Charlie: Gary who lives near Angleton says, “I will be building my family home in Damon, Texas.” I wonder if he’ll have a mat in front of the house. You got that one?
Tom: uuhhh yeah.
That’s a millennial joke.
Charlie: Was wondering if you could recommend a good general contractor for the job, and also a contractor for my driveway, which is about half a mile. It’s dirt.
Tom: If he’s going …
Charlie: It’s an old county road that was abandoned by the county.
Tom: I tell you what, if he’s going to be building a home and it’s dirt and it gets muddy, then they better put down what we call a construction road to get to the property or they’re going to have concrete trucks and everything else stuck in the mud. That’s something you have to plan ahead when you build on acreage.
As far as a general contractor to build it, I don’t have one that I know of in the Angleton area that would build you a brand new home, so you’re going to have to look and get references and do things like that. I know I personally have built a home down there for some people but I’m not in the business anymore.
Charlie: I’ll send ….
Tom: Don’t call me.
Charlie: I’ll send him your guide sheet that you have for picking a good contractor.
Tom: There you go. That would be helpful.
Charlie: I mean it’s the same thing you’d go through in picking a good contractor to pick a builder.
Tom: Absolutely. As far as that goes, that’s it. As far as the driveway, usually the contractor will handle that if you want someone to pour a half a mile of concrete. I was going to say Tom Lemmon but I don’t even think Tom would pour a half a mile of concrete. That’s road building man. You can try it.
Charlie: Half a mile, it’s a dirt road abandoned by the county, he wrote here.
Tom: Yeah, but a half mile is, think about a quarter mile track. It’s two of those in a straight line.
Charlie: You’re good with math.
Tom: I don’t know. You’re going to find that to be a very pricey roads or don’t come cheap.
Charlie: I wonder if he needs a quarter mile metaphor. I wonder if he put a Christmas tree at the beginning of it????..
Charlie: In he’d go.
Tom: Gets some contractor, see if he can sub it out.
Charlie: Drag racing metaphor for you.