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 Contracting Company will receive sealed proposals for Manns Harbor – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-8), Kitty Hawk – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-9), Manteo – Youth Center on January 09, 2024. Times to be given on via addendum #01. See the following SCOPE OF WORK: BP 100 – General Trades, BP 105 – Final Cleaning, BP 205 – Demolition, BP 390 – Turnkey Concrete, BP 400 – Turnkey Masonry, BP 500 – Turnkey Structural Steel & Misc. Steel, BP 505 – Light Gauge Metal Trusses, BP 740 – Roofing, BP750 – Siding, BP 790 – Caulking/Sealants, BP 800 – Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware/Toilet Specialties/Accessories/Division 10, BP 840 – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glass/Glazing, BP 925 – Drywall/Framing, BP 960 – Resilient Flooring/Carpet/Base/Epoxy, BP 980 – Acoustical Ceilings, BP 990 – Painting and Wall Coverings, BP 1230 – Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP 1250 – Window Treatments, BP 2100 – Fire Protection, BP 2200 – Plumbing, BP 2300 – HVAC, BP 2600 – Electrical, BP 3100 – Earthwork/Turnkey Site, BP 3213- Site Concrete, BP 3290 – Landscaping. Scopes of work may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager.

Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention “Clint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

Clint Hardison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dare EMS – Phase 2 Pre-Bid Conference

Time: Dec 6, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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