Handcrafting Quality Decks Since 2015

Handcrafting Quality Decks Since 2015

Handcrafting Quality Decks Since 2015

Our Team

Our Team

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 Team Profile

John Graber Family

Owner
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!!!)
Jessica - Secretary

Jessica

Secretary
Meet Jessica! 👋🏼

Jessica has hopped on board as a behind the scenes coordinator! She is the new secretary and we are so excited to have her join us and appreciate her leadership and willingness to learn from others.

Her and her fiancé have 3 young boys who keep them on their feet and ready for curveballs! They’re expecting a little girl in June and Jessica is so excited to finally have another girl in the house! Jessica loves staying active with her kids, bicycling the local mid west with her fiancé and good food. 🥾🚴🏻‍♀️🌮

When asked why she enjoys working for Graber Outdoors, her response was:

“I have loved watching this business grow from the ground up. John is such an extraordinary boss who is willing to go above and beyond not only for his employees but his customers too. I truly love working for such an honest company, a great boss and with fantastic coworkers!”
Michael - Team Member

Michael

Salesman
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

Alex

Salesman
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."

Nic

Salesman
Meet Nic! Nic has been out on the crew learning the ropes but is now one of our salesmen for the Kansas City area! We are excited to have him join the team!

Nic is passionate about building relationships with clients and presenting them with solutions that meet their needs. His approach to sales is centered around building trust and understanding with clients. He, along with the rest of Graber Outdoors, believe in taking the time to get to know customers and really listening to their needs.

When asked why he chose Graber Outdoors, his response was:
"I love seeing things happen from start to finish, and with John's leadership and the overall mesh and charisma of the crews make Graber Outdoors a special company. I am dedicated to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction and helping our clients create the outdoor living space of their dreams. I am excited to be a part of the Graber Outdoors team and look forward to making a positive impact in our community."
Mark - Salesman

Mark

Salesman
Meet Mark! 👋🏼😊

Mark recently joined the salesman crew! We’re excited to be working with him. We love his energy and what he adds to the company.

Mark enjoys deer hunting, watching the Chiefs and ice fishing. Mark’s sales experience goes back to doing sales in the metallurgic industry after college!

Words from Mark: “The greatest part of sales are all the new people I meet. I enjoy listening to their needs and the joy of fulfilling their outdoor dream. I have a great team to learn from.
Joe Team Member

Joe

Owner / Administrator
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.”
John David Team Member

John David

Owner / Production Manager
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!!"
Jesse Team Member

Jesse

Owner / Production Manager
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!

Shaun

Project Manager
Shaun Yoder has been a huge part of this business and helping meet our customers desires and dreams- project by project! He is a hard-worker and it shows. Shaun has been in the construction business framing houses for 10 years so building decks is a nice change of pace.
If you can't get ahold of him, he’ll either be barbecuing or fishing! 🍗🎣

When asked why he loves working for Graber Outdoors, this was his response:

“I love seeing a project come together for the customer and helping them live out their dream of living on the lake!”
OJ - Crew Foreman

OJ

Owner / Crew Foreman
Oj was one of the first employees of Graber Outdoors when it first started! He took a detour for a year or so and now he is BACK and we are thrilled!! 🤸

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."
Dusty Team Member

Dusty

Crew Foreman
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!
John #3 - Crew Foreman

John #3

Crew Foreman
Meet John! John #3!
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!"
Chase - Employee

Chase

Crew Foreman
Chase joined the team and we have been excited about that fact! He has added to the team and we see a future for him!

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."

Austin

Crew Foreman
Meet Austin!

Austin has been a part of Graber Outdoors for quite some time. He has moved up to a crew leader position. We love his quick abilities and energy he brings to a crew!

Austin is a race car driver when he's not at work. It's clearly in his bones! We are excited for his future! His level of skill is impressive.
Conrad Team Member

Conrad

Employee
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.”
Daniel Team Member

Daniel

Employee
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!
Marcus - Employee

Marcus

Employee
Marcus joined the team and we are thrilled! We appreciate his work ethic and dedication.

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."
Justin - Employee

Justin

Employee
Justin joined Graber Outdoors this past year. We are excited to see where his future will take him! So far he has survived working on the Unruh crew...😉

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 - Employee

Josh

Employee
Josh joined the clan this spring and we are happy about that fact! 😃 We appreciate the team spirit he adds to the crew!

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!”
Riley - Employee

Riley

Employee
Riley has been as asset to our crew and we are grateful to have him on board!

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 - Employee

Logan

Employee
Logan joined the team at Graber Outdoors and we are happy about that fact! 😃

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!"

Jesse #2

Employee
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. We love what we do and have fun while we do it! And, I love to see the customer's smile on their face when we are done with the job!

Ryan

Employee
Meet Ryan! Ryan joined the team this summer! We are excited to see where this will take him and to officially wear him in as a Graber Outdoors Survivor!

Ryan enjoys riding tracks on his dirt bike on the weekends. You can find him fishing and shooting his bow, and hanging with family and friends for his down time.

When asked what he likes about being on the crew, this is his response:
"Graber Outdoors is always a good environment! Great work ethic and I love the attention to detail on everything we do!"
Ernest - Employee

Ernest

Employee
Meet Ernest! Ernest joined the crew and we are thrilled! He has a lot of construction knowledge and craftsmanship. We love the responsibility and dedication he adds to our team! Welcome to the Crew Sir Ernest!

Ernest loves hunting, fishing, and traveling. It's a good thing none of his hobbies are expensive 🤣 He has 2 of the cutest kiddos. Between a job, hobbies, and his family, he's kept pretty busy. Ernest will chat with you about anything! He's the guy to ask the questions. Just don't tell him where you heard that!

When asked why he enjoys working for Graber Outdoors, his response was:
"The pay is good and the people are good! Plus this job isn't as dangerous not as what I have been doing." (Do we even want to know what he did prior to this?😳😉)
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

TrexPro Platinum Logo

Superior Product ~ Eco Friendly ~ Warranty

FAQ

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.

All deck building crews are full-time builders for Graber Outdoors.

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