Marnie Oursler is an entrepreneur, luxury home builder, and the CEO of Marnie Custom Homes, based in Bethany Beach, Delaware, which specializes in building sustainable, LEED-certified beach homes using locally sourced materials. Her innovative use of materials, impeccable craftsmanship, brilliant design sense, and unparalleled work ethic have earned her a thriving business, and she continues to revolutionize the industry with her fresh approach to established building practices and processes.
Recognized by Professional Builder Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, Marnie received one of the world’s most distinguished business honors, the Gold Stevie® Award, as Entrepreneur of the Year for Women in Business. She’s also the proud spokesperson for 84 Lumber’s “We Build American” initiative, which promotes domestic jobs and encourages builders and homeowners to buy American. Additionally, Marnie serves on the Construction Advisory Board of Delaware Technical Community College and collaborates with Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity to provide hands-on experience to students launching construction careers by building homes for wounded veterans.
A sought-after speaker and media contributor, Marnie welcomes the opportunity to share her message of entrepreneurship and business success—and is currently at work on a TV show with a major network.
A graduate of East Carolina University, Marnie holds a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is currently building a new home by the ocean in North Bethany, Delaware.
Marnie stars in the DIY Network show Big Beach Builds.