Graves + Graves is a commercial and industrial general contractor and construction management company. They do design & build, plan & spec., turn-key, ground-up, remodels, and fit-ups and are open to projects of any size. 

Owner Dan Graves first learned about construction as a sophomore in college, where he discovered his love for building. He is a degreed Civil Engineer but trained in construction management, and 17 years ago started his own business: Graves + Graves, located in what is now the Warehouse Block. Growing up on a farm, Dan visited the old Perry Lumber Company often, and when the neighborhood became the Warehouse Block he and his wife moved Graves + Graves to its current home on North Ashland Avenue. They chose the area because it’s a great location with great neighbors.

Building and maintaining long-term relationships is integral to the business at Graves + Graves. Dan and his wife Lambsy love the work, and they love the people. “Every day is different,” Dan says. “The people you work with are from all walks of life; there is never a dull moment in the construction business.”

Owning a small business means Dan isn’t able to spend as much time with his family as he’d like, but that’s part of the deal as a successful entrepreneur. Success and perseverance go hand in hand for the Graveses: when you don’t quit, eventually you succeed. In the day-to-day, however, Dan says that success looks like paying the bills on time while engaging in work you can be proud of.

Give them a call; they’d love to meet with you, talk about your project, and see if they can be of service. Find Graves + Graves online at