Marshall Knight’s involvement in construction may be summarized as follows: in December 2011, he was the 23rd inductee into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame. Marshall is a second generation builder specializing in residential building code issues and insurance damage reconstruction. Having served as the Chairman of the Residential Committee on the NC Building Code Council, Marshall is recognized as an authority on the NC Building Code and has testified as an expert witness in building construction disputes throughout North Carolina. He has represented inspection departments, city and county governments, general contractors, and individual owners in both civil litigation and arbitration disputes. In addition to his work in the courtroom, Marshall has also served as an umpire in insurance disputes.

Marshall has a wide range of experience in construction - from the time he started his career as a project engineer in heavy construction involving power plant and paper plant construction through the continuation of his career in mercantile construction to his present day business in custom home building and light commercial building. Marshall holds an Unlimited General Contractor’s license in building and public utilities. Marshall is also a licensed North Carolina Electrical Contractor; licensed North Carolina Plumbing Contractor; and licensed North Carolina Mechanical Contractor.

Marshall has built many custom homes in northeastern North Carolina, as well as many commercial buildings, tenant spaces, department stores and mall modifications throughout the Southeast.


Marshall has devoted his career to providing better, affordable housing to the citizens of North Carolina by working with the local, state and national home builders associations. He has spent countless hours working behind the scenes to ensure North Carolina homeowners and builders are protected by the NC Building Codes.

Marshall served as President of the Northeast North Carolina Homebuilders Association for 4 years; he served as Vice-President of the Northeast North Carolina Homebuilders Association for 1 year; he served on the Northeast North Carolina Homebuilders Board of Directors for 12 years; he served on the North Carolina Homebuilders Association Board of Directors for 10 years. Marshall has been a member of the Code and Legislative Committees since 1995 and a member of the National Association of Homebuilders Board of Directors since 1993.

While on the North Carolina Building Code Council, Marshall also served as chairman of various committees and as a member of various ad hoc committees. In addition, Marshall has served as a member of the Perquimans County Board of Adjustments.

          Involvement with NC Building Code Council 2005

            Chairman Residential Code Committee
            Chairman Residential Code Ad Hock Committee
            Member Administrative Code Committee
            Member Mechanical Code Committee
            Member Plumbing Fixture Ad Hoc Committee

         Past Involvement with NC Building Code Council 1995-2005

            Residential Moisture Committee
            Residential Commentary Committee
            Plumbing Commentary Committee
            Mechanical Commentary Committee
            Residential Ad Hoc Committee
            Plumbing Ad Hoc Committee
            Mechanical Ad Hoc Committee
            Second Wind Ad Hoc Committee
            Appointed to NC Building Code Council Coastal Builder Position 1999
            First Wind Ad Hoc Committee 1995

Marshall was inducted into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame in December 2011. The plaque honoring Marshall reads as follows:

“Your commonsense approach to building codes and construction related issues, especially demonstrated during your 10-year service on the North Carolina Building Code Council, as well as your vast expertise in the fields of plumbing, mechanical and electrical contracting, which you have shared in an effort to educate and rally support for the rights of homeowners and builders, have made lasting contributions to the residential building industry in North Carolina.”


1975 North Carolina State University
Degree in Civil Engineering with a construction option.