Buildipedia was created by AEC professionals to fill their unmet need for a site to share knowledge, promote best practices, and advance their understanding of building processes.
Since its public launch in 2010, Buildipedia has established itself as an invaluable resource for the home improvement and DIY crowd, in addition to the professionals who frequent Buildipedia looking for the latest in design and construction.
With new videos, articles, and photo galleries coming every week, Buildipedia is poised for explosive growth as an increasing audience of professionals, students, and consumers go online seeking answers, solutions, and the right products.
Buildipedia's operations, including editorial, marketing, sales, web & video production, are based in Columbus, Ohio
Meet the Team
Mark graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor's degree in 1973 and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, from which he graduated with honors in 1985. Mark served for over five years as a nuclear-qualified submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Upon exiting the Navy, Mark founded a franchising business that he sold to Chemlawn Corporation after establishing franchises over a multi-state area. He then became a founder and principal of LW Associates in 1986. LW Associates and its affiliated companies provide real estate development, financial underwriting, and construction and property management services throughout Ohio. With total value of the projects exceeding $300 million, LW Associates has completed more than 70 commercial and residential developments in Ohio. Mark co-founded Buildipedia along with business partner David Skomorowski in 2009.
David graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor's degree in 1970 and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. Prior to founding LW in 1988, he was president of Huntington Leasing Company, a subsidiary of Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio.