Marnie Homes Named One of 13 “Cool Companies” In Delaware

Published in Delaware Business Times

Delaware is a place where everybody knows everybody. Or do we? Cool new companies are sprouting up all over the state, and some stalwart companies are reinventing themselves.

Let us introduce you to 13 of them:

Marnie Homes

Employees in Delaware: 3, plus contractors

Marnie Homes of Bethany Beach, soon to star in its own DIY Network series, is a woman-owned construction company that specializes in custom homes that use at least 90 percent American-made products.

Owner Marnie Oursler, a fifth-generation builder with a Duke MBA, started her company in the midst of the recession in 2007.

Her emphasis on American-made and her community service led to her being selected as one of Professional Builder Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and as a spokesperson for 84 Lumber’s We Build American campaign.

Next fall, you’ll see her and her homes on a new 12-episode DIY series dubbed “Big Beach Builds.”

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