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North Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 22

Adairsville, GA 30103

770.815.8727 or 770.815.8728

www.NorthGeorgiaREIA.com  

 

 

RECOMMENDED CONTRACTORS: By Bill and Kim Cook

 

One of the most common questions Kim and I are asked is, “Who do you use for a (plumber, electrician, handyman, etc.)?” To help answer these questions, we decided to post a list of the professionals and contractors we use who help us to be successful real estate investors.

 

There are several important things you need to remember:

 

  1. The people we have listed are among the best at what they do and give excellent service.

 

  1. If someone is not listed on our website, it does not mean they aren’t great at what they do. Rather, it just means we are happy with the folks with whom we work.

 

  1. Before you add anyone to your real estate investing team, you should first meet with him or her.       If the person you meet with gives you a bad gut feeling, then you should find someone else with whom to work.

 

  1. The best way to find excellent people to be on your real estate investing team is to ask other experienced investors whom they use.

 

  1. Before you hire anyone, you should get at least three written quotes for the job or service you need performed.

 

  1. With any contractor or professional, you should have a written contract signed by both parties BEFORE the work begins. The contract should list what work is to be done, the cost of the work to be done, and the time it will take to complete the work. The more detailed this contract is, the better.

 

Again, the best place to find great people to be on your real estate investing team is to ask other experienced real estate investors whom they use.
RECOMMENDED CONTRACTORS


 

BUILDING SUPPLY HOUSES (WHOLESALE)

 

Ace Home Center in Adairsville…………………………………………… 770.773.3388

(Norred Crews is my main contact. He knows a lot about a lot.)

 

Southern Pipe and Supply in Carterville……………………………… 770.386.1958

(This is a good place for plumbing parts.)

 

Moldings Unlimited in White……………………………………………….. 770.383.8100

(Discount prices on trim and molding.)

 

Robert Bowden……………………………………………………………………. 770-429-9285

(Joey English and Matt Smith told me about Robert. Robert sells trim cheaper than anyone else.)

 

Building Material Surplus Warehouse in Woodstock…………. 678-445-3230

(Dorise told about this place. Contact is “Tiger.” It is THE place to go for windows and doors. The get a lot of overstock in from Atlanta retailers. They can also do custom windows and doors. Great prices.)

 

Steve Nehls…………………………………………………………………………. 414-750-3359

(Robbie Hewitt, a broker with Hewitt Realty Services, told me about Steve. He said Steve buys truckloads of overstocked, discontinued, and returns from Home Depot. He’s in the Acworth area. Great prices – usually 50% of HD prices and he’ll negotiate! I’ve not used Steve yet.)

 

FLOORING SUPPLY HOUSES (WHOLESALE)

CARPET and VINYL:

Dodds Carpet in Calhoun…………………………………………………… 706.625.1811

(Kim Nance or Allen Dodds are our contact people. This is where we normally get our carpet and vinyl)

 

Cartersville Flooring Center (LeeAnn Ellenburg)………………… 770-606-0606

(LeeAnn and her husband on this store. Have been in the flooring business for many years. The sell all kinds of flooring. I’ve not worked with LeeAnn before. Business address is 1273 Highway 441 North, Cartersville GA 30112)

 

CERAMIC TILE:

The Tile Factory…………………………………………………………………… 770.773.7726

(Roger is our contact person)

 

AIR QUALITY EXPERT

Walter Carter……………………………………………………………………….. 706.278.3202

(Gary Lewis recommended Walter and told me that when it comes to testing air quality, he was “the” guy. We’ve not had to use him. When doing a mold test at a property, instead, because it’s so much cheaper, I use a mold test kit from Home Depot)

ALARM AND SECURITY SYSTEMS

Helping Hands……………………………………………………………………. 770.387.9949

(Chuck Price is the owner. He does alarm systems, runs CAT-5 wire, whole house music systems, etc.)

 

Carrie Thomas……………………………………………………………………. 770.386.1591

(633 North Tennessee Street, Cartersville GA 30103. Her company installs alarms, cameras, central vacs, total access panels, etc. We have not used her, but she comes highly recommended by a number of our members.)

 

Eagle Systems……………………………………………………………………. 770-382-4310

(Out of Adairsville. They have a lot of experience. They do many things in addition to alarm systems)

 

APPLIANCE REPAIR, PARTS & USED APPLIANCE SALES

Scott Templeton………………………………………………………………….. 404-732-5452

(Scott is fantastic to work with. He’s been our main repairman since 2012. He has 35 years experience. He worked on stove at Green Acre, and the dishwasher at Euharlee, the fridge at Stonebridge. Good fast service. Knows his stuff.)

