Oursler wins gold in 2013 Stevie Awards for women in business


Marnie Oursler, founder and president of Marnie Homes, has been awarded with a Gold Stevie Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards are business awards. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations for businesses public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received more than 1,200 entries from virtually every industry, representing 18 nations and territories.

“This award is a tremendous honor, and I’m grateful to be considered among such incredible business leaders,” said Oursler. “Resilience, thought leadership and a strong support network of family and friends have been my keys to success, and these tenets apply to entrepreneurs in any field.”

A woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Oursler builds one-of-a-kind beach homes with economically and environmentally sustainable products. Her most notable projects include the “All-American House,” constructed of more than 90 percent domestic building materials, and “Eco Beach,” Delaware’s first LEED-certified home.

In 2012, Oursler created the “We Build American” campaign with building materials supplier 84 Lumber. As a national spokesperson, she advocates for the use of more American-made products to increase domestic jobs and better our nation’s economy.

“For 10 years, we have been recognizing the achievements of women in the workplace, and this year’s nominations were the most impressive class the judges have ever reviewed,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

Visit MarnieHomes.com for more information on Marnie Homes.