Mark Neiswanger knew he wanted to go into construction since high school, taking all the trade classes available and then attending SCC Milford for Building Construction Technology. He worked for a home builder for 10 years but found himself doing side jobs for friends and family at night. His side jobs soon got to be so numerous that he didn’t have time for his day job, so he decided to roll the dice and start his own company, Handy Mark in 2001. Handy Mark, a remodeling and handyman company that does jobs big and small, has grown to a four man crew since opening.
Tell us a little about your family. – My wife Lisa and I have 4 ½ year old triplets (two boys and a girl). It is very busy around our house.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Finding out we were expecting triplets.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – A day off doesn’t come too often, but when it does, I enjoy taking the kids to the park or just kicking back.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I raced BMX for six years and once was #6 in the state of Nebraska.
What are you the most proud of? – Being a dad.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Work hard and keep moving forward—Larry Price
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish? – Travel coast to coast.
How would your friends describe you? – Easy going and hardworking.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – Making wood furniture.
Which talent would you most like to have? – To play the electric guitar instead of the air guitar.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? – Take more time off for myself.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – I read a lot of trade related books and magazines, but no real favorites.
What is your favorite movie? – Star Wars
What is your favorite TV show? – Holmes on Homes
What is your favorite Lincoln restaurant? – The Steak House
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Gene Simmons