Why Marsico Homes?

We Build Forever Homes

We are a full service, residential and light commercial design/build company specializing in new construction, large remodels and whole house renovations. Our way of doing business is dynamic, interactive and fully transparent. It’s your house, and it’s your money. Recognition of this fact is seen in every facet of our business because we respect our clients enough to be honest about the numbers. In exchange, they trust us to do the right thing. Pretty simple when you think about it. Simple, but uncommon.

Custom Homes 100%
Remodeling/Additions 100%
Certified Green Builder 100%


“Tahoe Style” entries/elevations, Timber-Frame Architectural Features along with Pre-cast Concrete. Architectural Woodworking including specialty facade, interior details, casework, and Timber Frame accents.



Specializing in affordable luxury. New Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Decks, Outdoor living rooms, Custom Concrete, Design and Architectural Review.



Serving Grass Valley and surrounding 50 mile radius (Including Serene Lakes and Truckee). Licensed, bonded, and insured (Liability, Workers’ comp, auto, employee owned vehicles).

What we can do

Our Services

New Construction

We provide complete turnkey project delivery. This usually starts with carefully situating your home on the building site. Solar orientation, views, and elevations are factored into this essential first step. We build a story pole to help you visualize the relative heights of walkways, stairs, retaining walls, etc. As we are pouring concrete and raising walls, we will also be guiding you through the process of product selection, while also providing a continuously updated schedule. Flexibility is important to us, meaning that you will never be stuck with something you don’t feel comfortable with. We will be your construction concierge until the last door handle is adjusted to click closed and operate smoothly.

Remodels / Additions

Whether Kitchen, Bath, Room Addition, or other, we approach a remodel knowing that we will be GUESTS IN YOUR HOME. Our first step is to get to know your family and routine, so that we can devise a strategy for isolating the work zone. Ideally there will be a location where we can set up temporary plastic dust barrier walls while still providing easy access to the rest of the home. You will be provided with a written work schedule and notified of any updates or changes. Our employees and subcontractors know that a remodel is not just another job site. Smoking, swearing, loud radios, and littering are always unacceptable on our jobs, especially a remodel.

ADA Compliance

We complete small-scale ADA compliance jobs on a limited basis. Please contact us for more details.

Our Work

Sam and Melanie Marsico

Meet Marsico Home Builders

Sam Marsico

Sam Marsico

Sam is a Grass Valley native. He attended Bear River High School and received a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduating he fell back in love with homebuilding while working in Truckee’s Lahontan development. Then he moved to Marin County and worked for his uncle’s remodeling firm as a bilingual foreman. The traffic and cost of living in the bay area made him realize how great his hometown is, so he returned to work for his father, local general contractor Sam Marsico Sr. He obtained his contractors’ license in 2004 and began building high-end homes and remodels that were usually overflow leads from his father’s business. Sam is an NCCA Certified Green Building professional. He lives in Alta Sierra with his wife and four children.


Quality craftsmanship needs to happen at all levels of a home’s construction. The depth and width of the foundations’ footings are never seen in the finished product, but they matter as much as the corner joint in the crown molding. Perhaps more importantly, the quality of the foundation and frame ensure that the finish joinery will stay where the carpenters put it. At Marsico Custom Homes we take just as much pride in the work that won’t be seen as we do in the work that shows.

From the Mind of Marsico


Company Philosophy

Company Philosophy

Our philosophy begins with building strong client relationships…

What it means to be “Green”

What it means to be “Green”

Simply put, it could mean anything. Building green is in the eye of the builder. Except when the builder and the home buyer commit to go by the book…

Our Fathers Before Us

Our Fathers Before Us

When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think…

Our Complete Mission Statement

Our Complete Mission Statement

Simply put, quality is our number one priority. Quality craftsmanship needs to happen at all levels of a home’s construction. The depth and width of the foundations’ footings are never seen in the finished product…

We Take Safety Seriously

We Take Safety Seriously

We take safety very seriously. At the end of the day, we not only want a job that is done well, but we also want our subs to come home safely to their family…

From Sam

From Sam

Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life, right? I’m not so sure that is true in the construction business; though I definitely love my craft…

Marsico Custom Homes has a legacy of fine building.

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