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Tony Grahame

Tony Grahame

45+ Years of building experience

Diversified Experience

Built, and/or helped to build, hundreds of houses, bridges, apartments, condos, high-rise buildings, schools, churches throughout Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Arizona, and Canada

His Start

Tony taught construction technology in high school for 3 years, Construction Management, Carpentry, and Green Building Technology in technical schools for 3 years, and for 14 years he was the director and a professor of Residential Building Technology at Yavapai College, in Prescott Arizona.

Tony's Residential Building Technology Program Achievements

Tony is certified by the Energy and Environmental Building Association as a Master Builder. He has built houses that have received numerous national energy, IAQ, and/or green building certifications such as: Energy Star, Environments For Living, USDOE/Building America Builder’s Challenge-Net Zero Energy, USGBC/LEED for Homes-Platinum, NAHB-Green Model Home, American Lung Association-Health House and EPA-Indoor Air Quality Plus.

Passion and Teaching

Tony has an insatiable desire to learn, teach and build so he is constantly researching and reading, and attends select building conferences, workshops, seminars, and expositions as frequently as possible to stay current with cutting-edge building technologies. He constantly tells his students “never stop learning”, “always prepare yourself for opportunity”, and “what about the concept of making money and doing the right thing”.

Currently, he teaches Carpentry and Construction Building Technology at Pensacola State College. He teaches students to design, manage, and build crafted, healthy, safe, comfortable, durable, environmentally responsive houses using appropriate, climate-specific, materials, systems, and technologies. The program emphasizes applied building science principles, sustainable design strategies, and green building practices as they apply to mainstream construction practices. 


Originally from Stratford, Ontario, Canada, his wife, and four children live in the Santa Rosa Beach/Freeport, Fl. area. He earned an AA degree in Liberal Arts from Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL., a BA in English from Florida State University, and a Master’s in Education/Technological Studies from the University of Georgia.  He and his wife enjoy teaching, traveling, camping, hiking, biking, outdoor adventure, national and state parks, botanical gardens, cool buildings/structures, water, beaches, music, healthy food and good drink, family, and friends – and living life!!!