A video introduction to the Mark
behind BenchMark Homes:
Mark Rasch, President of BenchMark Homes
- Active Member of St. Louis Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis since 1990
- Good standing member of the National Association of HBA since 1990
- Currently serving on the HBA Custom Home Council since 1994
- Missouri Licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 1985, currently held with Red Key Realty
- Member of the Missouri Association of Realtors
- Volunteer/team leader for “St. Louis Rebuilding Together”
- Private pilot license acquired in 1991
- A member of the US Coast Guard Auxilary since 1992
- Wife, Laura Rasch is a Manager with the HBA, where she has worked for over 26 years.
- Father of two children
- Des Peres Resident
Jeff Brinkmann, Construction Manager – Estimator
Jeff Brinkman’s interest in the building industry started more 31 years ago when he built his first house alongside his father. As a young man he worked for a local Illinois lumber yard absorbing knowledge of the construction industry from the ground up. He is an experienced estimator, Jeff also has many years of experience in cabinet design, interior and exterior millwork.
In addition, to his over 31 years of construction experience and his love of building he has developed a clear sense of the client’s needs and has a keen eye for detail.
These qualities shine though at Benchmark Custom Homes, where he continues his goal to deliver the vision and dream of the home owners. He therefore works closely with the owner, architects and subcontractors to ensure that all projects stay on time and within budget, while offering a clean, safe job site. All of this is accomplished with impeccable quality and craftsmanship.
“My husband and I were impressed with Mark as a custom builder and the way he handled the building of our custom home in Kirkwood. Working with Mark was extremely comfortable because of his easy-going personality and the way he communicated the building process to us.”
Linda and George R.
“When you contract with a small company like BenchMark, you contract with the owner personally. Which means, you contract with the same person who will be overseeing the job on a day to day basis, thus eliminating any lack of communication or overlooked details. This is an advantage that you will not find with a large home-building company.”
BenchMark Homes works with a dedicated team of experienced and accomplished subcontractors, and a group of quality suppliers– they all help to ensure that every BenchMark home is built to stand the test of time. Mark says, “We want the home to look newer longer, and we want it to be as maintenance-free as possible. We have some of the best finishers working with us, and the quality in our framing and trim is second to none. And we work hard to let everyone know we appreciate their creative contributions to each home.”
“Showing our subcontractors the respect they deserve translates into good business… If everyone is happy on the job, then the goodwill that is created will carry over into good craftsmanship. On a daily basis, we challenge everyone in the field to put themselves in your shoes and ask “what would I do if this were my home?” We pay our subcontractors a fair price on a timely basis, we give them the information they need, we ask for their educated opinions and we thank them for their work… The end result is quality workmanship!”