Our full time crew of skilled tradesmen bring technical knowledge and experience to the delivery of our services.  In addition, we have longstanding relationships with a select group of top quality subcontractors.  Our project managers pay personal attention to you and your project throughout the process, ensuring efficiency and great results.

Our promise is to provide you with a consistently high standard of quality craftsmanship.


Tom Grunow grew up in Connecticut, and is one of five brothers, four of whom are independent contractors. He earned a civil engineering degree with a major in construction management from Drexel University. In 1975, Grunow Construction was established as re-modeler and spec home builder in Connecticut. In 1986, Tom and his wife Alanna (formerly Alanna Leibhardt) moved to La Jolla from the East Coast to raise their family. Tom has held his General Contractors license in California since 1988.

Tom has always been very involved in the community. Tom was founding Board President of Winston School; has served as the head of the Building Committee and President of the La Jolla Historical Society; and donates his time to St James by the Sea. Tom serves as an Usher, has served as head of the Building Committee for several years, and Junior Warden on the Vestry.

Project Manager

Bill is a native La Jollan. After attending Fort Lewis College to study Business Administration, he returned to La Jolla to pursue his career in construction. More than a decade later, Bill is a seasoned estimator and project manager. As a California licensed general contractor, he has acquired comprehensive industry insight through working in the field, and through successfully building client relationships and managing project budgets.

In addition to his knowledge and experience with the entire construction process, Bill brings to Grunow Construction his desire to provide each client with honesty, a high quality approach, and superior customer service.

When not working with clients, Bill’s time generally revolves around spending time with his wife and three children, local sports events, and school activities.

Project Manager

Bill has been a San Diego resident since 1980, and with Grunow Construction since 1992. And Earlier… He holds a masters degree in Architecture from Tulane University and is a licensed architect. Between 1986 and 1988, prior to his Grunow Construction tenure, Bill headed the Art Glass Association of Southern California as the organization’s President. Bill’s extensive construction industry experience, coupled with his background in architecture, enables Grunow Construction to seamlessly interface with architects, designers, tradesmen, and subcontractors.

Bill’s expert knowledge of building codes and his experience in the building industry provides Bill a unique ability to estimate, budget, manage, direct, and supervise projects including commercial and complex residential projects.

Project Manager

Jahlel Hunter has been an integral part of the Grunow Construction crew since 2009. Education wise, he earned his Bachelor of Science in International Business from Hawaii Pacific University in 2004. Prior to joining us, Jahlel was a small business owner and brings 10 years of experience as a manager and administrator to his position of Project Manager.

In addition to that role, Jahlel is responsible for staffing and scheduling Grunow projects. He interfaces directly with Grunow foremen and superintendents with respect to daily logistical needs as well. Last but certainly not least, Jahlel also operates as our Safety Officer.

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Your company is by far the best when it comes to honesty, exceptional results, and good communication between your staff, your subs, and your client!! We will be forever grateful that your name was passed on to us and that you were willing to and ready to take on our project. We are and will continue to sing your praises and pass on your information to anyone who is looking to build or remodel.
With warmest regards

Sheila and Jeffery

Recently I ran into some complications with a small residential building project. Several friends suggested I call Grunow Construction. Your staff has been brilliant. It would not be an exaggeration to say they ”saved the day”.
Specific shout outs go to Dan Brooks and Jahlel Hunter. They have been wonderfully responsive and helpful on the project. Not only did they move the project along, Dan has suggested several improvements I never would have figured out. I feel I have been treated with the same courtesy and attention you give to your biggest projects.

I am not given to writing testimonials but I insist you accept this one.

With sincerest thanks to Grunow Construction and your staff.


Tom, Bill & All, Thank you so much for making our desires come true, and making it a pleasant experience as well.


Many thanks, Tom. I so appreciate your coming right over. You guys take such good care of my crazy issues, and that means a lot


Tom, Thank you so much for making our remodel such an enjoyable experience. The final outcome exceeds our expectations – it was a pleasure to work with all your guys, especially Jim.

Anne and Chuck

I had a towel bar that needed a new molly bolt this week, and, having no clue about how to fix it, I called Grunow Construction. Jahlel was so nice on the phone and took this very little job seriously and promised that it would be taken care of quickly. He sent Martin out a couple of days later, at my convenience, and Martin was as nice and helpful and quick as always. Just wanted you to know that you have very nice, conscientious guys working there, and it is always a pleasure to call on them.


I am sitting here in Calgary reviewing the million outstanding items and the zillion balls in the air for our project – and thinking how fortunate and grateful Carolyn and I are to have Grunow Construction in our lives. You, Bill and Dan Brooks each bring energy, thought, experience and enthusiasm to our job –every day. The thoughtful and professional way you approach issues and provide us with thoughts and advice are critical elements in helping us achieve something special. While our interaction with the rest of your employees is more limited, please know we also appreciate their good nature and we recognize that people who enjoy their jobs, as each of them clearly does, will do their jobs well. We look forward to working with Grunow Construction to the finish, and to the glass we should all share at completion.


To Tom Grunow & Team, We wanted to thank everybody in your company for the great service and wonderful customer service. We are very happy with our kitchen and we are enjoying it everyday. I can tell you that I miss you guys. A big hug to Tom, Ryan, and Martin who were very close to the job and to us.

David & Reina

The Grunow Construction Company did an excellent job remodeling my kitchen, finishing on time and even under budget. the workmen were exceptionally capable and very accommodating. I would give Grunow Construction an unqualified recommendation.


Dear Dan, Danny, and Tom,
Thank you for the great job you and your crews did on putting our house back together….it didn’t seem possible! Thank you Danny for tolerating all my questions and anxiety. Your calm common sense and good aesthetics got me through.
I wish you all the best. Thank you again.


Tom, What a great job! Martin was out of this world. He is the best!



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