TriStar Repair & Construction has been providing Denton County and the surrounding areas with top-quality remodeling and construction services for nearly a decade. Our business began in the summer of 2006 in Denton, Texas with a dedication to professionalism and commitment to offering only the finest materials and services. Since we started doing business, our team has remodeled, repaired, rewired and completely renovated countless homes and businesses, and, in the process, we have become a leader in the field. At TriStar, we have a genuine love for our business and the communities it serves. We know your home is your castle and your business is your livelihood, so we do everything in our power to ensure we complete all repairs and services to perfection. Our commitment to excellence, attention to detail and precise workmanship truly set us apart from other remodeling and construction companies in the area. Our time in the construction industry has enabled us to gain invaluable experience, expertise and allows us to offer premium services including:

  • Residential kitchen remodeling

  • Residential bathroom remodeling

  • Granite countertop installation

  • Tile, hardwood and carpet flooring installation

  • Commercial construction

  • Tenant finish-outs

  • Electrical services

If a residential or commercial renovation or construction project is on the horizon, contact the team at TriStar Repair & Construction. We will do our absolute best to carry out your remodeling or construction job to perfection because we are not satisfied until you are!

Meet the Team

Troy Ballenger


Since moving to Denton in 1996, Troy has worked extensively with property managers and owners to maintain and improve residential and commercial properties in Denton County and the surrounding areas. Troy earned his business degree with a minor in real estate from the University of North Texas. As the leading expert in commercial tenant finish-out, preventative maintenance and repairs, Troy takes great pride in his work. The combination of his knowledge and experience enables him to provide the highest level of customer service for residential and commercial clients all across North Texas.

Kira Lee

Office Manager

Kira is a native to Denton, Texas. She graduated from Billy Ryan High School and studied at the University of North Texas. Since joining the TriStar team in 2008, Kira has played a vital role in our company’s day-to-day business matters. Her main priority is maintaining an open line of communication between TriStar and residential property owners. Kira has a working knowledge of computer programs, design, repairs and general maintenance. Her determination and passion for the business make her an exceptional addition to the TriStar team.

Clay Tolin

Commercial Project Manager

Clay Tolin recently came to TriStar to act as our Residential Project Manager and to estimate the incoming projects and oversee our hardworking employees. Clay’s experience in local residential property management and maintenance gives him an edge in the remodeling field. He has had hands on training in the construction industry since the early 2000s and is highly skilled in design and quality. He is also a licensed realtor, which gives him an insight to the home upgrades that can make your property even more valuable!

Casey Straughn

Residential Project Manager

Casey is a North Texas native and a sociology graduate of the University of North Texas. He and his wife are active members at the Village Church Denton Campus and love to go on mission trips during their spare time. Casey has been in the construction and remodeling industry for over 10 years and is a great addition to TriStar with his product knowledge and project management. Casey has a passion for customer service and for watching our clients’ dream projects come to life. His specialty is custom painting and he is our go-to guy for all interior and exterior painting.

Chris Rodgers


Chris joined the TriStar team after the extensive hailstorm that hit Denton in April 2014. Chris is instrumental in coordinating the restoration projects associated with repairing storm damaged properties. His outgoing personality and dedication to customer service makes him our go to salesman bringing in new leads and taking care of our loyal customers. Chris has been married for 17 years and loves to play baseball with his two boys.

Jake McCandless

Administrative Assistant

Jake was born in Denton and has spent most of his life in the North Texas area. Having worked in both the office and in the field with our residential remodeling crew, Jake brings a wide range of perspective to the office and uses this to make the day to day as efficient as possible for all parties. In his free time, he is an avid member of the Denton music scene and loves to go hunting and fishing.

Wade Word

Commercial Estimator

Wade arrived in Denton on 1963 when he was four years old. His father worked for The Rayzor Cattle Co, the company that sold the land to the Developers of the Rayzor Ranch Retail Center here in Denton. He graduated from Denton High and attended Texas State Technical Institute in Waco, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Technology. He worked in the petro Chemical Industry as a Maintenance Engineering Specialist until 1984, and from there, Wade went to work for his Father-in-Law, E.D. Groening, a well know Denton Area Builder. In 1991, Wade became an independent Building Contractor, working in new construction of residential homes and remodels, commercial interior finish out, and most recently, building apartments. Wade and his wife attend Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he teaches middle school students the faith every Wednesday evening.

Robert Mayne


Robert has 25 years of experience in the trades! He’s an incredibly experienced handyman which makes him extremely valuable as a project manager. He oversees the onsite construction of our remodeling projects and also helps train all of our new hires. He has a bachelor’s degree in science education with a minor in communications and enjoys all outdoor activities, hanging out with his kids and all things music.