I have a passion for building, coaching and creating!
Whether it's constructing beautiful homes and countertops, helping businesses succeed and empowering sales teams by our sales agency or helping people live better lives through our healthcare company, I find joy in helping others reach their fullest potential.
I believe in the power of excellence and strive to work with the best companies, products, teams and people. Let's achieve greatness together!
My goal: Make life better for family, friends, employees and vendors.
I speak truth and I expect others to do the same with me.
Facts over feelings. Only shitty friends tell you what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear.
I know that is offensive - I do not care.
Sometimes the truth hurts.
I will not work with low end brands or companies that are OK being “good enough”.
I only want to work with teams that truly strive to be the best.
I love building and creating - brands, marketing strategies, homes.
There is nothing better than brining and idea to life.
I love to hike, fish and mountain bike.
I really like Alaska and Oregon for the above reasons.
I do not believe in the institution of retirement.
I love Calvin & Hobbes.
I read a lot...... well audible mostly now-a-days.
I have lived in CA, AZ, GA, TX and OR
I hate running.
I love going to the gym to work out.
I love shooting and going to the range.
I like to geocache with my kids – my user name is Neospektiv.
I love seafood, sushi, Mongolian BBQ and Pho
I hate cheese sauce (it comes out of the can just like dog food!)
OK after being in TX for so long I am starting to like it.
I love helping businesses find success.
I am a NASM and PFTA certified personal fitness trainer.
I am a certified CPR trainer.
I have been involved in the construction industry since 1996.
I am very involved with charities and non-profits that make a difference.
I always thought I would become a mechanic for Porsche or Ferrari.
I did the next best thing and became a valet in Scottsdale, AZ.
Yes, I did damage a car…. or two, when I was a valet:(
I love listening to Podcasts.
I have survived 3 wrecks I should have died in (or at least been seriously injured.)
I was sitting at the red light on one of my motorcycles during one wreck, so yes, I do split lanes at red lights and move to the front.
Oh and I love motorcycles – R1 for the track, BMW GSA for the adventures.
Unlike most people I get pretty tired of traveling, although that is probably because I spent half my life in the airport already.
Most of all, I am thankful for God’s grace and the sacrifice he made for a sinner like me.
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Veranda Fine Homes
"Sam has been a very reliable resource in communication for skilled construction home building as well as a go to business information lead for marketing aspects in all phases. An all around team leader and an excellent time management person."
Steven Wright, SPW Surfaces
"I am a small business owner who does custom countertops in the very small and remote town of Homer, Alaska. Because of our location it is important that we offer the best materials available to our customers and also we need the assurance that the materials will actually be available and will arrive on time. Sam has helped us stay competitive in our industry by keeping us current on the best pricing and shipping methods. Sam has also helped me in other ways such as how better to advertise in such a unique location. That type of help is above and beyond his job obligation. My business relies on great people like Sam Graham."
David Gerard, Gerard Houseworks
"Thank you again for presenting the CEU about quartz and countertop materials (and for lunch, of course!). Yours was one of the most informative presentations on the subject I have seen yet.
Your commanding knowledge of the products and systems really came through in your presentation, and we appreciate you sharing your experience with us."
Jackie Brooks, GFF Interiors
"Having Sam as a resource was a refreshing experience. Sam was very knowledgeable in the product and companies he represented. He also owned a fabrication shop previously and had experience at the ground level in the workings of the solid surface industry. Every conversation that I had with Sam was enlightening and spirited. Smart and energized, is how I always perceived Sam. I am certain that prosperity will follow Sam in his future endeavors.”
John Christensen, Solid surface technologies
“I give Sam my full endorsement for several reasons. He is a leader, a professional, and a problem solver! I’ve had the opportunity to work with Sam and witness his ability to turn adverse issues into successes, build client relationships through his integrity and create future business opportunities with excellent results. He is respected by his peers and clients and has an extensive track record of success. Sam would be an asset to any organization!”
James Black, BMC/Builders First Source
“It’s all good”….those words were uttered by Sam each day and ended up describing the journey that we took to build our dream home. We were a little overwhelmed beginning our project, but Sam’s communication, professionalism and attitude quickly put us at ease.
During construction, Sam was readily available for any questions or “walk throughs” that were needed. He communicated quickly and directly with the sub-contractors and made sure that everything was completed to our expectations. His attention to the littlest detail made the day-to-day construction run seamlessly.
One of the biggest testaments to Sam’s ability is that after we moved into our new home and took a deep breath, we decided that we would do it all over again and choose Sam to be a part of it.
One of the most enjoyable surprises that came out of building our home is that we found a friend in Sam. After our project, he would often stop by to see how things were going or if anything needed to be done. Sam is truly a gem in the construction business and definitely one worth trusting with your most precious project."