Alumni, Trustee

Personal Statement

Marvin House started his construction career in 1973 after graduating from Purdue University with a B.S. in Construction Supervision. He later received a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 14 states and holds a Contractor’s License in 6 states. He also holds Certifications in a variety of other areas. His employment history includes being a Detailer, Estimator, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Vice-President of an ENR top 400 construction company, and founder and Owner of his own construction company. He currently is CEO of Merit Construction, Inc. Merit, is a mid sized building contractor in East Tennessee doing an annual volume of approximately 80 million dollars.

His work experience includes large and mid sized heavy and building projects involving water and wastewater treatment plants, bridges (including the first cast in place double box free cantilever bridge built in the continental United States), hospitals, offices, institutional and specialty construction.

In addition, Mr. House is President and Owner of Professional Construction Consulting, Inc. (PC2). PC2 provides construction consulting services to Owners, Architects and Sureties in a variety of areas.

Mr. House has been married since 1969 to his wife Janie. They reside in Blaine, TN and have two grown children.