Mark Norton is a man driven to serve with a passion for perfection. Mark grew up around cars and craftsmanship. His father owning and operating a successful Tool and Die manufacturing business shared every aspect of that business with his son. Mark’s ambition had him working at his father’s shop starting at six years old and on through college. A close relationship with his father and working at his side gave Mark the foundations of integrity, craftsmanship, business skills, and the ability to problem solve and complete projects with a strong finish. Mark then went on to own his successful custom home building company where he honed his wood working and business skills for ten years. The close tolerances and attention to detail that he grew up with are now appreciated in the cars that Mark and his team have been building since 2008.
Mark grew up with a family that was serious about having fun with cars, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. At age six Mark met and worked on restoring his first love, his Uncle’s 1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible. Later at age 33 he finally came to own the very same car. At fourteen Mark met his true first love Sharon and they have been married for 23 years. They have two amazing sons, Isaac (14) and Willem (10) and the same serious fun with cars, motorcycles, and snowmobiles carries on with their family. Sometimes Sharon joking, refers to the 55 Chevy as “ the other woman”.
The Norton Woodies & Rods Difference
Mark inherited his father’s passion for design, fabrication, perfection and customer service. Also in the package is his mother’s artistic gifting that has given him an “Eye” for things that look right. All the aspects of each project are completed to the family tradition know as, “The Norton standard of quality”. Mark leads his skilled, talented and efficient team at the shop with the most up to date and tried and true methods and products in the industry. Most importantly, Mark has learned the art of listening and working with his clients to best accomplish their vision. Each client becomes an important member of the team. With a unique combination of skills, and drive to build the finest hand crafted automobiles, the Norton Woodies and Rods team can build your national award winning dream car. Whether it’s a restoration, a perfect handling resto mod, traditional hot rod, or a completely custom creation, Mark and the team are passionate about all the cars, and giving clients their very best!