We are Make & Build

Make & Build is a performance tested team built to deliver impactful solutions.  Our custom blend of creative and technology enables us to transform your business.  

The development team has expertise operating in a variety of platforms from mobile and web applications to enterprise platform integration. Our creative team empowers us to provide a fit and finish that traditional development shops are lacking and allows us to meet the design standards of a digital agency. 

Our mission is to stay on top of emerging technology as it hits the market. Through internal r&d projects we thoroughly evaluate new techniques so that we can create innovative solutions. 

We are driven to provide deployment ready applications with eye grabbing designs for your organization. Using a transparent agile approach that keeps our clients informed in real-time, we control costs and generate tremendous value for the solutions we provide.

LEADERSHIP TEAM



Ed Grasing Ed Grasing
Ed Grasing
Chief Executive Officer

NYC native. Father of two. High-functioning gamer. Our fearless leader and CEO is the epitome of Make & Build’s lust for creative and technical craftsmanship. A lifelong dedication to testing the limits of technology has forged his exceptional attention to detail and an industry-defining standard of excellence.

After building several successful technology startups Ed’s decades of professional talent recruiting have pulled some of The Dirty South’s best digital and technological creators under his command.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/edgrasing
Tom Elrod Tom Elrod
Tom Elrod
Chief Technology Officer

Binary super-craftsman with an eye for perfection tempered by his wife and three daughters. With an expertise in project rescue, enterprise software, systems integration, infrastructure and open source software he’s more valued than the last beer at a tailgate.

Along with fearlessly leading the Make & Build Open Source Practice, Elrod meticulously follows both football and fútbol. During 14 years as a Software Engineer and a Senior Consultant Tom built solutions at companies such as JBoss, Vocalocity, and US Web/CKS.

Outside of this, we count on Tom when the world’s gadgetized electronics need primping, polishing, and glamorizing with extreme attention to detail.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-elrod/0/b21/546
Adam Gray Adam Gray
Adam Gray
Creative Director

When it comes to design, Make & Build’s Creative Director, Adam Gray, is without fear, settling for nothing less than timeless perfection. However when it comes to a snake, in his yard, Make & Build’s Creative Director, Adam Gray, is a high-stepping fraidy-cat.

Atlanta native and graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design, Gray has truly worked the gamut of the Southeast’s big name clients. During his 15 years working at startups, large agencies, and even in-house, Adam has crafted designs for The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, UPS, Delta, and the list goes on.

When he isn’t fearlessly leading Make & Build’s bustling creative team, Adam puts his design and architecture background to work with various home improvement projects to feng-shui his yard for the perfect Atlanta Falcons Football season.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/hlg4designs
Jeff Pierce Jeff Pierce
Jeff Pierce
Director of Operations

Ten years of recruiting experience have bolstered Jeff’s innate gift of knowing good people when he meets them. His experience in HR, project management, and gastronomical adventure give him the wisdom to know all the best eats in Atlanta.

Before settling here at 1700 Marietta, Jeff used his deep network of talent and worked to build teams fill key roles at several high-profile Atlanta companies.

Now, Jeff puts his experience to work by curating new talent and nurturing the top-notch team at Make & Build. He is responsible for maintaining this industrial-chic, well-oiled machine and fostering an environment that keeps employees and clients excited to walk in the door. To top it all off, he makes some damn fine French toast.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffp