Gruver Cooley crafts homes that embrace each client's family and personal style. We accomplish this by listening carefully to our clients' needs and desires, maintaining honest communication and delivering the highest possible quality of construction and customer service in the Washington Metro and Northern Virginia area. Simply put: A Gruver Cooley home means a guarantee of quality and lasting value, all backed by over a century of service.
A century of success has its advantages. At Gruver Cooley, we make it a point to honor the traditions of the past while keeping up on the newest materials, technologies and innovations in the custom building industry. As a family owned and operated business since 1908, Gruver Cooley has built a solid reputation with the most talented and experienced staff, the finest materials and an unrivaled commitment to meeting client needs. We keep that reputation alive by paying homage to it in every project we undertake. Gruver Cooley has received a 100% recommendation from our clients.
The Gruver Cooley team is made up of only the most highly skilled and experienced craftsmen. Our staff averages more than 20 years of experience each and includes a number of families with two generations working for Gruver Cooley. Every member of our staff understands the significance of each project, regardless of size, and its importance to our clients. As a family owned and operated business, we believe we are uniquely qualified to meet the lifestyle needs of you and your family.
After working summers during college in the family business, Chip joined Gruver Cooley in 1977 and became President in 1996. He provides general oversight to all Gruver Cooley operations and is in charge of sales. He has a B.S. in Business from Lehigh University and over 40 years experience in all phases of construction.
Jill joined Gruver Cooley in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer and brought with her the management expertise from having run a much larger organization. Jill is now the Chief Operating Officer for the company. She has a Master's degree from Catholic University and a B.A. from Lehigh University.
Cathleen has her M.A. in Interior Design from Marymount University. She received NKBA's prestigious "30 Under 30 Award". Her graduate thesis received the Best in Show award for her research and evidence based design. She received multiple Chrysalis Awards from Qualified Remodeler and Kitchen & Bath Design News. She has been featured in The Washington Post and Forbes.
Kate received her B.S. in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati and has experience in both residential and commercial design. Her work includes residences, boutique hotels, retail and office projects throughout the world. She studied in Copenhagen, Denmark and has worked for architecture and design firms in Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco and Northern Virginia. She enjoys the challenge of creating spaces that are functional, efficient and celebrate each client’s style and unique story.
Annette is Gruver Cooley's Controller since 2011. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University and has over twenty years of Construction Administration experience.
Tom is Gruver Cooley's Estimator. He has over fourteen years of experience in estimating and project management in the construction industry. He attended Longwood University.
Mike has over 30 years of construction experience, twenty-three as a field superintendent. Mike has a thorough understanding of all trades, strong scheduling skills and good working relationships with clients in his projects.
Julia Gruver O'Donnell
Julia joined Gruver Cooley as their Purchasing Manager in 2019. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Virginia Tech where she was trained in supply chain management. Julia has over six years of experience in project management and human resource management.