Van Mark Products Corp. is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1964 by Gene Van Cleave, Van Mark has become a worldwide leader in manufacturing portable job-site bending brakes and installation tools for the residential and commercial construction industries.
Doing business globally and based out of Farmington Hills, Mich., Van Mark designs and manufactures tools for the residential roofing, siding, window and gutter installation industries as well as tools for metal roofing and post frame construction. Van Mark’s quality has made its tools the preferred brand among contractors and distributors worldwide.
Van Mark began in 1964 when Gene Van Cleave founded the business after working as a stone mason and siding and window installer for many years. Recognizing the need for portable job-site tools he pioneered, developed and patented many high quality long lasting tools designed to help installers do their jobs more efficiently. He focused on making high quality durable tools, a core value that exists at Van Mark to this day.
Family owned and operated by the second generation, Van Mark is run by Gene’s son Jeff Van Cleave. As the company continues to develop innovative new products every year, Van Mark is poised to continue as the leader in quality and innovation for the next 50 years, as contractors and distributors have recognized over the past 50 years.