About W.M. Grace Companies


The Company was founded in 1966 by W.M. “Bill Grace”. As a General Contractor, Bill believed there was a better way to meet a client’s needs in construction and development. His idea of bringing all trades under one roof was so sensible yet seen as radical at the time. The most professional people in our industry were invited to join the team and within 10 years we used the Design/Build process to construct and develop retail, casinos, and hotels in over 24 states. Over the last 50 years, we have been lucky enough to build or develop over 300 projects totaling more than 30 million square feet. W.M. Grace Companies has worked with retailers such as Walmart, Harkins, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Fry’s, Safeway, Ross, AMC 24, Marshalls, Office Max, and Bashas’ to name a few.

Today, Bill’s son, Howard Grace is continuing Bill’s legacy as the company is owned and operated by Howard and his siblings. Together they currently own, manage, and lease over one million square feet of retail properties, not including their ownership in both industrial and multi-family product. W.M. Grace Companies currently has over a dozen projects in the development phase from neighborhood grocery, to spec industrial product, and multi-family. W.M. Grace Companies is also diverse in resort, and casino development throughout the United States.

The combined talents of the in house architects, estimators, project managers, leasing agents and property managers along with our strategy to own a large percentage of our developments for the long term assures that each W.M. Grace development project will be a quality investment to meet the needs of today’s competitive real estate market. W.M. Grace Companies is consistently recognized as one of the top 10 real estate developers in Arizona.

W.M. Grace Companies philosophy is that quality people build quality projects. This philosophy has been proven in the company’s Fifty-Plus year history and it remains true today.

 In addition to retail development, W.M. Grace Companies is also diverse in resort and casino developments in the southwest United States.