 

Woody Clements…………………………………………………………………. cell: 706-409-0931

………………………………………………………………………………….. Office: 706-290-7715

(Recommended by Tim Hackney. Been repairing appliances since 1962! Worked for Sears for 25 years. Repaired stove at Euharlee – tenant loved him!)

 

Tim Hackney – appliance parts…………………………………………… 770-382-8288

1575 Hwy 411, Suite 207, Cartersville, GA 30121

(Tim has been in the appliance repair business for over 30 years. He DOESN’T repair appliances, he sells the parts. He’ll tell you how to fix things and then sell you the part)

 

B&S Reconditioned Appliances………………………………………….. 706-625-0994

(In Calhoun. Great been-there-and-done-that guy. Sells used appliances and does repairs.)

 

Triple A Appliances……………………………………………………………… 770-795-8910

(Out of Marietta. Have never used them. Doris at Blue Springs gave me their number)

 

AUTO MECHANIC

Matt the Mechanic………………………………………………………………… 770.382.8402

(Matt is at 12-F Felton Place, Cartersville. This is who we go to for our car repairs. Matt’s service is great. He also is good at getting autos fixed the first time.)

 

Mathews Garage (Rex is my mechanic)……………………………… 770-382-0900

The work on my Dodge 3500. Rex is GREAT to work with!

 

Skene Transmission…………………………………………………………… 770-387-2582

528 Cassville Rd, Cartersville 30120

(Paul Skene was recommended by Executive Park Tires and Ashley Black. Guy knows his stuff. He replaced my Dodge 3500 trannie. Did a great job!

 

BLINDS

Made in the Shade………………………………………………………………. 770.633.5449

(Jim Blackhall owns this company. Jim has low prices, gives great service, and returns phone calls. He did all the blinds in Terrah Whitlock’s house. She said Jim was efficient, professional, and his work was exceptional.)

 

CARPET CLEANERS

CitruSolution……………………………………………………………………….. 678-920-8345

(John and Pamela Hatam run this company. He cleaned carpet at Waterford Dr. property – kept me from having to replace! Has done good work for us.)

 

Clear Choice Cleaning Solutions……………………………………….. 706.252.4255

………………………………………………………………………………….. 706.252.4278

(Owners are Baxter and Jennifer Robinson. They are licensed, insured and highly recommended. They can clean carpet, tile, and furniture. They also have a janitorial service)

 

New Horizons Services, Inc………………………………………………… 404-392-0559

(Scott Bowen is the owner. Has different specialties, one is cleaning carpets. He also specializes in getting odors out of carpets. We have not yet used him.)

 

NOTE: To get out pet/other odor: use liquid Enzyme 2, Hillyard.com, 816-233-1321

 

CABINETS

Jonathan White……………………………………………………………………. 770-382-8442 (wk)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 678-469-0931 (cell)

(Jonathan spoke are Gail’s REIA meeting. He is a second generation cabinet builder. Has shop in White at 3464 Highway, 411 NE, White, GA. He custom builds cabinets. He built a cabinet for us – good quality, great price!)

 

DRW  ………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.386.1845

(Danny Williams is the owner. Builds custom cabinets. Don Weathers, my contractor, said Danny is excellent.)

 

Joe King………………………………………………………………………………. 678.873.4223

(Lead from Cat, one of our painters. He custom builds & installs cabinets. Shop is in Adairsville 1 mile out Big Ditch Rd.)

 

CLEANERS (These folks clean homes after a move out or rehab)

Amanda Dunagan with Sweeping Beauties……………………….. 470-309-6725

(Amanda is our main house cleaner. No job is too big or too small. She cleaned a property on Euharlee Rd that needed a huge cleaning. She did another on Elm that needed a much smaller cleaning. Both jobs were excellent!)

 

Kari     ………………………………………………………………………………….. 404-667-3581

(Bonnie Mullinax referred Kari. She is experienced and knows what she is doing. She’s done a number of jobs for us. Excellent work.)

CONCRETE SUPPLIER

RMC Allied Ready Mix………………………………………………………….. 404.391.3321

(Recommended by Jamie Camp. We’ve not used him.)

 

CONCRETE FINISHER

Tommy Hogan…………………………………………………………………….. 770.704.7088

(Recommended by Jamie Camp.)

