Alderman Bob Markli


A native of East Tennessee, Bob’s first job as a bicycle-mounted News Sentinel carrier/salesman on an eight-mile rural route made him an athlete and an entrepreneur. Today, he is a runner often seen at local 5Ks and on Town streets, as well as an ardent student of the Constitution and founding documents of our nation, history, the classics, sacred writings, biography, philosophy and politics.

A licensed general contractor since completing his formal education in 1974, Bob has, with the exception of two years as a missionary in France and Switzerland, worked to perfect his craft in many of the nation’s major cities. He returned home to settle in Farragut in 1988 and built his first home in Farragut’s Ward I in 1991. He has lived and worked here since then. Working in partnership with the Town and its staff, Bob has now built over 100 homes in Ward 1 and been an integral part of four of its finest communities - Smithfield, Wyndham Hall, Berkeley Park and Chapel Grove. 

For nearly two decades, Bob has been a member of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville, which he also served as a Governmental Affairs Board member. He holds Certified Graduate Builder and Certified Green Professional designations from the NAHB’s University of Housing.

Bob participated in the Parade of Homes for seven straight years showcasing the Town’s residential opportunities, which have garnered numerous awards. He served many years on the Town’s Visual Resources Review Board and the Development Review Process Evaluation Committee.

He is active in the Farragut Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and raised four children here.