Mark Barone achieved a associates degree in electronics from Alfred state College in 1984.He and his wife Katrina lived in Perry NY with their six children and five golden retrievers. He worked as an industrial maintenance technician for 13 years at a large chemical company performing all forms of plant maintenance, including Electrical, Plumbing, and Construction.
During this time Mark also ran his own residential electric business, repairing and installing all forms of electric for residential customers.
In 2004 Mark opened a retail pool store in Warsaw NY where he offered above ground pool and spa sales, parts, and repair. This store also offered in-ground pool construction and repair and maintenance. To cover the winter months, Mark received his water treatment specialist certification and opened a residential water treatment system business named ” Ultra Clear Water Systems”. In this business he performed in depth residential water analyses. Mark also sold, installed, and serviced all brands of water filtration and treatment equipment.
When their last child graduated school in 2008, Mark and Katrina relocated to Ocala FL. Where they (and their dogs) now work and live. Southland Home Inspection was formed by Mark as a way that he could use all of his knowledge in the residential area, to help people to make an educated choice in buying a home. Mark has achieved certificates from an accredited home inspection school, and has received his home inspectors license from the state of Florida. But more importantly, Mark has the real life experience that no school can offer.
Mark and Katrina have lived in, and have personally remodeled three old homes, one dating back to the early 1800’s. Mark understands where to look for the major issues, as well as recognize problems others may miss. Southland Home Inspection is like no other company. We love to help people, and will treat and look out for you like family.