Mark Helmer


Mark Helmer is the President of Rupe Helmer Group. Mark has 28-years commercial and residential development experience while working in Texas, Arizona, Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma.

In 2010, Mark joined forces with John Rupe to form Rupe Helmer Group. That move helped the company tremendously, and the duo work toward the common goal of making Rupe Helmer a great company.

As the team grows the business, they are focused on building a legacy organization that will function for many years to come. Rooted in core values of building trust, confidence and integrity, Rupe Helmer Group continues to grow and now has over 60 employees.

Mark attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a degree in Construction Management Technology in 1987. Prior to joining Rupe Helmer Group, Mark was a principal at the Dogwood Development Group in Virginia where he was responsible for the acquisition of land and the development of close to 4,000 residential units. In addition, Dogwood Development Group built and/or managed 400,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.

Prior to Dogwood, Mark worked for PC/BRE Venture, LLC, a division of Pulte Homes, where he was Director of Land Development responsible for the acquisition, entitlements and development of active adult communities in Arizona and the eastern mid-Atlantic states.

Before Pulte, Mark was a project manager and estimator for Centex Construction in Dallas, Texas, where he was involved with the construction and renovation of healthcare, hospitality, entertainment and corporate facilities.