Monarc Construction, Inc.

What is the biggest misconception about the industry?

I think the construction industry does not always get the credit we deserve as professionals in our industry. Yes there is no college degree for the majority of what we do, but we still go through just as much learning, long nights and tests along the way.

What is your biggest current challenge at work?

I am about 3 years into taking over full leadership of our company as the second generation and I am certainly still learning and figuring out this new role. I love building and think I am pretty good at it, but I have come to realize as the President that is no longer one of my highest responsibilities.

What keeps you up at night?

My 1.5 year old son, other than that I sleep pretty well!

What project is your company most proud of?

The House of Sweden in Georgetown, but don't tell our other clients.

How does your ABC membership help your company?

ABC has been a great resource for training and advocacy. The Leadership Development Program is a valuable asset we take advantage of.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Major League Baseball player.

Tell us something no one in the industry knows about you.

I know how to knit, or I used to at least.

What do you look forward to each day?

Working with my great team.

What are you like to work for?

I can be demanding, but work hard play hard is my motto.

What is your favorite metro Washington hangout/restaurant?

El Paso Mexican Restaurant.

Who would you trade places with for a day?

Daniel Ricciardo

What is your favorite movie or TV show?


What do you do for fun?

Work on cars, weld, build anything, hang out with family and friends.

What business/career advice do you wish you had when you began?

Life REALLY does go fast so stop and enjoy it whenever you can!

What book are you currently reading?

Emails, no other time for reading

What was your first job?

Service tech at a gas station.


Monarc is a full-service commercial General Contractor in the Washington Metropolitan Area that works in a variety of market sectors. Honesty, quality, reliability, creativity, and opportunity are traditions that John Bellingham has ingrained into the fibers of the company and are still a part of the company’s values today.



Mark Bellingham


Monarc Construction, Inc.