Grayson Homes was founded on the principle of building quality, custom homes in responsible ways. With a focus on style and comfort, we make sure our customers love the way their home looks and feels. All of our homes exceed standard building codes to earn the Energy Star label, providing added quality, comfort, and value. Based in Raleigh, NC, we offer a variety of custom home opportunities in the Raleigh and surrounding areas, either in our subdivisions or on a lot that you own.


Our Story

Though Mike and Donna Poupard met at a building convention in 1987, they would not pursue their passion for building homes for many years. Mike originally received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Soon after, the couple moved to the Raleigh area because they felt it was the best place to raise their two young children, Madison and Grant. As an electrical engineer in Raleigh, Mike worked long days, and he felt that he was missing out on his children’s lives. Donna had previously stayed home to care for Madison and Grant, but both children had begun school. In 2002, Mike got his Builder’s License to start Grayson Homes, and they began their company together. Donna serves as the office manager and also maintains her realtor’s license. As Madison and Grant grew older, they also participated in the success of Grayson Homes, truly making it a family-owned company. Though Madison and Grant have since gone to college to pursue their own careers, Mike and Donna continue to grow Grayson Homes to meet its mission of building quality, custom homes in responsible ways. They strive to make their customers feel good in their homes, focusing on the appearance and function of their houses.

Since 2002, Grayson Homes has built over one hundred beautiful, custom homes and a lifetime of quality relationships. We would love the opportunity to work with you and make you a part of the Grayson Homes family.

Parker Hamel is the newest member of the Grayson Homes family. In 2012, he graduated from Marymount University in Arlington, VA with a degree in Criminal Justice. He joined the army out of college and served as an Infantry Corporal in the 82nd Airborne until February of 2018. After leaving the army, Parker worked for a survey company before realizing that he wanted to work in construction. He believes the skills he learned in the army transfer well to construction management. Parker recently married his amazing wife, Emily, in September of 2018. He also played lacrosse in college and is an avid sports fan. We are thrilled to have Parker as part of the Grayson Homes family.

Guiding Principals


Here are just a few characteristics that allow Grayson Homes to build quality homes, relationships, and communities:

  • Trustworthy - We are always keeping our client’s best interest in mind. Your home is our reputation.

  • Confident - We are proud of our accomplishments and award-winning homes. We know we can be the right builder for you.

  • Knowledgeable - Building since 2002, it’s safe to say we’ve mastered the learning curve. We are also a leader in Energy Star and Green building.

  • Patient - Grayson Homes is there to guide you through every step of the building process and answer all your questions.

  • Efficient - Deadlines and schedules are just as important to us as they are to you.

  • Timely - You can expect us to be conscientious of scheduled meetings, call backs, and email responses.

  • Available - Grayson Homes always gives our customers the attention they deserve.

  • Affordable - We are respectable of your budget, your wants, and your needs.

  • Detail and Quality Oriented - Grayson Homes uses innovative, quality materials and techniques to build your dream home. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and functionality.

  • Experienced - Grayson Homes brings over a decade of building experience through its family-owned business.

  • Guidance - From lot purchase to home design, selections to close, we are here to help.