Mark Bowe talks about recovering from a torn bicep and rotator cuff 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV At the end of 2023, Mark Bowe took some vacation time off work…so he could have surgery  from on-the-job injuries.  “I always idolized my dad,” Mark says. “He was the hardest working guy ever. Worked 30 years underground in the coal mines and never missed a day.” “He used to take […]

Big changes in store for tonight’s premier of Barnwood Builders

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV The Barnwood Builders are back for season 18, streaming on Max this evening.  “We still take things down and put things up,” Mark Bowe jokes. “Somehow we stretched it out over 18 seasons.”  But there are some big changes in store this year, including a new look and feel to the […]

WV gifts featured in Buc-ees for Father’s Day

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV This past winter, my family and I hit the road for sunny Florida to visit relatives. Along the way, we found a land flowing with milk and honey, the cleanest bathrooms imaginable, and snacks galore. A land called…Buc-ees! If you’ve never been to these super-sized gas stations, imagine Sam’s Club and […]

Barnwood Builders construct Airbnb rentals in White Sulphur

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV If you were awakened by a loud sound in White Sulphur Springs last week, it wasn’t a pack of wild dogs on the loose. It was Mark Bowe, rapping a country song over the purr of a crane while personally manning the controls and dropping logs onto a frame.  Bowe & […]

New season of Barnwood Builders debuts Feb 23

Mark Bowe discusses the move to Magnolia Network, why he loves going to Lowe’s, and what he thinks every time he comes home to West Virginia.   By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Barnwood Builders will debut season 15 of the hit show this Thursday at 9pm on the Magnolia Network. According to star Mark Bowe, fans can […]

Barnwood Builders constructing log rentals in White Sulphur Springs 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a log cabin built by Mark Bowe and his Barnwood Builders, hold onto your pickle jars. Your dream is about to become a reality.  “We just turned in the paperwork today,” says Bowe with an excitement in his voice. “We’re building our own Airbnbs […]