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As we age, men typically become more independent, professional and distinguished looking. That's definitely the case with our team of professionals!
Ken participated in construction projects from the age of fourteen and has been in the construction business for 40+ years. As teenagers, his family owned a construction company building the town library. Their masonry company installed and repaired brick and concrete block buildings to start. As they grew, they were awarded the contract for the masonry work on ESPN’s very first building located one mile from his home in Bristol, CT. A few years later, his family opened a scaffolding company and started constructing, leasing, and selling scaffold all over New England, a perfect complement to masonry work.
As time went on, the company contracted to erect scaffolding and conducted masonry repairs at numerous churches, West Point Academy, Paul Newman's Restaurant, Phil Donahue's Estate and Yale University in New Haven, to name a few.
Ken relocated to Dallas and invested five years as a commercial project manager for FLOORWORKS and Southwest Industrial Surfaces installing concrete swimming pool coatings, concrete floor coatings in restaurants, manufacturing plants and airplane hangars etc.
Ken advanced over the next five years as a project manager for concrete and asphalt applications with Driveway Maintenance, a Commercial Paving Company. Ken struck out on his own in 1999 under the name of Facility Restoration and Construction Services, a commercial general contracting company bringing all his knowledge and experience under one roof.
The Grey Haired Guys® Contracting Company simply evolved and is growing nationally. Now a Registered Trademark, The Grey Haired Guys Contractors have Domains in 52 states, setting up an initial offering for other interested parties to share in our growth with a simple licensing agreement.
Ken's recent business venture:
• A marketing partnership with the Dallas distributor of Sceeneze® Porch and Patio Systems with a wide variety of Automatic Retractable Screen Doors
Project Estimator, Superintendent of Projects
A trained electrician from his military service in the U.S. Navy, and OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) trained and certified, John has a focused background of residential and commercial remodeling for 38 years. He progressed in his career mastering several trades and is talented in managing all phases of any size construction project. His resume includes overseeing the Facility Department at Rice University for 5 (five) years. His staff included an excess of 144 employees.
Recently, John has traveled the USA managing remodels and "out of ground" stores for Pizza Hut, Mattress Giant, Save-a-lot, Quik Trip Gas Stations, and Chili’s to name a few. John has decided to remain local with his family and limit long term builds out of town.
Project Manager - Painting projects, such as the Customer Projects listed in the Painting and Stucco section of our site, ( located here: frsvcs.com/comm.asp ) have been completed to customer satisfaction and with little interruption to normal business operations.
Patt has been painting commercial and residential interior & exterior projects for over 30 years including, banks, shopping centers, automobile dealerships, apartment complexes and industrial projects. In 2009 he managed the painting of The Borden's Milk Company Facility in Dallas.
We are proud of the satisfaction that our customer had with the completed project and the "Elsie the Cow" Mural in photo # 80 of the project.
Waterproofing - Specialty concrete coatings
Restoration projects over the last (37) thirty-seven years include water leak investigation and repair, structural consulting and restoration, commercial concrete floor and specialty coatings applicator, expansion joint repair / caulking / leveling, and historical structure restoration.
Masonry - Granite, marble, brick, stone 30 years
Martin worked directly with Ken Palin on the Collin County Association of Realtors Office in Plano restoring the cast stone - photos and project can be seen at frsvcs.com/masonry38realtors.asp
Martin and his son Osvaldo have completed dozens of projects over the years, some extremely complicated but always to the customers complete satisfaction. A sample of Martin's work and some spectacular projects can be seen here -> frsvcs.com/masonry.asp
20 years in this specialty trade
Save $ on concrete replacement - We restore old concrete by filling voids, raising and leveling concrete sidewalks, driveways, and streets. Move water to drains as originally designed.
Asphalt Forman 30 years
Media blasting (sand or glass blasting) 30 years.
See Photos of Our Work
The Borden's Milk Company
The Center for American and International Law
ViewPoint Bank - Carrollton, Tx
More exciting photos of our work by Chrissy Chris
Surface Restoration Applications
• Fire Restoration
• Hazardous Coatings
• Rust / Oxidation
• Stone and Marble
30 years parking lot, painting removal and restoration
Specialty concrete coatings
Project Manager is a Texas A&M University Business Graduate
We are appreciative and totally pleased having Barry represent our company over the last few years.
He has performed professionally with compliments from our satisfied customers including:
* remodel projects at the
Grace Bible Church Office renovation project
* a carpentry and waterproofing project at the
Preston Meadow Lutheran Church
* home owners
* home owners
Travertine & Porcelain showers
* neighbor projects
* investor make ready's
Ceiling joist repair, replace insulation, sheetrock, tape, bed, texture and paint.
* and Realtor projects
This list is a small example of his efforts. Barry has literally been in the construction business working "hands on" for nearly 25 years. He is totally capable of restoring any size home or project. The real benefit of having a talent like Barry is that he can work quickly to manage and complete the project on time, within budget and he resolves all issues as they arise. Any damaged home or building can be restored to a condition as good as new, or any home or building can be remodeled to meet your changing circumstances. Your home or work space will be ready to occupy as promised.
Ken with Martina Kolm
Web Developer and grey haired gal for greyhairedGuys®.com