Sam continues the Clark lineage as president, being the fourth to serve over the firm’s more than 65 years. He grew up in the Grand Ledge area and graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1987. He served in the U. S. Army from 1991 to 1994 and was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. Upon his honorable discharge, Sam enrolled in Northern Michigan University where he obtained a B. S. in Building Construction Management. He joined Clark Construction Company as a Project Manager in 1996. During his 17-year career, Sam has been involved in many market sectors and is most notably known for his expertise in casino, resort venues.
From 2005 to 2009, Sam was the Project Director for the two most recent Las Vegas-style, Indian gaming casinos in Michigan – Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey and FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek. Sam’s expertise in managing large construction teams on high-end casinos has gained him respect throughout the gaming community. He was also instrumental in working with Owners and Architects on some of Clark’s larger resort developments in northern Michigan.