Jacob l. brown

Founder & Principal

Jake Brown got involved in the real estate development and general construction industry at a young age. Early in his career, Jake was Project Manager and General Superintendent for Cardinal Industrial Services, providing industrial and commercial hazardous environmental cleanup to clients like Dow Chemical, Rohm and Haas, DuPont Chemical, PNC Bank and Humana.

His experience and expertise lead him to found The Marian Group and its associated companies, including Blacksmith Iron Works. Over the course of his career, he has actively led over $300 million of development, management and construction work for the company. His projects have amassed 13 awards for excellence, and along the way, The Marian Group has developed a reputation for honesty, leadership, non-profit involvement, and outsized returns to investors, stakeholders, clients and the community.


Jake has a passion for doing a job right. Jake spends his free time enjoying his time with his wife, Cynthia and his three adult children.