Kara Overaa Gragg

Vice President, Communications

A 4th generation member of the Overaa family, Kara brings refreshing angles on the ideas of service, integrity, and value. Kara joined the team in 1994 as project engineer and she has focused much of her career on developing innovative practices that have helped Overaa stay at the forefront of the construction industry.

With the rise in sophistication and complexity of projects constant, Kara developed a marketing and work acquisition department to lead Overaa Construction into progressive alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build. To this end, she introduced and manages the Overaa Continuous Improvement Training Program (OCI), which incorporates quality management, partnering concepts, and ongoing skill training into Overaa’s project delivery system.

While not at work, Kara is involved in many volunteer organizations centered around her kids, the community, and the environment.

Contact Info


510 234-0926


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Education and Affiliations

  • M.S. Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
  • B.A., UC Santa Barbara
  • Member, Cal Poly Advisory Committee