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Commercial | MAROUS BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION ‘True Builders’ M arous Brothers Construction continues to evolve from its origins as a small carpentry and home remodelling contractor while retaining the skills and values on which it was founded 32 years ago. The Willoughby, Ohio-based company selfperforms up to 40 percent of its projects, including site, concrete, carpentry and interior finishing work. “We consider ourselves true builders,” President Chip Marous says. “Selfperforming our work helps us control our schedule, budget and quality, and quality is what we’re known for.” Working in several market sectors, Marous Brothers’ services include general contracting, design/build and construction management. The company also operates a special projects division to focus on projects with budgets up to $3 million. “I think one reason we’ve been able to stay busy throughout our history is that we’re very diversified,” Marous adds. The company’s diverse capabilities have helped it maintain a solid position in the current economy. He projects the company will gross $200 million in 2012. “Even through these tough times, we’ve been maintaining our revenue and even growing some,” Marous says. “We have a bright future.” A large portion of the company’s growth can be attributed to its ability to help its clients solve problems they may be facing on their projects, as well as its focus on productivity and efficiency. For example, Marous Brothers recently installed payroll and project management software that helps it track progress in the field as well as monitor contract progress. This emphasis on efficiency and quality has helped it build a loyal customer base. “Our repeat business and relationships are what we’re all about,” Marous says. “When we have a client once, we try to have that client for life. We’re fortunate that our clients keep calling us up for work whether MAROUS BROTHERS APPLIES ITS SELF-PERFORMING ABILITIES TO DIVERSE PROJECTS. BY JIM HARRIS Marous Brothers Construction • 2011 sales: $170 million • Headquarters: Willoughby, Ohio • Employees: 430 • Specialty: General contracting “We do not go out of town to find work; our clients take us out of town.” –Chip Marous, president locally or nationally.” While Marous Brothers Construction focuses primarily on projects throughout its home state of Ohio, it also is active elsewhere in the Eastern United States. “We do not go out of town to find work; our clients take us out of town,” Marous says. 30 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
Last Look

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