Paul Bateman

Residential Masonry and Hardscape Sales

Paul Bateman is an Owner and General Manager of Woare's Inc. and is responsible for leading residential masonry and hardscape projects.  He is an NCMA Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer and ICPI Certified Paver Installer. He has also gained in-depth industry knowledge through direct, hands-on experience as well as through various masonry certification courses. Paul is dedicated to ensuring that he continuously exceeds his customers’ expectations – he has helped each of his customers with residential/commercial projects through sourcing quality materials and presenting cost-efficient solutions.

Prior to working with his brother, Paul was a Manager at Navigant Consulting, a publicly traded global Business Advisory firm in Chicago. Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the College of Commerce at the University of Illinois. Paul grew up in Decatur and is a graduate of MacArthur High School. 


Mark Bateman

Commercial and Residential Masonry Sales

Mark Bateman is an Owner and General Manager of Woare's Inc. and is responsible for architectural/commercial masonry sales. He is a Certified Brick Specialist and has gained in-depth industry knowledge through other masonry certification courses. Mark remains abreast of current masonry trends, building codes and industry related changes. He is dedicated to providing both useful and forward-thinking information to architects and contractors alike. Mark’s knowledge was recognized by his peers and he was elected President of the Metro Decatur Home Builders Association for the 2012 term.

Mark earned an Economics degree with a field of focus in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Mark grew up in Decatur and worked at Woare Builders Supply Co. during summer and winter breaks throughout high school and college. Outside of his work responsibilities, Mark is active in the community, regularly attending non-profit events and serves on multiple Board of Directors. He and his wife, Nicole, enjoy raising their son Michael in the Central Illinois region.


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