ABOUT US

Gray & Laurie Stettinius

For 27 years, we built and renovated the dream homes of cherished clients. Our small, hands-on company prided itself on quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and client-centric service. Performing custom residential construction along Richmond’s River Road and Cary Street corridors, as well as in cities and counties from Goochland to Nelson, White Stone, and Virginia Beach, we were honored by numerous awards. We were especially proud to receive recognition as Guildmaster With Distinction for eight consecutive years, from 2010 through 2017, as this designation recognizes the highest levels of customer satisfaction, measured by an independent third-party survey service, Guild Quality.

In nearly three decades of operating as Tuckahoe Creek Construction, Inc., which Gray co-founded in 1990, we saw an unmet need in the custom residential construction market. More often than not, prospective clients had either limited time, limited experience, or both, and consequently had difficulty identifying the professionals with whom they wished to partner, and getting traction in the planning process. Often, we were introduced after time and money had been wasted and frustration had set in. As we worked to help clients get things on track, we realized there was a better way to help folks sooner.

In 2017, we hung up our tools and embarked on a new chapter, inspired to leverage our experience and understanding of quality craftsmanship, best practices, and common pitfalls to launch a new consulting service, Tuckahoe Creek Construction Solutions, LLC. While we will always remember fondly our decades of partnering with fantastic clients, subcontractors, and vendors to produce many wonderful projects, we are now laser-focused on the kind of careful, well informed planning that enables projects to meet goals, budgets, and timetables with beautiful results. We are no longer limited geographically. We are thrilled that we can help clients navigate the maze of decisions and players involved in orchestrating a successful project anywhere!

Gray Stettinius, Co-Founder/Client Advisor


Laurie Stettinius, Co-Founder/Administration

  • We had a great experience building a home with Tuckahoe Creek. Gray worked closely with us during the entire project and personally followed every aspect of construction. All of the sub-contractors were very professional and polite and did excellent work resulting in a home that is beautifully done and structurally sound. Gray also helped us with a myriad of details that make our home very personal and unique. Tuckahoe Creek exceeded all of our expectations and made the entire home building process a pleasure.

    Dr. and Mrs. James F. Robinson

  • We have lived in our home for 30 years and as our family grew we dealt with many contractors but none compare to Tuckahoe Creek Construction. From the initial conversation to talk about the concept through the project’s final completion, TCCI made us feel as if we were their most important customer. Their workmen are master craftsmen but more importantly they are good and honest people who took great pride in building an addition that far exceeded our expectations. And they did it at budget.

    Aggie and Richard Cullen

  • We would highly recommend Tuckahoe Creek Construction to anyone considering new construction, an addition or renovations. Their ability to seamlessly integrate our new, outdoor living space and renovations with the features and challenges inherent with an older home was remarkable. When you work with Tuckahoe Creek Construction, you experience professionalism, attention to detail, resourcefulness and an outstanding quality of workmanship. They were a pleasure to work with and to have in our home.

    Melinda and Bill Hardy

  • They helped us with so many details in making decisions and were so positive and professional.

    Jane and John Fain

  • Tuckahoe Creek Construction is in a class all by itself; their attention to details that are seen and to details that are not visible separates Tuckahoe Creek’s craftsmanship from the work of other Richmond custom homebuilders. Tuckahoe’s integrity, honesty and dedication in bringing to life the dream home of the most discriminating clientele sets Tuckahoe Creek Construction apart from the rest.

    Arden Grant, Artista Painting

RECOGNITION

GuildMaster with Distinction Award 2010-2018

GuildQuality is an independent surveying firm that captures candid customer feedback from our clients. In 2010, Tuckahoe Creek was honored to receive the GuildMaster with Highest Distinction Award for exceptional customer service, the only such firm recognized in the Richmond market. We were equally honored to receive this recognition again in the years 2011 through 2018. Please view Tuckahoe Creek’s GuildQuality profile and read testimonials from our clients to learn more.

Best in Houzz – Design and Service 2014-2017

Houzz is a website that provides people with visual inspiration and ideas to improve their existing home or build their dream home. The Best in Houzz – Design recognizes the work of Tuckahoe Creek as one of the most popular portfolios among the users on Houzz. The Best of Houzz – Client Satisfaction recognizes that Tuckahoe Creek is rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community. To view our portfolio of work, please check our Houzz profile.

2011 Builder’s Choice Award from Builder Magazine for Outdoor Living Spaces

Tuckahoe Creek won this national award for a project in Richmond, Virginia that seamlessly added a timber-frame outdoor living space and pool to an existing Tudor home.

2003 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Integrity, Virginia

2003 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Integrity, Runner-Up, International Division

Each year, the Better Business Bureau recognizes businesses that are committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethics. We are very pleased to have won this award, as we take great pride in our operating model of transparency and fairness to our customers.

Meet Gray Stettinius

Gray is a co-founder with his wife, Laurie, of Tuckahoe Creek Construction Solutions, LLC. He has excelled in residential construction and development since 1990, when he co-founded Tuckahoe Creek Construction, Inc. A Class A Contractor, Gray has worked in every aspect of residential construction, earning the following designations:

  • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP)
  • Master Builder (GMB)

Gray is one of a handful of residential building professionals in the Richmond and surrounding area who hold the Master Builder designation from the National Association of Home Builders.

He is a past president of the Home Building Association of Richmond, and a past director of the National Association of Home Builders.

Outside of work, Gray has served as a past board member of Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity and currently sits on its Construction Committee, Finance Committee, and Leadership Giving Committee. He has served on the Building Committee for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church since 2001 and serves on the Campus Planning Committee for Collegiate School. He is a past volunteer for Richmond’s Rebuilding Together effort, whose mission is to rehabilitate homes and revitalize communities. He has served on numerous other non-profit boards and committees over the past 40 years.

Meet Laurie Stettinius

A co-founder of Tuckahoe Creek Construction Solutions LLC, Laurie oversees the company’s client services, communication, bookkeeping, and marketing. She is a former officer of Tuckahoe Creek Construction Inc., where she worked for 15 years, performing all administrative and accounting duties.

Prior to joining Tuckahoe Creek Construction Inc., Laurie worked in information systems and graphic design. Her lifelong passion for interior design has served as an asset to many Tuckahoe Creek clients. As Laurie and Gray raised their three children, she volunteered regularly with their school and activities. For many years, she also coached youth girls’ basketball and volunteered at Anna Julia Cooper School and, subsequently, at St. Andrew’s School in Richmond.

When she is not working or volunteering, Laurie enjoys being active outdoors, hiking, swimming, doing yoga, and spending time with her dogs, family, and friends.