Country Club in Wellington. However, Mark & Son travels as far South as Coral Springs and as far North as Jupiter.
I asked Mark McAllister what he likes about Wellington. “Wellington is a beautiful community – great schools, great landscaping, great people.” He and his wife moved down here from Baltimore in 1999. McAllister has five children, four girls and one boy (Mark, who works with him). Two of his daughters are nurses; one is a radiologist; one is a counselor. He has eleven grandchildren with one more on the way.
I also asked about why it’s important to choose a contractor who’s licensed and insured. Something could happen, he explains – like someone could fall off of your roof. If the company is not licensed and insured, you are then liable for medical costs and lost wages. Of course, Mark & Son is a licensed and insured company.
For more information or to get a free estimate, call Mark & Son.
Mark & Son Roofing and General Contractor
Licensed & Insured