Jeffory Michael Groves

By on November 9, 2023

Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, and Respected Professional

With profound sadness, we announce the untimely passing of Jeff Groves, a standout personality in the Maryland commercial real estate sector and a treasured member of his family, who has left us due to natural causes, just shy of his 54th birthday.

Born into the bright warmth of California, Jeff embraced a spirited childhood that would shape his zestful approach to life. Relocating to the East Coast in his school years, he discovered and nurtured his love for tennis, skiing, and an enduring enthusiasm for sports. Jeff was a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins for most of his life.

After exploring other areas of the country, Jeff returned to Maryland and began his career in commercial real estate. Jeff was a market-leading broker with more than 20 years of experience representing a broad range of clients in suburban Maryland. Jeff was recognized by the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce and Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation for his expertise and proficiency.

Jeff’s heart was always with his family, as a beloved son to his mother, Ann, a brother and confidant to his sister, April, and her husband, Mark, and a guiding light to his niece Arianna, and his nephews, Reagan and Michael. His early friends, Mark Sherwood (Malaika) and Patrick John (Melissa), remained as his ‘bonus brothers’, with their children, Trae, Isabella, and his goddaughter Juliana, embracing him as a doting ‘bonus uncle.’

A man with a big heart, Jeff also had a special place for his canine companions, especially his English Bulldog, Wilma who lived a long and happy life. His advocacy for bully breeds led him to adopt and profoundly change the lives of two more dogs, Winnie and Fiona, who are now in the loving care of his family.

Remembered for his full-hearted embrace of life, his generosity of spirit, and the indelible mark he left on those he met, Jeff’s absence leaves a space that cannot be filled. His stories, laughter, and the strength of his presence will be deeply missed.

To honor the life and spirit of Jeff Groves, a celebration will be held at one of his favorite spots in his adopted hometown of Eastport – the Boatyard Bar & Grill, on the Corner of Severn Avenue and Fourth Street, Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Friends, family, and colleagues are invited to join in remembrance of a man who truly embodied the essence of living fully and loving generously.

An additional celebration of life will be held for Jeff’s friends and family on the Outer Banks of North Carolina at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to be made in Jeff’s memory to bulldog rescue organizations, a cause close to his heart. We carry the memory of Jeff with us—a beacon of affection, resilience, and joy—and pledge to cherish the legacy of the love he so freely gave.

Please express condolences to the family via the online register at


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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