His personality fills a room, his laughter lifting its occupants, his excitement contagious. There is nothing small about him, other than his name. Everything Mark Small does is big. Forty years ago he assumed the financial leadership of a Mentor, Ohio, construction company founded by his father. Along with his four brothers, they grew Cleveland Construction Inc. into a national firm employing hundreds, with multiple offices in several states
Relying on hard work, on-the-job training, and his natural business acumen, Mark successfully oversaw all phases of Cleveland Construction’s accounting, insurance, bonding, self-insured programs, banking, and financial risk management while actively participating in business development and project administration. And, as he has been quoted saying, “I’m also the person who put out fires!”
In 1996, Mark served as president of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, a national U.S. trade association of 69 chapters with more than 22,000 commercial contractors and construction-related firms among its members representing the construction industry. He later served as the national executive vice president for the ABC, winning the group’s Contractor of the Year award in 2003. Mark also served on the following boards, including acting as the Chairman to: Construction Legal Rights Foundation; Trimmer Education Scholarship Foundation; National Center for Construction Education and Research and participated is a board member of Lake Hospital; Richard G. Small Foundation. At age 36, Mark was listed by Cleveland Crain’s as a 40-Under-40 recipient.
Lauded for his leadership in several educational foundations, and philanthropy for youth-oriented concerns, Mark also pursues his avid interest in offshore racing as owner of the Cleveland Construction offshore racing team.
Mark brings his larger-than-life approach to A Cut Above, employing his years of financial experience and business leadership to assemble a top-notch team offering top-quality meat and provisions in a top-of-the-line facility.