I first met Josh in the summer of 2014. He was the Director of a major retail construction firm who contracted to build our Liberty Burger Lakewood. Our team was astounded by Josh's paying attention to our needs, our time frame, our budget plus his helping us develop a relationship with our landlord, Lincoln Properties. The building and center is 60 years old with many curves and unknowns that took 'tons of time' to figure out. Josh and his tireless effort to please so many different parties did a supreme job for us.
In January 2016, I needed 'to hurry' and remodel my first BEPEA restaurant at 3857 Cedar Springs. Although I had not operated it for some 30 years, I have owned the property for over 40 years, the building having been built in 1933, I did not want to do a full set of biddable construction documents. Too many unknowns. Josh and I made a deal where he and I both took risks of the unknowns. Not only did we finish ahead of schedule, opened on time, but we came in on budget once again.
JM Construction Solutions built our bar/restaurant and did an outstanding job. Josh was very involved in our project when we needed him and the people he assigned to our project were solid. When small problems arose, they were handled effectively and with no hassle. Our project was completed on time and the only budget exceptions were items we requested that were not part of what we originally bidded. And, our project involved some high end finishes designed to create a unique ambiance in our establishment. The place looks great! All in all, a job well done. We will continue to rely on JM Construction Solutions as we have more projects.
Bread & Butter Public Relations
JM Construction Solutions has consistently exceeded our expectations. The quality and craftsmanship of their work is stellar and we are so happy with our newly designed office, but the most impressive thing about JM is their customer service. In an industry-filled with unreliable contractors, it is so refreshing to find a team as dedicated and thoughtful as JM Construction Solutions. It is obvious they truly care about the clients and take immense pride in their work. We adore JM Construction Solutions and look forward to our next opportunity to collaborate with them.
Josh knew my wife outside of the industry. When we were taking bids for construction, she asked if her buddy could submit a bid. From the bid process through planning through completion, everything was smooth, professional, and transparent.
Look, clients' opinions are great and all, but the best reference is the fact that Hatsumi Kuzuu of Kuzuu Design, the most acclaimed restaurant designer in town, worked with Josh once on TJ's and now he is one of her preferred construction partners.
I am writing to recommend the excellent work of JM Construction Solutions. It has been good to work with a company that understands the construction process for a restaurant in the DFW area. They take special care to ensure that the finished building meets and exceeds both the city codes and respective owner's. This recommendation is based on the successful completion of Grabbagreen Gaston location in December 2016.
Street's Fine Chicken
We have had the pleasure of building several restaurants with Josh and Laurie. Not only is JM Construction Solutions competitive and efficient, but they also give a level of personal care and attention rarely found with contractors. Both Josh and Laurie were always available to give more detail on their bids when needed, finding creative and cost effective ways to remedy the dreaded unforeseen issues that can be all too common, to actually showing up in person multiple times throughout the process to make sure the job wasn't just getting done, but getting done right. Their reputation among restaurant owners in DFW speaks for itself and we look forward to building more stores with them.
Opening a restaurant is always a challenging task. Having a General Contractor you trust is an essential part of the process. JM Construction Solutions made the process as painless as possible at El Vecino. Simply put, they understand the restaurant business and they work with you, guide you, educate you... all in a professional and transparent manner.
Josh, Laurie, and their entire team are good people who I look forward to working with again in the future.
Real Estate Investment and Management
Our business relationship is highly valued by Westdale. Thank you for many large and small jobs completed in a timely, professional manner. At Westdale's Canton Hall, your team and your top-notch subcontractors produced sterling results on schedule, going above and beyond our high expectations during this massive remodel and revitalization project in Deep Ellum in 2017. Your caring, responsive performances were greatly appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity of working with you in the future.
We certainly endorse and recommend you as we believe JM Construction Solutions does indeed deliver construction solutions!
JM Construction Solutions executes and has the flexibility to get creative to solve problems. I have used them for both of my stores and am very happy with the quality of work, project management, and ability to get the job done on time.
The Raw Bar
Working with JM Construction Solutions on my first restaurant project was an amazing experience. Josh and Laurie are both extremely transparent and willing to work around any kind of problem. They have a great team and deliver quality on every project. I look forward to working with them for my next restaurant.
Billy Bob Harris
After living in my condominium for a number of years and making very few changes, I was completely in the dark about who I should use for renovations. There were a number of concerns I had about quality of the work, experience, price, etc. After checking around with friends, I continued to be referred to Josh McDowell and his group.
