Marnie Oursler hasn’t always been this good at what she does. There was a time when she had to work on a house single-handed just because she couldn’t hire any workers. And even though this was way back in the day, it goes a long way to show Marnie’s roots. Fast forward to now, and Marnie is one of the best names in the home building business. The owner and operator of Marnie Custom Homes, Marnie is also the star of the reality TV series, Big Beach Builds. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki bio of Marnie Oursler.
Marnie Oursler was born on February 13, 1979, outside of Washington, D.C. in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Born into a family of home builders, Marnie took after her fathers and grandfathers. Marnie’s father, Marvin Oursler owns and operates Marrick Homes in Frederick, Maryland, and is still going strong. Marnie graduated from Northern High School in 1996 and later enrolled at the Naval Academy for a year. She later transferred to East Carolina University and was a regular of the softball team. She finished her education with a degree in Master’s Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Marnie’s career began early on in her high school days. As a young kid, spent her free time working at construction sites in the area with her uncles and her brother. Marnie bought her first house at the age of 24. Located in Bethany Beach, Delaware, Marnie splashed $240,000, which consumed almost all of her savings. Even though this left Marnie unable to afford any workers, it proved to be a blessing in disguise.
Marnie called back on her teachings and set to work on the house. Nine months later, the property was valued at $340,000. She used the profits to build another beach house. She stayed in the house for two hours before moving once again. This effectively kick-started Marnie’s career in house building.
Getting in the competition:
In 2007, Marnie began tracking real estate patterns. However, after talking to a couple who had previously asked her about homebuilding, Marnie quit her job as a real estate agent and started working as a full-time house builder. She went on to establish Marnie Custom Homes, which is now one of the renowned house-building names in the business.
Marnie began her TV career with the TV series, Big Beach Builds. The series aired on the DIY Network and followed Marnie during various restorations. The series aired on the DIY Network and debuted in March of 2016. The second season aired in 2018 which was the final time Marnie was seen on the show. She also worked the host of the HGTV Dream Home 2018.
Over the years, Marnie has gathered several awards and recognitions. These include Spokesperson for 84 Lumber’s “We Build American” Initiative (2012), 40 Under 40, Professional Builder magazine (2013), Strong, Smart, Bold Award, Girls, Inc. of Delaware (2013), Gold Stevie Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Stevie Awards for Women in Business (2013), and Best of Houzz 2015.
From a mere worker earning $11 per hour to creating a million dollars empire, Marnie Osler’s rise is nothing short of spectacular. In the first year she started Marnie Homes, the company made $450,000 in revenue. At the end of 2015, it made nearly $7 M. The business has seen a steady profit margin over the years. As of now, Marnie Osler has a net worth estimated to be around $20 M. She accumulates her wealth mainly through her multi-million company, other than that she has made from her involvement in reality TV shows.
Personal Life: Marnie Osler married to Dave Canning
Marnie Oursler is happily married to Dave Canning and there are no rumors of a rift between the pair. Marnie and Dave married on Dec 31, 2013, on Bethany Beach. The pair are childhood friends and their family has known each other for a long time. In 7 years of marriage, the pair is yet to share children together.
It is surprising and funny that gay rumors exist on the internet surrounding Marnie Osler’s sexuality. However, in truth, she is a straight person and has never been in a relationship with girls. And the fact she is long married to Dave Canning says she is committed to her husband who is a man.