Carrie Griggs has seen it all.
Born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, Carrie moved to Nashville to study Marketing, Public Relations, and Commercial Music Voice at Belmont University. While her first love was music, Carrie quickly found new excitement in cooking during a paid internship. This led her to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts from Sullivan University in Louisville, after which she traveled for some time as a traveling chef. When she settled down in Chicago, Carrie quickly memorized the city’s expansive grid while going door-to-door, looking for business in food distribution and supplement retail.
Carrie’s lengthy time spent in kitchens led her to another love of building them. After she met her business partner, and now, life partner, Andrew, the two founded Melrose Partners Designs, LLC. Andrew’s experience in building homes for over twenty years and Carrie’s love and hunger to build and design kitchens and relationships, came together in perfect harmony. Inspired by Chip and Joanna Gaines, Carrie decided it was time to pursue her real estate license so she and Andrew could work like them (on a smaller scale, Carrie jokes). They pride themselves in how cool and different their work can look from any other design and build crew in the Chicagoland and Williamsburg area. It may look similar from afar, but be assured that the devil is in the detail!
Carrie has her broker’s license under Fulton Grace Realty in Chicago, and with Shaheen, Ruth, Martin and Fonville Real Estate in Williamsburg, Virginia. She and Andrew are currently working on multiple renovation projects in Chicago, while navigating a bed and breakfast renovation and a 5,400 square foot ground up build spec home in downtown Colonial Williamsburg. They are slowly, but surely building their team to be as strong in the Williamsburg market as it has been in Chicago over the years.
Carrie and Andrew have a four-year-old cockapoo, a bossy and outspoken two-year-old, Poppy Sue, and are enjoying the warm weather of Virginia!
Contact Carrie to begin your real estate journey today!
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