A Few Words About Us

Marlyn Development Corporation (MDC) was founded in 1983 following three successful years of custom home building as Marlyn Construction Company.  Since its inception, MDC has completed over 6,812 new housing units and 1,626 renovated units.


Our construction experience includes for-sale homes, townhomes and condominiums as well as new and renovated apartment complexes. These and projects currently under construction have provided MDC with over $400,000,000 of construction expertise, demonstrating our longevity in an often rapidly changing real estate environment. 

Whether serving as joint venture partner or general contractor, MDC strives to meet both budget and time expectations.  MDC’s commitment to customer satisfaction combined with our expertise in value engineering has led to a number of long-standing business partnerships and a highly regarded reputation in the construction community.


I have worked with Marlyn Development through three different development companies during the last fourteen years. They have earned their reputation for being an honest contractor who can bring their jobs in on time and within budget. The great success we have enjoyed with these properties can be attributed in part by the excellent quality of the construction work. I would highly recommend them to anyone engaged in building multi-family developments.
— Peggy Miltenberger - Dise & Associates
On behalf of The Franklin Johnston Group, I would like to thank and congratulate Marlyn Development, its owners and employees for providing General Contracting services on The Franklin Johnston Group residential multi family projects. Marlyn’s ability to deliver completed projects on time, under budget and above quality expectations is unsurpassed in our market. Marlyn’s philosophy of having ‘an owner’s mentality’ in its strategic and day to day decision making separates Marlyn from its competitors. We look forward to continued relationship with Marlyn Development.
— Thomas M. Johnston - Chief Development Officer, The Franklin Johnston Group.
We have found all Marlyn jobs to be very well
managed from both an administrative and a production stand point.
— Scott G. Harris - Precision Const. Monitoring
For thirty-five years I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of talented Land Use Planners and Developers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. At no time have I met a more dedicated and professional staff than Marlyn Development Corporation.
— Angela Lee Leary - Hampton Councilwoman