Meet Bruce Graf, Commercial & Residential Remodeler
A third generation remodeler from Dallas, Graf has grown from his family roots in construction into Graf Developments, an exclusive renovation business that combines remodeling with true artistry and creativity. No job is too big, or off the wall! A bedroom that incorporates an actual wood porch and screen door?… No problem. An outdoor patio cover designed to look like a giant butterfly?… Done. His dream is to build a media room to look like the Starship Enterprise!
In more than 25 years of business, Graf has won numerous awards, including NARI "Contractor of the Year" multiple years in a variety of categories. His portfolio is as unique as the jobs he has completed, creating new spaces for hundreds of clients including the COO and President of La Madeleine restaurants and past chairman and CEO of Texas Instruments. At age 22, he gutted and remodeled the real Southfork Ranch, home of the famed Ewing family of television’s "Dallas." His talents make him a sought-after speaker and he travels the country providing consulting services to both homeowners and other designers.
Graf Developments has a talented team of designers and carpenters along with trusted, professional sub-contractors to provide complete service, design to finish. The company provides custom cabinetry and countertops, specialty tile and flooring of all materials, custom paint, lighting and electrical, as well as specialty plumbing and appliance installation. But it’s the creative side that sets Graf Developments apart from other contractors.
"There are any number of qualified contractors out there who can offer remodeling services, but only a very few can combine that with real creativity. We have yet to be given a request that we couldn’t build to the customer’s satisfaction…not one."
Married with three children, Graf’s own home in Grand Prairie, Texas, became a pet project. Having purchased the home out of foreclosure in 2005, the family lived in a pop-up camper in the backyard for three months one very hot summer while Graf transformed the home into a showplace, incorporating reclaimed materials from his wife’s grandmother’s original home, including a galvanized tin roof, light fixtures, a water cistern, old wood siding and the front and back doors.