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


Specializing in:

Historic Restoration

Custom Timber frame and post and
beam homes

Log cabin additions and repairs

Residential remodel

Vintage materials
Grau General Contracting, LLC
"Bringing the Past & Future together"
Counter
Hodge House
Warner Parks
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GGC was also the recipient of this 2009 Historical
Commission commendation
for historic restoration of
The Hodge House in Warner Park.
Clover Bottom Mansion
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pictures
On May 31st, 2012 Grau
General Contracting was
awarded the "2012 Historical
Commission of Metropolitan
Nashville Davidson County
commendation
for the historic exterior
renovations" of
Clover Bottom Mansion in
Nashville, Tennessee.
Two Rivers Mansion
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for more info & pictures

Letter from Mr. Tim
Walker, Executive
Director of the
Metropolitan Historical
Commission, just
letting us know that
they are very happy
with the quality of
GGC's workmanship
and look forward to
working with us again
on future projects
.
Sevier Park Stone Building
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& pictures
GGC receives 2010 Historical Commission of
Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County
commendations for
Sevier Park Stone Building
Introduction

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.

Sincerely,

Gary R. Grau
Morgan House
Historic Germantown
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more info & pictures
GGC proud recipient of 2010 Historical
Commission of Metropolitan Nashville
Davidson County Commendation for
work at
Morgan House in historic
Germantown, Nashville.
The Croft House at The Nashville Zoo
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.
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more info & pictures
Articles and write-ups about Grau General
projects
Douglas Clark House - Sumner County, TN
The Douglas Clark house is a 1700's
home in Sumner County that was a
complete restore.  To see more
pictures
click here , to see an article
in the Tennessean newspaper
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The Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson
Grau General has done multiple projects for the
Hermitage - Home of Andrew Jackson.  It is always a
privilege to work with Mr. Tony Guzzi and the Ladies
Hermitage Association. The Ladies Hermitage
Association  have been the overseers of The
Hermitage since 1889, and we know they will keep
the tradition of preserving the Hermitage as close to
its natural state as possible so future generations
may enjoy experiencing history.
Beaman House
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GGC also specializes in home construction and restorations, see below for
miscellaneous pictures of our craftmanship...click on any picture to enlarge.
Contact Information:

Telephone 931-682-0099 or  615-414-2070
3320 Water Valley Road Williamsport, TN 38487
Electronic mail:
 crunions@graugeneral.com
General Info:  gary@graugeneral.com
Stone Wall and Bridge
Stone work on cabin
Log Cabin
Stone Ramp
Sunroom
Pegged Timbers
Custom Stair Balusters
Tub & Surround
Porch Renovation
Basement Kitchen
Add on
Boulder Slide for Pool
Unfinished Basements
Porch Column Repair
Center Patch old Log
Chinking Prep
Dismantle Log Homes
Relocate Log Homes
Patch Deteriorated Logs
Construct New Log Homes
Stained & Chinked Cabin
Timbered Beams
Entryways & Doors
Outbuildings
Read the article featured in
Architectural Digest.  We did the hand
hewed woodwork over the water.
This majestic retreat is a real one of a kind
build with natural beauty on all sides.