|Over 30 years of experience|
|Established in 1999|
|Tier I & Tier II Contractor - Metro|
|Registered with State of TN|
|Licensed and Insured|
|Member BBB of TN|
|Custom Timber frame and post|
|and beam homes|
|Log cabin additions and repairs|
|Independent Representative for|
|Timberpeg Timber Frame Homes|
|Grau General Contracting, LLC
"Bringing the Past & Future together"
|GGC was also the recipient of this 2009 Historical
Commission commendation for historic
restoration of The Hodge House in Warner Park.
|We were also the recipient of two 2010- Historical Commission Of Metropolitan Nashville Davidson
County commendations for historic restoration of Morgan House and Sevier Park Stone Building
|We were the recipient of the 2011 Historical Commission
Of Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County commendation
for the historic restoration of
The Croft House
@ The Nashville Zoo.
When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for
present alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think,
as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred
because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the
labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This our father did for us.”
|This quote by John Ruskin is featured as the introduction to a 4 volume set of antique carpentry manuals
published in 1923 titled “Audel’s Carpenters and Builders Guide.” These books were published during
the days of when a carpenter was hired to build a house, he showed up on site with a wooden box full of
hand tools with which he meticulously fabricated every wooden element with his own hands, often
handling every single piece of wood in the process. From the framing to the windows, doors and
cabinets, to the wooden flooring and trim and finally the exterior clapboards, these carpenters and
builders were more than workmen, they were craftsman who took pride in their work, and who often
learned their trade from their ancestors.
When I first read that quote, what struck me was just how far we have gotten from that mindset in today’s
building industry. Everything is now time and cost driven to a point where we have lowered the standards.
Houses are no longer built to withstand generations. Houses are now built by contractors with an I-phone
full of subcontractor’s phone numbers. At then end of the job, the future homeowner seldom knows the
names any of the tradesmen and craftsman that actually performed the construction. When we formed
Grau General Contracting LLC in 1999, our goal was to maintain the integrity and pride of our
predecessors and at the same time, utilize the positive advances in modern building technology. I
believe a company’s success should be measured by the satisfaction of their client. That is how we
intend to approach each project with client satisfaction and quality of work being the top priorities.
Please take some time to browse our website and see some the work we have completed as well as
projects we currently have in progress. We are passionate about our work and we hope that is evident in
the pages that follow. Thank you for visiting our website.
Gary R. Grau
|On May 31st, 2012 Grau General Contracting was awarded the "2012
Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County
for the historic exterior renovations" of
Clover Bottom Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee.