James Graves


James Graves started in the construction industry learning all the trades from framing to finishes, building multi-family housing, commercial buildings and single family residential homes. Prior to starting James L. Graves Construction, he served as Vice President of Somerset Homes with a 120 million dollar annual volume, building 200+ multi-family and single family homes each year. He has built his reputation on superior performance, professionalism and quality workmanship.

“I am proud of every project my company completes. We are pledged to quality without compromise at fair and reasonable pricing.”

We know that your home is your escape from the demands of the world. At James L. Graves Construction, we strive to give you the means to create your dream home. From the first time we meet through project start up to the moment your project is complete, we make sure that you are involved in each step of the Home Remodeling Process.


Working creatively  with our clients is enjoyable as we develop a working relationship and seeing the project come alive when we get it all down on paper. Our experience will help you develop the design and layout, and then our construction expertise will give you the home you imagined. With a belief that there should be ongoing review of the design and building process during the construction, you can be assured that your home will be exactly what you desire.


James L. Graves Construction is located in Gambrills, Maryland. We have over three decades of experience in the construction industry. With a long history of service to the people and communities in the Baltimore-Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area, James L. Graves Construction is a highly respected member of the Maryland business community.  

About James L. Graves Construction
JLG Builds on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

While working for Somerset Homes, Jim was the Vice President of the Company, and Bonnie was the Sales & Marketing Director. On August 20, 2005, Somerset Homes, along with hundreds of workers, volunteers and spectators, proudly joined the team from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as they presented a Brand new home to Veronica Ginyard and her eight children.


“We were so proud to be a part of making a dream become a reality in just 7 days!”




“It was an amazing experience to be a part of a wonderful gift to a very deserving family. This was the good deed of the century.”


“This was truly an Emotional and Extreme Experience and we loved every minute of it. The memories of this event will last a lifetime and we were proud to be a part of it.”

Bonnie was in charge of coordinating three meals a day for all of the volunteers. She reached out to several area restaurants for their help. Chick-fil-A of Waldorf, Chicken Out Rotisserie, Hooters Restaurants, Jaspers, Ledo Pizza, TGI Friday’s and Starbucks Coffee all gladly volunteered their time and food for this major event when she asked. Jim oversaw the construction and maintained quality control as we worked nonstop to beat the deadline. 


It was quite a scene. More than 100 companies and 500-600 daily volunteers were working around the clock to build the Ginyards a new home. Somerset Homes relied solely on its own employees for the planning of this enormous project and took almost 6 months before day one of the construction. 



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Gambrills Business Park  |  750 Route 3 South, Suite 2A  |  Gambrills, Maryland 21054

Office: 410-721-9619  |  Fax: 443-292-8441  |  bonnie@jlgbuilds.com

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