COLONEL (RET.) MARK HARRELL is the owner of Bad Axe Tool Works, and works on saws every day. Hailing originally from Oklahoma, Mark completed a 28-year career in the Army with much of his service spent in Special Forces and officer production assignments. Upon redeploying from Afghanistan in 2007, Mark retired from the Army and started up a saw sharpening business, quickly followed by development of the Bad Axe line of saws; and thus, Bad Axe Tool Works was born. When he’s not in his workshop, Mark lives the Fine Homebuilding dream by working with business partner and wife, Yvonne L’Abbe on their century-old money pit of a house in central La Crosse, WI and raising their two kids, Joseph and Michelle.