Unlicensed Construction Trades (Roofers, Painters, Etc)

, Mar 9, 2019 | 6 Comments


You’ll always get the cheapest cabinets off the shelf at Home Depot. These are pretty inexpensive and good for rental properties or renovations <$400k. A step up is Ikea, which actually look really good and are solid construction. These are good up to ~$700k. After that, you have to go custom. Custom cabinet makers below.

  • Alex Cifuentes / [email protected] / 512-486-9996
  • Giuseppe Maccagnan / [email protected]
  • Andrei (ikea installer) 512-910-1840 — used to work for Ikea and now went off on his own.

Concrete (Foundation and/or Flatwork – Driveways / Patios / etc)

  • Alex Moya = 512.803.6834
  • Baldemar Martinez (Only does new slabs at $11/SqFt.) = [email protected]
  • Alfredo Lopez (used to fix Argentia. Communicative by email/text/phone and good. Priced well.) / $11-$12/sf for new structural slab. Will update w/ more pricing. — (512) 779-7042 / [email protected]
  • Erick Figueroa (Jay’s concrete guy) – 512.701.2259 / [email protected]
  • Shon Patino +1 (512) 658-9410 (Nicky Marburger referral)
  • Jake Scott = 512-417-5688 /  (Leann/Matt referral – can do slabs. Expensive.)
  • Juan Ramirez (Horacio referral) = 512.679.7282

Drywall Installation

  • Mike Ormond – 512.269.2008 // [email protected]
  • Lupe Morales / Lupe Drywall – 512.970.6118 (new construction)

Flooring (Wood, Tile, Laminate)

These prices are probably outdated/old after the 2021-22 pricing adjustment.

  • Chase Darnell @ Lone Star Carpets = 573.289.4338 / [email protected]
  • Tony Ortiz (did Avenue F floors in 2017, Cheshire floors in 2018, you’ll need to be specific for quality control. Quality wasn’t great, but I could have given better instructions to cut down on some of it) = 512.369.2374 / [email protected] // $2.50/s.f. for tile (includes demo) // $2/s.f. for laminate wood or glue down (doesn’t include glue) // $1500-$2000 for shower/bath surrounds. Also retiled a show
  • Daniel Salinas // (512)227-7454 Tile Only (Adrienne Laosa referral. Spanish only)
  • Precilla Ibarra (quality work, but hard to schedule – did Eric’s house) 512-998-9388 / [email protected] // Wood floors install 2.00/ft w/glue // 1.50 w/out glue $35 float
  • Monica Lopez / 512-679-7953 (wood floor installation)
  • Jose Robles (512) 299-1011 – Using him to do 647 square feet for $1600 labor and grout/morter. $250 more to haul off carpet/pad. Will update after
  • Steve Garnett – 512-923-7018 – carpetnow.com
  • America’s Carpet Outlet – 183/Lamar https://www.americascarpetoutlet.com/ – Easily the easiest to work with and priced the best, but you want to drive down there to view and select your carpet. Warehouse is dumpy, but their carpet is great and their installers are reliable. Mention our company and ask for ~10% off (applies to clients, too.)
  • Oscar Fuentes (512) 769-4753 — Tile only. Doesn’t speak English. Does great work, but you have to really manage him.
  • Jason Duran (Vicki’s son) – Texas FloorsnMore / 979-709-8973
  • Nick Katzman (512) 771 4612 [email protected] Family of Adam Salamon, can do flooring, paint and carpentry among lots of other things – can do detailed high-end flooring and repair – ask Adrienne Laosa is you’d like a copy of his portfolio of work for you or your clients.

Garage Doors (New + Repair)

  • AMS Garage Doors – (512) 919-4252 – [email protected] – Louay uses them so we tried and they came out really quickly and for a cheaper price than Always Available. Will use them for now.
  • Cornell Garage Doors- Richard Cornell 512.636.5920. Was able to fix doors at Hyside for $125 when other companies bid $2000+ for replacement
  • Fratex Garage Doors (referred by Adan. Did Kerbey really cheaply and fast. on 5/2019. Eric’s using again on 6/2020 and likes them) — (512) 808-8529‬
  • AMS Garage Doors – (512) 919-4252 – [email protected] – Louay uses them so we tried and they came out really quickly and for a cheaper price than Always Available. Will use them for now.
  • VIP Garage Door Services (RR) – (512) 876-4882 $125 service fee to fix a severely dented door Great service

Glass and Mirrors

  • Lone Star Glass = (512) 331-4527 [email protected]
  • Cecil Edwards = 512.282.9928
  • Glass Guru = https://www.theglassguru.com/austin/


  • M.P. Seamless Rain Gutters- [email protected]. Did gutters at Bailey’s house for $600. Easy to work with and did a great job
  • Capital City Gutters- Carlos Contreras (Affiliated with Miguel Reyes) 512-696-1783


  • Best Insulation // Travis Lafayette // 512.422.5803 / [email protected]
  • Tom Sankey // Cool Insulation Company – 512-251-4770 (Office) 512-801-0039 (cell) // [email protected]