 

Randy Cantrell…………………………………………………………………….. 770.547.4762

(Carol Brunner said this guy returns calls and does great work.)

 

CONTRACTORs (these contractors can do about anything)

Alan Reed……………………………………………………………………………. 678-986-2241

(Alan is an experienced contractor who can do most anything: paint, hang cabinets, install siding, lay all types of floor, plumbing, electrical, hang ceiling fans, install lighting, frame, etc. He worked on our Rail Dr and Elm St properties. Knows his stuff and easy to work with. He is now our main go-to contractor.)

 

Thomas Jewel with Blue Pencil Construction…………………….. 404-784-4194

(Met Thomas at Euharlee Rd. I’ve not used him yet. He said he can do everything but HVAC. He quickly discovered problem with water heater (bad pressure relief valve). He can do everything from a simple repair to building a house. Said he’d replace water heater for $100 (electric) to $150 (gas). I liked him. He’s the one who does the work, not some team.

 

Derek Mackey – Hometown Construction……………………………. 770-527-7937

(Derek is very experienced and can do any type of construction work. He’s licensed. He did the Akin Drive rehab for us – a $50,000 rehab.)

 

XTreme Roofing and Remolding………………………………………… 678.898.6604 (cell)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770-769-9027 (work)

(Anthony Williams is the owner. He has more than ten years experience. Anthony has done a number of roofing jobs for us – including re-roofing our office. He also does remodeling, painting, decks, etc. His work is excellent. He returns calls. Good guy.)

 

Ross Mathison……………………………………………………………………. 404-796-0463

(Have not used Ross. Met him while door-knocking. He had an airplane in his driveway. He was working on the wing in his garage. He was experienced at contracting and landscaping.)

 

Southeast Roofing and Contracting……………………………………. 706-276-2050 (work)

(Main contact is Stephen. Jessica works in office. They roof, gutters, siding, decks, drywall, painting etc. They did roof at Whispering Pines and did a very good job. Good customer service.)

 

Todd Harris Construction……………………………………………………. 678-206-7944

(Long-time contractor. Licensed/Insured. Can do most anything. Builds houses. Highly recommend by Sue Stanley. Brenda Moorely’s son. I’ve not used him yet.)

 

Kenneth Ray Roofing and Remodeling………………………………. 678-858-0864

(In business for 26 years. From Adairsville. Family business. They do roofing and remodeling. Met son (Jason 678-986-8511) at Sue’s barbershop. She says he’s a good egg. We’ve not worked with them yet.)

 

JP Flooring………………………………………………………………………….. 678-255-6579

(Met JP at a Dorsie Boddiford rehab. His team did an incredible job on tiling a bathroom and shower. JP said his team can do about anything construction wise.)

 

Edwards Construction………………………………………………………… 770.684.2106 (home)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.786.1374 (pgr)

(Mike Edwards is the owner and contact person. Met Mike at big house in Adairsville. He and his son were doing the job. They knew their stuff. I have not used them.)

 

Harold Johnson…………………………………………………………………… 404-791-1319

(Harold had done drywall for 23 years. Can do any type of rehab. Saw an incredible deck he built off Sugar Valley. He hasn’t worked with us yet.

 

COUNTER TOPS

All South Granite………………………………………………………………….. 770-608-3881

(Melissa Scoggins is owner. She did granite counter tops at Waterford Dr. property. Great service and great price! Liked working with her a lot!)

 

DECKS AND PORCHES

(see “Contractors”)

 

DRIVEWAY PAVERS and SEALERS

L & H Paving………………………………………………………………………… 678.852.4404

(Leonard Harrison is the owner. He is third generation. These folks paved a driveway at one of the rentals, as well as our ¼ mile long driveway. They did a fantastic job. Leonard does what he says he’ll do, when he says he will do it, for how much he says he will do it for, and stands behind his work. I really like this guy!)

 

Freddie Gunn………………………………………………………………………. 770.382.2572

(Has been doing driveways for 25 years. Also seals driveways. I’ve not used him.)

 

Carl Armer…………………………………………………………………………… 770-880-3604

(Company is Absolute Asphalt Sealcoating LLC. Not used him.)

 

DRYWALLERS

(see “Contractors”)

 

DUMPSTERS

Newhouse Trucking……………………………………………………………. 770-773-5096

(Rosco Newhouse owns the company. We started using him in 2014. Good prices. Reliable. Found him through Joey English.)