I was out of town while this project took place, and when I returned, I could not have been more pleased. Not only was the construction what I wanted, they had added a few improvements that I'm completely happy with and the entire place was put back in order. I would happily recommend them to anyone.
When Ed and I decided to open our 5th Norma's Cafe in Plano earlier this year, we knew we had to really clean up and change the look of the old building to knock it out of the park. We couldn't be prouder of the way our project with Josh and Laurie turned out.
We did a lot of brainstorming and designing on the fly, Josh handled all that with ease and navigated all the permitting calmly and on a great time frame. Josh has a knack for absorbing our many crazy design ideas and translating that to a finished, functional, and cool space. Everyone loves the look and feel of the new Norma's Cafe in Plano, especially our team!! Great Job!!
Senior Property Manager,
West Village /
This is a letter of recommendation for JM Construction Solutions and Josh McDowell. As the Senior Property Manager of West Village, an Urban Partners Company, I am responsible for approving all tenant finish out contractors as well as the selection of contractors for landlord work. We have worked with JM Construction Solutions on numerous projects throughout my tenure, offices, restaurants, and retail among other projects. I would highly recommend JM Construction Solutions. Their ability to respond in a timely fashion, complete work as assigned, and comply with landlord rules and regulations in our busy multi-level environment sets them apart from other general contractors. Whether it's an office finish out, retail, restaurant, or other, I always recommend them and use them whenever possible. As a former property manager for UCR/CBRE, I worked with Josh McDowell, the principal of JM Construction Solutions, on many projects, including offices and other tenant finish outs. I would have no reservations about hiring him and his company to do your work.
Thank you JM Construction Solutions for helping me and my team bring our dream to life. At no point during our project did we feel like we weren't in good hands. Every single person that we dealt with from Josh and Laurie to all the subcontractors were more than willing to help and guide us through our journey and make the process easier. We will without a doubt use Josh and his team for our next location and future projects!
Operating Partner TX, Drybar
I own five stores in the DFW area. JM Construction Solutions built my fifth store for me. It was done meticulously, on time, and under budget. Josh and Laurie kept me in the loop on what was going on throughout the entire construction process. They are honest, reliable, kind, and caring. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants their project to go right!
I have done multiple professional constructions including four here in Dallas. JM Construction Solutions has by far provided the highest quality of work, has been the easiest to work with, and the most cost-effective and trustworthy construction company I or Osgood O'Neil Salons have worked with.
I have been in this business for 25 years, and I must say, working with JM Construction Solutions makes me feel like we are on one team with the same end goal. Even when there are issues with unforeseen conditions, we manage to get through it. I appreciate his team and subcontractors' effort in striving to bring my vision to life even when it may not be easy to achieve. I enjoy working with them and wish to continue this great working relationship in future projects to come.
Teddie and Courtney Garrigan
It's a real pleasure to be able to tell you what a great job JM Construction Solutions did on our new retail shop build out. Having worked with Josh on a previous project, we were confident we were in good hands. JM Construction Solutions' attention to detail, management of all subcontractors, and work site personnel was outstanding. The project manager communicated well with us and was responsive to our questions and concerns through the many changes along the way. We especially appreciated the numerous times your team worked with us on solutions to problems associated with a nearly 100-year-old building. This required expertise and knowledge that was well above the norm. And NEVER have we experience a more positive and hardworking crew!
Our new shop, Ciao, Coco! is open and we are very proud of the results. We will not hesitate to use JM Construction Solutions in the future and are proud to recommend this company to any of our contacts.
Nazca Kitchen and HQ Prime Beer Garden
JM Construction Solutions is amazing. They’ve done several remodels for me on my restaurants including a ground up expansion and a large outdoor pavilion, two large restaurants, one remodel, one new construction, and two patios. I can’t say enough about their patience, flexibility, and dedicated employees. I recommend them and wouldn’t use anyone else.
We met the team at JM Construction Solutions several years ago. We’ve since completed multiple restaurants with their team, including a major structural overhaul of an older building in University Park and two new construction/first time finish-outs in Southlake and Dallas. Regardless of the location, JMCS delivered. They are truly the best!
Theresa Moore Schiff
Moore Waste and Recycling Services
Our facility turned out as expected, on time and on budget. Being in the construction industry, we have a lot of customers that do the same type of work JMCS does. I think it says a lot that we picked JM Construction Solutions over numerous competitors that we have positive business relationships with.
