Stanmar’s History

My grandfather Harry Snider founded the business in 1912 on three commitments:

  • Deliver what you promise
  • Control cost for your clients
  • Never compromise on quality 

As the third-generation of the Snider Family to lead Stanmar, these core values continue to be the foundation upon which we do business.

Originally founded as a masonry materials company, by the end of World War II Harry guided the business to become a manufacturer of wood truss and building panels. During the 1960′s and 1970′s, my father Stanley Snider further evolved the firm to the design and construction of buildings, developing our integrated, single-source responsibility approach. Embracing Design Build as the best method to enable our expertise to make a difference for clients, Stanley incorporated the firm and renamed it “Stanmar, Inc.” – a combination of his name, Stanley, and my mother’s, Mary Anne.

Today, I have guided the business to solely focus on custom designing and constructing multipurpose, athletic, aquatic and recreational facilities for private colleges, universities and independent schools. I have seen our specialized knowledge and unique approach delight over 70 institutions, and encourage you to review our Client List and talk to some our customers to learn why they chose Stanmar to realize their goals.

Best Regards,


Mark A. Snider