DFW Investor Friendly Contractors

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Hi BiggerPockets community. I am new to real estate investing and still educating myself but wanted guidance on the best method to finding a good contractor in the DFW, Texas area. Are there any contractors you have used or are using that you recommend? Once I am ready to pull the trigger, I am looking to invest using the BRRRR method in the DFW area.

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Try driving around and finding projects in action. This way you can see their work and follow up with owner/contractor to see if they were pleased. Also google, social media- be specific with your searches. Most subs know someone in another filed who they can refer. Ive found most of my subs through referrals from good subs I've hired. Its a process. Friendly pricing is tricky as everyone is increasing prices due to market. Educate yourself on $/sq ft for labor and materials. Always get at least 3 quotes and proof of previous work. Im happy to connect you with my subs. Please DM.

Most agents (Especially Property managers or Investor agents) that have been around a while will have a list of preferred vendors they have already vetted. I know we have this with my group and they are typically area specific because most contractors, plumbers, painters, etc. don't like to drive too far.

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@Mike Ingles thanks for posting on this topic. I do have 1 referral but I would also suggest with networking with some local Real Estate Investment Groups.  If you know good local people that have used a contractor then that is always the best type of recommendation.  So I've included a list of investor clubs below as well as 1 contractor that I feel very comfortable with recommending:

  • Blake Johnson with Finishing Touches Remodeling.  Blake does about 250 renovation projects each year....yes, that many.  He's been featured on "Flip or Flop Fort Worth" and has TONS of references. They even have a great "Base Camp" feature which allows the contractors to load pictures and video so you can see the work without having to stop by all the time.  Just an all around great rehab company.  www.finishingtouchesremodeling.com

Real Estate Groups

Several of these will have similar names but they are different. And these are the groups that I feel comfortable recommending. Several groups in DFW will try very hard to sell you things if you attend. Some are like $20,000. These are not that.

DFW REI Clubwww.dfwreiclub.com – meet about 50 times per year. Lots of different topics and a very friendly group.

DFW Mid Cities REIA - https://dfwmidcitiesreia.com/ - meets each month and is completely free. Usually free food and free drinks.

DFW REI Network Investing Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/DFW-REI-Network-Investing-Meetup/ - Started in Bigger Pockets this group meets once per month. Just straight information and super friendly atmosphere.

AREA Real Estate Investing Grouphttps://www.meetup.com/realestate-445/ - Meets once per month and is usually well attended

Hope some of this helps.  Thanks!

@Mike Ingles A great place to find contractors from other investors. So hit up some local club meetings.

@Andrew Postell referred Finishing Touches. I second that. Blake knows exactly what you need done. They only work with investors and do top notch work.

Originally posted by @Andrew Postell :

@Mike Ingles thanks for posting on this topic. I do have 1 referral but I would also suggest with networking with some local Real Estate Investment Groups.  If you know good local people that have used a contractor then that is always the best type of recommendation.  So I've included a list of investor clubs below as well as 1 contractor that I feel very comfortable with recommending:

  • Blake Johnson with Finishing Touches Remodeling.  Blake does about 250 renovation projects each year....yes, that many.  He's been featured on "Flip or Flop Fort Worth" and has TONS of references. They even have a great "Base Camp" feature which allows the contractors to load pictures and video so you can see the work without having to stop by all the time.  Just an all around great rehab company.  www.finishingtouchesremodeling.com

Real Estate Groups

Several of these will have similar names but they are different. And these are the groups that I feel comfortable recommending. Several groups in DFW will try very hard to sell you things if you attend. Some are like $20,000. These are not that.

DFW REI Clubwww.dfwreiclub.com – meet about 50 times per year. Lots of different topics and a very friendly group.

DFW Mid Cities REIA - https://dfwmidcitiesreia.com/ - meets each month and is completely free. Usually free food and free drinks.

DFW REI Network Investing Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/DFW-REI-Network-Investing-Meetup/ - Started in Bigger Pockets this group meets once per month. Just straight information and super friendly atmosphere.

AREA Real Estate Investing Grouphttps://www.meetup.com/realestate-445/ - Meets once per month and is usually well attended

Hope some of this helps.  Thanks!

Thanks so much for the information Andrew!  This is fantastic information and really helps. I will begin attending some of the groups you mentioned to begin meeting other investors. Finishing Touches Remodeling looks very professional and I like their support model. I will be sure to reach out to them once I have a property under contract and let them know you referred me. 

 

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