Graber Outdoors History
Graber Outdoors is a small 2nd generation business that was founded in 1999 by an Amish man seeking to support his family while working at home on the farm.
Jacob Graber retired from many years in the construction industry and built a small shop and dove into a lawn and patio business proudly formed as JAM Wood Products LLC
Jacob and his sons hand built lawn furniture, playground equipment, and gazebos and players for many years.
John, the current owner, grew up working with his dad in the shop and quickly developed a passion for design and building outdoor structures.
In 2011, John purchased the business from his father and was struck by a onset of industry changes which greatly hampered his business model, primarily due to CNC routers being able to manufacture 20 Adirondack chairs in a fraction of the time that they could be hand built in the shop.
In 2015, the decision was made to evolve as a DBA, as Graber Outdoors, and get into doing more on-site construction, while leaning on their previous 15 years of experience in the outdoor structure industry.
Trex decking quickly became the material of choice and Graber Outdoors grew rapidly.
Our Current Plan…
John Graber has more than 15 years of experience in the lawn and patio industry. He is committed to helping our clients improve their outdoor living spaces.
John purchased JAM Wood Products LLC from his father in 2011. It was the business his father had founded in 1999. John grew up manufacturing lawn furniture, gazebos, and play sets with his father and siblings in their woodworking shop.
A passion for outdoor living spaces along with a creative eye developed in the woodworking shop, compensated for his grade school education. His formative years were spent building in lieu of high school.
In 2020, John brought on three of his primary builders as business partners, in order to better manage and develop the business.
Graber Outdoors is today the largest Trex deck building firm in the KC metro market, yet continuing to lean and rely on their early roots.
Continuing the family tradition of building in partnership with the best composite deck company in the nation has been great.
The Rest is History!
Our focus is being the premier deck builder of the Kansas City MO Metro Area & beyond!
More About Us
Coming from the heart of Amish country; Graber Outdoors is a business that has an intentional focus on Trex Decking and productive relationships with customers in the greater Kansas City MO area. We strive to provide first-class service throughout the entire deck-building process.
We travel to jobs all around Northwest Missouri and Eastern Kansas. Our business is committed to providing excellent craftsmanship in each and every job that we take on. Our company is licensed and insured in Johnson County and will provide free estimates and drawings with multiple free estimates if needed.
We pull all the permits necessary for each job and have a portable bathroom facility on all job sites, which allows you, the homeowner, to lock your home and leave for the day while we work. Our commitment to take care of every little detail ensures you that the construction process will not interrupt your everyday life.
The Graber Outdoors Difference!
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How Our Company Started
John decided to expand from J.A.M. Wood Products to a full-service business that caters to all of your lawn, garden, and outdoor seating needs. In 2015, he established Graber Outdoors to provide:
Decks ~ Gazebos ~ Pergolas ~ Sunrooms ~ Outdoor Living Spaces ~ Custom Curved Decks
The Graber Outdoors Difference
As a premier Kansas City MO deck builder, what makes us different?
Very Professional ~ Epic Customer Service ~ Attention To Detail
Premium Product Offering
Superior Product ~ Eco Friendly ~ Warranty
Here are a few frequently asked questions that we hear. Feel free to hit the dropdowns and read our answers!
- Our proven consistency to provide a quality deck on budget and on time.
- Our impeccable reputation.
- Our commitment to detail and follow up.
Our laser focus on Trex Decking Products.
By specializing in and being the premier expert in Trex, and not using 10 other products, our expertise and familiarity grows daily as our install times drop, saving you, the client, valuable dollars!
Graber Outdoors is staffed with in house skilled craftsmen who are committed to their job and Trex Decking.
Subcontractors are hired for concrete, electrical, and other details, but never for a beautiful Trex Deck!