About Us

Shipman Companies, LP is a family owned and operated real estate investment firm. Currently we own and manage a total of approximately 450 units. Our goal is to provide quality service for all of our tenants, both residential and commercial, by offering a wide variety of property at the best prices available. The Shipman Companies have over 20 years of experience in construction, leasing and property management. The Company’s primary focus has been in the South Fort Worth market, including Joshua, Burleson and Crowley.

Our Staff

David W. Shipman, Sr.
Founder and President

Mr. Shipman began his real estate career in 1983. Prior to Shipman Companies, Mr. Shipman founded and started Best Homes and acted as the Director of Sales, Operations and assisted in the construction side of the business. Since then, Mr. Shipman pursued residential and commercial rental properties in both Johnson and Tarrant counties building Shipman Companies and subsidiaries into one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in the area. Later, Mr. Shipman founded Apex of Texas Homes, LP, where he serves as the managing director focusing his efforts on new projects.

David W. Shipman, Jr.
Partner and Attorney

David received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Baylor University in 2001 and Juris Doctorate at Texas Tech School of Law in 2004. Mr. Shipman started his career in the legal profession opening Shipman & Associates, PLLC. The legal office focuses in the corporate and real estate arenas. In 2005, David was the owner and staff attorney for First American Title in Crowley, Texas. In 2007, Mr. Shipman became a partner in Shipman Companies, LP.

Brock D. Johnston
General Contractor

Mr. Johnston received his degree 2011 from the University of Texas/Arlington. Brock began his career in Property Management with Shipman Companies and in 2005 advanced to General Contractor for Apex of Texas Homes, LP. (www.apexhomestx.com) In 3 years, Brock has constructed over 250 homes and continues his efforts to date.

Kevin Hays
Chief Financial Officer

Born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, Kevin received a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.B.A. in Financial Services Planning from Baylor University. Kevin is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®. Kevin joined Shipman Companies in February of 2008 as the Chief Financial Officer.

Al Boudreau

Valued member of the team, Al was born in Boston, Massachusettes, received a B.B.A in Accounting from Tarlton State University. Al joined Shipman Companies in Septemer 2010 as Comptroller.

Melissa Moseley
Property Manager

Melissa is a Property Manager of over 200 properties for the Company. She brings 20 years of legal experience combined with real estate and management experience with commercial properties and multi-family apartment communities. Melissa uses her in-depth knowledge of industry practices to increase the profitability of rental properties.