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Originally from Enid, Oklahoma, Russell Grimes attended Midwest Christian College where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. He continued on to Central State University, where he earned a masters degree in education. In 1980, Russell took the leap into construction founding Grimes Development and has remained at the top of Collin County’s commercial development sector for 30 years.
Russell loves to help his clients fulfill a need. By taking raw, untouched land and turning it into something beautiful, he makes his clients building owners, and helps them grow both their businesses and their wealth. His experience and commitment to honesty, integrity, and clarity have given Russell an outstanding reputation in the industry. He always delivers on time, and even more importantly, on budget. His staying power through three economic downtowns is a testament to the strength and faculty of Grimes Development.
Russell maintains professional memberships in the Associated General Contractors of America, TEXO Dallas, and the Texas Association of Builders and Contractors. He is also a member of the McKinney, Melissa, Anna, and Prosper Chambers of Commerce, is an advisory member of McKinney Economic Development Corporation, and a major contributor to Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County.
Happily married to wife Cynda for 35 years, Russell has two great kids, Ashleigh and Jared. In his time off, he enjoys traveling, golfing, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor sports.
Dallas native, Ashleigh Fanning is responsible for all marketing and client management activities at Grimes Development. From concept to design development, Ashleigh’s focus is on delivering clarity and personal attention to her customer’s objectives. Ashleigh received her BBA from Texas Tech University in 2002, and her MBA from Texas Tech in 2003. Ashleigh has provided business management for the veterinarian science industry, and was a sales leader for Advantage Sales and Marketing. Advantage Sales and Marketing’s clients includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson, MARS Chocolate, Inc., Unilever, and GlaxoSmithKline. Ashleigh also represents Grimes Developments partnerships with local and national associations, multiple chambers of commerce, and all charitable organizations.
Ashleigh, her husband James, and their son reside in McKinney, Texas. Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and Texas Tech Red Raider Football.
West Texas native, Garret Morgan provides the essential supervision needed to produce quality projects. Garrett graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering, and continues his education through the Associated General Contractors of America. His responsibilities include critical path scheduling, sub-contractor contract administration and selection, project supervision, safety, and quality control.
Garrett, his wife Melissa and daughter Harper live in Allen, Texas. Garrett enjoys outdoor activities of all kinds especially spending time on his family’s property on the Blanco River in Central Texas.
Ginger is a huge asset to the success of our team. She is an efficient administrator who ensures that everything behind the scenes of this company is running smoothly. She has worked in the construction industry for 25 years, and has been with Grimes Development for the past 6 years. Ginger’s role allows her to interface will all sub-contractors, vendors and owners assisting in the implementation of contract documents, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Her warm and inviting personality makes a visit to our office a great experience.