Marrano creates WNY neighborhoods

There’s always so much going on at Marrano/Marc Equity Corp., and President Patrick Marrano wouldn’t have it any other way.

Groundbreakings for new construction, grand openings of model homes, community events to support — it’s what this company is all about, and then some.

“Marrano has been the most successful home builder in Western New York for over a half-century,” the website says. “Building new homes customized to your taste and budget is our only business. By taking a personal approach to every customer, we have earned a pristine reputation for quality, value and service that is unmatched in Western New York.”

The numbers speak for themselves: Sales were $49.8 million in 2014 and nearly $45 million the year before, according to the Fast Track Companies list.

The Marrano mission is simple and direct: Build quality homes in Western New York for every generation and lifestyle. They range from classic to contemporary in design and stretch from Orchard Park to Clarence in developments with dreamy names such as Pleasant Meadows, Summerfield Farms and Evergreen Landing. They attract buyers looking for single-family homes, condos, townhomes and luxury patio homes.

The company, based in West Seneca, dates to the mid-1950s when father, Pasquale, started building homes as Marrano Enterprises. In 1982, the business merged with Marc Equity Corp., a developer locally and in Florida.

Marrano/Marc Equity also has appeared on the Business First list of the area’s Top Private Companies, ranked by annual sales.

Building the right products in the right locations has served his company well, Marrano said. The number of homes built over the years is more than 15,000.

“As a developer, (we) seek out prime community locations where homebuyers want to live,” he said.

Other keys to success: innovative designs, top-notch customer service and product diversification.

“Marrano was the first company to introduce the patio home product to Western New York,” he said.

Originally published in Business First of Buffalo, Aug. 14, 2015