 

Atlas Disposal in Acworth, GA…………………………………………….. 678.762-1088

(Switched to these folks (Jenny and Sam) when Value Waste went out of business.)

 

ELECTRICIAN

Mark Bogue…………………………………………………………………………. 678-986-2617

(Mark is great to work with. It’s a family business. Mark is our primary electrician. He’s done work on a number of our single-family homes and mobile homes. Completely rewired a house that was built in 1940 that had nothing but knob-and-tube wiring. Charges a fair price.)

 

Jimmy Groves……………………………………………………………………… 678-300-2369

(Jimmy has been an electrician from more than 20 years. Valerie Ford has used him for years and recommended him. I’ve not used him yet.)

 

EROSION CONTROL

Cagle Erosion Control………………………………………………………… 770.527.9296

(Billy Cagle is the contact person. Recommended by Jamie Camp.)

 

FENCE COMPANY

Tri-County Fence Company………………………………………………… 770.382.4121

(Lynn Pack is the contact person. We have not used them.)

 

FIREPLACES

Jerry Green………………………………………………………………………….. 770.382.8127

(Jerry does great work.)

 

FLOORING INSTALLATION (carpet, wood, tile, vinyl)

Andy Ruff (carpet installation only)………………………………………. 706.252.4364

(Great work, but Andy only does carpet installation. We have used him to do all of our carpet installation since 2004.)

 

Edmundo Canales……………………………………………………………… 770-875-5499

(Edmundo only does wood floors. 10 years experience. Did great job on the wood floors at Deb Cohen’s flip.)

 

Adam Whiley……………………………………………………………………….. 706-459-0801

(Joe English used him, said he did a great job. Lays all types of floors: carpet, vinyl, wood, etc.)

 

JP Flooring………………………………………………………………………….. 678-255-6579

(Met JP at a Dorsie Boddiford rehab. His team did an incredible job on tiling a bathroom and shower. JP said his team can do about anything construction wise.)

 

Jacob Colebaugh………………………………………………………………… 951-285-9275

(Jacob has been installing tile for over six years. He is from California. We have not used him.)

 

Bruno Ferreira……………………………………………………………………… 404-513-7079

(9 years experience with wood floors. Met him when he was refinishing a wood floor in the Planters. Seemed to know his stuff.)

 

Perk    ………………………………………………………………………………….. 404-391-4246

(Andy Ruff recommended him. Lot of experience and great workmanship. Does wood or tile. I’ve not worked with him.

 

GARAGE DOORS

Chris Boss………………………………………………………………………….. 770.386.8338 (wk)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 706.252.4397 (cell)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.917.2048 (pgr)

(Chris has worked with us for a number of years. Always gives great service.)

 

GATES

Patrick Knight………………………………………………………………………. 770-547-4794

(www.usagates.com. He has a lot of experience. I have not used him.)

 

Sally Sargent……………………………………………………………………….. 678-757-9990

(www.sagebrushmetalart.com. She did gates for Randy Thompson, the guy who owned the Honda dealership in Cartersville. They raved about her work)

 

GRADERS and LAND CLEARING

Jackie Bagley………………………………………………………………………. 770-773-3234

(Jackie graded and built lake for Darrell, our neighbor. He also built road for Ken Jarrett. Experienced and knows his stuff. Does great work at reasonable prices.)

 

Justus McGhee……………………………………………………………………. 770.547.0026

(Justus is Kim Long’s brother. I’ve not met him, he was recommend by Houston Long.)

 

Kevin Mullinax……………………………………………………………………… 678.986.0968

(I’ve not used him. Recommend by Houston Long.)

 

Mullenax………………………………………………………………………………. 706.232.0751

(He cleared around our fence line in 2000. He did good work, but I haven’t used him since.)

 

GRAVEL

Kenneth Jones from Calhoun…………………………………………….. 706.625.2113

(Kenneth does most of our gravel work. He is great at what he does.)

 

Hanson Aggregates……………………………………………………………. 770.382.9838

(Recommended by Jamie Camp, said they are good.)

 

GUTTERS

Gutter Guys………………………………………………………………………….. 706-428-4415

(Got this lead from Joe English. Said Dan was great and charged a fair price. We’ve not used them yet.)

 

Adairsville Gutters……………………………………………………………….. 770.877.5139

(Randy and Loma Burns is the contact person. They did our office

Building and the Road #3 house. Did good, fast, quality work.)

 

C&C Gutters………………………………………………………………………… 770.382.0032

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.655.5676

(Jason and Nicole Hughes are the owners. They have 12 years experience. We have used them several times. They are doing Tower and Casey houses. They do good, fast, quality work.)

