Mark Hathorn: Local Installer, Walking Miracle


On October 2, 2017, Mark Hathorn was told he may never be able to walk again. The night before a scheduled an appointment for a routine hernia surgery, Mark experienced a rupture that caused him to be rushed to the emergency room. Mark was in the hospital for several months without much certainty of what recovery would look like. ‘’It was bleak for a long time, and it was only by the grace of God I survived,” Mark said. Miraculously, on January 10, 2018, Mark was back at work.

Mark Hathorn City Home Center Installer

Mark’s “work” is much more of a passion than a job. As a young boy, Mark spent his summers with his father helping out at the family business, Hathorn’s Carpet Service. Today, after 50 years in business, Mark dutifully follows in his dad’s footsteps, continuing to serve customers throughout Mississippi with beautiful installations of custom showers, countertops, backsplashes and all types of flooring including carpet, wood, vinyl, ceramic, LVT, laminate and more. 

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Throughout his years in the business, Mark has become one of the trusted installers recommended by City Home Center. His commitment to his clients and extremely high-quality work makes Mark one of the best in the business. “I’ve called City Home Center after hours and on weekends more times than I can count,” Mark said. “All it takes is one phone call to let them know a customer is coming by to see them, and I can trust they’ll be taken care of.” Mark says that a having a quality relationship with a local business where he knows he can count on the staff at any time is critical for his line of work.

Mark Hathorn Installer in Laurel, Mississippi
Mark Hathorn Installer in Laurel, Mississippi

Mark remembers some of his first “jobs” as a young boy was laying carpet. “If I had to choose what I enjoy doing the most, it would be laying carpet because that’s what my dad taught me to do,” he said. But Mark also considers any completed project with a happy client is a favorite. “As an installer, your most prized moment is seeing the expression on the face of someone you know is truly happy with the work you’ve done,” he added.

 When he’s not working, Mark is enjoying his three granddaughters who are 11, 6 and 5 months old. He and his wife, Carol, make time with their girls a weekly ritual. “I consider myself a blessed man to be able to enjoy my family and do what I love day in and day out,” Mark said.

  At City Home Center, we are happy to see Mark’s face on a regular basis, and we believe our community is so blessed to have him, and many other installers, help our customers on a daily basis. We always say, “team work makes the dream work,” and we love playing a small part in making “dream homes” come true.