Service Providers / Contractors

Below is a list of reputable local service providers recommended and personally used by NextHome Simplicity agents.

 General Repairmen

– Ty Ehle – Cell: 228.224.4510 (can do nearly anything)

– Clint Jones – Cell: 228.223.9854 (can do nearly anything)

– Mike Ladner – Cell: 228.343.0510  Licensed Contractor

– Stephen Carlson – Cell: 228.424.5152  Licensed Contractor

– George Gilbert – Cell: 228.861.3822 Licensed Contractor


Joe Wells – Cell: 228.239.2832

– Gilbert Rubinsak – Cell: 228.861.0547


– Thomas Ancalade – Cell: 504.388.1500 Thomas also has experience with slate roofing.

– Jason Buras – Cell: 228.236.7968

– Chad Tinney – Cell: 832.428.1957


– William Tohfield – Cell: 228.547.9466 (very affordable)

– Joe Hernandez – Cell: 228.209.2655 ( very detailed – Gulfport and surrounding areas)

– Rocky  Soldinie – Cell: 228.304.7279 (very detailed – Bay St Louis and surrounding areas)

– Joel Carranza – Cell: 228.596.4081 (very detailed – Ocean Springs – Bay St Louis)

– Clint Jones – Cell: 228.223.9854 (can do nearly anything)


– Royal Flush (Darren) – 228.323.1779

– Jere Shuster- 228.218.4107

– Danny Miller Plumbing – 228.325.1466

HVAC Contractor

– John Waller – 228.233.5007

– Climate Control HVAC – 228.596.4081

Land Services

– Casey Weems – 228.216.8555

– MBH Lawncare – 228.860.0510

– AM Property Maintenance – 228.437.8115

– Devoted Seasonal Services – 228.338.6833

– Chad Elmore – 228.323.2813 (Bush Hog)

Pressure Washing

– Clint Jones – Cell: 228.223.9854

– Ty Ehle – Cell: 228.224.4510

– Joe Hernandez – Cell: 228.209.2655

Brick Mason

– Rock Stone – Cell: 228.669.9350

Rock can lay brick backsplash, hearths, floors, etc.

Wallpaper Installer

– Randy Bryant – Cell: 228.760.2121

Cabinet Builder

– Chris Leblanc – Cell:

Chris can build anything out of wood. (outdoor swings, barn doors, cabinets, etc.)

Pool Installer

Premier Pools and Spas

Office: 601.202.0490

Specialize in gunite pools and remodeling gunite pools


Gulf Gunite Pools

Office: 228.223.2845 

Specialize in gunite pools and remodeling gunite pools


Gulf Coast Pools

Office: 228.344.8001

Specialize in fiberglass pools.

Local Custom Builders

Tootle Homes
Office: 228.697.6581
Gant and Brown
Office: 228.206.5599
Butler Homes
Office: 228.324.8086
Shepard Homes
Office: 228.215.0469
Garlon Homes 
Office: 228.324.2366

George Gilbert
Office: 228.861.3822
3D Matterport Tour of his latest build:

Septic Repairman / Inspector

Not every home has a septic tank and not every loan requires a septic inspection. Typically only a VA loan requires a septic inspection if the property has a septic tank.  

Larry with Bond Septic Services 

929 22nd St, Gulfport, MS 39501

Cell: 228.863.0103

 Surveyor / Elevation Certificate 

Duke Levy – 228.343.9691

Reid & Associates – 228.205.4007

Clifford Crosby – 228.234.1649

Cassady-Acadua – 985.414.2914

Home Insurance

Having the right insurance agent can make all the difference in the world! No two agents evaluate a property the same and no two companies quote the same figures. In many cases, the cost for the exact same coverage can vary greatly and make a dramatic difference in a buyers monthly payment. It is in every buyer’s best interest to obtain several quotes from many different companies and then ask those companies to beat the best rate they’ve found. 😉 Companies such as Allen and Smith Insurance, South Group Insurance, etc. compare several small company brands and large brand names to find their clients the best quote possible. Below are some of the most knowledgeable and diligent insurance agents we tend to work with time and time again.

*** If your property is in a flood zone, the flood insurance can most likely be assumed by the seller. Homeowners and Wind & Hail insurance can not be assumed and vary depending on the buyers age, amount they are insuring, etc. If you are NOT in a flood zone, you do not have to purchase flood insurance but you can still obtain flood insurance for a very low cost.


Cale Merrill

United Risk Agency

Cell: 228.283.0941



Tracy F Arnold

South Group Insurance

Cell: 228.205.2498



Ashton Serpas

Pyron Coastal Insurance




Spencer Mitchener 

Payron Coastal Insurance

Cell: 601.573.9905



Hunter Easterling 

Southern Insurance Professionals

Cell: 228.256.3256




Closing / Real Estate Attorney

Closing attorneys are real estate law experts, unlike general attorneys. The closing attorney you choose plays a crucial role in your transaction. They perform the title examination for the property, correct any title issues they find, write title insurance, handle legal issues associated with the transaction that may come up, conduct the closing, and file the deed. This is not a service you want to “bargain hunt” for. Many clients have asked if they can use their family attorney. The answer is yes, but we HIGHLY recommend you use an attorney that specializes in real estate closings and who is well versed in MS real estate law. Picking an attorney that doesn’t specialize in this type of law increases the risk that items on your title exam may be overlooked or errors with your closing may be made. Those errors could lead to BIG problems and major expenses after closing. Selecting the right attorney for the job will help you avoid future costs to correct missed issues and will allow you to rest easy, knowing that your closing was handled properly.


Schwartz, Orgler, and Jordan

12206 Hwy 49 Gulfport MS 39503

Schwartz, Orgler, and Jordan Attorney Profiles


Gulfport Office: 228.832.8550

Biloxi Office: 228.388.7441


Pilger Title


Bay St Louis Office: 228.231.1588

Gulfport Office: 228.284.4832

Ocean Springs Office: 228.215.0011

Gautier Office: 228.205.3982

Picayune Office: 601.229.0978


The Casano Law Firm

4403 W.  Aloha Dr. Diamondhead, MS 39525


Diamondhead Office: 228.255.0035


…A side note about title insurance

Some attorneys, especially those who are not real estate attorneys, will tell buyers that purchasing title insurance is unnecessary. This is far from the truth! Title insurance insures against financial loss from defects in title work such as invalid foreclosures or missed mortgage payoffs. Ending up in a lawsuit due to a title that was incorrectly recorded many years ago is no fun and it can happen to anyone. We have seen it firsthand – don’t let it happen to you!

 Home Inspector

Home inspectors are like anything else, there are many bad ones and few great ones. Hiring a competent home inspector can prevent you from purchasing a money pit or buying a home you thought was in great condition but had several hidden defects.

Randy Westrick

ProSpect – Inspections

Cell: 228.365.5454



John Paul Rhodes

Cell: 228.313.1012


 Wood Destroying Termite Inspector

In the state of MS, a WDIR is required to close. If the buyer pays for this inspection, they will choose the termite inspector.  Typically a WDIR costs less than $100 and its a one time inspection completed 10 days before closing. Below is BJ Ledet with FDL, one of the most affordable WDIR inspectors on the Gulf Coast. He also offers competitive yearly termite contracts.

** If the home you are purchasing has a termite contract, it may be assumable, but not matter, a WDIR has to be purchased to close on a home in the state of MS.




Jason Spence