Marnie Oursler

Get to know the host of DIY Network's Big Beach Builds

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Maria DeForrest Photography

Marnie Oursler is a fifth generation builder in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Marnie graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. After graduation, she had a successful career as a real estate agent, however, when locals recognized her innovative and sophisticated design that she showcased in her beach home, she opened up Marnie Custom Homes. Her company focuses on impeccable attention to detail while giving her clients five-star treatment.

On DIY Network’s Big Beach Builds, Marnie will make your fantasy beach retreat a reality whether you have a modest or massive budget. She will explore various east coast beaches as she transforms dated homes into custom tailored properties.

Marnie has received a number of accolades, including the Professional Builder Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award, Strong, Smart & Bold Award from Girls Inc. and Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Stevie Award for Women in Business.



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