Who is Mark Bowe? The Untold Truth of 'Barnwood Builders' - MuchFeed

Who is Mark Bowe? The Untold Truth of ‘Barnwood Builders’

Mark Bowe

Mark Bowe is the name of a famous American Television personality, who is better known for his reality show on the DIY network show called the Barnwood Builders.

Early Life

Mark Bowe was born in Glasgow, West Virginia, in the United States of America. His nickname is Mark, he holds American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Pisces and he follows the Christian religion.

After completing his schooling study, he attended West Virginia University, where he received a graduate degree in Business Administration in 1992. Later he received a Master’s degree in safety management from WVU’s College of Business.

Mark also worked as a coal miner in the early of his career. In addition, he is also familiar as a craftsman, businessman, historian, and passable break-dancer.

Mark Bowe Profile

  • Full name: Mark Bowe
  • Date of birth: 5th March 1970
  • Place of birth:  In Glasgow, West Virginia, in the United States of America.
  • Nationality: American
  • Instagram: mark_bowe
  • Occupation: Coal Miner, Reality star, businessman.
  • Famous for: Appeared in the famous reality show Barnwood Builders on DIY Network.


When he was in college, Mark started working as a coal miner and later he became a mine safety technician. His entrepreneurial instincts began stirring and in 1996 after helping a friend tear down an old barn, he started his own company named Antique Cabins and Barns.

The business helped him to get a chance to encounter a documentary filmmaker, and eventually, his TV show which stars the same quirky, loveable, talented crew that has been working with him for years.

Later he builds his own team and started buying to restore old cabins into modern-day buildings. In a short time, Mark and his team earned huge success in this resorting platform with their amazing skill and also earned quite popular in West Virginia.

He has restored over 400 bold buildings, he prides himself on saving wood and giving them a new modern look.  He also sets up a new company to extend his first business named Barnwood Living.

Mark Bowe in DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders

In 2013, he became a part of the show Barnwood Builders as host. The show is about six West Virginia craftsman who is on the way to restoring cabins and barns. In the show, he appeared along with Tim Rose, Johnny Jett, Graham Ferguson, Sherman Thomas, and Sean McCourt.

The show premiered on the 1st of November 2013 on the DIY Network. He and his team have more than 400 structures in the pioneer era design along with his team. Recently, he started a new venture, Barnwood Living, which is just only an extension of his first company.

He said in an interview with Green Valley, ” I’m one of the producers now. I manage the guys, and I help put the show together. ” He also said that “Every show has a story arc that I help develop. I tell the producers about the families we’re working with, the crafts we’ll be demonstrating, and when the challenging parts are coming up.

We usually include a segment with a local craftsman. I help locate them and go out on the visits. I also write the epilogue at the end of each show that sums up what you’ve just watched.

Mark Bowe wife

The talented guy is a married and happy family person, who married Cindy Lavender Bowe. Mark met his wife Cindy for the first time when he was studying in a public high school in Kanawha County.

Since they are in high school they felt love for each other and confessed their feelings. After dating for a very long time Mark decided to marry his long-time girlfriend Cindy.

They tied the knot in the mid- ‘90s in a privet ceremony, their married life was blessed with one beautiful child. The couple welcomed a son namely Atticus. They are also the parents of two pet dogs named Mable and Eddie.

Mark’s wife Cindy graduated in Social Science Teacher Education at West Virginia Tech University in Montgomery.

After that, she went to Marshall University where she completed her Mastered Leadership studies. Before joining her husband’s business she worked as a teacher at Kanawha county public school.

She is also involved with several charitable organizations, Mark’s wife also a member of the  Greenbrier Vally Flood Recovery and Relief committee and the Lewisburg Literary Group.

Mark with his wife and his son, Atticus
Mark with his wife and his son, Atticus

The couple Lived in a Lavish house in Lewisburg Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Now she serves as a delegate for District 42 in Charleston as elected through her democrat seat. Like her hubby, Cindy is also a famous face in her own area.

Moreover, she also worked in several positions for several organizations like vice president of the Greenbrier Episcopal School board of directors, and also an executive director of the United Way of the Greenbrier Valley. As of now, the couple living and enjoying their peaceful life without any problems or complications.

Social Activities

According to his markbowe.com, he believes in three ” Work Hard. Be Kind. Take Pride“. The three-sentence helped him to achieve top-level success in his business and TV career. Apart from being a  famous Tv star, he has become quite popular on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

As of  June 2020, his official Facebook page has more than 66k followers while he has more than 20k followers on his official Instagram account, which he used to share his daily posts related to his work, such as a picture with his team of builders, but also from his personal life. He is also quite active on Twitter with more than 7.5 k followers.

Mark Bowe Age

When it comes to celebrities and their personal affairs, no doubt, the fans are always curious to know about all the small things. In this case, people want to know how old is Mark Bowe? As per wiki, he celebrates his birthday on March 05 and was born in 1970, which makes him age 52 this year.

How much Mark’s Net worth

When it comes to celebrities people also want to know how much Mark Bowe’s net worth was and what was his salary? He earns most of his wealth from his career as a businessman.

With hard work and a strong passion, he is able to make good earnings. As of now, he is a famous television star, and one of the most popular hosts on the DIY Network. However, it wouldn’t be wrong to claim that he enjoys a luxurious living.

As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase. According to a reputed source, Bowe’s estimated net worth is around $1.5 million, while his annual income is around $300,000.

8 Facts On Mark Bowe That Might Surprise You!

  1. Mark also worked as a coal miner during his college life.
  2. This multitalented person is also known as a craftsman, businessman, historian, and passable break-dancer.
  3. Mark got more recognized as the owner of his company Barnwood Builders and host of the DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders.
  4. Bowe is married to Cindy Lavender-Bowe, who is running for the West Virginia House of Delegates.
  5. Mark and Cindy have a son named Atticus.
  6. He is loved to play basketball.
  7. In 2018, he appeared on the Discovery Channel.
  8. He has a self-titled website markbowe.com, where he shared his pic, videos, etc.