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Bart Mendel


Bart Mendel, LEED AP is President of Stonemark Construction Management, a full-service firm with offices in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. A dedicated construction professional, Bart has successfully managed major residential and commercial projects throughout the United States and Canada. His diverse portfolio includes upscale residences designed by notable architects, the historic restoration of the Reagan Ranch Center museum in Santa Barbara, 50+sacred spaces and nonprofit facilities and 7200+ multi-family residences.

Dedicated, hands-on leadership

Known as the “Zen Master of the bottom line”, Bart manages complex, multi-layered construction projects with precision, knowledge, harmony and patience—a virtue he practices daily. A long-time Buddhist practitioner, he brings a centered approach to every project, adding calm even during challenging chaos.

Bart is an accomplished speaker and writer. His lectures include Building Makeovers, Construction Management for Estate Projects, Limiting Liability During Construction and Preventing Construction Defects for the American Institute of Architects and Sacred Architecture for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art where he has served as a Board Member.

A LEED Accredited Professional, Bart is a licensed General Contractor, an ICC Building Inspector and a leading expert in risk management, water infiltration and building science. Prior to founding Stonemark in 1997, Bart served as Senior Project Manager for Beacon-Skanska Construction in Boston, President of Ecos Construction in Halifax and President of Pyramid Builders Inc, in Austin.

Bart is also a founder and Chief Meditation Officer of Mindworks Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit, whose mission is to foster greater happiness and well-being through meditation. Launched in 2017, Mindworks strives to make meditation a relevant and accessible solution to today’s challenges via its free mobile app, downloadable at and the app stores.

Bart grew up in Dallas and attended the University of Texas. He and his wife, Suzan Garner, have two sons and reside in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Bart Mendel
SELECT PRESENTATIONS Construction Contracts & Insurance Issues Los Angeles County Bar Association, Business Management & Law Firms What Makes the “A” Team? Successful Partnering on Luxury Estate Projects Westweek Panel Preventing Construction Defects American Institute of Architects Risk Management Strategies for Construction American Institute of Architects, Business Management & Law Firms Building Design and Mold American Institute of Architects Sacred Architecture Presentation Institute of Classical Architecture & Art From Ordinary to Extraordinary WestEdge Panel The Pros Know – Constructing the Best Team for Your Dream Home Aaroe Architectural The Bottom Line: How to Build a COOL Project without Getting into Hot Water WestEdge Panel Construction Management for Estate Projects Domestic Estate Managers Association Life Expectancy of Building Systems Community Associations Institute Liabilities of Deferred Maintenance Community Associations Institute

I was a Board member during the multi-year, extensive repair project for Surfside III. We had a LOT going on! We had to get in people’s homes, tear out walls, pipes, leaving them without showers and toilets… There was no way we could have handled it all without the professionalism of Stonemark. First of all, their investigation and assessment services actually reduced the scope of work we needed to perform, and provided creative alternates that were less expensive and still solved our problems. They were great support for the Board in how they assisted with managing our homeowners, and produced newsletters that communicated complex, and unpopular, project news in a way that got everyone on board as much as possible, making the Board’s job much easier. They provided wise funding assistance and their careful budget management enabled us to stretch our dollars to perform repairs in more buildings than we had anticipated. We would recommend them to any association!

Ira Green, Treasurer
Surfside III