CFA Institute

Woodberry Forest School

James Madison University Football

Washington & Lee University

University of Virginia- Law School



Gropen designs and produces durable graphic arts uniquely customized to your needs. We evaluate materials, methods, and surrounding spaces to build projects that harmonize with their environment and communicate a message.

Our Services


Whether you are an architect, engineer, developer, business proprietor, or simply an individual with an idea, Gropen specializes in finding solutions to bring your vision to life. Expect help with design direction, implementation, purchasing, and material specification to maximize durability and minimize cost. Site visits—along with code, aesthetics, and needs assessments—are routine. Specific areas of expertise include new construction, adaptive reuse, and both traditional and sacred spaces.


Gropen’s in-house design team is experienced in both graphic and industrial design. With fabrication in the same facility, our designers have a holistic perspective regarding their projects. Their insight and talent translate into clean, effective, and beautiful finished works.


Production abilities include routine and custom fabrication of aluminum, wood, acrylic, stone, composites, and various composite panels. We also frequently work with tempered glass, specialty adhesives, and custom hardware. We are experienced with TIG welding, CNC routing, sand blasting, hand carving, screen-printing, and engraving.


Our professional installation team takes pride and care in executing your project’s vision, and in putting the final touches on each project. We have a history of working with organizations on highly sensitive, historically significant sites like Monticello (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Montpelier, and the University of Virginia. Our installation services – including casework and artifact mounting – reflect the highest-quality museum standards.

Gropen Would Love to Hear from You

Contact Gropen Today