JM Construction's team was thorough, and their capabilities as a team are truly comprehensive. From the moment we began, they handled permitting all the way through to Certificate of Occupancy. Their subcontractors are obviously thoughtfully chosen, as all were capable and professional. The bid for the job was fair and did not exceed what was budgeted except for very small instances, which is to be expected on a job of this type. I would not hesitate to recommend JM Construction for anyone building out a restaurant or commercial retail space.
It is my pleasure to provide this reference letter for JM Construction Solutions. I worked with Josh and Laurie on building Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Dallas and Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Irving. We are very pleased with their professionalism and their attention to detail while working with our interior designer. Even though we are not located in Texas, we felt very confident with our projects in Texas because they were very prompt with updates and were excellent at communicating with us throughout the whole process from planning to execution. I look forward to the opportunity to work with JM Construction Solutions again.
JM Construction Solutions' team works wonders. They took a dilapidated shopping center and a run down former bar and transformed it into a beautiful restaurant, Beverley's. Their attention to detail is second to none, on time, on budget, all with dedication and grace. I recommend JMCS for all your construction needs. I have already recommended them to many people and will continue to do so for years to come.
Paul T Dickel LLC
I was very impressed with how you and your construction managers handled the execution of the Terry Adam's project. It was a challenge from the get-go and you never faltered or gave in - and the project looks great!! I am very pleased with how everything and everyone was well-handled!! I hope we have another project in the future!!
Amy and Dave Genender
We finally called JM Construction Solutions. We had old wood windows that were leaking into the walls (with water coming through the ceiling below), masonry issues, drainage problems around a below-grade family room, and a bunch of other issues. Not only did everyone do great work, but they were hands down the nicest group of people I’ve ever had work in my house. They came in ahead of schedule and under budget. We were trying to fit the job in between the start of school and Thanksgiving while our kids were away at school, and JMCS finished with time to spare. I almost missed them when they were gone. If we had known what a pleasant and low-stress experience this was going to be, we would not have waited 17 years to do it! We love our house again, and we are so grateful for how easy Natalie and JMCS made it for us.
ARK Group of
JM Construction Solutions has successfully performed many projects for us and we look forward to working with them in the future. They have consistently been professional and responsive in meeting our goals of budget, schedule, and quality.
As owners/operators of CN Catering, The Hall on Dragon, Howell and Dragon, and The Room on Main, we have had many opportunities to work with general contractors to build out venues, offices, and kitchens. The projects have been everything from small cosmetic fixes to gutting a 20,000 sq. foot building and creating a new corporate headquarter and catering commissary. Working with JM Construction Solutions is a totally different experience than ANY other GC that we have engaged. From the honest, upfront meetings to making decisions on construction/finish outs to the final touch ups and fixes at the end to complete the project, JMCS is responsive, honest, and fair! The true test of the quality of your GC is when something doesn’t go according to plan – how they react and resolve issues show you the type of company you are working with and JMCS never disappoints! Until we found JMCS, we didn’t have a GC that we would want to use on a future project. We look forward to working with JMCS on many future projects.
Sherry and Bob Majecki
Our landlord managing the strip center for our Lakewood, Texas suite suggested we reach out to JM Construction Solutions. She referenced that JMCS had built many units within the strip center and that they could contest that they completed the construction on time and that business owners were happy with the final results of the build.
Upon receiving such a high recommendation, we reached out and set up a meeting with Josh McDowell, President of JM Construction Solutions. Prior to our meeting, Josh and I traded many emails explaining the task at hand, reviewing drawings and our expectations of JMCS. All this prep work allowed for a very productive in-person meeting. Josh brought along with him a s supervisor that, if we afforded JMCS the contract, would oversee the whole project.
My wife and I felt very comfortable with JMCS and we afforded them two contracts (our Lakewood studio as well as our Southlake studio) which were drawn up and ready for us to sign within only a couple of days. Our two request of JMCS was 1) we wanted them to secure the construction permits and 2) complete the construction on time per the construction schedule.
We were very impressed how quickly Laurie Steinberg (VP) secured the construction permits within weeks and not months that we experienced with other general contractors. Our assigned Site Manager was physically onsite each day overseeing the work and along with the Supervisors communicated with us daily.
We also had an opportunity to attend their 2019 company Christmas Party for all their employees and subcontractors. There was over a couple hundred in attendance and to see how Josh and Laurie was so respected by their employees and subs showed us that they truly value and respect their employees and subs.
Overall, we are very happy with our decision to hire JMCS and suggest you check them out. We are glad we did!