 

HANDYMAN

Reid   ………………………………………………………………………………….. 404-316-1490

(Met Reid at a Bartow Business After Hours function. He does all sorts of handyman work. I’ve not used him, but seemed like a get-it-done guy. www.thehandyhandymanonline.com.

 

Chris Vinall………………………………………………………………………….. 678-988-8709

(Got Chris’ number from Steven Blalock. Chris does punch out work. Works on apartments and rentals. Experienced. I have not used him.

 

HEATING AND AIR

Too Cool (Tom)…………………………………………………………………… 678-313-7312

(Tom is fantastic to work with. He’s our primary HVAC guy. Fast service, reasonably priced, knows what he’s doing. What’s not to love?! He works with lots of investors.)

 

Daryl Sexton………………………………………………………………………… 678-986-7056

(Found Daryl through Joe English. Daryl has been an HVAC guy for over 20 years – it’s all he does. He worked on two trailers in our park. He is very experienced and used to working with investors. He can do repairs or install new systems.)

 

David Gilmer……………………………………………………………………….. 770-891-4868

(He’s very dependable, reasonably priced, knows his stuff and gets the job done! He’s helped us on a number of repairs.)

 

Paul Dillon…………………………………………………………………………… 678-402-6190

(He installed new furnace in trailer at A-4 in Blue Springs. He’s been doing HVAC since 1993. Knows his stuff. He gives great service, returns calls and stands behind his work.)

 

Budget Heat and Air…………………………………………………………….. Budgetheating.com

(Go to this website to buy units at great prices. They ship the units to you, then you have you tech install. I’ve not tried this, but will the next time I need to do a replacement.)

 

Home Depot Supply……………………………………………………………. Homedepotsupply.com

(Can buy wholesale A/C units at great prices.)

 

HOME INSPECTOR

Don’t have one

 

HYDRAULIC REPAIRS

Donald’s Hydraulics……………………………………………………………. 706-291-9777

(Don ordered a new hydraulic pump for my log splitter. Told me how to install. Directions: 140 west to 53, turn left. Stay in left lane and turn left onto Old Calhoun Rd. Go about 5 miles and on left.)

 

LAKE BUILDER

Jackie Bagley………………………………………………………………………. 770-773-3234

(Jackie graded and built lake for Darrell, our neighbor. He also built road for Ken Jarrett. Experienced and knows his stuff. Does great work at reasonable prices.)

 

John Pruitt……………………………………………………………………………. 770.608.3828

(Met John while standing in line at Bartow DMV. He said he does everything from building lakes to pouring concrete. I’ve not used him.)

 

LANDSCAPING

Chad Edwards…………………………………………………………………….. 770-547-4873

(We’ve used Chad on a lot of landscaping jobs. Good guy.)

 

Ross Mathison……………………………………………………………………. 404-796-0463

(Have not used Ross. Met him while door-knocking. He had an airplane in his driveway. He was working on the wing in his garage. He was experienced at contracting and landscaping.)

 

A & A Landscaping………………………………………………………………. 404.697.4908 (cell)

(Contact folks are Andy and Angie Butler. They are great at all forms of landscaping and yard maintenance. Angie has the best Southern accent you are ever likely to hear.)

 

LEAKY BASEMENTS

AquaGuard Basement Systems…………………………………………. 770.231.6268 (cell)

(Tom Diegregorio owns the company and is the contact person. He has been in business for 10 years. Can fix leaky basements and crawl spaces, can also repair foundations that have settled or shifted, etc. I have not used him, but he seems to know what he is doing.)

 

Blacks Foundation Waterproofing (Andy Black)………………….. 770-489-2901

(Recommended by Ken Jordan and Bob Sorrentino. We’ve not used them.)

LOCKSMITH

Landlord Locks, Inc…………………………………………………………….. www.landlordlocks.com

(If you own rental property, you owe it to yourself to learn about these locks. They are by far the best locks we have ever used. They are on all of our rental properties. You can “re-key” a lock yourself in less than 10 seconds! These locks can save you hundreds of dollars each year on re-keying costs.)

 

Cartersville Lock and Key……………………………………………………. 770.382.1431

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.655.5618 (cell)

(Greg is the contact person. I’ve used him several times. He is very good. Has 30 years experience.)

