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 UTHorn, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX

I need a referral for a general contractor to fix up a house. Any recommendations?

Asked by UTHorn, Austin, TX Sat Sep 6, 2008

Need some siding work, tile & carpet, interior/exterior paint, a deck built and landscaping. I need good quality, cheap and fast.

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Call: Richard at: 410-977-7320 for fixing your home. I am a carpenter journeyman here in baltimore & I would
like to help you!!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 29, 2008
Contractors must file with the state now, and you can find a comprehensive list of them on the web at next to the Builders tab.
Also you can look on the local websites for builders like or
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 7, 2008
Dear UT Horn,
You might want to check out any potential services with and the Austin Better Business Buerau. Make sure you find someone that communicates well and always get at least three bids for the exact same scope of work. I wish you luck on your re-hab project!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 8, 2010
Chuck Ponce
Diligent Construction


Kristee Leonard, Broker/Owner
The Leaders Realty, LLC
512-695-5144 Cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 7, 2010

I would be more than happy to provide you with an in home estimate to evaluate your needs and what would be the best investment for the sale of your home. Feel free to contact me.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 12, 2009
Use a service where they chack the people out ahead of time. To many people out there are desperate and will do desperate things. Why chance it ?
Check the link below
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 10, 2009
With a market like this everyone is becoming very aware how difficult it can be to sell your home; especially when there are 6 other homes on your OWN street that are listed as well.
Everyone has heard the litany of "Must Do Things" that ensure the sale of your home. Perhaps many of you have done these things and still your home languishes. On average, a potential buyer stands at your doorway for two minutes. That is the time it takes on average for their agent to locate the lock box, retrieve the key and read any instructions. The potential buyer is already assembling their impression and opinion of your home and they have yet to step foot in it!

Is the concrete clean? Are there stains on the brick? Does the home look "cared for?"

Now they enter your home. What makes your home different from the 45 other homes they have seen and the 50 more they are about to see? You need them to stop, take their time, have a reason to put your home on the short list and maybe even fore go looking at the remaining 50 homes on their list.

That is where we at Hercules Flooring and Refinishing come in. We can take care of those stains on your concrete and brick to give a great first impression. We can refinish those counter tops, bathrooms and kitchens. We can offer you affordable flooring that leaves an impression rather than the "stock" flooring potential buyers have seen at every other house. We put your needs and budget first because in times such as these no one wishes to see yet another "Foreclosed" sign.

This can be one of the most stressful times in your life. We at Hercules Flooring and Refinishing want to help. Call or email us, together we can make your home the one that buyers remember.

Phone: 210-391-2451
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 4, 2009
Dear UTHorn,
Sign up with Angies List. You will find reasonable and quality contractors. I have a membership and offer it to my clients when they need to have work done. Have you tried asking your realtor?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 29, 2008
I would highly recommend Bobby North. He has done personal work for me and I have been very pleased with not only his prices but with how fast he gets the job done. Tell him Steve Ferguson sent you!!

His number is 512-966-6745
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 19, 2008
You might try Ira Frendenrich 512-797-7888.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 9, 2008
I recommend Andy with Prestige Custom Homes. He is a licensed builder in the state of Texas and offers a home renovations division. Here is a gallery of past jobs he has done. email: phone: (512) 261-3911
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 8, 2008
go to as it is a good site for looking for qualified contractors with lots of references....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 7, 2008
Earlier I mentioned I also know of another web referral site which is based here in Austin located online at this might be another resource for you you can sort by trades. Ironically, they are all perfect customers for since most offer free estimates in the field.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 7, 2008

Try checking out this website:

It is a website for professioinal services that allows the general public and other professionals to provide recommendations for the level of service people provide.

This informative site might be worth the visit.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 7, 2008
Try Rick Villani at HomeFixers:

7000 Bee Caves Rd.
Suite 325
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 732-1227
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 7, 2008
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
I ran across this contractor website as I was looking for customers for my mobile proposal software application, I was SUPER IMPRESSED with the Done Right Guarantee. You really need to check out DoneRight below:

Good luck,
Mayo DeLeon - Partner
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