By Juliet Sanders,
Since his graduation in 1987, Marty Morse has remained a true Blue Devil. Whether he’s coaching football or leading the charge to build a stadium for Davis High, Morse is a local figure to admire, according to high school classmate Adam Ramirez.
Nowadays, Morse enjoys spending his time working at his construction business, Morse Remodeling Inc. From a young age, the DHS graduate was interested in construction and building.
“Ever since I was a small child, my dad was always doing stuff around the house and it interested me,” Morse said.
Morse really learned to love construction in a drafting class taught by Rick Stranberg.
“I loved that class,” he said. “That’s where I knew I wanted to get into design and construction.”
Morse went on to study architecture at UC Davis and, after meeting his girlfriend–whom he would eventually marry–he decided to open his own business.
Morse recalls the initial process being frightening, and said that it took a couple years to get the business on its feet.
Now with Morse Remodeling up and running, Morse says that it was one of the best decisions he ever made, and loves working with his team and being his own boss.
But Morse isn’t only a prominent local figure from his well-known company. He was the president of the Blue and White Foundation and helped create what is now known as the Mary and Brown Stadium at Davis High.
Thanks to Morse, DHS students can play on AstroTurf for practices and games; Morse recalls that when he played football for DHS, the team had only a grass field and had to sit on pieces of wood for benches.
This didn’t hinder Morse’s experience at DHS; in fact, he is still in touch with many old high school friends.
“[I] made a lot of really good friends and stayed in touch with them over the years, I think that’s pretty unusual for high school friends,” he said.