Building Today. Shaping Tomorrow.

Mark Turner Construction is a full-service construction firm focused on bettering communities with successful projects for our public and private clients.





These are the keystones that support our construction services.

Our Services


Our Pre-Construction process is meant to help our clients plan, analyze and establish needs well in advance of construction, so they are knowledgeable about what it will take to make the project a success — both functionally and financially.


Our integrated team of both designers and constructors offers our clients one flow of work from concept to completion. This one-contract delivery system provides unified recommendations that cut down on the back-and-forth of traditional construction design-bid-build projects.


From buildings to infrastructure, our seasoned construction professionals have the skills and experience to take your project from concept design to reality. Our strong project record is proof positive of our ability to provide quality construction services.


Utilizing intelligent 3D models, BIM (or Building Information Modeling) provides valuable insight to the planning, design, construction and management of projects. BIM can offer turnkey solutions for facility management after project completion and hand-off.


Metal Building Systems are an economical way to stream line the construction process and ensure delivery of a project that is both fast and on budget. As an authorized Varco-Pruden Dealer, Mark Turner Construction can cover all your metal building needs.


The Mark Turner Construction team has experience and knowledge in a wide range of project types, sizes and complexities for both new construction and renovation. We bring this to every project so our clients can be sure they are receiving the most comprehensive solutions for all of their project needs. We have completed projects in the following categories:

Government Buildings

Cultural Facilities

Educational Facilities




Multi-Family Residential

Student Housing

Senior Living


Our work* on these projects is representative of our wide range of experience:

CNU Pope Chapel, Newport News, VA

Westminister Canterbury Lynchburg Expansion, Lynchburg, VA

Patrick Henry Building (Renovation of the Old State Library), Richmond, VA

Lakewood Manor Expansion, Richmond, VA

Hilton Garden Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

VCU Monroe Park Dormitory and Parking Deck, Richmond, VA

UVA Information Technology Engineering (ITE) Building, Charlottesville, VA

UVA CAS Physic and Life Sciences Building, Charlottesville, VA

Liberty Baptist Church Sanctuary and Youth Center Addition, Hampton, VA

UVA Bookstore, Charlottesville, VA

CNU Residence Hall V – Warwick River Hall, Newport News, VA

Smithsonian – Mason CSP Residence Hall and Dining Facility, Front Royal, VA

Smithsonian Institute CSP Academic Building Renovation, Front Royal, VA

JMU Rockingham Hall West Tower and Student Health Center, Harrisonburg, VA

VSU Howard Quad Student Housing, Phase II, Petersburg, VA

Radford University Center for the Sciences, Radford, VA

LFCC Student Union, Middletown, VA

Monument Square Mansion Condominiums Building 4, Richmond, VA

Marketplace at Tech Center, Newport News, VA

VCU Grace and Broad Residence Center, Richmond, VA

*projects completed with previous employers.

About Us

Franklin J. Bowser, President/CEO

Franklin has over 20 years of experience in the construction arena.  Franklin has served as project engineer, superintendent and project estimator in over 20 major projects all over the state of Virginia, many of those projects done on the campuses of higher learning.  Other projects include retail spaces, retirement communities, multifamily housing and large community buildings.

Franklin’s leadership skills and extensive construction knowledge makes Mark Turner Construction the premier choice for your construction needs.  Franklin has worked diligently to maintain a strong reputation of respect and professionalism throughout his career. He has cultivated relationships with clients/owners, subcontractors and other vendors throughout his career and takes pride in that lasting communication.

Franklin’s passion for people and construction allows him to excel in every aspect, from start to finish, of your project.  He serves the community by being part of ACE Mentors, a member of the AGC and serving on the Membership Committee of the ABC.

Franklin is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic and State University. GO HOKIES!

Honoring Our History: The Origins of the Name Mark Turner Construction

Turner Bowser

Turner Bowser, Franklin’s father, was born in Plymouth, North Carolina.
One of 15 children,  Turner learned from his father that hard work is the key to success.  His mother died unexpectedly when he was a teenager, which led him to New York to find work to help his younger siblings. He learned the flooring trade quickly and was known for his fine work.  He relocated to Virginia Beach, VA and continued in the flooring business where his business thrived; he is well known throughout the Hampton Roads area for excellent workmanship as well as his strong work ethic. His work has taken him to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. He has worked in a variety of venues including hotels, restaurants and major office buildings.

Franklin, from a very early age, began working next to his father and learned very quickly the importance of hard work, tenacity and maintaining a solid and reliable reputation.  In addition, Turner also taught Franklin that providing for your family is paramount.

Mark Biagas

Mark Biagas, Franklin’s father-in-law, was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. One of 14 children, he grew up in a home where work ethic, family, faith and values were key. His father was an electrician who taught the trade to all eight of his sons. His mother was a homemaker who instilled the importance of family and perseverance. Mark has been an electrician for over 40 years, doing all aspects of the job, including, but not limited to residential, commercial, general contracting and government work. Mark’s commitment to his profession has taken him all over the country. He has lent his expertise on major projects in Louisiana, Maryland and Virginia, just to name a few. 

Mark’s gregarious personality and his love of people, especially family, shines bright; his family is what truly motivates him. 


Highlighted Project:

I Can Child Care and Learning Center

Location: Hampton, VA
Owner: I Can Enterprises, LLC
Architect: PMA, Inc.

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Contact Us

Mark Turner Construction is headquartered at:

10474 Cobbs Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059

office 804-998-0068
fax 804-998-0025

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