Grinder, Taber & Grinder, Inc. is a full service commercial & industrial construction firm starting its sixth decade of continuous operations in the Memphis area.

Our History

 

The firm was founded in 1968 by Edward I. Grinder, Harold Taber, and Irven E. Grinder, and has remained a closely held, family run enterprise ever since.

 

 Criminal Justice Center - Memphis, TN - 1979

Criminal Justice Center - Memphis, TN - 1979

Over the course of its history, Grinder, Taber & Grinder has built a number of the city’s notable facilities: FedEx World Headquarters, Acura of Memphis, Lexus of Memphis, Presbyterian Day School, The Paul Barret Jr. Library at Rhodes College, 6000 and 6060 Poplar Buildings, Second Presbyterian Church, Lakecrest Office Park, Moriah Woods Office Park, Distriplex Center, Willow Lake Business Park, and the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center. And though the complex projects the company has completed are noteworthy, Grinder, Taber & Grinder takes its greatest pride in the client relationships built during their construction. By focusing on making the construction process as simple as possible, solving problems immediately with a family management team, and consistently honoring its commitments, the company has generated a wealth of repeat customers who are comfortable doing business on a handshake.

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Our Staff

 

President

Fred Grinder

Mr. Grinder graduated from the University of Memphis with Bachelor of Business Administration in 1973. Mr. Grinder joined the firm at its inception and has held position of Superintendent, Estimator, and Project Manager with the company. Mr. Grinder is currently Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Mr. Grinder is a past board member of the Memphis Humane Society and listed in Memphis Business Quarterly's Players in Construction.

 

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Brett Grinder

Mr.Grinder graduated from Memphis University School in 1991, Cum Laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1995, and was an Office Engineer with Beers Construction Co., Atlanta, GA from 1995-1996. Mr. Grinder joined the company full-time in 1996 as an Estimator and Project Manager.  Mr. Grinder serves on the Board of Trustees of Memphis University School, Board of Trustees of The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and is a past Trustee for the Board of the West Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

 

Vice President

Justin Grinder

Mr. Grinder graduated from Memphis University School in 1997, Cum Laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering in 2001, and was an Office Engineer and Estimator with the Winter Construction Company, Atlanta, GA from 2001-2002. Mr. Grinder joined the company full time in 2002 as an Estimator and Project Manager. In 2012 Mr. Grinder was elected to the Board of Directors for the West Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.  Mr. Grinder was elected 2014 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the West Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

 

Vice President of Operations

Billy Smith

Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in commercial construction.  Since joining the company in 2007, his primary responsibilities are the firm’s field operations, safety program, and scheduling on its largest projects.   Since starting with the company, he has improved the safety MOD factor to our current .69.