What People Are Saying
“ You may have seen the New Yorker cartoon of a milk carton with a picture on the back, captioned Our Contractor.
But have you ever heard of a contractor who:
1. Gave estimates that were guaranteed (absent change orders, of course)?
2. Charged about 1/3 less than other estimates?
3. Required subcontractors to do work perfectly or do it over at no charge?
4. Stood by the work for months or even years after payment?
5. Always responded quickly to calls?
6. After the work was, in your eyes, a friend?
You have now. Jim Graves, whom we found on Angie's List as a star performer, did all that and more. He and the family members who help run his business are friendly, responsive people, on top of being first-rate professionals. We have had them do two major renovations for us (full kitchen, powder room, sun room, deck & patio -- joists to crown moldings and everything in between) and would never let anyone else touch our house."
—Terry Shepard, Baltimore, MD
“. . . the job was completed in record time, and we were more than impressed with the quality, workmanship, and timeliness with which the job was completed. Jim is a perfectionist and will not leave a job until everyone is satisfied . . .”
—Sharon and Mike Lannon, Annapolis, MD
“. . . the quality of their work, their attitude, etc. far exceeded any contractor we've previously hired, plus they completed the work ahead of the date required in our contract.”
—Robert and Mary Rhodes, Annapolis, MD
“I highly recommend them and would not hesitate to hire them again. They were thorough, paid attention to the small details, kept me informed as to their progress, and were always professional in their work and attitude.”
—Debra C. Asberry, Crownsville, MD
“I wish that I had known of James L. Graves Construction when I had other renovations done in the past. They are by far the mostprofessional construction company with whom I have ever done business! The project was the renovation of a 1978 bathroom. I was very favorably impressed when Jim Graves first came to look at the bathroom and discuss its renovation. He took the time to listen to what I had in mind and to investigate its feasibility.”
—Jean Weiss, Columbia, MD
“We have already recommended this company to several friends. Jim Graves managed our project himself and is a bit of a perfectionist, which is terrific for customers. He useshigh caliber experts for plumbing, electrical work, flooring etc. ”
—William O'Donnell, Severna Park, MD
“Jim Graves' office could not have been more responsive. Things were done in a professional manner, with great communication, and attention to detail. There is no question as to whether we would recommend this company - don't hesitate! We are planning some further painting and carpet in our home, and we will go directly to James L. Graves Construction”
—David Celentano, Severna Park, MD
“I must say...from the first phone call to the very last call it was an extremely pleasant and excellent experience to work with Jim Graves and his employees. From everyone in the office to each contractor I came in contact with...it was nothing but pleasant and professional. We were so happy with the end result and would recommend them highly to anyone looking for excellent service. This has been by far the greatest experience I've had with a contractor.”
—Beverly Thomas, Bowie, MD