Wednesday, September 22, 2010

REI Approved Contractors List

These are contractors and vendors that various members of our group have recommended. The only way to get on this list is from a recommendation from one of our members.

The criteria of being on this list require that pricing is lower than other equally qualified people in their field. If you have been using someone that you like but have not had comparative estimates please don’t recommend them.

If someone on the list does work for a member and does them wrong in some way or another they will be removed from the list. Email me if you would like to add someone. Email me if someones contact information no longer works.


Architectural Engineers 
- Day and Kinder Consulting Engineers PLLC 540-774-5706

Asphalt Driveways
- D.L. Barker Paving 293-1453 We called around, got many quotes, they had the best prices. Job looked good, a little grass grew through the asphalt and we sprayed some round up on it. Cheap, good for a flip.*

- Our member Taz, Custom built, fair prices. Can beat Lowes! or 540-892-0454 *

Carpet, Floor, Furniture Cleaning

Carpet and Vinyl Installation

- Billy - 540-570-2905 works in Roanoke, Lexington and Buena Vista, will travel.

Drywall / Plaster

- Shane Boone, 397-3287 beautiful plaster work (textures), drywall.

- David Woodie “Name Your Price” 540-580-4060 good work and price*
- Tim Dooley, 540-563-8519 or cell 540-354-1279
- Keenan Electric, John Keenan; 540-334-4168, Licensed; quality work and reliable for reasonable price. Use for renovations and service rentals. Accept credit cards
- Robbie Reedy 540-537-7357

General Handyman

-C. David Woodie, master electrician, state license, planning and design consultations, footer to trim construction, full electrical services, "Name Your Price" Service, emergency service available, Call 540-580-4060. Leave a message, calls returned within 1 hr.
 -Macon Claybrook - Painting, general repairs and landscaping - 540-494-7752

Hardwood Flooring

-Lee-Tech Hardwood Floors, these guys are great at refinishing hardwood floors and the price is right. Can also install new hardwood. Call 540-588-6217 *

- Tim Dooley, 540-563-8519 or cell 540-354-1279, good prices and I called him on Friday at 2pm, he had a new heating system in for my tenants the same day. Tim is also an electrician and was a builder so he has extensive knowledge of many trades*

-Everything from cheap fiberglass options to open and close cell spray foam. They have very affordable solutions. New River Insulation 540-320-7508. Ask for Dennis.

-Tripp Godsey 540-777-1566 or  Landlords, remodelers, homeowners, business, auto, life, health, etc.

-Macon Claybrook - Landscaping, painting and general repair - 540-494-7752

Lawyers Real Estate
-Ross Hart - Landlord tenant expert 540-375-3281 or
-Darren Delefield - Agreement with group on pricing 540-366-8665 or
-Laura Wright - Closing Attorney 540-293-1510 or

Licensed Contractors
- Millers Home Improvements - REI Member - Dennis Miller: 540-312-8085, Remodeling, Roofing, Siding, Drywall, Decks, Foundation Repair, fair prices, high end work.

- Bill Hayes - All kinds of brickwork, cinder blocks, stucco, concrete, etc. Fair prices. Call 540-204-8257



-Dooley Brothers Painting (Tommy Dooley) 597-4080 Highly recommended. Fast, dependable, high quality work. Good pricing.

Pest Control
- REI Member Twoie Knox @ B and C Exterminating - 540.342.5828. Quality, Economical and Dependable.
- Jerry Compton 389-0356 (price is right)*


- Tim Dooley, 540-563-8519 or cell 540-354-1279
- Plumbing Specialists, Ricky May; 540-387-2153, Licensed; quality work and reliable for reasonable price. Use for renovations and service rentals. Accept credit cards.
- CJ's  Plumbing, Heating and AC, 389-5909, dependable, reliable, easy to work with, knowledgeable, guarantee their work.
- Alan Wood, small jobs and repairs, good and reasonable, 540-890-6040


Scrappers (work for free in trade for the metal)
-Bob’s Appliance and Metal Removal 540-342-2811, Bob is also good at drywall work and can pull together people to get the job done

-Siding, gutters, windows and roofing. Robbie Pierce of Pierce Siding and Window Co. 389-1168. Excellent work.
-  Daniel Wright.  Gave lowest bid on siding on a two-story house.  Was reliable in completing the job in a timely way.  If you write a detailed punch list, he tries to follow the list.  He said that he can also install roofing shingles and hang drywall (but doesn't do the finish work on drywall).  540-352-7336.


