Our Story

Grahl Construction was established in 2012 with an emphasis on honesty, integrity and client-focused service. Since then, Grahl has grown rapidly, doubling annual billings between 2013 and 2014 and increasing revenue by more than 40 percent in 2015. In 2016, we grew more rapidly than ever, adding members to our team and setting our sights on the future. 

Throughout our growth, our commitment to our clients has remained constant.

Our executive leadership serves as project management for each job we undertake. Our customers appreciate knowing that their project will be managed by experienced, senior level team members, regardless of size.  With transparency and effective communication, we ensure that our clients receive the greatest value for their investment.

Above all else, we are dedicated to quality construction through teamwork and outstanding project execution. 

Meet the Leadership Team

Lee Grahl


Early on, Lee’s passion for the construction industry led him to Georgia Southern University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. After completing his degree, Lee moved to Athens, where he accepted a job with a large commercial contractor. He served as a project manager for several years before establishing Grahl Construction in 2012. Grahl Construction’s success can be attributed to Lee’s project leadership experience and dedication to customer satisfaction.

Chris Gareau

Vice President

Since receiving his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Georgia Southern University, Chris has managed a wide range of construction projects throughout the state. He joined the Grahl team in 2015 after a successful career with a large commercial contractor. As Vice President, Chris oversees preconstruction, project management and business development.

Brooke Hilliard


Brooke received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and her Master of Accountancy from the University of Georgia J.M. Tull School of Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant with experience as an Audit Senior Associate at one of the largest accounting firms in Atlanta. She joined the Grahl Construction team in 2016.


Mary Helen Law

Director of Business Development

Mary Helen received a Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations from the University of Georgia. She began her career in marketing at a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Augusta and later transitioned to a marketing role at a large general contractor. She returned to Athens and joined Grahl Construction in 2016. Mary Helen is responsible for client relations and procurement of new business. She also spearheads all social media and marketing efforts.

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Phone: 706-850-4848

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