“We had a horrendous experience with our first home building endeavor. When we decided to build again, it took 2 years of interviewing different individuals to finally decide on Grainda (had never heard of this builder, but chose them over some much higher profile names around Lake Norman).
They worked with us endlessly to get the project on paper! Then the building process was essentially seamless as we "kept an eye on them" (which ultimately proved to be needless). We spent $ 1.1 million on the project, Joe and Jason were in constant contact, and their crew was superb. Joe was at the site on hands and knees "getting dirty" to ensure that the job was done right. Jason ("MacGyver") was always figuring out "another way" to get the answer we were looking for when circumstances presented an issue.
We were so ecstatic with the final product that we had an open house party for the neighborhood (we had built our first house in the same neighborhood) with Joe, Jason, and wives as the guests of honor so all the neighbors could meet them and see the final product.
We have kept in contact for the little odds and ends that wear out, go wrong, or need touch-up paint on an annual basis, and they have responded quickly and thoroughly to our requests.
I would NEVER EVER consider anyone else to build a house for me. AND if you want the BEST possible building experience, you need look no further than Grainda Builders! ** I am not a relative, employee, stock holder, investor, and have not received financial compensation for this recommendation. I would graciously hope to be known as "friend."
Margaret “The house is coming along great! I am so excited about it, and the whole Grainda "team" has been such a pleasure to work with. I'll stop by today to show you some photos. Skip is my site guy and he is super. I bet you really enjoy working with all of them.”
Carol & Neil
"This is a personal thank you for the excellent work you did on our bathroom. We appreciate how carefully you managed the entire project and finished on time! We appreciate your attention to detail and how respectful you were of us and our home.”
Rebecca & Ian Lev “We just wanted to express our appreciation for your nonstop support since we purchased our lovely lake house over a year ago.
When people see our home for the first time, they are awed by the wonderful architectural design, and when they tour the interior, they can’t believe the exquisite detail throughout the house.
Perhaps what has made this purchase rewarding is that Grainda Builders has stood by every aspect of our home. If we have a problem, they are quick to rectify it. We couldn’t have found a more supportive builder, so thank you so much for making the purchase of this home such an absolute pleasure.”
Mark DiPietro, Soundvision, LLC.
“We have worked with the folks at Grainda Builders, Inc for many years now and find them to be one of the finest groups we have the pleasure to work with. Their work is top notch and their staff is friendly and honest. They have excellent communication skills and use them when dealing with customers. I highly recommend them."
“We have used custom builders several times in the past, and my wife and I could not be any happier than we were with Grainda Builders. Joe, Jason and the entire staff exceeded all of our expectations and built us a beautiful custom home. They took pride in our home as if it was their own. Making suggestions and steering us in the right direction with an honest and professional flair, they made this project as stress free as possible. If we ever build again, we would not think of using anyone else other than Grainda Builders.”
“Joe and Jason built our home in 2005-6 and the experience was nothing but excellent. Their team added value to the project and dealt with issues that arose with reasonable and timely solutions. Even now, eleven years later, they are available to help with maintenance questions that come up. We now have our house up for sale and are excited to have Grainda Builders get to work on our new home!"
“We are in the middle of 3 projects using Grainda Builders. So far, they are extremely professional and communicative. David is helping us replace our entire 45 foot front porch with Wolf tongue and groove flooring, replacing skinny round columns with larger square columns and custom railing. In addition, David is in charge of re-building a brick retaining wall along our driveway that has collapsed. Finally, we will re-pour sections of our driveway to prevent water from entering our garage. I know Grainda builds beautiful homes but they also do great renovation work."
The Micolucci Family
“We just wanted to write you a letter of gratitude for the outstanding work that Grainda did when building our home. When we first started looking for a builder we had a very hard time finding someone with whom we wanted to work. We met with several builders and, for various reasons, none of them worked out. Then we were introduced to Grainda Builders.
When we met with Grainda, we were immediately put at ease. While reviewing the process of building a house, we were assured that Grainda was going to work with us and make our ideas and dreams come true. We were excited to start the building process with a builder that not only knew and understood design and topography, but also knew how to make things happen.
We have been pleased with Grainda from the very first meeting!...”
Alan & Pat
“This is just a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the outcome of the project Grainda Builders did for us. Our living room now has a very classy look. The work of Grainda employees is truly meticulous. I certainly will spread the word.”
“Just Absolutely Amazing. They came in after we had one awful experience for our big Renovation project on our house. This was a structural and cosmetic Renovation of an almost 40 year old house mid century California style house (6,000ft).
The communication was like a fresh of breath air "we would text and we would get a text right back. Something we never received before with our other contractor. David Webb was our project Manager on our house and truly we fell in love with him. His dedication, communication, timeline, attention to detail and his compassion for what he loves to do it is truly visible.”
The Campbell Family
“It has been such a pleasure working with everyone at Grainda Builders. I will miss seeing all of you on a regular basis after a year together. We love our new house and thank you for doing such a wonderful job building it..”
Peter Santos & Colleen McCullum
“We found Joe and his team to be very pleasant and professional and willing to follow up with the details after our home was completed.”
Hope & Dhiaa Jamil
“Joe has built us an excellent home and has been a dream to work with.”
Greg & Erin Freer
“Our homebuilding experience with Grainda Builders, Inc. has been wonderful. My wife and I were impressed by the spacious design and well thought out plan.”
“Thanks so much for ALL that you've done to make the home-building process as smooth as possible. Your communication has been great and we really appreciate all of your assistance and support.”
Laura Wray, Charlotte Cabinets
“The quality of carpentry in Grainda Builders’ homes is superb! We enjoy working with his team and are proud to be selected as a preferred vendor.”
“As a subcontractor we really appreciate a professional general contractor organization and Grainda Builders really epitomizes that attribute. Whether it is working with their customer and presenting their team approach to a project or working with the team of contractors directly they always present a level of professionalism that is rarely seen."
Read the 2017 QC Exclusive Magazine feature story about a mountain cottage inspired house we built on Lake Norman here!
Read about our featured kitchen in The Peninsula Club's Nosy Neighbor Kitchen Tour in the May issue of Currents Magazine here!
Click here to view our video: "How to Stay Within Budget on Your Custom Build Project."