About Us

Alan & Andrew Marani founded A.R. Marani Inc. in 1992. The principles of ARM have a fundamental knowledge of construction that can be acquired only through years of on-the-job field and office experience. We look for the same experience with our project managers. Our team consists of twenty-five professional, field and administrative staff. This translates into well-constructed, long-lived buildings that reflect our commitment to excellence in our chosen craft.

Alan Marani – Principal

Alan launched his career in the construction industry as a teen, working as a laborer/carpenter. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering and since then has been involved in construction as a project manager. Alan oversees all aspects of our projects from pre-bid to finished construction, as well daily office operations. Additionally, Alan holds a Maryland Home Improvement License. Alan enjoys tennis and biking outside of the office.

Andrew Marani - Principal

Andrew brings over 30 years of construction experience to the company. He began his career as a laborer, carpenter, superintendent and project manager. Andrew is affiliated with the Green Building Council (USGBC Maryland), Associated Builders & Contractors and Roland Park Civic League. He is well versed in aspects of green building practices, which he applies in the company’s daily operations and personally.

Pat Fitzgerald – Project Manager

Pat is a graduate of University of Maryland with a degree in Structural Engineering and Project Management. With his years of experience in carpentry, mechanics and engineering, Pat has a unique and diverse outlook on construction. He joined A.R. Marani in 1998, and is involved with a wide range of projects including Stanley Black and Decker, 1st Mariner Bank and various tenant fit-outs. In his spare time, Pat is an accomplished woodworker and mechanic.

Jim Marino – Project Manager

Jim holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute. His post-university career involved traveling North America and Europe as a Field Engineer, managing projects in a paper mill as a Proposal Engineer, and working in commercial construction as a Project Engineer before joining us in 2005. Jim is currently the Project Manager on numerous Johns Hopkins projects and maintains excellent working relationships with our customers.

Frank Michaelides – Project Manager

During Frank’s forty year career, he has owned his own construction firm, worked in the field in all capacities and is currently in a management position. He is skilled in all phases of construction from demolition to a completed project. Frank has managed a variety of projects including religious institutions, medical/lab facilities, schools and tenant improvements. Frank is an avid hunter in his free time.

Mark Huppert – Field Operations

As one of our several superintendents, Mark began his construction career in 1979, after graduating from high school. He has overseen numerous educational institutions while at A.R. Marani. Mark is skilled in all phases of construction and has been supervising projects that range from $150,000 to over $10,000,000.

Scott Austin -Project Manager

Scott is a 2001 graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Before joining A.R. Marani in 2015, Scott has spent his career working for a large general contractor successfully completing a wide variety of commercial and industrial projects and has owned his own company. He has worn both the Project Manager and Superintendent hats which provide the foundation for his proficiency in all CSI divisions, contracting methods and types, estimating, scheduling and management. In his free time, Scott enjoys mountain biking, home improvements and woodworking.

Larry Basignani – Project Manager

After graduating from the University of Maryland, Larry began working at A. R. Marani, Inc. in 2006 as a carpenter and superintendent, gaining valuable field experience. Larry has progressed from Superintendent, to Assistant Project Manager / Estimator to his current position of Project Manager. He has worked as the Project Manager on numerous projects for Johns Hopkins University in addition to renovations and additions.

In his spare time, Larry assists at his family-owned winery in Sparks, MD in the vineyard and in the production of wine.

Tom Appel

Tom began his career as a marine engineer with the State of Maryland. In 1999, he changed careers and became a facilities construction project manager for GE Aircraft Engines. Since then, he has worked as a project manager in industrial, manufacturing, commercial, medical and educational settings. Tom is experienced in all phases of construction and strives to build lasting relationships with his clients. In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing golf, gardening and spending time with his family.


  • “Throughout the entire build process, A.R. Marani was focused on providing a quality building in a timely and cost-conscious manner. They paid attention to details and were pro-active with the inevitable issues that arise during such a project.”
    - Greg Joseph, Executive Director
    Owner Sandy Hill Camp and Conference Center
  • “We cannot say enough about how every detail of our total renovation was handled with professionalism… We love our renovated location, and we continue to get numerous positive comments about our beautiful pastry shop.”
    - Maria Vaccaro, Vice President
    Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop Inc.
  • “Through a thoughtful process of regular communication, A.R. Marani Inc. was extremely responsive to our desire to build as “green” as we could. Their exceptional attention to detail was evident in every aspect of our relationship with them.”
    - Peggy F O’Neil, Executive Director
    Irvine Nature Center
  • “Marani exceeded our expectations and their work has provided us with a church that will service not only the needs, but will be a place of beauty and inspiration that give glory to God and welcomes the community into prayer and worship.”
    - Carol J Pacione
    Pastoral Life Director, St Pius X Church
  • “A.R. Marani always made sure that the safety of the students and school personnel was a primary focus and that the conduct of their employees and subcontractors was professional. This project and others they have done for us have met or exceeded our expectations.”
    - Douglas H. Lagarde
    Headmaster, Severn School
  • “It was a very positive experience to work with Marani and we are happy to report that now a year after occupancy the finished product looks great and is providing a great service to the neighborhood.”
    - Edward C Sabatino Jr.
    Executive Director, HEBAC
    Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition Inc.