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Meet Mary Bendel and Mark Rasch, who established BenchMark Developers in July, 1998 as a joint venture between Cachet Homes and Benchmark Custom Homes.

Both Cachet Homes and Benchmark Custom Homes are members of the St. Louis Homebuilders Association (HBA).

Mary Bendel

Cachet Homes, President

Mark Rasch

Benchmark Developers, President

  • St. Louis University, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, January 1982
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Missouri, since April 1983
  • Active Member of St. Louis Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis 1994
  • Good standing member of the National Association of HBA since 1994
  • Currently serving on the HBA Custom Home Council - Served as Council Chair 2005 to 2006
  • Missouri Licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 1993, currently held with Coldwell Banker Gundaker
  • Member of the St. Louis Associaton of Realtors
  • Kirkwood Resident

 

 

 

 

  • Active Member of St. Louis Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis since 1990
  • Good standing member of the National Association of HBA since 1990
  • Currently serving on the HBA Custom Home Council since 1994
  • Missouri Licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 1985, currently held with Coldwell Banker Gundaker
  • Member of the Missouri Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce since 2001
  • Volunteer/team leader for "St. Louis Rebuilding Together"
  • Private pilot license acquired in 1991
  • A member of the US Coast Guard Auxilary since 1992
  • Wife, Laura Rasch is a Manager with the HBA, where she has worked for over 20 years.
  • Des Peres Resident

Mary’s customers described her as behaving as though the house she builds is one intended for her. We couldn't agree more.  Mary’s emotional ownership of the house that she eventually sells shows in the extra attention the construction receives.

Donald and Paula Dinger
Webster Groves, Missouri

My husband and I were impressed with Mark as a custom builder and the way he handled the building of our custom home in Kirkwood.  Working with Mark was extremely comfortable because of his easygoing personality and the way he communicated the building process to us.

Linda and George Rolby
Kirkwood, Missouri

Jim Hulsey - Construction Manager

Jim has been with Benchmark and Cachet since 2000, but was on our job sites as a carpenter for years before joining the team. His extensive construction and carpentry experience provide a strong foundation for communicating with the subcontractors and knowing what it takes to build a quality home. Jim grew up in Franklin County and currently resides with his wife Kristy and their 4 children in Union. He graduated from Union High School and Washington Vocational School and has worked in construction his entire life. He started working for his father as soon as he was big enough to swing a hammer. After 8 years with Hulsey Const. and Mueller & Sons, he moved to LJS Const., where he worked as a trim carpenter and foreman for 8 years.

Building Edge Magazine Cover (May 2006)

"Mark Rasch and Mary Bendel pride themselves on providing more than the industry standards. They have won the highest trust and confidence of their clients by giving superior service and quality in every home they build. Benchmark Developers and Cachet Homes live up to the reputation of First Impressions That Last A Lifetime.".....Click here to view the article.

 

 

 

Builder/Architect Cover (January 2002 issue) -

"Mark Rasch, president of Benchmark Developers, and Mary Bendel, president of Cachet Homes, have formed a partnership that allows them to focus on their customers - the most important aspect of their custom home building business...."   Read the entire story " Partners in Building Success ".

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