About

A history of
construction excellence
in the Baltimore area.

Since 1992, A.R. Marani, Inc. has built upon multiple areas of expertise and a vast level of experience in the industry.

Our firm has established an excellent reputation for outstanding workmanship, scheduling, maintaining a cost budget, and cooperation with owners and architects. We have won craftsmanship awards for one or more of our projects in almost every year we have been in operation. In 2007, ARM was selected as Contractor of the Year by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The Principals at ARM have a fundamental knowledge of construction that can be acquired only through years of on-the-job field and office experience, and we look for the same experience in our project managers and superintendents. This translates into well-constructed, long-lived buildings that reflect our commitment to excellence in our chosen craft.

We wish to express our deep appreciation for your exceptional work renovating our space. We felt informed and included throughout the process, and we were impressed that everything was completed within the planned time frame. We love the results!

— Carolina Elkridge

From pricing to punch list, I can’t emphasize enough how pleased we are to have worked with A.R.Marani on this latest and largest project.

— Doug Lagarde

A.R.Marani construction has been a pleasure with which to work. Throughout our 17-year relationship, they have always been fair, responsive and professional in their business practices. The on-site staff, both leadership and trade, have always been respectful of the unique issues of working on a campus around kids.

— Doug Lagarde

A.R.Marani was an excellent contractor – they were both on time and on budget for both projects…we will be building another food & beverage outlet in BWI early this year and I am using them.

— Paul Saraiva

Marani completed this project with a great sense of ownership and attention to every detail. The end result is spectacular…

— Bonnie Hearn

…consistently brought the skill, professionalism, experience and the personal touch to our working environment. The formula of their personal attention and straightforward communication regarding the work throughout the process has been dependable and greatly appreciated.

— Mark Cohagan

Each phase of our project has affirmed their punctual, responsive and team approach all while integrating their services into our school mission. They had gone well above and beyond developing and explaining complex elements in design, planning and execution which has alleviated project anxiety and stress.

— Mark Cohagan

…during a successful eight month restoration of our Historic Rectory, the Marani team made this process a pleasure because of their excellent communication, expertise, integrity, and attention to details.

— Rev. Mary Luck Stanley

The quality of the finished work surpassed all of our expectations. A.R. Marani worked very hard to deliver a project of the highest quality and standards in a very competent and professional manner.

— Uzo Nkem-Mmekam

When I think about what it was like working with the team from A.R. Marani, the words that stand out are integrity, craftsmanship, expertise, and honesty.

— Rev. Mary Luck Stanley

Awards

2018 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Interior Fitout

La Carnita Taqueria at BWI

2018 Merit Award

General Contractors – Renovation

JHU Welch Library Emeritus College

2018 Merit Award

Historical Restoration

Mount de Sales Academy

2016 Merit Award

General Contractors – New Project

Visual & Performing Arts At Friends School of Baltimore

2015 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – New Project

The Teel Academic Center at Severn School

2014 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Historical Restoration

The Senator Theatre

2014 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Interior Fitout

Sky Azure Bar – at BWI Observation Gallery
2nd Floor of the Observation Gallery

2013 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Historical Restoration

Pallottine Seminary

2013 Excellence In Construction Award

Historical Restoration Over $1 Million

Pallotine Seminary

2013 Merit Award

General Contractors – Renovation

DaySpring Square

2011 Merit Award

General Contractors – New Project

Sandy Hill Camp & Conference Center

2011 Merit Award

General Contractors – Renovation

YWCA of Arbutus

2010 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Renovation

St. Pius X Church

2010 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Renovation

Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

2009 Merit Award

General Contractors – Interior Fitout

SCALE (Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement)

2009 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – New Project

The Edward St. John Athletic Fields

2008 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – New Project

The Edward St. John Athletic Center

2008 Merit Award

General Contractors – Renovation

Memorial Episcopal Church

2008 Merit Award

General Contractors – New Project

Irvine Nature Center

2007 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Interior Fitout; Owner Occupied

Edwin Hale Penthouse @ Canton Crossing Tower

2007 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Interior Fitout

Schuster & Schreiber Plastic Surgery

2007 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Renovation

White Marsh Surgery Center

2006 Merit Award

General Contractors – Interior Fitout

Obrycki’s Crab House – BWI Thurgood Marshall

2006 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Interior Fitout

Executive Department for 1st Mariner Bank
@ Canton Crossing Tower

2006 Merit Award

General Contractors – New Project

Fairmount III – Office Building

2005 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – Historical Restoration

St. Francis de Sales Chapel

2004 Merit Award

General Contractors – New Project

Temple Isaiah Synagogue

2003 Excellence in Construction Award

General Contractors – New Project

St. John’s Ministry & Education Center

2003 Merit Award

General Contractors – New Project

Severn Upper School

Merit Award

General Contractors – New Project

First Christian Community Church
Dayspring Square

1999 Excellence in Construction Award

Historical Restoration

St. John’s College – Pinkney Hall

1997 Excellence in Construction Award

New Construction and Addition

St. Mary’s Seminary & University:
Center for Continuing Formation

1997 Merit Award

Interior Fit-Out / Tenant Improvement

Beth Israel Congregation

1996 Excellence in Construction Award

Addition and Renovations

Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends – Stony Run

History

A.R. Marani, Inc. (ARM) was incorporated in 1992 and is owned by Alan and Andrew Marani. They have worked in construction all their lives, cutting lawns on construction sites in their early teens, sweeping floors, working as laborers and carpenters, superintendents and project managers, and finally becoming principals in ARM. Alan attended the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech, graduating with a civil engineering degree. Andrew attended the University of Maryland, studying electrical engineering before leaving to work full time in construction.

Our first construction job as ARM was in 1992, when we renovated a building at 7122 Harford Road that became our office. We moved into the basement and leased out the other two floors. In our second year, we built projects valued at approximately $3 million. As our volume increased, we added personnel in the office and field, outgrew our space and took over our building’s second floor. By 2000, our volume was over $15 million and, needing more space, we renovated and moved to our current location at 7500 Harford Road. Since 1992, ARM has grown to include twelve office personnel (principals, project managers and support staff), ten superintendents and five field employees (carpenters, helpers & laborers). Currently our yearly volume runs between $22 and $25 million.

Meet Our Team