About Us

The Past. The Present. The Future.

Following the DreamMark and Sandy Martin started Sandmark Construction in 1995 when they left the hectic lifestyle in Northern Virginia with two small children and moved south to the beautiful Outer Banks.

For more than 20 years, they have worked closely with hundreds of clients to follow their dream of building or remodeling their homes here on the coast.

The History of Sandmark
In The Beginning

Mark grew up in Stafford, Virginia and learned the business from his father. He started out working in heavy construction in Northern Virginia working on the reconstruction of the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC. Sandy grew up in Reston, Virginia and also learned the business from her father. Mark and Sandy met while attending George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Mark Worked as a Project Manager Overseeing the Construction of Custom Homes and RenovationsSoon after meeting Mark joined Sandy at her father’s company as a Project Manager overseeing the construction of custom homes and renovations in Reston, McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. Sandy handled the marketing and customer service.


Since moving to the Outer Banks, Sandy and Mark remained busy in their children’s lives while continuing to grow their business.

In addition to raising their family, both Mark & Sandy became active in their community. They held various positions within the Outer Banks Homebuilders Associations Board of Directors (OBHBA) and they are members of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.Mark served as President of the OBHBA for 2 years. Sandy served on the Outer Banks Association of Realtors Board of Directors for several years. In addition to the local home builders association Mark served on several committees on the state level.

Mark and Sandy taught their children the importance of giving back to the community by volunteering as a family at Habitat for Humanity Homes, Outer Banks Marathon, working at Food Pantry drives, and working at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.


To keep up with the latest in the industry and current trends in the home building requires education and that is something that both are firm believers in and are constantly attending seminars, workshops, expos and classes to bring their clients the most up to date materials and way of the industry. Mark keeps up to date on the current building codes and legislative changes affecting the building industry in various towns as well as on the state and national level.

Pride & Joy

The Greatest Accomplishments for Mark and Sandy are their ChildrenThe greatest accomplishments for Mark and Sandy are their children, Sam and Amanda. Sam is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC and has spent the past several years working at Clyde’s Restaurant in Reston.  Amanda lives in Wilmington, NC and is a RN.