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About Us

  • About Us

    FBM began as a Residential Construction Company in 1978 then added services for real estate in 1985. In 2000 FBM evolved into a full service property management company. We specialize in multi-family, single family, and commercial properties. Our history creates a team full of experience in all aspects of property management, which allows us to give our owners a high sense of confidence & trust in dealing with their property.


    Areas We Serve

    • Alma
    • Angus
    • Arlington
    • Cedar Hill
    • Chatfield
    • Corsicana
    • Bardwell
    • Blooming Grove
    • Bristol
    • Dallas County
    • DeSoto
    • Duncanville
    • Ferris
    • Frost
    • Garrett
    • Glenn Heights
    • Hubbard
    • Italy
    • Lancaster
    • Mansfield
    • Maypearl
    • Midlothian
    • Mildred
    • Ovilla
    • Palmer
    • Powell
    • Red Oak
    • Retreat
    • Rice
    • Roane
    • Rockett
    • Sterrett
    • Telico
    • Waxahachie
    • Wilmer-Hutchins

  • Our Team

    The FBM team presents a unique offering of talent and experience. We are investors, owners, managers, and partners in the real estate industry. Each of us has a personal stake in the success of FBM and we bring a strong desire and commitment to the owners and tenants we represent.

    Mike French, Broker & Owner

    • BBA—Real Estate and Finance, Southern Methodist University
    • Licensed Texas Realtor since 1994
    • Property Manager since 1985
    • Real Estate Construction and Development
    • Broker since 2003
    • Rental Property Owner and Investor

    Chris Meeker, Property Manager/Realtor & Construction/Maintenance

    • Studied Business at Sam Houston State University and Arkansas State University
    • Licensed Texas Realtor since 2004
    • Property Manager since 2004
    • 18 Years Experience in Maintenance Management
    • Real Estate Construction Management
    • 4 Years United States Navy
    • Rental Property Owner and Investor

    Edmond Graham, Property Manager/Realtor & New Account Sales

    • BBA—Marketing Management, University of North Texas
    • Licensed Texas Realtor since 2011
    • Property Manager since 2009
    • 30 Years Management and Executive Leadership in Fortune 500 Companies
    • 10 Years International Business—US Outsourcing Solutions to Mexico, India, Argentina, Europe
    • Rental Property Owner and Investor

    Melissa Dunn-Smith, Property Manager / Broker & New Account Sales

    • BA—HR Management and Organizational Behavior, University of North Texas
    • Licensed Texas Realtor since 2008 in Ellis and Navarro County, Top Producer
    • Property Manager since 2008
    • Rental Property Owner and Investor

    Jimmy Johnson, Property Manager / Realtor & New Account Sales

    • Licensed Texas Realtor since 2013
    • 30 Years Customer Service Experience
    • 7 Years Management Experience
    • With FBM Property since 2013

    Brad Zhanel, Property Manager / Realtor & New Account Sales

    • BAAS – Business Administration and Real Estate, Texas A&M Commerce
    • Licensed Texas Realtor since 2012
    • 10 years of Property Owner and Investor Relations
    • Rental Property Owner and Investor
    • With FBM since 2016

    Theresa Johnson, Assistant Property Manager

    • BA – Interdisciplinary Studies (Counseling, Business, Sociology), University of Texas at Dallas
    • MBA – Business Administration, Texas Woman’s University
    • 7 Years - Customer Service experience
    • 6 Years - Administrative Assistant experience - Real Estate Property Management and Asset Management
    • 10 Years - Administrative Assistant experience - Real Estate Asset Management
    • 4 Years – Legal Assistant experience - Commercial Real Estate Mortgages
    • 7 Years – Securitization Analyst experience - Commercial Real Estate Mortgages

    Nick French, Operations Manager

    • BBA - Management and Marketing, Dallas Baptist University
    • Licensed Texas Realtor since 2013
    • 5 Years of experience in Property Management
    • 5 Years of Accounting and Tax Management
    • Certified Notary in Texas

