Real Estate 2023: DONALD D. GRAUL
CEO, THE BRANCH GROUP, ROANOKE
With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Graul joined Branch in 2020 from Centreville-based Parsons Corp., where he was president of construction and a senior executive for alternative project delivery. He also worked previously for AECOM.
Founded in 1963, Branch has 1,100 employees and reported $509 million in revenue for fiscal 2022. In August 2022, the company moved into an expanded 58,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Roanoke, consolidating three office locations.
A University of Nebraska civil engineering graduate, Graul completed the senior executive program at London Business School. He has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction.
Graul serves on boards for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley.
PERSONAL MOTTO: Prioritize faith, family, friends before work.
TRAIT(S) I ADMIRE: Seeing people develop the courage to step out of their comfort zone and succeed
FIRST JOB: Working on my uncle’s farm in Nebraska