Josh Marrillia founded Marrillia Design and Construction in 2008. Growing up in a fourth-generation, 85-year-old, family-owned excavation company, Josh was immersed in the world of construction from a young age. This early exposure to the industry ignited his passion for building and engineering. After completing his education at St. Xavier High School, Josh went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
During the challenging economic climate at the time of founding his company, Josh steered Marrillia Design and Construction towards the public bid market. With a relentless commitment to delivering exceptional quality, adhering to schedules, managing budgets, and prioritizing safety, the team at Marrillia Design and Construction has become a well-established mid-sized general contractor in the state of Kentucky.
With annual revenues ranging from $50-60 million, the company has consistently achieved impressive results including six AGC of Kentucky Build Kentucky Awards. Beyond his professional achievements, Josh finds joy in his personal life. He cherishes quality time spent with his wife Christa and their two sons, Lincoln and Winston. Residing in Lexington, Kentucky, Josh actively engages in coaching his children’s baseball teams, fostering not only their athletic development but also valuable life skills such as teamwork and perseverance.
David Hastings is a seasoned, well-respected voice in the construction industry, serving as Vice President of Construction Operations and Safety Director at Marrillia Design and Construction. With over four decades of experience, his exemplary leadership and expertise drive project success, overseeing planning, execution, and delivery of complex projects on time and within budget.
David’s unwavering dedication to safety in the construction industry is second to none. As the Safety Director at Marrillia Design and Construction, he implements comprehensive safety programs, policies, and protocols to create a culture of safety throughout the organization. He remains up to date with the latest safety regulations, actively collaborates with stakeholders, and provides ongoing training to ensure that all employees are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to work in a safe environment.
David Hastings continues to drive the company’s success by ensuring exceptional project execution, fostering a culture of safety and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders. His unwavering dedication, technical expertise, and leadership skills make him a valuable asset to Marrillia and the construction industry as a whole.
David and his wife Dawn live in Central Kentucky and enjoy spending time on their farm.
Ravin Marrs is Marrillia’s Vice President of Administrative Operations and Controller and a valued member of the executive leadership team. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with diverse experience in the construction industry, Ravin has a keen eye for financial management and a passion for operational excellence. Ravin provides guidance and expertise in the areas of human resources, benefits administration, payroll and financial reporting. Under her direction, the company has experienced significant improvements in both financial efficiency and risk management.
Ravin’s commitment to excellence and ability to adapt to evolving market conditions have consistently positioned her as a trusted advisor to the Marrillia executive team and our client and subcontracting partners. Ravin’s passion for community involvement is evident through her active participation in philanthropic initiatives, particularly the Shriners Medical Center Corporate Council. Ravin’s contributions have been instrumental in positioning Marrillia for sustained success, and her dedication to professionalism and integrity sets a high standard for the industry.
Ravin and her husband Brock live in Lexington with their two children Liam and Evelyn Grace.
FaLena Perry serves as the Vice President of Construction in the Louisville/Southern Indiana market for Marrillia Design and Construction. With an impressive educational background and wealth of construction experience, FaLena earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2003 and her master’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2005.
Throughout her career, FaLena has thrived in the construction industry, displaying exceptional leadership skills and serving as a mentor to aspiring female construction professionals. She has dedicated her time and energy to organizations such as the Association of General Contractors of Kentucky, where she actively contributes to the advancement of the industry and supports the growth of fellow professionals.
As the head of the Louisville/Southern Indiana office, FaLena brings a meticulous and detail-oriented approach to her management responsibilities. She oversees some of Marrillia Design and Construction’s largest projects to date. FaLena’s unwavering commitment to excellence and client satisfaction drives her to go above and beyond expectations while building strong relationships with clients and partners.
Outside of her professional endeavors, FaLena is very involved with her church and community, reflecting her commitment to making a positive impact beyond the construction industry. She resides in Frankfort with her husband Michael and their three boys.
As the Vice President of Project Management at Marrillia Design and Construction, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership, and expertise to his role. Throughout his career, Rob has established himself as a results-driven and detail-oriented professional, consistently delivering exceptional outcomes for Marrillia’s public and private clients.
His strategic vision and ability to navigate challenges have earned him a reputation as a steadfast advisor to the Marrillia project management team. With an emphasis on effective communication and collaboration, Rob ensures all project stakeholders are aligned with end-user objectives, timelines and budgetary considerations. His proactive leadership style fosters a cohesive and motivated team environment, promoting productivity and driving project success.
Rob is known for his exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to forge strong relationships with clients, subcontractors and Marrillia team members. He excels in cultivating partnerships built on trust and transparency, resulting in long-term collaborations and repeat business. His leadership and expertise continue to elevate the company’s reputation and contribute to its growth in the competitive construction industry. Rob and his wife Candice live in Stanford.