    Shelli French, Accounts/Bookkeeping

    • Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude-Elementary Education, Dallas Baptist University
    • Second-Generation Owner of FBM Property Management

    Jody Drews, Accounts/Processing

    • 12 Years of experience in Customer Service
    • 10 Years of Accounts Management and Collections
    • 10 Years Tax Law Specialist
    • Rental Property Owner and Investor

    Melissia Drews, Accounts Manager/Reporting

    • BAAS-Management Information Systems, Texas A&M Commerce
    • With FBM Property since 2006-Office Administration and Accounts Management
    • 17 Years of Customer Service, Collections and Accounts Management
    • Rental Property Owner and Investor

    Brandi Williams, Construction Office Manager

    • Graduate of Ferris High School
    • Graduate of American Broadcasting School
    • 10 years of restaurant or food industry
    • 10 years of customer service
    • 7 years of accounting / tax
    • Certified Notary in Texas
    • FBM member since 2016

    Ashley Goodman, Administrative Assistant

    • 13 years of Customer Service experience
    • 6 years of Sales and Marketing experience
    • Certified Notary in Texas
    • BA - Arts and Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas
    • FBM member since 2014

    Lindsay Goodwin, Leasing & Marketing Associate

    • Graduate of Ennis High School
    • 9 years of Customer Service experience
    • 4 years experience in the Food Industry
    • FBM member since 2016

    Victoria Hocutt, Leasing & Marketing Associate

    • Graduate of Blooming Grove HS
    • 8 years of customer service experience
    • 3 years of sales & marketing experience
    • FBM member since 2017
  • Our Story

    One house sold and the rest is history.

    In 1977, George French and Melrose Bond French were approached by friend and attorney Bill Moore with a plan to bring new construction and home design to Ennis, Texas. With a young, active son and a closely-knit group of friends in North Dallas, the French family considered the opportunity with care. The pair decided to leave it up to fate: they packed several bags, put their house on the market, and went on an impromptu vacation. If the house sold quickly, they would pursue the chance in Ellis County.

    After only two days, a contract was offered on their house in Richardson, and George and Melrose began outlining their plan to establish a home building company. The family purchased a little house in Ennis, bought several lots of land, and began construction on three spec homes under the company name of French & Bond. The momentum grew from there, and in the early eighties George approached long-time friend and engineer Tony Medina with the idea that they could find even greater success collaborating together. The business and design expertise of the French duo paired well with the technical skill of the Medinas, and the company took off.

    With the fresh name of French, Bond, & Medina, the company entered a new phase within the home building market. 1984 marked the year that FBM opened its doors as a real estate company under the Coldwell Banker franchise. Employing a team of local realtors, the company started selling both the custom homes built by FBM and also properties owned privately throughout Ellis County and the surrounding area. Now a dynamic force in the real estate market, FBM operated as a residential homebuilder, a real estate company, and a property management company.

    The company flourished throughout the early eighties, but 1986 presented a considerable hurdle for everyone involved in the real estate market. Legislation was passed that changed the banking and real estate industry forever, and FBM experienced the effects first hand. Recognizing that home and security were at the heart of everything the company did, the founders used every resource available to them to continue providing residences to families during this difficult time.

    In 1994, several years after finishing his degree in Finance and Real Estate from Southern Methodist University, Mike French joined the family business as a realtor and broker. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Mike focused on the property management aspect of the company, establishing satellite companies to satisfy the maintenance, construction, and repair needs of owners underneath the FBM umbrella. George French handed FBM Property Management over to his son in 2003, selling the real estate facet of the company and laying the groundwork for what FBM is today.

    Currently serving cities throughout Ellis, Dallas, Tarrant, Navarro, & Johnson Counties, FBM operates as a full service property management company. Our business is founded on principles of friendship and family, and we offer that supportive and friendly rapport to all of our clients. For over thirty years we have built lasting relationships throughout the community, fostering confidence and trust in the handling of our owners' properties. Contact us today and learn how we can maximize the profit of your investment and protect your pride of ownership. We treat your property as if it's ours.