Our Story

Adelbert (Chip) Marous, Jr., an accomplished Master Carpenter, took a calculated risk over 40 year ago with his brother, Scott, to create Marous Brothers Construction, a closely held family business. Not content to concentrate on only construction, Chip also formed Marous Development Group. The development company initially focused on the reinvestment and renovation of historic buildings in Downtown Willoughby, leading to the preservation and revitalization of one of Ohio’s historic towns, but has since expanded all over Ohio focusing on mixed-use development and multi-family housing properties.

As CEO and President of Marous Brothers Construction and Managing Member of Marous Development Group, Chip utilizes his keen eye for detail in establishing corporate policies and strategies for the growth of the companies while maintaining high levels of quality, safety, and service. After several years of business, Chip saw room for growth once again and formed Marous Management Services and Marous Builders.

Through his many ventures and projects, Chip has been recognized as a leader, actively guiding our region’s business community, being named Crain’s “Forty under 40”, and along with his brothers, Scott and Ken, has received over 100 honors and awards for craftsmanship, construction, renovation and neighborhood revitalization, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Better Business Torch Award and the Pillar Award for Community Service.

Not content to leave a legacy of only bricks and mortar, Chip is committed to the Greater Cleveland region, partnering with organizations whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals and the condition of the world at large. Having participated in ABC’s show “Extreme Home Makeover” in 2010, Chip continues to donate time and talents toward philanthropic ventures that provide necessary funding assistance through his nonprofit foundation, Marous Family Charities.



Our Approach

Trust is the value on which every project is developed and maintained.
Since trust must be earned, we are intentional and resolved to remain committed to:

  • Your trust is essential, always appreciated and never taken for granted. Whether you're a public official, team member, retail tenant, resident or neighbor, we’re committed to being kind, treating you with respect and doing what we say we’ll do.

  • We truly believe the success of a project can positively impact the future of an entire neighborhood. And, since communities are comprised of people with a wide range of opinions, we view listening, honest communication and community involvement as essential disciplines.

  • We design, build and maintain developments to stand the test of time – enduring assets adding value to the community – not only for our buyers, but also for the communities our projects call home.