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Meet Our Founder and President, Mark Brick

Mark Brick standing at NARI showMeet Our Founder and President, Mark Brick

Mark A. Brick, MCR, CGR, CAPS, UDCP, is the president of B&E General Contractors, Inc. Mark founded B&E in 1985, which has a solid reputation as one of the premier design/build firms in southeastern Wisconsin.

Mark has been involved with NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) since 1986. He found his niche in government affairs and membership committees. Climbing through the service ranks, Mark was president of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council from January 1999 through December 2000. He served, over two decades, on Milwaukee NARI’s Board of Directors, its Foundation, and is the recipient of the organization’s professionalism award.

Mark has also been at the national NARI forefront, serving as National Treasurer, Secretary, First Vice President, and ultimately President from 2003-2004. Mark is the proud recipient of many national honors, including Squires Lifetime Recruitment Awards, 2001 Local Chapter President of the Year, 1997 Government Affairs Award, 2002 Peter Johnson Image Award, and the 2005 Henry Fenderbosch Award.

Mark is proud to recognize the staff of B&E General Contractors for winning  *7* NARI National Contractor of the Year Awards ( 1994, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011 ), over 20 NARI Regional Contractor of the Year Awards, and over 35 Wisconsin Remodelers’ Awards.

Mark has also been active with the Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee. He was awarded the prestigious NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) 2001 National Remodeler of the Year Award and was the local Metropolitan Builders Association’s Builder of the Year in 1998.

B&E has also been awarded the 2001 Chrysalis Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Award.

Proud of the emphasis placed on continuing education for the benefit of our clients, Mark has earned the certifications of Master Certified Remodeler, Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Aging In Place Specialist, and Universal Design Certified Professional.

It is the privilege and honor of Mark Brick, and the entire staff of B&E General Contractors, Inc., to represent the remodeling industry in a fair, ethical, and professional manner.

If you have any questions we can answer, please call our Glendale showroom at 414-351-5558.

Help B&E Celebrate Our 30th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary!

We invite you to our 30th Anniversary celebration throughout 2015. Since our founding in January 1985, B&E General Contractors has remained steadfast in our mission; providing our home owners with value that is deserved and professionalism that is expected.

We have enjoyed this fabulous journey with you, our loyal clients, employees, distributors, subcontractors, family and friends.

Remodeling involves a community of support and we are proud to have flourished for 30 years in southeast Wisconsin within this cherished community.

B&E has been at the forefront of embracing change within our industry: from lead pencil sketches to CAD design, Xerox machines to smart phone instant communications. Continuing education. Advanced  Certifications. Additional licensures. Incorporating energy efficient materials, recycling and re-purposing, all of this for the benefit of you the consumer.

We are proud to use local vendors, subcontractors and materials whenever possible. We depend upon each other to maintain our community growth and stability.

B&E has always maintained a “give back policy”. Whether constructing playhouses for charity auctions or bringing tech school students to project sites for “real world” training, it is our goal to always support those who support us.

Like the 30th Anniversary Pearl, starting small as sand and transforming into a polished jewel, follow our upcoming anniversary columns to enjoy our growth, evolution, and future.

How Much Does Your Contractor Care About Continuing Education?

At B&E General Contractors, we believe strongly in staying on top of the ongoing developments in the home improvement industry. Mark Brick has made it a priority to continually improve his knowledge and skills so he can deliver the best product and service for his valued clients.

Our continuing education allows our crews to recommend superior products, provide energy and technology-efficient suggestions, and provides homeowners with a heightened experiential value.

Continuing Education isn’t just about technology and efficiency, it also involves design:  deftly incorporating aging-in-place design and modifications, adaptable products, and products that incorporate safety ( i.e. non-slip tile surfaces, barrier-free thresholds, and appliance placement). By incorporating our knowledge into your home remodeling project, you make life easier for yourself and increase the resale value of your home.

Proud of the emphasis placed on continuing education for the benefit of our clients, Mark has earned the following certifications;

  • MCR, Master Certified Remodeler
  • CGR, Certified Graduate Remodeler
  • CAPS, Certified Aging in Place Specialist
  • UDCP, Universal Design Certified Professional
  • CR, Certified Remodeler
  • Lead Safe Renovator, accredited by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services.

It is the privilege and honor of Mark Brick, and the entire staff of B&E General Contractors, Inc., to represent the Milwaukee remodeling industry in a fair, ethical, and professional manner. Whether it is a modest home repair or full scale renovation and / or addition, we are here to make your remodeling experience smooth and satisfactory. Visit B&E at;  or give us a call at 414-351-5558.