Senior Design Consultant
CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Green Building Professional
“I love seeing the overwhelming pride and satisfaction my clients experience initially, at the conclusion of their project, and then over time; how the remodeled space positively impacts the way they live day to day, raise their families and entertain. Home is a special place, and good design is paramount.”
Steven’s passion for design began with a 7th grade drafting class. A few years later, he began working for a custom home builder, picking up trash and digging ditches. As his skills developed he became a journeyman carpenter and obtained his Contractor’s License in 1995. Steven continued his journey at U.C Berkeley where he studied design and architecture. After graduation and a decade of residential remodeling in the San Francisco Bay area, he moved to San Diego to join Marrokal Design & Remodeling.
“I welcomed the opportunity to work with one of the top design-build firms in the country and to be able to focus on high-level design and service… I’ve been with Marrokal since 2005 and still meet each day with a passion to improve my clients’ lives through good design and a great remodeling experience.”
Remodeling is a complex process with many variables, and Steven acts as the client’s advocate from beginning to end. Having designed and built hundreds of projects, he understands the gravity of being trusted with people’s homes and significant investment levels. While helping to define goals, create options and maximize value and efficiency, he is often also able to anticipate and mitigate challenges before they arise. When you work with Marrokal’s team, there is always a solution.
Education continues to be a top priority for Steven having obtained certifications in Construction Management, CGBP (Certified Green Building Professional) and CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist). Through continual reading and annual conferences, he not only stays current with the latest building products, design trends and techniques; but leads the way, with many of his projects being published, selected for design tours and winning local and national awards.
Steven came over to our house to gather information and listen to our ideas. What struck me the most was how Steven was able to take everything that I disliked about the house, reinterpret those flaws and design our dream home. He came up with ideas & architectural renderings that blew us away. With a little dose of reality and a few revisions, we came up with the plans for our remodel. – Pamela W.
The designer, Steven Mark hit a grand slam on his first iteration of our plan and then over the course of several meetings made it even better. His collaborative approach allowed us to provide feedback and ideas to him that, when combined with his expertise, resulted in a plan that just got better and better with each meeting. He welcomed our participation and was committed to working through any concerns we had and never lost focus of our budget & that we needed a plan that could actually be realized. – Tom C. & Ted H.
Steven Mark and Bruce Howard are the ones who made the entire project work so well. They were patient, responsive to questions and concerns, attentive to detail, and made sure that each and every step was taken with care. As a result of their efforts, the project came in at budget and on time. My home looks better than it ever has, and I love showing it off to friends. – Janet M.