Armando Montelongo

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Armando Montelongo
Photo of Armando Montelongo at Armando Montelongo Companies Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.jpg
Armando Montelongo in November 2012
OccupationChief Executive Officer, Armando Montelongo Companies
Known forA&E's Flip This House
Website
armandomontelongo.com
 
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Armando Montelongo
Photo of Armando Montelongo at Armando Montelongo Companies Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.jpg
Armando Montelongo in November 2012
OccupationChief Executive Officer, Armando Montelongo Companies
Known forA&E's Flip This House
Website
armandomontelongo.com

Armando Montelongo, Jr. is an American real estate entrepreneur and public speaker, best known for his role on the A&E reality TV show Flip This House.[1] He is the founder of a national real estate investment seminar company called Armando Montelongo Companies.[2][3] In 2012, Montelongo established his company headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.[4][5] Armando continues to invest heavily in real estate while holding seminars in several cities weekly, and personally conducting nine three-day seminars annually.[6]

Career

Entertainment

After the first season controversy of the Flip This House[7] cast, the second season was recast with Montelongo's team from San Antonio and another from Atlanta. Along with his wife Veronica, Brent Holt, and Randy Burch they were known as the San Antonio Team on the A&E show. He was on the show for three seasons.[8]

In 2011, Montelongo formed a film production company, Armando Montelongo Productions, to produce a feature film called Line of Duty. Described as an "urban crime drama", the movie was set and filmed in San Antonio. Line of Duty was written and directed by San Antonio native Bryan Ramirez, and featured actors Jeremy Ray Valdez, Will Rothhaar, Walter Perez, Joseph Julian Soria, Will Estes, Vivica A. Fox, Fernanda Romero and Jesse Borrego. Montelongo served as the film's executive producer.[9] The estimated $2.5 million-budget film premiered in February 2013, with theatrical release in September and DVD release slated for December 2013.[10][11]

Awards

In August 2011, the Armando Montelongo Companies were recognized on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States, ranking No. 19. It was the No. 1 education company on the list, and Montelongo was ranked as the No. 2 Hispanic business owner.[12]

Other businesses

Montelongo moved back to his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, from California in 2001 and launched a career as a real estate investor. He began offering real estate seminars in 2005 and started Armando Montelongo Seminars in 2008. It is part of the Armando Montelongo Companies.[13][14] The free seminars are offered nationwide on multiple days in multiple cities, primarily by representatives of the company. The free seminars include information on the company's $1,500 three-day workshop as well as for a $25,000 in-person training workshop with Armando Montelongo.[15][16] In 2011 the seminars company was investigated by the state of Texas attorney general's office. Montelongo settled the case with no admittance of wrongdoing and signed an "Assurance of Voluntary Compliance" outlining 20 conditions that must be met to continue marketing the seminars, including refraining from any false claims and that the seminars are primarily a vehicle to sells goods and services.[17][18][19][20]

Montelongo is the author of the book "Flip and Grow Rich". The book takes lessons from his personal and professional life, including his time on Flip This House, and incorporates them into an educational program for real estate investors.[21]

In May 2010, Montelongo sponsored an Indy 500 race car with Conquest Racing. The driver, Mario Romancini, finished 13th, which placed him as the fastest rookie of the year. One year later, he sponsored another car with Conquest Racing, driven by Pippa Mann.[22][23]

References

  1. ^ A&E (TV channel)
  2. ^ "Flip this house? In this economy? One expert says 'Yes'". SFGate-San Francisco Chronicles. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ "A&E TV: Flip This House". Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Montelongo-purchases-new-HQ-3608481.php
  5. ^ http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/News-Briefs-3611143.php
  6. ^ http://www.inc.com/magazine/201209/darren-dahl/how-i-did-it-inc-500-armando-montelongo-companies.html
  7. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (July 25, 2006). "A&E Sued Over Flip This House". The Hollywood Reporter Esq. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  8. ^ "A&E TV: Flip This House". Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  9. ^ "Mission Park Tells a San Antonio Tale". Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532538/business?ref_=tt_dt_bus
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532538/
  12. ^ "The Armando Montelongo Company – San Antonio, TX – Inc. 500". Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  13. ^ "One Family's Remarkable Story". Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  14. ^ "Who Is Armando Montelongo". Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  15. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/don-t-flip-this-house-unless-you-re-ready-to/article_a35be963-b615-5422-b91f-1cf32b8be20b.html
  16. ^ http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14644827/howd-you-like-to-be-a-millionaire
  17. ^ http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2013/06/26/meet-armando-montelongo-the-home-flipping-huckster-wholl-make-50m-this-year/
  18. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/don-t-flip-this-house-unless-you-re-ready-to/article_a35be963-b615-5422-b91f-1cf32b8be20b.html
  19. ^ http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14644827/howd-you-like-to-be-a-millionaire
  20. ^ http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/business-reviews/seminars-and-training-wealth-building-and-real-estate/armando-montelongo-seminars-llc-in-san-antonio-tx-90049915/
  21. ^ "Amazon.com: Armando Montelongo's Flip and Grow Rich Course". Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  22. ^ "Celebrity Real Estate Expert Armando Montelongo Sponsors First British Female Race Car Driver in the Indianapolis 500". Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  23. ^ "Canada.com: Mario Romancini". Retrieved 2010-07-28. 

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