Call us at 214-316-1949


BBB Accredited!

On August 1, 2013, MRC announced its recent accreditation by BBB Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas. MRC is pleased to have met BBB’s high standards and is excited to be part of an organization working to help consumers find businesses they can trust. Our BBB accreditation (and A+ rating) gives our customers confidence in our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of conduct.

Summer 2013 Newsletter

Our Summer 2013 Newsletter went out on July 25th. Check it out! We do this twice a year; every summer (July) and winter (December). Enjoy. If you did not receive the email and want to get on our mailing list for future newsletters, fill out the form below. Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text mobile

Summer Home Maintenance

For a lot of people, summer means it’s time for all those home improvement projects you’ve talked about all winter – and you certainly can’t blame the rain or cold temperatures anymore!   Be good to the home that has been so good to you. Simple inspections, cleaning and maintenance (that you can do yourself) go a long way toward preventing more serious and expensive repairs. A few things you can do yourself are inspect, clean, seal, re-caulk, trim, replace, weatherize and upgrade both the interior and exterior of your home. For example, simple maintenance to downspouts and gutters can prevent serious water damage to the exterior and/or interior of your home! While you handle the simple maintenance, Manning Remodeling and Construction can help with the bigger repairs and remodeling projects. We’ll work around your busy summer schedule, and we can come and go as you’d like! Call us today for a free estimate, (214) 316-1949.  

Watering Your Foundation

Tripple digit temperatures are here…and they put strain your home’s foundation.  Having a watering schedule for your home’s foundation can relieve the strain and prevent costly repairs. How should you set up a watering system? There are several ways to go. The most common is a soaker hose system. First, measure the area around your house where you can lay a soaker hose so you can purchase enough hose.  While you are at the hardware store, pick up a three way spigot splitter so you can run soaker hoses in both directions around the house, leaving an extra connection for garden hoses.  To make your life as hassle free as possible, install a spigot timer so that you can set how long and often you would like to water the foundation.  Adjust the timer for season changes in moisture. Remember to turn it off after a good rain. Turn it back on when it starts to dry out again.  Make sure to close any openings not connected to the soaker hoses so no excess water is flowing. Where should you place the soaker hose? Set your soaker hose in a shallow trench around your house that is 3 inches deep and 6 inches from the foundation.  Don’t place the soaker hoses any closer to the house. If the soaker hose is too close to the home, when the dry soil cracks, the water can follow the cracks under your home and create additional problems.  Loosely cover the soaker hose using the soil loosened from creating the trench. When should you water? Water more during hot, dry weather and less during cold, damp weather. The goal is to maintain a constant moisture level in the soil so that soil below the surface is damp – not soggy and not dry.  Start in the dry summer months with a daily watering regime.  It is best to water at night to reduce water loss to evaporation.  Soils dry out during cold, dry months so remember to water during dry spells in the cold months too. How much should you water the foundation? Use a screwdriver as a quick test to see if you need more or less water. Stick the screwdriver into the soil. Water more if it comes up dry. Water less if it comes up caked in mud. Take a look at the the trees around your home. A single large tree can remove as much as 150 gallons of water, or almost 20 cubic feet of water, from the soil each day. Shrubs and other plants can also remove large quantities of water. Roots under your foundations can cause foundation damage by drying out the soil under your foundation and causing your foundation to settle. If you are already seeing the damage the Texas heat has done to your foundation with clues like cracks in your walls, give Manning Remodeling and Construction a call at 214-316-1949.  We can repair the damage and help you set up the watering system that will prevent future damage.  

New People, Equipment & Infrastructure

On May 11, 2013m MRC invested in another truck to keep up with business demands. One of the ongoing challenges for any growing business is planning, preparing and managing growth so customers receive the same service and quality that spurred the growth in the first place. In order to ensure this is the case, MRC continues to investment in people, equipment and infrastructure – not only to grow the organization, but to improve operations and efficiency and keep response times and project cycle times low! Last but not least, thank you! To all we’ve had the pleasure to work for, without you and your referrals, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

New Big Tex Dump Trailer!

