McKinney-based Grimes Development, a commercial construction leader in and around Collin County, has awarded intern Nick Driver a partial scholarship to Arkansas State University to help him achieve his dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer.

Company President Russell Grimes believes that giving back to the community is important -- it's a cornerstone of Grimes Development. Whether assisting an intern such as Nick Driver get closer to achieving his dreams, Russell believes that there are many ways to effect positive change in and around the community and he continues to donate his talents and time to do just that.

“As tuition rates continue to increase, it's even more important for us to continue to fund the scholarship program to deserving young men and women seeking growth opportunities within our company," Grimes says.

Grimes hopes the scholarship will alleviate some of Driver's financial burden during his educational journey, and Grimes Development looks forward to a continued relationship with Driver.

Grimes is involved in the McKinney community in other ways as well. He's active withCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County as an advocate for the needs and interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. Grimes also collaborates with and other area dentists to hold Mission McKinney, which provides free dentistry to more than 300 less-fortunate individuals on Valentine's Day weekend each year.

In addition, Grimes Development sponsors charity events across Collin County, participates in fundraising golf tournaments and galas, and organized the community to build playgrounds and other improvement projects.

As a premier development company, Grimes Development has more than 30 years of construction and development experience serving the D-FW and the North Texas regional market. From site and design development to move-in, the customer's complete satisfaction is Grimes Development's No. 1 priority.

Every Grimes Development project is backed by Grimes Development's prestige and expedient service. Grimes Development's well-trained staff and sub-contractor partners will work to accomplish every project on time and on budget.

Located at 1720 W. Virginia St. in McKinney, the office of Grimes Development shares the campus of one of its more recent projects, the Dental Clinic and Surgery Center.

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