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With more than 75 years of collective experience, TM Grace’s team can bring your dreams to reality! Let our design/build expertise help you save money and time on your next construction project.

We are a true Design/Build, Turn-Key Builder providing services from pre-construction to move in!

Why Design/Build?

TM Grace provides a unique customer experience from initial design discussions to execution. You will first be introduced to Tony Shafer, the owner and architect. Tony has been involved in the construction industry from a young age, as he began as a teenager building decks in the summer. These experiences gave him great hands-on experience with job-site management, problem solving and fundamental framing knowledge. These foundational skills are still at work today, and serve, in tandem, with Tony’s educational training as a Licensed Architect. Tony and our design team will start with your wish list, creating sketches and discussing preliminary budgets. There will be a series of renderings and plan drawings to aid you in creating your dream home. This is all part of our process, and included in our contract cost-plus percentage fee.

Having an in-house design team is a valuable advantage in the construction process. Traditionally, you would hire an architect and a separate general contractor. This can be a costly arrangement as each one will charge you for their time, whether communicating with you or each other. Changes are cumbersome, and you must rely on each member to communicate well with all involved.

By having a design/build team in place, you will have a licensed architect, along with design assistants available to you throughout the process. It is a seamless transition from design to construction, and quality control is a top priority, as your Construction Manager enters the equation once your project breaks ground. The CM takes charge of the daily schedule, monitors quality and keeps you informed through weekly meetings, all while staying in contact with Tony, who will continue to monitor construction to ensure  the design details are carried out per the architectural plans.

Your project is tended to, from beginning to end, by our accomplished team. We are confident you will experience the benefits of our design/build process not only through improved schedule and budget outcomes, but in the overall experience of building something truly custom just for you!