Welcome! Meet the office staff and the team who will be building your outdoor project!
We value the importance of you knowing who is working for you! We trust our employees will be a delight to you!
John Graber Family
Truly, the guy is gifted and has many talents. Craftsmanship and leadership are the ultimate ones! He is sharp as a tack and doesn’t miss a thing. He will go over and beyond to work with you and help create your space that you dream of!
Being a father and a husband is his first priority! The 3 females in his life pretty much have him wrapped around their fingers😉 He never knows what he will find when he gets home…😂 He enjoys every moment of the chaos!
Thanks John for the opportunity to be a part of Graber Outdoors! We appreciate you and all that you do for us❗❗
(Seriously. Thank you!!!)
I love my job! I love talking with people and helping solve problems, lining things up and trying to help each job go as smoothly as possible! I love numbers so the bookkeeping is the fun side of the job.
I’m honored to be a part of this business! I love the quality of work and craftsmanship we give to each project. Also the details that we take care of that make the whole experience much easier and stress free for the client!
All in all, the only downside is I never get a rain day while others do. I’m starting to think it may be because I work in the office….🤭 🤷♀️
He’s been around the block when it comes to building projects. Working on crews that build anything from hog barns to residential houses to grocery stores. He knows a good product when he sees one.
From the words of Michael himself:
“Watching John grow this business has been nothing short of inspirational. A lot of the crew members and even John grew up in Jamesport with me so I know personally how hard they work to make this product as good as it is.
I’m very excited for this new venture and look forward to bringing family and friends a little closer together spending time on their new Trex Deck.”
He’s the one who can help you with your ideas, give you his professional opinion, and walk you through the steps of your project! He’s great at turning your dream into a reality on paper! 😁 He’ll answer all of your questions! 💥
When asked why he works with Graber Outdoors, this was his reply:
At Graber Outdoors I am working with professionals that I can learn from and who will push me to take on new and challenging opportunities.
The feeling of belonging and liking the people I work with is one of the many reasons I love working for Graber Outdoors. This company allows me to expand my personal development and growth all while challenging it at the same time. Everyday I work for Graber Outdoors is one that I am grateful for.
If you can’t find him on the job, chances are he’s in the woods somewhere 😂 He is an avid outdoorsman. (So far we haven’t had to search the woods for him when it’s time for work but you never know….😉😁)
Reasons why John David is passionate about Graber Outdoors:
“I enjoy the work we do and seeing a project come together!! I like Graber Outdoors because of the job opportunities they have created and the family friendly atmosphere!! “
When asking Joe about why he is passionate about what he does, his response was this:
“One thing I love about working for Graber Outdoors is the respect and care that us employees receive. We are allowed room to grow and the passion we all have for making quality decks that we can step back and say “Hey I did that! I’ve been doing construction for 8 and a half years. 2 years of that has been here at Graber Outdoors. I love my job and I love what I do.”
Jesse is great with communicating with you as the customer. He will help make your project turn into your dream deck!
Jesse’s response to our question of why he likes being a part of the team:
I like working for Graber Outdoors because of the integrity and honesty we receive under this company. And we strive to bring that to the customer as well as exceeding their highest expectations. I look forward to meeting the customers and making their deck building experience the best of the best! I’ve been doing construction for 9 years and I have 2 years experience and counting on building decks!
Oj is a details type of person. He will notice and take care of all the small bits of your project. He loves history and old things. Don't get him started on one of his favorite subjects...🤣 Word on the street is that he has a pretty cool wife! (Totally not his wife posting this🤣)
When asked what he loves about Graber Outdoors, this is his reply:
"Raised by Amish parents out in the farmlands of Jamesport, Mo where I’ve lived my whole life and starting my first full-time construction job 16 years ago, took me through the school of hard knocks.
I started working at Graber Outdoors only a few months after it launched and it’s been a great honor to see it grow into what it is today. I love building decks and seeing a project come together. Challenging builds are my favorite to figure out."
Beware of your dog if he’s working on your project as he/she may come to like him better than you!
(Can’t say I didn’t warn you)
Dusty is an avid sports player and likes hanging out with family and friends. He will take you up on your offer of a round of golf!
When asked why he likes to work with us, this was his reply:
Well half of what makes a job, a great job for me, is great coworkers who get things done right, have good attitudes and are easy going.
The other half is a mix of enjoying the work, getting treated well, honesty, mutual respect and no drama. Here at Graber Outdoors I’m lucky enough to have all of that. I have 7 years of construction experience and this is by far the most I’ve enjoyed it! Also love the mentality of doing right by the customer and doing what it takes to make them happy!
You get the picture...it's another JOHN!👏
John is a crew foreman. He's been with Graber Outdoors for a long time and we are delighted about that fact! 💥
John will be your go-to-pal throughout your whole project! Any questions or concerns and he will make sure they get taken care of!👌 He's the guy in charge! John's chatty and will talk with you about anything. Try it. 😉🤣
I cornered John and made him share why he loves Graber Outdoors...🤣 His response:
"I love Graber Outdoor's work environment. I enjoy going to different areas and seeing the unique design that people create for their projects. Great company to work with and great people!"
If you want to gain brownie points with Conrad, talk to him about his Kansas City Chiefs! ( Or if you prefer, speak ill of them to be sure you have some conflict 😂) Conrad has spent most of his life outdoors and can spot an animal anywhere. 😮 Trust me on this one!
Conrad’s reply to why he is a part of our crew:
“I like working for Graber Outdoors because of their work ethic.”
We appreciate Daniel’s team mentality and work skill. He will keep the humor on the job flowing while getting stuff done! 💪
If you can’t find him on your project, chances are he’s either somewhere playing sports or hunting or at a lake fishing! If you find him, let us know😉😂 HA!
When asked what he liked about working with us:
…I like the quality of work they do. They care about the customer and no job is finished unless it’s done perfectly!
Alex has soon-to-be 2 children. His family is obviously important to him.
When asked why he chose Graber Outdoors, this was his response:
“For me this job is a door-way for a room full of keys waiting to be utilized. From the job site to home life I know I can relax knowing I am taken care of. These guys know what they are doing, and learning from them has been a process but ever so rewarding!"
Marcus is an avid hunter and loves football. Don't talk smack about his football team...just a warning!😉🤣 You may regret challenging him to a round of golf! 🏌
When asked what he particularly enjoys about being on the team:
"Graber Outdoors goes above and beyond for customer satisfaction and professionalism! The hard work is rewarding when you see the smile on a satisfied customer's face when their deck is completed. Also working along side great coworkers makes the time go by faster and is more enjoyable."
Zac's response to my question of why he likes working for Graber Outdoors:
"A couple things I love about the company is everyone I’ve worked with has had a good attitude about every situation, good or bad.
Everyone is respectful and gets along great. They make work not even feel like work. I have a great time everyday and I enjoy working with everyone in the company."
Justin takes pride in his work which is what we stand for at Graber Outdoors! We want to walk away from a project satisfied with our work ethic.
When asked what he likes about his job, this was his reply:
"I like that I can build a deck for people to have their family over and kinda show off a really nice addition to their home. It makes me feel good that I helped build that for them. I'm somewhat new to construction in some areas and I like learning and progressing on every job that I do!"
Josh will take a cup of coffee anytime of the days! 🤣
He previously worked on a ranch in Arizona so this Midwest weather is still an adjustment to him. So far, he has survived the humidity and mosquitoes!
When asked what Josh likes about Graber Outdoors, this was his response:
“I love Graber Outdoors! I’ve always loved working with my hands and this job brings it to the next level. Seeing a finished deck and knowing I worked on it is very satisfying. My coworkers are awesome and so is management as well!”
It takes a lot to run a crew and have everyone working together for a particular goal. We love our crews! They have fun together and accomplish some pretty cool goals together!👏
Welcome shout out to Riley! May the force be with you!😉 Graber Outdoors is excited for your future!
Logan is an avid fisher. He may have some fishing holes he'd take you to if your super nice to him!😉🤣
When asked what he likes about the company, his response was:
"I like the environment we work around and the people I work with!"
Welcome to the circus Chase!😉
Chase has close to 5 years of construction experience so he is definitely not new to hard work. He enjoys coyote hunting and fishing! (I'm sure he would be thrilled to share hunting stories with you!🤣) On occasion you'll find him on the golf course. ⛳
When asked why he likes to work with Graber Outdoors, his response was:
"I love working outdoors and I enjoy carpentry. So it seemed to be a great fit."
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.
All deck building crews are full-time builders for Graber Outdoors.