Grimes Development is a commercial general contractor based in McKinney, TX. He has been around for over 30 years, and has a breadth of construction experience. We recently caught up with him to discuss the latest award he has won, and we would like to feature him on Rapid City Reviews as our featured small business for this post.
Here is some background on his company before we discuss his awards.
Commercial Construction Experience:
1. Dental Office Design: His area in North Texas has seen an incredible population growth, and it is a fairly affluent area. This means that there is a high density of dentists entering the market, and therefore he has been uniquely positioned to serve new practices with his dental office design.
2. Medical Office Design: North Texas has also seen a boom in the need for medical care, also due to the growth of the population. Baylor is a large medical provider in the area, and you can see from their wikipedia entry the number of newborns they have served. When Doctors open clinics, they need to be built. Russell has a lot of experience when it comes to properly estimating the cost-per-foot, and this varies from typical commercial construction due to gas lines, etc.
3. Tenant Improvements: Grimes has undertaken numerous projects to re-purpose clinics, due to the volume of existing buildings in the area. His website has a gallery illustrating his creative ability to improve upon something within the confines of existing structures and layouts. This extends affordability to lower budgets, as the costs are much lower than building on a new site.
It’s quite a feat to operate your business for over 30 years and maintain a great track record, a clean BBB report, and a string of satisfied customers. You can read about their latest award as featured in McKinney Online. (Archived: www.mckinneyonline.com/January-2014/TEXO-Honors-Grimes-Development-with-Distinguished-Building-Merit-Award)
Grimes Development is honored to be the recipient of TEXO’s 2013 Distinguished Building Merit Award, given at last month’s Awards Dinner and Holiday Reception.
The Distinguished Building Awards are based on the following criteria; difficulty in construction, unusual construction techniques involved, final appearance, quality of the finished product and timeliness of competition.
“Receiving the Distinguished Building Merit Award from TEXO/AGC is a huge honor,” said company owner Russell Grimes. “Hats off to our great staff and skilled subcontractors who make the difference.” Grimes Development submitted their entry based on construction of Granbury Dental, in the $0-$2 million project category. Russell Grimes maintains professional memberships in TEXO Dallas, the Associated General Contractors of America and the Texas Association of Builders and Contractors. TEXO works to build a unified construction community by promoting loyalty and leadership, and it is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas.
As it turns out, Grimes has won several other awards as well. His commitment to serve customers doesn’t end there, as he and his team also serve their community. As taken from his website, you can observe his commitment to give back:
Giving back to the community is very important to us at Grimes Development. There are many ways to effective positive change, and we choose to donate our talents as well as our time. Company owner, Russell Grimes, is active in CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Collin County as an advocate for the needs and interests of abused and neglected children involved in the court system. Russell also collaborates with McKinneyDentist.com and other area dentists to hold Mission McKinney, which provides free dentistry to more than 300 people in need each year on Valentine’s Day weekend. In addition, Grimes Development sponsors charity events across Collin County, participates in fundraisers such as golf tournaments and galas, and organized the community to build playgrounds and other improvement projects. You can read more on their website, here: http://grimesdevelopment.com
We are pleased to share the story of his long term commitment to quality and customer service. Great job, Mr. Grimes!