Olivier van der Graaff - Jean-Claude van der Graaff

​​Olivier van der Graaff founded van der Graaff Designers and Builders in 1994. He brings 35 years of professional experience in Design, Construction and Interior Design to a wide range of projects including the following:

  • Educational facilities remodels and design for new construction projects in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio, Texas.
  • High-end residential design construction, for both new construction and remodeling for projects up to 13,000 S.F. and $4.6 million dollars
  • Multifamily housing planning and design both high-end and affordable projects
  • Restaurant Interior design and construction for a wide range of project types and budgets
  • Professional and Medical office space planning for new construction and remodeling
  • Construction management of both residential and commercial projects
  • Mixed use commercial development master planning and design with focus on environmental sustainability

He was born in Central Africa, raised in Mexico, studied Architecture in the USA and is a long time resident of Texas giving him wide ranging international experience. Graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Studies, he has developed a natural affinity for elements of structural design and aesthetics.
Oliver began his career working for Paul Mayeaux and Associates  in San Antonio, Texas and for Richard Mogas and partners. He moved with his family to the Rio Grande Valley to started his own successful firm of van der Graaff ilumina Designers and Builders.
Olivier passion for Design and Construction and Interior Design is reflected in the beautiful surroundings that he creates. An ability to collaborate with his clients have earned Oliver a well deserved reputation as a true professional.
Some of Olivier's past professional affiliations include:
Member of the Weslaco Area of Chamber of Commerce, Advertising and Beautiful Committees
Board of Directors of Weslaco Texas Museum

Jean-Claude van der Graaff, Olivier's brother was born in Brussels Belgium, also raised in Mexico and graduated from the University of Denver with a BSBA in Hotel and Restaurant Management. After working with large hotel chains acquiring management and financial skills in the Hospitality field for 25 years in Mexico, Colorado, Massachusetts and Florida he joined the van der Graaf Builder's team in 2010. He now applies his experience to give more options and services to customers in developing or upgrading hospitality ventures in addition to the design, remodel and construction of their facilities. 

van der Graaff Ilumina Designs
(956) 453 4561
820 S. Oklahoma
                                         Weslaco, TX 78596                                          

van der Graaff Ilumina Designers & Builders