Handcrafting Quality Decks Since 2015

Our Team

Our Team

Meet and learn to know the people that we have on our team. We feel like it is important that you can trust the people that we bring onto your property.

As you read through our employee spotlights here, you will get to know us a little better and hopefully, it will help build some trust in us as a company!

John Graber Family

Without him and his never ending energy of planning and making things happen, none of this would be a reality! He is the one we all call if there is a problem on the job or in the office…He’s the go to! Maybe that’s why his phone is always ringing?😂

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’m the secretary at Graber Outdoors! (Or I should say I pretend to know what’s going on….😂) If you call the office, I’m the one you will be communicating with.

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….🤭 🤷‍♀️
Michael - Team Member


Michael is a family man, recently married and just had his first little boy named Gilbert. His family and faith mean everything to him.

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.”


Alex is the guy who you will meet with to go over your project and get all the details and information we need to create a free estimate for you!

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.

John David

Crew Foreman
John David has been part of the beginning of Graber Outdoors! He is a foreman and runs a crew. We are grateful to have him on the team! If you have any problems, he’s the guy to contact! He’ll communicate with you and help get it solved. He likes meeting new people and will strike up a conversation with you! (You’ve been warned😉)

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!! “


Crew Foreman
Jesse is a foreman on one of our crews! He’s been a excellent piece of the productivity of Graber Outdoors! He works efficiently and does a great job with details! We are grateful for his craftmanship.

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!


Crew Foreman
Joe’s been a great asset to the crew! He is detailed and will make sure your project is done supremely. He is a foreman and is part of the reason your deck looks amazing! 🔨 (The rest of us just pretend to be the other part …😂😉 just kidding!)

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.”


Daniel’s been a part of Graber Outdoors since close to the beginning! 🔨 He left for awhile but is now back and we are thrilled!!

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!


We have been pleased with the part Conrad has played in helping the projects come together with excellence! He is a steady worker and will do things properly. He excels in being diligent.

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.”

Jesse #2

Meet Jesse! Otherwise known as Jesse#2 😂

Jesse has been a part of Graber Outdoors for awhile now and we are grateful he’s on the team! He’ll bring the humor to a situation with his short list of German words he knows😉

Jesse loves the outdoors….going hunting and fishing and being around family and having fun!

When asked about why he works with us, this was his reply:
I like all the guys I work with and we are all chill and laid back and love what we do and have fun while we do it and love to see the customers smile on their face when we are done with the job!


Dusty is the latest addition to the crew and we are happy to have him on the team!🔨
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!


Meet Thomas! Otherwise known as the newbie😉

Thomas likes meeting new people so he is the guy to share your life story with😂 Don’t tell him I broadcasted that!

What Thomas likes about his job:
‘Graber Outdoors treats everyone fairly, and excels at what they do!”


Jay joined the team about a year ago! We appreciate his ability to work quickly! He has potential for his future! 😁

Jay would be perfectly happy to spend his days in the woods hunting. He also likes sports and is competitive! 😉

What Jay likes about his job:
“Love installing Trex’s decking, and Boss treats me great !!!!” (I’m wondering if he wants a raise?^ 😂😂)
Dennis & Marilyn Hector
Dennis & Marilyn Hector
Love Our New Deck
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Graber Outdoors did an amazing job on our deck. The teams punctuality, politeness, and attention to detail was outstanding true craftsmanship. We highly recommend John and his crew. Thank you for a beautiful deck.
Shawn Youngkin
Shawn Youngkin
Professionalism, Customer Service, & Quality
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John, Jesse, and the entire Graber Outdoors team were a pleasure to work with. The entire process was done at a top-notch level, from walking through the deck design, selecting the materials, the actual building of the deck, to the final walk-through. The level of professionalism and communication was superb. John kept me in the loop on every aspect of the project from beginning to end. Jesse and his construction team did an excellent job and his attention to detail was nothing short of superb. Customer service is difficult to come by anymore. Graber Outdoors truly strives to make it an outstanding customer experience. I highly recommend Graber Outdoors for any new deck installation or deck replacement projects. Thank you, John, Jesse, and the entire Graber Outdoors Team for a job well done. We now have a beautiful outdoor space in which to enjoy family and friends.
Wendy Borders
Wendy Borders
Top Drawer!
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Graber Outdoors provided me with local clients who were willing to allow me to look at their work. Those clients sang their praises, and the decks I saw were gorgeous and had beautiful detail and quality. When my project was booked to begin, Graber Outdoors were right on time and had the necessary support equipment to keep the project uncluttered and progressing. I am very pleased with the new wrap-around Trex porch and the quality of the vinyl railings and posts used on my project. I also appreciate that they will check back with me in a few months to see if there are any problems- who does that? This outfit is top drawer!

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!

  1. Our proven consistency to provide a quality deck on budget and on time.
  2. Our impeccable reputation.
  3. 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!

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