Anonymous said...

I have a non-liscenced handyman who can do mostly anything. Siding, drywall, stonework,tile flooring and windows just to name a few. He is also a great mechanic. He may seem A little quirky at times but nothing extreme. He has a lot of kids and his homelife sometimes will slow him down on a big job, but he always finishes. His name is Aaron Looney and he charges a flat 20 bucks a hour to do practically everything. His contact info is 540-267-1042. Just make sure you tell him that Anthony Logan from the Real Estate Investors Group told you to call.

Anonymous said...

Marlow Ferguson
Owner of Star City Playhouse

Renovated 6 building (don't need a license to work on your own project)

Skills: renovations,carpentry, dry wall, painting, some plumbing & electric etc.

Business Phone: 366-0060
Part Time only

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country on March 8, 2011 at 9:51 AM said...

How do we get on this contractor's list? We do flooring--hardwood, laminate, carpet, vinyl, tile, bamboo, cork. We also do repairs, restretching, binding. We recently completed a job for house flippers Judy and Robert Newman from Salem. We also work regularly for Blue Ridge Homes. Our company is called We come to you for free and without the overhead of a brick-and-mortar store, we beat everyone's prices. Plus we do the best job and give great service. We've been in the business about 25 years. Our number is 434-927-4159. We go to most counties surrounding the Roanoke area and for bigger jobs will go anywhere.

We are interested in becoming real estate investors ourselves. We've bought, rehabbed, and sold a few properties, love it, and are pretty good at it. Now we'd like to expand our business in that direction.

Dallas ® on March 8, 2011 at 10:50 AM said...

You're on it now in the posts. To get up in the article itself you have to be a member or a member has to recommend you. Becoming a member is free and only requires coming to our meetings from time to time.

Best regards,


Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country on March 8, 2011 at 3:51 PM said...

Dallas, we want to come to your meetings. I loved reading your blog. Everything was so interesting. And I have questions. Sounds like what you guys are into is right up our alley. When and where are these meetings?

Dallas ® on March 8, 2011 at 5:02 PM said...

There is one tonight. Every Tuesday night at El Rodeo on Williamson Rd in Roanoke from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Tonight will be Varney Thompson Home Inspections.

Look at the top of this web page and you'll see a link that says subscribe to our email list. Hit subscribe and you'll get my emails that will let you know what is going on every week.

Hope to see you there.

Best regards,


Dallas ® on March 8, 2011 at 5:03 PM said...

BTW, thanks for the complements on the blog!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country on March 8, 2011 at 11:11 PM said...

Oh shoot, we missed tonight's meeting. We'll try next week. Thanks!

B P on August 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM said...

Has anyone worked with Mike Sheets (540-312-9531)? I thought I got his number from here, but don't see it so am looking for a reference.

Also, if you have any experience with Dave Van Dyne, I'd love to hear some feedback. (540-520-0364)

In the interest of sharing information, they each quoted me $475 to repaint a 1-bedroom apartment in old southwest, no ceilings or trim.


PS Dallas, this is a fantastic resource. Thank you so much for creating it!!

Anonymous said...

Hello; I am a REI member. Not having success with contacting people on the above list. Called Justin Enquist and never heard back. Called Aaron Looney (referred by Anthony Logan)and the number is a bad number. Is there anybody with integrity who you would reccommend to do work for under 25.00 per hour? This would be for my personal home and not my rental. Thank You. Mike

Dallas ® on November 2, 2012 at 1:12 PM said...

I took Justin off the list after hearing that he is charging $65 an hour. What kind of work are you needing? For General all around work on your personal house I would call Dennis Miller 540-312-8085. Fair prices. High end work.

Mike on November 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM said...

Thank you for getting back to me. I forgot to mention that I also contacted Alan Hambrick, but he said he was not available. He said he would try to reach his friend, but was unable to get in touch with him as well. Alan said he would not refer anyone who did not share his quality of work. (Something I appreciated since I have had so many problems with Roanoke contractors. Ask me about Cook Siding and Window, or Correll Electric. Not a good experience!!) Nevertheless, I did ask Dennis about inspecting a leak on my personal roof, but $150 was outside of my price range. I am also looking to put two sensor lights, and install a light-pole on my personal property, however, we just don't have allot of money to spend. That's why Justin sounded SO good at $25 per hour and Aaron for $20 per hour. We are taking Rico up on his offer and Leonel is going to do some minimal work on our 1 property, and I will let everyone know how it goes Thanks again Dallas. Mike

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