Melvin has an undergraduate B.A. degree & Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University. He has practiced law for exclusively & primarily in the field of real estate prior to joining Curtis Building Company in 1977. At Curtis, Melvin has been involved with land acquisition and land development while focusing on subdivision marketing, product development, and project management and construction of new homes. His recent projects have been involved with acquiring & building subdivisions in Livonia, Canton, Ypsilanti & Plymouth.