Our families have roots in North Carolina dating back to 1762. And as it turns out, the Grimes family name has been part of Raleigh real estate history for over a century.
Grimes Realty Company was originally formed in 1899 by John’s great-grandfather and his brothers. The company specialized in the promotion and development of land in Eastern North Carolina, in Pitt and Beaufort counties. In 1908, other family members joined the company and opened an office in downtown Raleigh that was incorporated by J. Bryan Grimes, the NC Secretary of State from 1902 – 1922.
The Grimes Realty Company of old played a major role in the history and development of Raleigh and of North Carolina. The Grimes family worked hard in 1899 to bring economic development to North Carolina and the tradition continues with the new generation of the Grimes family working hard to represent their clients and customers with skill and to protect their assets through their wide range of real estate and insurance services.