Mark is the President and founder of South Coast Inspections, Inc. He is a native of Galveston and a graduate of Ball High School. He also holds a B.B.A. from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The Texas Real Estate Commission has issued Mark the highest inspectors license available, being that of Professional Inspector, and they have confirmed his right to train other inspectors. He has held that license since 1999. After contracting for a couple of years with another inspection firm, Mark formed South Coast Inspections, Inc. in January of 2002. Since then, he has completed about 2000 inspections in the Galveston-Houston area, including one inspection as far away as College Station. He has been a member of the Southern Building Code Congress International, which later merged into the International Code Council, and a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors, holding himself and his inspections to those higher than required standards. He is a member of the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors and has completed more than 490 hours of continuing education classes covering electrical, structural, plumbing, and mechanical areas of home inspections. Mark has successfully passed the National Home Inspectors Exam, which is not required in Texas, but is required to become a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. During the past decade, he has become very knowlegable about the problems facing very old homes and also the problems faced by all structures near the gulf coast. From the problems of over spliced and neglected 80+ year old knob and tube wiring to the problems of loss of mortar in the brick piers of old Victorian era houses, Mark has a great working knowledge of older Galveston homes. Salt spray and its associated rust being the chief enemys of structures along the coast, Mark knows how this affects structures and knows where to look. Mark is also familiar with unique building practices to certain areas, such as the use of spring loaded check valves on plumbing stack vents in the Surfside Beach area that are not allowed in some other areas. Mark operates this business on the doctrines of fairness and integrity that are based on the traditional Christian values he was raised with. Outside of inspecting, he is an active and productive member of the community. From 2004 through 2010, he volunteered as an assistant Cub Scout Den Leader and assistant Boy Scout Scoutmaster in Alvin for Pack 400 and Troop 400. From 2009 until August of 2017, he was the Chapter Advisor of John Wayne Chapter #3667, Order of DeMolay for young men. Whie no longer Chapter Advisor, he remains an active member of the Advisory Council. He is a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Alvin. He is a member of Tucker Lodge # 297 A. F. & A. M. in Galveston, Alvin Lodge # 762 A. F. & A. M., Galveston Scottish Rite Bodies, El Mina Shrine Temple, and the Park Place York Rite Bodies. He is also a Alumnus of Kappa Alpha Order, Gamma Tau Chapter, Sam Houston State University, '85.