Local home builder recognized by International Top 100 Magazine

July 28, 2014

Building with Design in Mind, Marnie Oursler of Marnie Custom Homes has distinguished herself through exceptional design sense, sound business practices and social responsibility. Her most recent recognition in The International Top 100 Magazine is a great honor, as only the most consummate professionals are considered for publication.

International Top 100 Magazine’s Board of Directors recognizes Oursler with a recent acceptance into their publication. This magazine features one hundred of the most accomplished individuals from every industry around the globe.

Marnie A. Oursler is the president of Marnie Custom Homes, a high-end design and custom home building company in Bethany Beach. Oursler, who established the business in 2007, works directly with clients and architects through all aspects of initial design, modifications, and construction to ensure homes are built to customer satisfaction. As president, she is also responsible for managing vendor relationships, hiring talented staff, and identifying new market opportunities.

Oursler’s staff use mainly American-made and sustainable products that support the local economy while remaining high-quality and financially viable. In addition to the daily operations of her business, Oursler is currently collaborating with Delaware Technical Community College to help students gain field experience to launch their careers in the building industry.

Oursler has received a number of prestigious accolades including Professional Builder Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award, the Strong, Smart & Bold Award from Girls Inc., and the Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Stevie Award for Women in Business. She was also Rookie of the Year in Delaware for selling 74 homes in one year. Oursler attributes her success to ambition, hard work, and strong commitment to client satisfaction. Oursler has always had a relentless work ethic. She grew up working for her family’s business and spent time as a laborer, assisting superintendents and learning the various aspects of the home building process.

A firm believer in the importance of education, Oursler completed the Cross Continent MBA program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Custom Home Builders. Oursler complements this impressive profile with an equally commendable array of philanthropic undertakings and through support of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Little Pink Houses of Hope, and Habitat for Humanity. In her spare time, Oursler enjoys the beach, exercising, travel, reading and being with her husband, family and friends.

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