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Mark Bellingham is expected to take his father's place at the helm
of the company, while Tanya Bellingham is anticipated to lead the
company's client relations and business development.
Like their father, Mark and Tanya believe in providing further educational opportunities for their coworkers and promoting engagement within the industry. John D. Bellingham warns "that our industry faces a huge lack of skilled individuals entering the industry
as a career. However, with the fast approaching predicted reduction
of the number of service industry positions due to computerization,
the construction industry provides an attractive alternative."
John D. Bellingham was trained in London by George Wimpey
Company, which undertook major international construction projects. In addition to his work with the British embassy, he previously
worked for several large contractors in the Washington, D.C. area. In
1984, he began working with Trammel Crow Co., with which he later
co-founded Monarc.

Recurring Clients
The company specializes in renovating and rehabilitating buildings
ranging from historic structures to high-rise office and residential
buildings. "We're very good at taking existing buildings and implementing adaptive re-uses for them," Mark Bellingham says.
Monarc's very first project was the renovation of one of Washington D.C.'s oldest buildings, the Forrest-Marbury House, which
was originally built in 1788. Working with the owner, the company
restored the building while adding office, residential and retail space
to three sides of the structure. The company also underpinned the
building and excavated for one level of underground parking. Today,
the Forrest-Marbury House is the home of the Embassy of Ukraine
and a Category One Landmark.
The company's other notable past projects in Washington, D.C.,
include the restoration of Terminal A at the Ronald Reagan National
Airport in Arlington, Va., and the restoration of the Sewall-Belmont
House & Museum, which was built in 1750 and is "one of the original
buildings on Capitol Hill," John D. Bellingham says.
Monarc has completed numerous embassy projects including renovations throughout its history. "For us, the biggest issue isn't lack
of work; it's being selective in the work you do," John D. Bellingham
says. "Embassies are a key target for us that we focus on securing
work in, so we believe in keeping in their good graces."
In addition to its recent work on the British Embassy, the company recently completed or is working on several other embassy
projects. These include renovating the historic Japanese Embassy,
renovating the Embassy of Marshall Islands and upgrading security
measures at the Embassy of Sweden.

from bomb-damaged buildings and country mansions that were no
longer feasible as single-family occupancy due to their size.
"Monarc has always sought to minimize the built environment's
effects on the world," the company says. "We traditionally reuse
building materials - removing them carefully and with respect for
their age and history, to be reused or recycled into a new project."
The company's sustainable project portfolio includes a 33.6 kilowatt solar installation on a daycare facility in Northern Virginia, geothermal systems and numerous LEED Certified projects. In addition
to installing sustainable systems, the company helps clients secure
tax rebates and other financing to offset the systems' costs, John D.
Bellingham notes.
Monarc's other recent sustainable and adaptive reuse projects
include converting the former U.S. Navy lumber storage shed at the
U.S. Navy Yard into a headquarters building for developer Forest
City Washington.
Completing projects in a safe a manner is a high priority for the
company. Monarc's safety record has earned it recognition from
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which has honored the
company with its Platinum Safety Training and Evaluation Process
(STEP) award for the past nine years.
"Having a good safety record is not only something our clients
want, it also makes us cost competitive when it comes to securing
workers' comp and other insurance," John D. Bellingham says. "We
make sure we lead the way when it comes to being safe."

Leading the Way
Many of Monarc's embassy and other clients look to them to perform
environmentally aware projects. The company's focus on sustainability and restoration has its roots in John D. Bellingham's childhood in England. He grew up in the country's post-war era when
food and basic materials were in short supply.  His uncle was a local
builder whose firm specialized in reclaiming building materials

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