Jeff was our contractor to finish our basement.  He was well organized from beginning to the end.  We were presented with the itemized cost before the project started so we were well informed and there was no surprises.  During the project, he was flexible with our requests and incorporated our ideas.  He included us in the discussion with various sub-contractors in the design process and also offered to us their suggestions.  He made sure quality jobs were delivered by all subcontractors.  Jeff is very nice to work with and we are very happy about the extra space we now have.

Mr. and Mrs. Huang

The home building process was a very positive experience with Jeff.  Although we have had custom homes before we never had  built in North Carolina and he was patient and explained the areas of construction  that we were not familiar with.  From the onset he carefully  listened  to our ideas and requests and was more than willing to work with us on all of them.  We had many conversations and meetings refining and tweaking details that were important to us and that ultimately gave our house a distinct look and much added character.  Any concerns or issues that we had were responded to in a timely manner and we are more than satisfied with the finished product.  We get many compliments on our home but more importantly enjoy it immensely and feel we have a well built house. 

We would recommend Jeff and Grau Building Company to anyone considering construction of a new home or renovation project.

—Mr. and Mrs. Frangipane

Just wanted to take this opportunity to complement you on the fine job on the sale of a property we owned in Carolina Trace. Having been a Realtor and salesperson myself, I have some idea of what to look for in a real estate transaction.


You are very personable, knowledgeable and a true professional in all your dealings. The sale was quick, equitable and well handled from initial listing through final closing. You were also diligent in tracking down some properties we felt we might wish to make investments in.


Thanks again for our working together experience, and we look forward to future business dealings and more importantly an ongoing friendship!

— Mr. and Mrs. Merkle

Thank you for making our [kitchen and bath] renovations so easy. You have been an absolute pleasure to work with and we look forward to Part II, Part III, etc.

— Dr. and Mrs. Ginsberg

Having a house built, especially for the first time, can be quite an experience. There are so many decisions and choices to make.


We are very happy to have had Jeff Grau as our builder. From our very first meeting, Jeff was patient, empathetic, and caring, and always striving toward our satisfaction. I feel Jeff showed interest in our choices and worked with us to customize our home. Even after we moved into our new home, Jeff continued to make himself available to us to help with any of our concerns.


If you are looking for a builder with a personal touch, we highly recommend Jeff Grau. We think you will be happy with his work and caring personality.

—Mr. and Mrs. Foy

I have little doubt that an absentee sale could have been problematic. You facilitated everything, including the lawyer, and I don't think things could have gone more smoothly. I appreciate your attention to detail and keeping me posted each step of the way.

— Mrs. Fedkiw

We were senior citizen hurricane Katrina victims when we first met Jeff Grau. Were he a different type person, he could have taken advantage of our vulnerability, like so many are doing to the people of the Mississippi coast and New Orleans, but instead he was understanding, kind, patient and above all, honest! His integrity is so much above the average business person.


He built us a beautiful home within our budget, mostly via phone and internet, that we are proud of and are enjoying tremendously. He continues to be there for us when we need him. He has our highest recommendation. Thank you Jeff, for being such a huge part of our getting our lives back together again.

— Mr. and Mrs. Sampson