Construction is a tough business and South Florida a competitive market. There’s only one way to thrive for over 30 years in the construction industry here, Leadership. Gary Grass took his attention to detail and heart for service and built it into a contracting legend. His background in business and economics makes him the perfect partner for your building project when you want it delivered on-time, on-budget and with the highest quality standards.
A native of Miami, Florida, Gary Grass is a 1983 graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelors Degree in Economics. He continued his education locally and received his Masters in Business degree from Nova University in 1985, at which point he began his career in commercial real estate development. Since then, he has gained valuable experience in all relevant aspects of the industry.
In 1985 he began in commercial construction lending for Cypress Savings and Loan, performing loan and credit analysis, new loans and management of bank projects. In 1987, he took a position in the acquisitions department with a local developer, Beaver Properties, Inc., analyzing real estate investment opportunities in vacant land and existing buildings. Over the next five years with Beaver, he obtained financing for projects, acted as leasing agent, project manager and property manager for various properties totaling over 750,000 square feet of industrial and retail space.
In 1990, he founded and became President of Ivy Custom Homes, Inc. In 1991 the corporate name was changed to Ivy Development Corporation. From that time to present, I.D.C. has engaged in the construction of new commercial buildings, large renovations and interior build outs. Today, under his leadership, I.D.C. maintains an outstanding reputation for quality workmanship and integrity as evidenced by the number of repeat clients.
In addition, Mr. Grass holds his Florida Real Estate Broker license and is founder and president of Princeton Realty Services, Inc.
He has also served as Treasurer for Kiwanis Club of Coral Springs, Board of Director for Kiwanis Club Charity Golf tournament.