About Me

Richard Wolper is an entrepreneur and business owner with extensive experience in landscaping, restaurants, horizontal and vertical construction for clients, and his real estate developments. He is perhaps best known as the CEO and co-founder of the Mark 25 Companies; at the same time, he also is an owner of Black Rock Concrete LLC. and the sprawling tree farm Black Rock Trees LLC located in the Idaho panhandle, specializing in mature trees over 20 feet tall. He has worked with international corporations such as Home Depot, Burton Lumber, and Walmart, developing projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars and, at the same time, giving generously to a range of charitable causes.

Wolper was born on June 15, 1966, to a German-American family in Warwick, Rhode Island. Wolper moved to Utah as a teenager, where his interest in construction started. Shortly after graduating from Alta High School, he began earning his contractor’s licenses, which now include: General Engineering E100, Landscape and Recreation S330, and General Building B100. Early in his career, Rich took on many large, profitable projects, including the $22 million Rocky Mountain Raceway, an $8 million project named Fox Point in Draper, Utah, and a $3 million project in Riverton City, Utah.

Richard’s entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic led him to Park City. This popular tourist hot spot hosts the Sundance Film Festival. It is home to nationally known attractions such as Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, the Park City Museum, and the Alf Engen Ski Museum. In Park City, Wolper’s early successful projects include large-scale residential landscaping projects high net worth clients, including many celebrities and well, know business leaders, and a comprehensive $88 million Iroquois residential development site project that included excavation and the set-up of a sewer, water, and storm drain system. Rich Wolper’s hard work and significant contributions to the Park City area’s well-being earned Wolper numerous awards, including the best landscaping business of the year in the Park City area.

Richard Wolper founded Mark 25 Development and Group of Companies, SLC, in 2011. It was designed to consolidate his twelve companies and primarily focuses on projects in the Park City, Utah area. Since its inception, Wolper has developed three highly successful multifamily units. Black Rock Ridge, with 420 units, has an estimated worth of $250 million and has been one of the top-selling communities in the area for the last several years. It is strategically located next to scenic private hiking trails and offers an unparalleled view of the Wasatch Mountain Range and Deer Valley; at the same time, it’s only a short drive away from Park City Main Street and its many amenities. Black Rock Luxury Condos offers all the amenities a top-tier hotel would provide, including fine dining from the on-site Overlook Restaurant, a pool with views of nearby mountains, and a cutting-edge workout facility. Despite its multiple selling points, Black Rock Luxury Condos make it an ideal option for buyers looking for affordable luxury in a convenient location.

Another project, Residences at Blackstone, has been sold out and offered 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom ski condos in the Canyons Resort. Conveniently located in the middle of Canyons Village and close to the Canyons golf course and Cabriolet Ski Gondola, the development offers fantastic views of the Park City Mountain Resort and is ideal for anyone who enjoys year-round outdoor activities. Among Mark 25’s latest projects is Black Rock Mountain Resort, a $300 million development with over two hundred units at completion, an event center that houses an NHL regulation-sized hockey arena that will enable the development to participate in the upcoming Salt Lake City/Park City Olympic bid for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics. Another soon-coming development is Black Rock Estates (“Wakara”), a site designed to offer 133 single-family home sites and 48 townhome sites overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir, the Uinta mountains, Deer Valley and Mt. Timpanogas. Wolper has also broken new ground in developing Fiddlers Canyon Hills in Cedar City, planned for 331 townhomes and other multifamily housing in the foothills along Fiddlers Canyon Road.

Rich Wolper enjoys his work so much that he considers it one of his hobbies. However, it’s not the only thing he enjoys doing. In 2016, Wolper partnered with Paul Taylor, a renowned hockey coach with over 30 years of experience, to found the Utah Outliers. This elite Tier II junior hockey club successfully recruits talented hockey players from all over the world. It gives them not only a chance to play but also the opportunity to use their skills to get into good colleges and universities and pro hockey careers. Wolper, who enjoys giving back and helping people, takes pride in sponsoring and managing the team. He also donates to the local Jewish Chabad, the Park City Disability Center, and other charities. He also dramatically enjoys golf when time permits.

Richard Wolper has come a long way from his humble beginnings. While he started life in the “Ocean State,” he is now very much at home in the mountains of Utah. His multiple business ventures have grown over the decades as Wolper’s hard work and keen ability to pick suitable projects have enabled him to reach the top of his field while simultaneously providing Park City residents and visitors with unmatched housing opportunities. At the same time, Wolper remains modest about his many successes and is generous with his time and means. His legacy will surely improve the lives of all those he works with, be they junior hockey players, employees, contractors, business partners, and those who purchase the homes and condos he has invested in planning and building.


Richard Wolper