About Us

We believe that creating and maintaining a jobsite where individuals work as a team, help each other out, and are considerate of their fellow tradesmen will produce the best outcome. We are proud to be a workplace that folks WANT to be a part of. It manifests itself in the quality homes that we build as well as our ability to establish a client-focused build schedule during an increasingly tight labor market for skilled workers and subcontractors. The work is hard but it should also be fun and rewarding. Eastmark Construction is committed to maintaining this kind of experience for our employees and trade partners.


Eric Darooge

President and Senior Project Manager
Founder and president of Eastmark Construction, Eric Darooge, has a passion for building. “The thing that excites me the most about custom home building is the prospect of leaving behind something tangible, a testament of existence, if you will, to me and my client. I build every home with this sentiment in mind.” Eric graduated from Michigan State University with a Degree in Building Construction Management. In the 25 years since he has become recognized by peers and trade partners as a leader in the custom home industry and is responsible for some of the finest homes built in the Midwest. A lover of the great Michigan outdoors, avid hockey player and mountain biker, and guitar aficionado. Eric lives with his wife Sara in Boyne City, MI enjoying all of the opportunities that Northern Michigan has to offer.

Susan Beery

Business Manager
Susan Beery brings over two decades of accounting and finance experience to the Eastmark team. She really enjoys working with talented and dedicated craftsman as they create incredible custom homes that will delight client families for generations. Her goal is to handle the business side of Eastmark Construction to ensure complete satisfaction for both clients and all their valuable subcontractors and suppliers. Susan is a University of Michigan graduate living with her husband and son in the Grand Rapids area. She enjoys college sports and cheers for all of the teams in the Big Ten. Her favorite place is anywhere on the lakeshore that has a dog beach.

Mark Andres

General Manager & Master Craftsman
General Manager Mark Andres has built a career around facilitating high end residential construction projects. A long-time resident of Northern Michigan, he began his career in Alaska as an apprentice building cabinets and furniture which requires an adherence to fine finish and tight tolerances. His vast experience in wood working is further enhanced by his ability to lead a residential construction team to produce the finest finishes, on time, and on budget. His goal is always to give the customer exactly what they want. Mark lives with his wife Jacquelin, is a wildlife enthusiast, and a renowned fly fisherman. On a rare day off if you can’t find him on a local river he’s in Montana throwing a tight loop.

Dylan Pelon

Project Manager
Dylan Pelon has been working in the construction industry since 2009. Dylan graduated from Ferris State University with a construction management degree in 2013 and has been able to accumulate a wide variety of experiences and viewpoints of the construction process over the years. “I have had many different jobs over the last decade from cleaning job sites to framer, roofer, finish carpenter and all have allowed me to deal with issues that may arise from many different angles.” Dylan is an active member of the Northern Michigan Home Builders Association and holds a State of Michigan Builders License. He lives in Petoskey with his dog Pandora and is probably looking forward to the next snow storm.
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