2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick
301-242-5388

James L. Graves Construction

3rd year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified License(s)
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

Our commitment to you is quality projects, creative solutions, open communication, and functional designs. Our prime concern is client focus—we are here for you every step of the way.

James Graves | Owner

Areas Served:

Howard, Anne Arundel

  • Services Offered
    James L. Graves Construction specializes in kitchen, bath, basement, and all-home renovations.
  • Organizations
    The company is a member of the Home Builders Association of Maryland and the National Association of Home Builders.
  • Company History
    James L. Graves Construction has been remodeling for Maryland customers for over 30 years.
  • Product Information
    The company offers "green" products.
  • Licenses
    MHIC #93524

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 162 homeowner reviews:


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They were good. I would give them an A.
The work that they completed looks really good. Their customer service in the beginning was a little dicey because they had one employee go out on maternity leave and another go out for surgery at the same time. But they got that straightened out later. They took two tiny little bathrooms and made them into one big bathroom. I would say they get an A.
They were super—absolutely wonderful. It was fabulous. I liked their professionalism and the fact that the contractors were respectful of our time and our home. Mr. Graves was always responsive to any question we had, and he was very collaborative in working with us and making sure the outcome was the best it could be. He was very receptive and just an easy person to work with. We refinished half of our basement, which included putting in a full bathroom. They earned an A+.
James L. Graves Construction was wonderful. They were very professional, and the work they did was outstanding. They renovated my master bathroom, and I would give them an A.
I had a good experience with James L. Graves Construction. The workmanship was really good, and the quote was very clear. We had a bathroom completed, and I'd rate them as an A.
We had a patio installed, and they came out when they said they would and took the amount of time they said they would. It was exactly on budget, too. I would probably give them an A+.
They replaced another contractor who had quit after lots of disputes. When we contracted James L. Graves Construction, the detail that he provided in the spreadsheet was to an extent that everything my wife asked for had a line item in there. They met our expectations. They completed a full renovation—basically gutting 75 percent of a row home and then rebuilding it. They actually had to go back and redo some of the work because the previous contractor had either done it badly or not at all. I think that my wife would give them an A+, and she worked with them a lot more closely than I did.
James L. Graves Construction renovated the bathroom in our basement. Everything was completed on time and as we expected. I would recommend them to a friend, and I would use them again. They earned an A grade.
James L. Graves Construction did bathroom remodeling, and I would give them an A grade.
They were nice people, and they did a great job. They did two bathrooms and part of a kitchen, and they painted a couple of bedrooms. I haven't had to call them back for any reason. I feel like they deserve an A.
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