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Dennis Marshall was President and Owner of Marshall Building Enterprises, Inc. (MBE), a full service residential and commercial construction company, and has over forty (40) years of building experience throughout Colorado. Mr. Marshall has been involved in every facet of the design/build custom home process, assuring quality construction and cost effectiveness. His knowledge and understanding of the custom home building process, in conformity with building regulations, is rivaled only by his exceptional project management skill. The following is a brief review of Dennis Marshall’s background.

Marshall Building Enterprises, Inc. was a design/build firm, specializing in “on your lot” custom building. Its primary focus was building custom homes, which represented approximately eighty percent (80%) of MBE’s business; the remaining twenty percent (20%) was commercial construction.

During his career Dennis Marshall has been responsible for and has built over 1150 projects including custom homes, semi-custom homes, remodeling projects and commercial construction. Due to the “on your lot” building operation, Mr. Marshall has built in Denver and all seven (7) surrounding counties, as well as several of the ski areas on the western slopes. The twenty percent (20%) commercial construction consisted of constructing warehouses/office projects, office buildings, satellite buildings in shopping centers, as well as tenant finishes. Many projects involved the entire design to build cycle from securing the ground, lot layout, design, and construction through final tenant finish.

Dennis has been an active member of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), the Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) since 1968. He achieved the status of “Life Director of the National Association” of Home Builders (NAHB) in 1987 and “Senior Life Director” in 1996. He has received many awards in his professional career. He was twice named “Builder of the Year” – 1978 and 1979 - from the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) and was recipient of the “Life Time Achievement Award” in 1995.

Marshall began his career in home building in 1965 when he started Marshall Construction as a framing subcontractor. In 1967 he and three partners formed Vantage Custom Homes, Inc., specializing in custom “on your lot” building. In 1970, Marshall became president of Vantage Custom Homes, Inc. and also created a subsidiary company, Vantage Enterprises, Inc. to branch out and accommodate commercial and multi-family projects. As president and principal stockholder of Vantage Custom Homes and Vantage Enterprises from 1972 through 1983, Marshall spearheaded the successful completion of over 780 building projects.

In 1984, a major Colorado corporation, The Walden Companies, purchased Vantage Custom Homes and all of its subsidiary companies. At that time the Walden Companies had seven (7) major projects beginning and/or underway. Marshall stepped into that corporation as Vice President of Construction and managed all the land development and construction for the Walden Companies. During the next four (4) years, Marshall was responsible for the development of the seven (7) subdivisions, construction of over 560 townhouse and condominium units, three (3) commercial buildings, and approximately a dozen (12) custom homes. In the spring of 1988 Mr. Walden retired and closed the business. Mr. Marshall went back into business for himself under the name of Marshall Building Enterprises for the express purposes of building custom homes and commercial contracting from 1988 until 2009.

Reflective of his reputation in the building industry, in 1992 Mr. Marshall was selected as “the Builder” to perform the remodeling and rehabilitation of the newly acquired Home Builders Association of Metro Denver headquarters located at 1400 South Emerson Street in Denver Colorado. In 2008, Marshall was again selected to perform the remodeling and rehabilitation of their new current 27,000 square foot headquarters office building in Centennial, Colorado.

Beginning in 1996, Mr. Marshall was asked by two (2) attorneys (both Plaintiff and Defendant in this case) to serve as an arbitrator in their construction defect litigation case. Subsequent to completing that case, Marshall was again hired separately by the attorneys as an expert witness in two (2) other cases. This sideline business grew as a result of their recommendations to other attorneys. During the last sixteen (16) years Marshall has been involved in approximately one hundred (100) litigation/arbitration cases, both residential and commercial. He has served on both the Plaintiff’s side and the Defendant’s side. The work generally involves making inspections, writing reports, determining scope of repairs, estimating cost of repairs, and providing expert testimony at depositions and trial or adjudicating at arbitration.

Further, Mr. Marshall has completed formal training through the Construction Dispute Resolution Services Training Institute to serve as mediator and/or arbitrator.


  • Member of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver since 1968.
  • President of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver – 1979.
  • Held the position of Chairman for many different Home Builder Association committees over the years.
  • Appointed by the Governor to serve on the “Colorado State Housing Board”, and additionally appointed Chairman for three (3) of the six (6) year term – 1980-1986.
  • Appointed by the Governor to serve on the “Private Activity Bond Committee” (formerly knows as Industrial Revenue Bonds Committee) for a six year term. The Committee was responsible for recommending allocation of $200 million of Revenue Bonds each year. – 1987-1993.
  • Appointed by the Jefferson County Commissioners to serve on the Building Department’s “Board of Review” - Chairman for ten (10) of the twenty (20) years of service. This Board of Review pertained to appellant’s case hearings and also adoption of the building codes for Jefferson County.
  • Served as a Board Member to the Colorado Association of Housing and Building (CAHB) for two (2) terms.
  • Served as Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Custom Home Builder Committee for two (2) years.
  • Currently a Senior Life Director of the National Association Home Builders (NAHB).
  • Chaired the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) “Custom Builders Symposium” 1994-1998.
  • Speaker at conventions for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and also the Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB).
  • Speaker at local educational seminars for Builders/Realtors.
  • Founded and chaired the “Quality Construction Committee” (QCC) at the Home Builder Association of Metro Denver for three (3) years. The purpose of this committee was for the continuing education of builders and subcontractors.
  • Served on the Local, State and National Codes and Standards Committees (both the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA).
  • Served at the discretion of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on the “Task Force Concerning Swelling Soils in Jefferson County”. This task force was to develop/propose updated engineering regulations for construction in swelling soil areas of the county.
  • Appointed by the Mayor of the City of Lakewood to serve as the Vice Chairman of a “Citizens Advisory Committee”. This committee was selected to develop a long range, goal-driven, creative and visionary Comprehensive Master Plan to guide Lakewood’s Department of Community Resources.


  • Twice named “Builder of the Year” – Home Builder Association of Metro Denver (HBA) – 1978 and 1979
  • Recipient of “Outstanding Services Award” – Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB) - 1978
  • Recipient of “Lifetime Achievement Award” - Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) -1995. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions and service given to the building industry. This was only the second Lifetime Achievement honor ever presented by the Association.
  • Recipient of the “Industry Man of the Year” - Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB) - 1991
  • Recognized as “Life Director” in 1987 and “Senior Life Director” in 1996 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Received the “Pacesetter Customer Service Award” from Custom Home Magazine - 1996
  • Listed in the “International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs”


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  • Commercial Builders Council – NAHB
  • Quality Control Committee – HBA Metro Denver
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