On May 7, 2013, we welcomed another “vehicle” to our small but growing fleet. We don’t pile trash in your yard for the duration of the project – like those other guys. When we demo, we haul it off that day. This new equipment will also help with large projects and keep response times down and service up! As always, thanks to all those we’ve had the pleasure to serve…and special thanks for all those referrals! Keep’m coming!

MRC Presents at Ebby Halliday – Corporate

On April 18, MRC provided afternoon refreshments and gave a short presentation to 40-50 associates on how we can help with property repairs, upgrades and remodeling to both selling and buying agents and their clients. Special thanks to Debbie and Terry for the invite and coordinating everything! MRC has known and worked with some Ebby associates for years now – and thanks to their referrals and recommendations, we’re getting to know more. As we do with every customer, we’re working to become their go-to, full service general contractor. Just let us know when you need our help and we’ll earn the rest!

MRC 1st Qtr 2013 Meeting

On Friday April 12th, we held our 1st Quarter 2013 Meeting.  In this quarterly meeting, we get together to review the MRC Business Plan, our growing organizational chart, performance metrics, financial goals, annual business goals, customer call-backs, safety tips, etc.  The growth we saw in the 4th quarter last year has not only continued, it took an even sharper turn upward in the 1st quarter of this year! We also welcomed a few new guys to the team. While we’ve worked with these guys on and off the past couple of years – they’re now officially a part of the MRC Team.  Special thanks to Jorge for the fajita grillin…we definately ate well!

MRC Volunteers at Wyatt Elementary

On April 13th, MRC volunteered services for the Wyatt Elementary Spring Fling Silent Auction. This free labor can be used for any small project you have hanging over your head – or it can be a great way to get started on a larger project. …while contributing to the Wyatt PTA! And the winner is…Carla G!  Thanks Carla, we’ll see you soon.    

MRC Project Filmed for TV!

In March 2013, one of our bathroom remodeling projects was filmed for the new home improvement show “Refresh”, which is scheduled to air this summer! The show will feature Marilyn’s newly remodeled bathroom along with a couple of short interviews discussing the project. In this project, we removed an internal bathroom wall & door, two more doors to adjacent bedrooms and the bath tub. Then we built a new walk-in shower with a frameless glass slider, refinished the existing vanity, installed a new counter top, stainless steel sinks, faucets, fixtures, framed mirror, recessed lighting, exhaust fan, toilet, floor tile, texture, paint and more! Hollywood here we come!                

Thanks to all our clients who submitted project reviews in 2018. MRC has received the 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award – for our quality and service. Each year, Angie’s List gives the Super Service Award to the top A-rated companies in their category, within their market. Your reviews determine the winners of this award. THANK YOU!

To Our Clients, First and foremost, thanks to each and every client that has trusted MRC with your home remodeling or renovation project in 2018. A lot has changed over the years as we continue to grow – but rest assured one thing that can not/will not change is the quality, service and warranty that helped build the 1st class reputation we are so proud of today. With all of the remodeling and construction here in north Texas, there are more contractors to choose from than ever before- so thank you for all the research and study. Thank you for all of the referrals. Thank you for all the online reviews and surveys. Thank you for choosing us! Regards, Rick Manning and the MRC Team Vendor Spotlight Testimonials MRC is Hiring! We accept all major credit cards. Review MRC on Google Good Contractors $10,000 Guarantee

For many years now, the VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) of professional cleaners, primers, paints and finishes have been a concern for the construction industry, painters and home owners alike. On one hand, some of these materials can have harmful levels of emissions – or a “high VOC” – yet these same VOC’s were once considered essential to the performance of the paint and finish. More recently however, manufacturers have been (and continue) working to develop new water based solutions with both a zero VOC and a high quality, long lasting finish. Some have worked, some have not worked and some still vary per application. This is why “high”, “low” and “zero” VOC and oil based vs. water based products are still widely debated. One thing is for sure, we’re always looking for ways to improve our standard materials and processes. So we study and test new & improved primers and paints on a regular basis. Once a new or different product is tested and proven, we look for ways to incorporate them into our standard processes. Since the summer of 2018, our standard painting materials of choice has been high end Sherwin Williams, water based, low or zero VOC products. Just an example of what we mean when we promise “top notch materials”!