Katy Remodeling & Repair

Do you need a painter, handyman, plumber for a Katy remodeling & repair job? Here’s a list of local vendors that you may need during your home purchase or sale. But remember…things change! Always check the Houston BBB (Better Business Bureau) before you hire a vendor. Sheila Cox does not endorse any of these vendors and does not have personal experience with all of them.

Also use Angie’s List for more vendors.

House Cleaners and Make Ready Companies

Karen’s Make Ready Service at 832-705-4410 (the best house cleaner ever!)

Exterior Home Cleaning
(Pressure Washing)
Mike Haver at 713-449-3887

Local Moving Companies

Navarre-Cajun Moving, Inc.
Phone: (281) 431-2819

OneSource Moving

One Movers Network
(713) 429-1375

Handyman Services

If you have sheetrock repair or painting work, call a painter instead of a handyman. Handmen install ceiling fans, light fixtures, faucets, and repair things like garbage disposals, toilets, attic stairs, doorbells, door knobs, etc. Some may install GFCI outlets.

Jesus Mora at 832-580-0966

Ron Rutherford at 281-844-6101

Carl Fitzgerald at 281-221-3660  cmfitz340@msn.com



What's My Katy Home WorthYou can call the Handymen listed above for painting jobs or give these guys a call:

Angel at 832-443-6412 (the best!)

Mr. Goodpainters
Call Juan at 281-650-2771
BBB Rating


Don’t forget Whitehat Construction (below) for larger paint jobs!

Or go to the Better Business Bureau site for a list of area painters.

Contractors for Remodeling and Repairs

Whitehat Construction at 281-305-4558
www.WhiteHatConstruction.com (the best!)

Granite Counters

Jacob at 281-398-8282 Katy Tile

Jorge at  281-617-8579


Jacob at 281-398-8282 Katy Tile

Tile Work

Jacob at 281-398-8282 Katy Tile

Ecedro at  832-876-6613


Aspire Sales & Electrical Services

R S Electrical Services

Madaras Electrical

Retro Lighting & Conservation


Houston Restoration Services
John Sanders at (281) 850-4393


Howell Services (these guys are fantastic!)

Layne Plumbing

Structural Engineers

Houston Slab Foundations at 281-358-1121
R Michael Gray PE

BEC Engineering at 281-664-8441
Karl Breckon, P.E. (President)

cta-home-search06Foundation Repairs

Here is a must read for Texas home buyers: Buyer’s Guide to Slab-On-Ground Foundations by R. Michael Gray, P.E. and Matthew T. Gray, EIT.

Olshan at 713-223-1900

Jericho at 713-772-7522

Brick Restoration

JQ Brick Repair at 713-253-5092

Brick Restoration Inc. at 281-558-1828

Air Conditioning

Hartford Services at 281-261-3333
BBB Review

McDaris AC & Heating at (713) 777-5788

Sprinkler Installation and Repair

Leopold Sprinkers at 281-342-5900

Swimming Pool Service

Norris Pools

Reed’s Pool Service
Inspection = $275-350

Aquatic Pool Specialists
Inspection = $80

cta-hire-agent01Pest Control Service

Integrated Pest Management
1118 Highway 90-A Richmond, Texas 77406
(281) 341-1761

Yard/Lawn Service

Juan Hernandez at 832-767-7194  (extremely reliable!)

Window Treatments

Carol Cernsek at 281-723-1706

Joann Duffield at 281-265-8226

Pearl Design at  832-466-5455

Renee Harrison at 281-565-7887


Door Repairs

Carl Drake at 281-798-6760

Real Estate Attorneys

Brian Middleton
Middleton Law Firm PLLC  
Phone: (713) 680-3296

Franklin Holcomb
Franklin Holcomb Law Office  
Phone: (713) 236-7728

Gary Pate
Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP
Phone: (713) 632-1708

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Estimating Remodeling Jobs

In addition, we have many great homes in the Katy area, but some of them may need your personal touch. It’s difficult to estimate these costs ahead of time or to know who to hire. I can help by estimating costs and by recommending local contractors who provide good quality service at reasonable prices. Plus, since I have remodeled many homes myself, I can help answer questions that you may have and get you going in the right direction.

If the home inspector noted some repair that you will need to make after the sell, or if you know there are some remodeling items that you want to do to the home, then you can use this worksheet to estimate those costs.


Item Cost


Total Cost




Stove top or range






Wall oven



Built-in microwave



Vent hood



Kitchen counter top

$30-80/ linear foot


Kitchen sink/faucet



Kitchen cabinet hardware

$2-8 ea


Kitchen light fixtures



Master bath counter top/sinks

$30-80/ linear foot


Master bath Faucets



Master bath light fixtures



Master bath (other)

get estimate


Secondary baths: faucets



Secondary baths: light fixtures



Secondary baths: counters/sinks

$30-80/ linear foot


Secondary baths: cabinet hardware

$2-8 ea


Ceiling fans



Chandelier or other large light fixtures



Interior door knobs

$15 ea


Exterior door handles/locks

$100-200 ea


Repaint a small room (DIY)


1-2  x 


Repaint a large room (DIY)


2-3  x 


Replace carpet



Put in hardwood or tile floors

get estimate





Resurface swimming pool



HVAC System

get estimate


Radiant Barrier






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  • Help you sort through all the options to find the right neighborhood and schools.
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Sheila Cox RealtorAgent: Sheila Cox, Realtor

Broker: Keller Williams Southwest
1650 Highway 6, #350 (Map)
Katy , TX 77478
Phone: (832) 779-2890

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