Mark Folgner, the President and Director of Construction at BLC Builders, has forged a distinguished path in the construction industry. With a career rooted in building strong relationships and delivering exceptional value to clients, Mark founded BLC Builders to epitomize these principles.
Mark plays a pivitol role in the company’s operations. He adopts a hands-on approach, actively engaging in preconstruction activities, overseeing the bidding processes, leading contract negotiations and providing direct supervision during construction. Leveraging his extensive experience and expertise, Mark offers executive oversight throughout the project’s lifecycle, ensuring its successful execution.
From 2005 to 2015, Mark worked for one of the largest general contractor firms on the West Coast. He started as a Project Engineer and quickly rose through the ranks to become a Senior Project Manager and Area Branch Division Manager. Mark played a pivotal role in several high-profile projects, including the $50 million Reno Aces Stadium, the $853 million San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, and various TI and shell work assignments for Fortune 500 companies across San Jose, San Francisco, and Reno.
In 2015 Mark established more permanent roots in the Biggest Little City when he teamed up with a local builder as Director of Construction. Mark brought his leading industry experience back to the BLC and under his guidance, the company’s revenue surged, nearly tripling to an average of over $20 million per year from 2018 to 2020. Some notable projects in his portfolio encompass Boulder Bay, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, Milestones Child Care, The Prep School Reno, Somersett Clubhouse, Schussboom Brewery, Ichiban at Eldorado, and Purcell Tire.
Mark’s educational background is equally impressive, holding a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Santa Clara University. During his time there, he excelled as a Division 1 student-athlete for the Broncos’ baseball team. After completing his degree, Mark pursued additional studies in construction management and engineering at UNSW in Sydney, Australia.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Mark dedicates his time to coaching youth sports in baseball, basketball, and flag football. He is a passionate supporter of charitable organizations, including the St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, and the Ricky Woodring Memorial Fund. Outside of work, Mark is an avid enthusiast of skiing, mountain biking, hockey, golf, and hiking.