about Ralph

Ralph Konrady is a seasoned and accomplished custom home builder. With decades of experience under his belt, Ralph has built a strong reputation for his expertise, leadership, and unwavering commitment to quality. Throughout his career, he has successfully overseen countless custom construction projects.

Ralph's journey in construction began at an early age, as he was exposed to the industry through his family's construction business. This early immersion instilled in him a deep appreciation for the art of building and a strong work ethic. Over the years, he has honed his skills in project planning, client attention, and team coordination, ensuring seamless execution and timely delivery of projects. Ralph's ability to navigate complex challenges, adapt to changing environments, and foster strong relationships with clients, vendors, designers, and architects has made him a trusted figure in the industry.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Ralph finds joy in spending time with his family, cherishing the support and inspiration they provide. He believes in the importance of giving back to the community and has actively participated in philanthropic initiatives aimed at supporting local causes. Ralph's dedication to his craft, his commitment to excellence, and his genuine care for the success and satisfaction of his clients have solidified his reputation as a respected leader in the construction industry.

meet the family

meet Tanner

Tanner Konrady is a highly skilled and dedicated custom home builder. With a passion for craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Tanner has made a significant impact in the industry. Growing up in a family deeply rooted in construction, he developed a keen eye for detail and a love for creating beautiful and functional living spaces. Harnessing his innate talent and building upon his family's legacy, Tanner has become a respected custom home builder known for his exceptional attention to detail and ability to bring clients' visions to life.

Throughout his career, Tanner has successfully managed a wide range of custom home projects, collaborating closely with clients, architects, and subcontractors to deliver outstanding results. His expertise spans all aspects of the construction process, from conceptual design and project planning to on-site execution and final finishing touches. With an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and innovative design solutions, Tanner has built a strong reputation for creating bespoke residences that seamlessly blend aesthetics and functionality. His dedication to exceeding client expectations and his unwavering commitment to excellence have earned him the trust and admiration of his clients and peers alike.

In his personal life, Tanner finds joy in spending time with his family. He values the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, which fuels his drive for success both professionally and personally. Tanner's pursuit of knowledge and growth has led him to continually expand his skills and stay up to date with the latest advancements in custom home construction. With his passion for the craft, strong family values, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Tanner Konrady continues to shape the industry and leave a lasting legacy of exceptional custom homes.

meet Kelsey

Kelsey Elmore plays a crucial role in the family business, working diligently behind the scenes to ensure smooth organization. With a background as an elementary school teacher, Kelsey possesses a natural inclination for helping others. In our company, she serves as both the office manager and client coordinator.

As the first point of contact for many of our clients, Kelsey warmly welcomes them and addresses their inquiries. She is responsible for maintaining schedules, handling invoicing, and overseeing our marketing efforts.

One of the most rewarding aspects for Kelsey is the opportunity to work alongside her father and brother on a daily basis. She cherishes this familial bond and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!

Ralph Konrady, a custom home builder of 40+ years, began his building career as a third generation builder. Ahead of his time, he built some of the first solar passive homes in the rocky mountains of Colorado in the 1970’s. On the shores of North Carolina since the early 1980’s; high quality, sustainable construction is top of mind on all custom homes and renovations. Ralph has built and renovated over 100 homes during his career. He takes pride in delivering a stress-free building experience, proving himself to be one of the top builders in the area. He and his wife, Holly, live on Hewlett's Creek and have a son, Tanner and a daughter, Kelsey. 

What’s a work related accomplishment that you’re really proud of? 

"Helping employees grow into being self employed!”

Ralph Konrady

Tanner Konrady has been working with his father since childhood. A graduate of Hoggard High School and UNCW, he is a fourth generation builder in every sense of the word. Tanner has dedicated himself to learning and absorbing every aspect of the construction industry and, like his father, is involved in every phase of the home building process. Tanner is on site every day to ensure the Konrady & Son Construction quality and standards are upheld. 

When not building dream homes for his clients, Tanner enjoys being out on the boat, staying active, and being outside with his wife, Megan and their son, Tate and daughter, Lane.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

“A short-stop for the Atlanta Braves!”