  • Sergio Olmedo [email protected] / 512.939.2916 (good & reliable. Eric has used for years)
  • Alberto (512) 373-0301 — (Yolanda referral) I found a great painter 👨‍🎨 at a really good price. Here’s his info in case anyone wants to get a quote from him. To give you an idea, he quoted 1909 sq ft at $3800 for 2 costs. Seller ended up paying an additional $500 for a 3rd coat. Happy selling!
  • Jesus Pacheco (Adrienne Laosa referral – spanish speaking) (512) 791-7418
  • Jaime Gallardo – 512-696-3183
  • Jesse Mansfield (Jamie Stefanini Referral) = 616.514.9793
  • Domingo (361) 558-5835
  • Greg Herrera (does side work) = 512–285–0657
  • Jesus de los Santos (unconfirmed, but sounds solid) = (512)‭ 748-9796
  • Ruben Morales 512-363-9087 (get a bid from this guy for hanging/finishing drywall at Argentia (when it’s ready.)
  • Nick Katzman (512) 771 4612 [email protected] Family of Adam Salamon, can do flooring, paint and carpentry among lots of other things – can do detailed high-end flooring and repair – ask Adrienne Laosa is you’d like a copy of his portfolio of work for you or your clients.
  • David Garza – 512-373-9090 referred to me by a picky client. They said good work, reliable and very fair pricing. 8/12/21 – Kasey
  • Jason Duran (Vicki’s son) / 979-709-8973
  • Howard Lindsey / 512-848-8434 / Recommended by Vicki


  • Chris McGuire – Heritage Roofing – 512-773-8034 – [email protected]
  • Tyler Lawson – Water Damage & Roofing – 512-534-5719 (highly rated on Yelp, did Bridgewater for $6k.  Good guy)
  • Acura Roofing – http://acuraroofing.com/ – Best way to contact them is to put in a contact request on the website w/ information about the property. Make sure and mention you’re with Bramlett Residential & he’ll provide good service. ***They are currently only doing full roof replacements & not repairs.***
  • Santiago Jaimes – 512.453.9682 – Referred by Tara McGuire
  • Reyes Roofing – 512-563-7420 – Referred by Tara McGuire – Adrienne highly recommends Reyes Roofing – Used them in August 2020 and had a great experience
  • Bill Nichols Roofing = 512.636.9107
  • Sean Moed – (just called in to see if we need any roof repairs done) 512-803-3123
  • Lucky Shaw w/ Water Damage & Roofing – [email protected] (512) 650-0175 Came out during hurricane Harvey for roof and water damage. Roofing repair was really reasonable & they acted fast. Highly rated on Yelp
  • Accurate Roofing – Really cheap. Did a job for Kenric for $290 that was around $800 for most other companies. I’m not completely trusting of them but definitely cheap.
  • Miguel Perez = (512) 538-6270 — Eric has used him on a couple of jobs. Really inexpensive, but not super professional. Does good work.
  • David Lazo // (512)379-9282 (Adrienne Laosa referral. Spanish only)
  • SkyviewEstimator.com — If you pay $30-$40 for a roof report, you will know exactly the roof that needs to be installed and easily shop it to multiple roofers without requiring a site visit. You’ll get past the expensive guys super quickly and get the best price.
  • Wilson Roofing = Phone: (512) 263-3157 // Appointments: wilsonroofing.com (They are very high in price)
  • CCR Roofing = Bo or Aaaron, 512-428-5674, referred by another agent and said they were fair $ and very tidy and polite (tara)

Stained Concrete

  • Artcrete Designs – 512-694-9397 — They also stamp concrete.
  • Elegant Coatings – https://www.facebook.com/Elegant-Coatings-313431329107392/ — Dylan Harryman [email protected] / 512-332-4395 / elegantcoatings.net — Sounds like he knows what he’s doing. Detailed pricing here: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwGBwQNfjBPshBrdxXpgMdndsfk
  • Sanabria Stone Work / David 512-679-6157 / https://www.facebook.com/SanabriaStoneWork
    https://www.facebook.com/HomesRevival/ — $1.75/sf to stain if done before sheetrock. More $ to seal.

Windows / Installation

  • Home Depot will have the most cost effective windows for vinyl. Lowe’s is close. Buy a Lowe’s coupon off ebay and take it into the store with you and Home Depot will match the 10% discount.
  • Chris King // Centex Sash & doors – [email protected] / +1 (512) 970-6555 — Fleetwood Doors and Windows. Purchase + installation
  • Austin Retrofit Windows – Lauren had a great experience with them for upgrading older windows on a brick home. They even enlarged a window and handled the masonry work beautifully. Also can do panes of glass. (512) 926-6665, [email protected]

Window Shades + Blinds

  • TX Sun & Shade – https://www.txsunandshade.com/ (who pretty much everyone in town uses)
  • Ricardo Parra- ‭(432) 978-6677‬

Tags: painting, painter, float, texture, roofing


  1. Becky says:

    I have had GREAT experiences with Fiducia Roofing and Restoration. They are quick to get out there to inspect and provide detailed reports. Reach out to Dan Houston: 512-829-1883.

  2. eric says:

    Thanks Becky! He has been added.

  3. haroon says:

    Thank Becky!

  4. Zoe says:

    Re David Garza in painters. I use to use refer him for all my clients (never for cabinets though), he was always reliable and flexible for me. I sent a lot of business his way. Last year he bailed on a full house interior job I was overseeing – two days before he was meant to start. I have not used him since. He said he didn’t have the labor to do it, but frankly I think he misquoted – he may not have had the labor, but the guy I found did it with just two and that is what David would of had too. Just thought I would share as I saw his name on this list.

  5. eric says:

    Thank you! Great feedback! Thes unlicensed trades can be hit and miss, so we’ll leave him up, but also leave your comment here so that everyone knows!

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