The craftsmen of Marous Brothers Construction spent two years converting a 20 story historic building into a mixed use property in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Working in the bustling area of Ontario and St. Clair, our crews kept a strict schedule and phasing process to deliver 281 market rate apartments and several community spaces and retail opportunities for our client Weston Development. This scope included all new energy efficient windows that open line the 16 upper floors of the 20 story building, that once housed the offices of famed Cleveland safety director Eliot Ness and served as a registration site for draftees during World War II through the 1960s. Our teams also removed the 12 passenger elevator shafts and two service elevator shafts. Inside, the team has been busy repairing the plaster recurring star-burst motifs, marble floors and walls that were once a part of the two story bank lobby. Upon entering the building from the W. St. Clair entrance hall to the main elevator lobby, there are decorative plaster ceilings and bronze metalwork.
We started to work together when Chip and Scott were out in the field hanging doors. They’ve come a long way, because they’ve done the work themselves. They’re hands-on people, giving them the control that makes them good at what they do. If you need a builder to rely on, they’re the one.
Tony RanalloIndustry consultant, and first commercial client.
The great thing about working with Marous is how professionally and how well they address problems. Always with our best interests at heart…
Marous Brothers Construction understands the importance of seeking cooperation between the city, the community, and themselves so that everyone associated with a project can benefit. They have consistently demonstrated an eagerness to comply with minority employment requirements, even though it may not have always been easy.