 

MASON – stone, brick, cement…

Matt Cochran……………………………………………………………………….. 678-986-3946

(Matt is a really good guy with an easy way. 10 years experienced. Has crews. Knows his stuff. Does all kind of masonry work. He rocked our island and well house. Did a great job!)

 

Frank Skutka……………………………………………………………………….. 404-862-1450 (cell)

(Frank works at Cartersville Home Depot in paint department. Very meticulous. Been with Depot for 10 years. Before that, many years as a stone mason. Does stone work on the side. Nice guy. I’ve not used him.)

 

Morelles………………………………………………………………………………. 404-867-9158

(Tim Warren, builder, recommended him. I saw Morelles’ work; it was excellent. I’ve never used him.)

MOBILE HOME DEMOLISTION

Dennis Hindman…………………………………………………………………. 678-708-2473

(Got his name from Max Baker. Max said Dennis will take apart a mobile home is moving it or saving it is not an option.)

MOBILE HOME MOVERS

Ken Duncan………………………………………………………………………… H:770-607-6811

………………………………………………………………………………….. C:770-500-6707

(Met Ken while he was moving in a doublewide at a park on Poplar Springs in A’ville. He also moved our trailer at A-4 Blue Springs to Tyler Perry’s movie studios. Moved another home in Evergreen for us. He’s got 30 yrs experience. Lives in White GA.)

 

Rochester Transport (Jim Rochester)………………………………… 706-346-8603 (cell)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 256-422-6622 (home)

(Jim has been moving trailers for 50 years! Met him when he was moving a trailer in Allatoona Park. He’s out of Cedar Bluff, Alabama. Moves homes for 21st Mortgage and Green Tree.)

 

Chris Kidd……………………………………………………………………………. 770-539-1706

(Chris is the move Mark Titshaw uses.)

 

H.T. Bush…………………………………………………………………………….. 678-425-1495

(This is the company David Protiva uses.)

 

MOBILE HOME SUPPLIES

Shipwise Hardware…………………………………………………………….. 770-386-3321

(Old time hardware store that’s been selling mobile home parts since 1980’s. Only supplier of parts in Cartersville. 890 Grassdale Rd, Cartersville GA 30121)

 

Tri-State Distributing (David Brown)……………………………………. 256-393-7765

………………………………………………………………………………….. DavidBrown35@live.com

(These are the same guys who mobile home stores buy their stuff through. Tri-State is now selling directly to park owners. Will save you 50%. Will need to set up an account.)

 

MOWER REPAIR

Terry Stewards…………………………………………………………………….. 770-547-9468

(Terry fixes mowers, line trimmers, etc. Experienced, quick service, fair price and knows what he’s doing. His address is 232 Manning Mill Rd., Adairsville, GA 30103. His home number is 770-773-3303. He repairs our mowers.)

 

Poarch’s X-mark Reparis……………………………………………………. 706-625-5334

(These folks can fix you’re X-mark mower. Nice guy. Good service. Address is: 703 Newtown Loop Rd, Calhoun GA 30701.)

 

PAINTERS

Tommy Fountain…………………………………………………………………. 770.655.4109

(Tommy is our main painter. Tommy used to work with our long-time painter Rusty Cochran until Rusty retired and Tommy took over the business. Tommy painted Euharlee Rd interior – fast, great price and job! Love this guy!)

 

James Wade……………………………………………………………………….. 678-830-6354

(Recommended by Joe English. I’ve not used him.)

 

PEST CONTROL

Guardian Pest Control………………………………………………………… 770.386.9985

(Contact person is Dale Yarborough. He owns the company. He is the best in the business. We use Dale and only Dale.)

 

PLUMBING

Keith Lee with Georgia Plumbing Experts………………………….. 770-900-4923

(Recommended by Houston Long and Joe English. Keith is a great at plumber. He has tons of experience and knows his stuff. Does good work. Has done a number of jobs for us.)

 

Jonathan VanWinkle……………………………………………………………. 678-618-1154

(Jonathan has been one of our plumbers since 2008. Knows his stuff, great service, but fees are higher than most.)

 

Mark Cheeks Plumbing………………………………………………………. 404-391-8853

(Contact Mark Cheeks. Mark is our back-up plumber. He had done work for us at our office in Adairsville and at a number of our other properties as well. He knows what he’s doing and does what he says he’s gonna do. Mark is a good guy!)

 

Dave Lemmon…………………………………………………………………….. 678-414-5201

(Dave specializes in plumbing emergencies. Lots of experience. He repaired broken underground waterline at Cox Farm for us. Good, fast work.)

