We incubate ideas., build brands., develop products., accelerate growth., scale companies.

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Casa Marco Management is an idea factory with deep roots in the art and design communities. With vision, insight, and creativity, we incubate ideas into successful companies for entrepreneurs and help established brands define -- or redefine -- their marketplaces. Our passion is identifying companies to partner with and grow.


B2B? Check! B2C? Check! Retail? Wholesale? Ecommerce? Check, check, and check. Our portfolio includes companies that got their starts in 1984 and 2016, and every decade in between. We pride ourselves on our diverse portfolio and the synergies we create within the companies. Each company operates independently but shares key resources, including executive leadership and back office services. Check out our companies below to learn more.

Casa Marco

Casa Marco Fine Arts

At Casa Marco Fine Arts, we know the difference is in the details, and we are committed to delivering museum-quality, fine art products and technologies. Whether you are an artist, a designer, a small business, or a large retailer, we have a customized approach to deliver your artistic vision and business goals…with excellence, without exception.

Casa Marco Fine Arts is the parent company of Marco Fine Arts, MFA Fulfillment, MFA Interiors, Casa Fine Arts, and Gemline Frame.

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Erin Condren Designs

Erin Condren Design

Erin Condren Design creates personalized and customized design-focused organizational and lifestyle products, including their flagship LifePlanner™ stylized organizers, notebooks & journals, stationery & notecards, and home décor.

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Permalite Inc.

Permalite Inc.

Permalite is the worldwide leader in coating services and substrate manufacturing. Permalite is renowned for setting the global quality standard for substrates in the wide-format printing industry and produces a broad range of inkjet printable films and papers for both the wide format and high-speed inkjet printing markets. Permalite is a full-service coating company offering standard and custom converting options and logistics support.

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Builders Protection Group LLC

Builders Protection Group LLC

Builders Protection Group LLC (BPG) is a comprehensive advisory service and strategic risk management firm that provides risk mitigation and consultation, as well as Solar Design and Consulting services to residential and commercial real estate developers. We are not an insurance company or a law firm.

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You won't find any trendy titles like 'growth hacker' or 'minister of commerce' here, but you will find an experienced team ready to take your company to the next level. Our executives have worked for several Fortune 50 companies, two of the largest global consulting firms, one of the largest global marketing agencies, and dozens of venture funded startups. In addition, our CEO, Al Marco, is a serial entrepreneur who created and leads multiple successful companies across a range of industries.

Al Marco

Partner & CEO

Al Marco is a life-long entrepreneur and visionary. He has over 20 years of experience in developing and operating business models. Al has successfully taken his entrepreneurial and management skills and used them to develop a large portfolio of real estate and business holdings.

Formerly he was the Chief Executive Officer of Brightcube, Inc. from 2000 to 2002. Prior to Brightcube he was the founder and majority shareholder of Extreme Velocity Group, which he started in 1999. Mr. Marco has been profiled in many notable publications including the New Yorker magazine, Art on Paper, Art Business News, Southwest Art Magazine, Art Trends, Art World News, Los Angeles Business Journal and Decor Magazine. Mr. Marco also currently serves on the boards of several charitable organizations.

Eric Howard

Partner & CFO

Transactional and consulting expertise - Manager, Arthur Andersen LLP Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Services. Clients included: Carlyle Group, CB Richard Ellis, Blum Capital, Yucaipa Companies.

Venture capital and investment banking expertise - Vice President, Intellect Capital Group. Clients included: Cray, Clearant, Photoloft.

Operational and financial expertise - Chief Financial Officer, Brightcube Inc. - publicly traded company. Raised more than $15USD million in equity financing. Sold division to Canon, Inc. Finance Director, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, Inc. Chief Financial Officer, Charta Group, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer Builders Protection Group LLC; Chief Financial Officer, LM Pacific Ventures LLC; Chief Financial Officer, Marco Fine Arts, Inc.


In many cases, great business concepts do not achieve their full potential or stagnate once they reach a certain level of success. The team at Casa Marco Management has a unique ability to recognize and nurture the distinctive elements of a company while driving essential functions common to all successful enterprises, including strategy, operations, administration, financial reporting, government compliance and human resource needs.

Casa Marco Management has a proven track record of growing companies at various stages of development, from start-ups to mature corporations. We provide the following services to each of our portfolio companies:

Strategy + Planning

Initial concept or fully developed prototype? We’ve got you covered. Our strategy team can assist in building your business and brand strategy, defining your market, and creating a successful go-to-market plan. Our brand experts work with you to understand your brand’s complex ecosystem to build upon your strengths and competitive advantages to help realize your strategic goals.

Design + Product Development

From ideation to prototyping to spec development, we bring your ideas to life. We help you define your brand’s visual identity, products, packaging, and shipping materials to create the best customer experience possible. When it comes time to produce your product, our team can build your prototypes, and complete products, in our on-site, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

Sales + Marketing

You need a growth strategy that will drive you past your competition and increase revenue. We believe in building data-driven campaigns based on research and insight, and help you build a solid go-to-market plan. We can execute on that plan with our in-house team or your team.

Platform + Technology Innovation

We pride ourselves on our ability to push the limits of technology. Our problem solving and development methodology is based on user centric design, agile development, and rapid prototyping, and is designed to bring exceptional user experiences to life quickly.

Executive Support + Business Services

With an average of over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries and markets, our executive team is here to support and complement your team. We provide a full suite of business services to help your company grow, including project management, accounting, finance, information technology, talent acquisition, legal, human resources, and property management.

Operations + Production

Our production processes are based on lean and agile principles to ensure maximum flexibility, efficiency, and scalability. And great ideas need great distribution. Our global experience allows us to source and deliver products to and from any destination you want to be in. When it is time to go to market, our experience in retail, wholesale, and ecommerce, across domestic and international markets, is here for you.



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acre campus with room to grow centrally located in Austin, Texas

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201 W Howard Lane

Austin, TX 78753


P: 512.676.4200