Tanner Konrady
Owner and President

Kelsey Elmore is the behind-the-scenes organization to the family business. As a former elementary school teacher, Kelsey loves helping others and is our office manager and our client coordinator. Often the first contact for many of our clients, Kelsey also maintains the scheduling, invoicing, and marketing. In addition, Kelsey coordinates all of our concierge and maintenance services for the home management side of our business. Kelsey loves that she gets to spend every day working side by side with her dad and brother, something she wouldn’t trade for the world!

Kelsey and her husband, Graham, love to spend time in the sunshine with their daughter, Palmer and sons, Jones and Davis.

If salary or logistics weren’t a factor, what job would you want to have?

“I would like to be an anchor on The Today Show!”

Kelsey Konrady Elmore
Office Manager

Jackie was born and raised in Wilmington, NC and graduated from East Carolina University in 2018 with a degree in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on the boat, walking the loop and shopping!

What is your guilty pleasure?

“You can’t go wrong with two Surfer Dogs from Trolly Stop!”

Jackie Trotta Executive Assistant

Richard joined Konrady and Son in January of 2022 and has ten years of experience. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Richard is married with three kids and has three dogs! In his free time he enjoys carpentry, church softball and going to the beach with his family!

What is your favorite local spot?
“Moe’s Original BBQ, they have the best BBQ in town!”

Richard Wall
Project Manager

Ben began working with Konrady and Son in 2017. Ben and his wife are enjoying spending time with their baby boy, Kayce!

In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his family and friends on the water, surfing, playing golf and fishing!

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?

“Surfing! It is my favorite thing to do!”

Ben Robinson
Project Manager

Dave has been with Konrady and Son since 2020 and has six years of carpentry experience.

He married his wife, Amanda, in 2021 and have a baby daughter! Dave enjoys surfing, camping and fishing in his free time.

If salary or logistics weren’t a factor, what job would you want to have?

“I would love to build tiny homes for those in need, domestic violence victims and veterans. I
would also love to work on a homestead!”

Dave Summers Project Manager

Will joined Konrady and Son in June of 2022. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Business Development.

Will enjoys spending his free time
cooking, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

What is your favorite local spot?

“Tower 7! I always order the Roadside Tacos and you can’t go wrong with their Wannabe Margaritas!”

Will Cunius
Project Manager

Matt has a Bachelor in Business Administration / Finance focus. Matt has worked with hardwood floors for nearly 20 years and owned his own flooring company for 6 years! In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Whitney and his 3 kids; Addy, Banks, and Ava Jane. Matt’s favorite activities are fishing and golfing.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

“I wanted to be a Navy Seal!”

Matt Pilemon
Project Manager

Matt began working with Konrady and Son in 2020 and has 20 years of experience in the industry.

Matt has one daughter and enjoys fishing in his free time!

What was your first job?

“My first job was working at Toys”R”Us!”

Matt James
Property Services and Site Manager 

With extensive experience as a carpenter, Michael has dedicated many years to his craft, exploring various facets such as flooring and marine construction. His diverse expertise shines through in his contributions to unique custom builds in Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island. Notably, Michael takes pride in his service to the US Army. Celebrating 12 years of marriage and the joy of raising three children, he finds a delightful balance amid the hustle of soccer and dance activities. Beyond his busy schedule, Michael harbors a genuine passion for the game of golf.

What was your 1st job?
"At 16 I was a bag boy at Piggly Wiggly in Burgaw."

Michael Benton
Site Manager

Katelyn began working with Konrady and Son in 2018 and has 10 years of experience in this industry. She has her associates in business.

Katelyn enjoys spending time with her friends and family and taking her dogs on hikes and to the beach!

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

“I wanted to be a park ranger!”

Katelyn Tull
Site Manager

Damian joined Konrady and Son in August of 2022. He has been in the construction industry for one year.

Damian enjoys watching his kids during their t-ball and baseball games.

What are you passionate about?

“I am most passionate about my family. They are my world.”

Damian Aguilera
Site Administrator

Trey joined Konrady and Son in April of 2022.

He has been in the construction industry for four years. Trey enjoys weightlifting and wrestling.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

“I wanted to be a Professional Wrestler!”

Trey Beatty
 Site Administrator

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