Mark Potthast– a hard working small town kid.

Building homes right is his passion. This comes from a lifetime of coaching from his father who has always drilled into him, “If you’re going to do it, do it right and be done with it.”

Prior to founding Ellie Cade Custom Homes, Mark graduated from Missouri State University where he studied Education and Construction Management. He gained experience in the home building industry working for St. Louis’ largest homebuilder for 14 years as a Project Manager. His experience includes construction management, estimating, building materials, trade and supplier relationships, plan design, sales and customer service.

In 2015 Mark earned his Building Analyst Professional Certification and Envelope Professional Certification from the Building Performance Institute and is also an active member of The Home Builders Association.