 

POOL REPAIR (& MAINTENANCE)

Green Acres Pools………………………………………………………………. 770.382.0111

(Contact person is Scott Lowery. He owns the company. He knows pools and is a good guy with whom to work)

 

PRESSURE WASHING

Clear Choice Cleaning Solutions……………………………………….. 706.252.4255

………………………………………………………………………………….. 706.252.4278

(Owners are Baxter and Jennifer Robinson. They are licensed, insured and highly recommended. They not only pressure wash homes, they can clean carpet, tile, and furniture. They also have a janitorial service.)

 

PRINTER

New Dimensions………………………………………………………………… 770.382.2352

(They do a lot of our copying.)

 

Media Graphics…………………………………………………………………… 770-6072133

(They design our postcards and business cards. Chris King is owner. Good guy, very involved in the community. The girl we work with there is Kim Bennett.)

 

RESTORATION

Too Cool (Tom)…………………………………………………………………… 678-313-7312

(Tom is our primary HVAC guy. He also does property restoration if you’ve have fire or water damage. They come in, clean out and dry the home. He’s experienced at working with insurance companies.)

 

ROOFING

Affordable Remodeling and Roofing…………………………………… 770-606-0194

(Ricky and Valerie Ford are the owners. They know how investors think ‘cause they are one! Ricky has been replacing and repairing roofs for years and years. Knows his stuff. Has great crews. They replaced the roof on our home plus have under a number of roof repairs to our rentals. Great prices and quality work!)

 

Kenneth Ray Roofing and Remodeling………………………………. 678-858-0864

(In business for 26 years. From Adairsville. Family business. They do roofing and remodeling. Met son (Jason 678-986-8511) at Sue’s barber shop. She says he’s a good egg. We’ve not worked with them yet.

 

Southeast Roofing and Contracting……………………………………. 706-276-2050 (work)

(Main contact is Stephen. Jessica works in office. They roofs, gutters, siding, decks, drywall, etc. They did roof at Whispering Pines and did a very good job. Good customer service.)

 

XTreme Roofing and Remolding………………………………………… 678.898.6604 (cell)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770-769-9027 (work)

(Anthony Williams is the owner. He has more than ten years experience. Anthony has done a number of roofing jobs for us – including re-roofing our office. He also does remodeling, painting, decks, etc. His work is excellent. He returns calls. He charges a fair price. Good guy.)

 

SCREENS

Screens Atlanta…………………………………………………………………… 706-629-1610

(Melinda Moore redid the screens at Cox Farm for us. Good work. Their address is 891 Oothcalooga St., Calhoun GA 30701

 

SEPTIC TANK PUMPING

Tidwell Plumbing………………………………………………………………… 770.382.4477

(We have worked with them a number of times. They are good at what they do. No job is too big.)

 

Mitchell Patterson………………………………………………………………… 770-324-5600

(Mitchell is experienced – he pumped Clubhouse Drive for us. Works in White, Adairsville, Calhoun)

 

SEPTIC TANK AND SEWER LINE WORK

Allen Huskins………………………………………………………………………. 678-858-7769

(Allen’s is a family business. Skeeter is his wife and daughter Britney. I REALLY like these folks. They replaced field line at Clubhouse Dr. Allen’s nickname is “Alpo”. I LOVE this guy!!!)

 

Tidwell Plumbing………………………………………………………………… 770.382.4477

(We have worked with them a number of times. They are good at what they do. No job is too big.)

 

Clay Service Company………………………………………………………… 776-234-5983

(Had aerated septic tank at Autumn Ridge that needed repair. Keith Wilbur and Jeremiah Mullis came out. Both knew their stuff and explained thoroughly what needed to be done. Their company does everything septic.)

 

SANDBLASTING

Bryan Holt……………………………………………………………………………. 877-763-2246

(Can sandblast or sodablast. Sodablasting can be done indoors. I have not used him.)

 

SIDING

(See “Contractors”)

 

SIGN COMPANIES

Steve’s Signs in Rome……………………………………………………….. 706.802.0022

(I’ve not used Steve for several years.)

 

Sign Mafia……………………………………………………………………………. 770.592.2522

(David Berman is the owner. Works out of his house. Lots of experience. Works with a lot of investors/realtors.)

 

One Day Signs…………………………………………………………………….. 770.386.7432

(Contact person is Gary. They have done a lot of work for us.)

 

A New Beginnings……………………………………………………………… 770.387.1720

(Tim Gilstrap is the owner and contact person. They have done a lot of work for us.)

 

STUMP GRINDING

Joe Hazelwood……………………………………………………………………. 770.639.1722 (cell)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.386.6613 (home)

(Joe has worked with us for a number of years.)

 

Gordon Ness………………………………………………………………………. 404.790.1262

(Recommend by our tree man, Joey Pike. Joey said he has used him for years.)

 

SURVEYORS

Knight and Knight Surveyors……………………………………………….. 770.382.7975

(Johnny Knight is the contact person. Recommended by Jamie Camp.)

 

Eagle Surveying, Inc. ………………………………………………………….. 770.231.9772

(Steve and Terry Provenson are the owners and contact people.)

 

TRACTOR REPAIR

Michael Smith……………………………………………………………………… 706-280-7801

(Michael repairs tractors. Works at Smith equipment on 41 between A’ville and Calhoun. He’s worked on our Kubota. Knows his stuff.)

 

TOWING

John Weaver……………………………………………………………………….. 770-324-0205

(His cousin owns Affordable Towing. John works on his own. Also does fencing work. He towed my 5er home from Allatoona when my Dodge broke. He has a Dodge dually 3500 flat bed 2007.)

 

Affordable Towing……………………………………………………………….. 706-625-4000

(These guys do all kinds of towing. I’ve not used them.)

 

Discount Truck and Tire………………………………………………………. 770-773-9354

(I’ve not used them. They are in Adairsville)

 

Martins…………………………………………………………………………………. 770-382-9295

(In Cartersville. I’ve not used them.)

 

TRAILER REPAIR (the pull-behind-your-truck kind of trailer – NOT the live in kind of trailer)

H&M Trailers in Adairsville GA…………………………………………….. 770.773.7233

Or        ………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.878.0125

(Hamp and Diane Alexander and their son Trey are the owners and are in Adairsville. If you need to buy a trailer – any kind of trailer – they can get it for you. Better still, if you need a trailer repaired – especially the wiring – they know their stuff!)

 

RV TRAILER REPAIRS: Mark Whittaker………………………………. 770-231-6389

(My RV needed several repairs. I plan to call Mark to do the repairs.)

 

TREE CUTTERS (They cut down trees)

Pikeco Pines Tree Service………………………………………………….. 770.975.1213 (home)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.815.1306 (cell)

(Joey Pike is the owner and contact person. Joey has been cutting trees down for years. He is great at what he does and has done a number of jobs for us.)

 

Postell Tree Service…………………………………………………………….. 678-493-8733 (work)

………………………………………………………………………………….. 404-295-3989 (cell)

(Scott is owner. He’s second generation. Been in business for over 32 years. His sons work for him. Saw him cut tree at Hawk Rd. He cleared Akin Dr. Has big bucket truck, Bobcat and all equipment needed. I liked the guy and have used him.)

 

Stanley Tree and Landscaping Services, Inc……………………… 770-606-4073

www.stanleytreeservice.com

(Saw ad in paper. They do a lot of different things. Have not used them.)

 

TRIM WORK (Installs molding and trim)

(See “Contractors”)

 

TUB RE-GLAZER

Appalachian Tubs……………………………………………………………….. 770.386.1011

………………………………………………………………………………….. 770.324.8701 (cell)

(Darrell Pressley is the owner and contact person. Have not used him. Dorsie has.)

 

Amazing Reglazing……………………………………………………………… 770-324-5492

(Dorman Peterson is recommended by Joe English. Joe has used him and said he did a great job.)

 

New Horizons Services, Inc………………………………………………… 404-392-0559

(Scott Bowen is the owner. Has different specialties; one is resurfacing sinks and tubs. We have not yet used him.)

 

WINDOW REPLACEMENT

See “Contractors”

 

WINDOW CLEANER

Sunshine Window Cleaning, Inc…………………………………………. 770.422.7405

(I have not used these folks, was told about them.)

 

WINDOW AND GLASS REPAIR

LAYTON GLASS…………………………………………………………………… 770.386.0733

Emergency number…………………………………………………………….. 770.386.3230

(Terry Layton is the owner. Office is in Cartersville. The repair all types of glass: car windshields, broken home windows, mirrors, etc. We have used these folks many, many times. They do great work.)

 

Southern Glass Company…………………………………………………… 770.607.9883

(We have used them to replace several broken windows.)

 

Carl’s Discount Glass…………………………………………………………. 770.382.3809

(We’ve not used them.)