The Metrocode Story: Our Mission and Our Promise

Knowledge is certainly power, and Tom Killebrew’s story tells the tale.  From behind the Examiner’s Desk at the Development Department of the City of Fort Worth fifteen years ago, Killebrew conceived a groundbreaking idea.  He had learned first-hand what builders needed most when they approached the city for a permit and he figured out a way to give it to them.

Killebrew knew that meeting city requirements could hold up the construction process. But, with a third party involved, he could streamline procedures from start to finish.  He launched Metrocode in 1992 to do just that-offer builders, architects, and designers expert education on satisfying city requirements, provide timely inspections that keep projects rolling, and act as a liaison between clients and city officials.  The company’s plan review services guarantee that construction projects abide by all building codes and requirements in the areas of accessibility, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy, and environmental protection.

For more than a decade, Metrocode has been providing exacting service at a cost-effective price, wiping out the aggravation and delays that usually come with permitting. As the premiere construction consultant in the DFW Metroplex, Metrocode is an exemplary partner, helping clients succeed with all of their community development goals.

“We are committed to providing extraordinary services that enable our clients to construct their vision and ensure health and safety in our community,” says Killebrew.

Clients are kept in the loop, where they participate in making decisions that will impact their final product. They are partners in a long-term relationship.

Our Clients know they will always be informed of up-to-the-minute changes in city procedures.  Requirements evolve and Metrocode with its network of contacts is the first to know and the first to act, keeping clients prepared and problems solved at all times.

This extraordinary service anchors the company as an industry leader and is based on a philosophy of quality, cost, and speed.  A team of licensed experts does not simply identify problems but offers workable solutions.  Through personal frequent communication, including monthly informational and educational meetings and both daily and weekly status reports, Metrocode consultants can customize service for individual clients. We also go the extra distance, guiding builders in the field, providing emergency inspection services at no additional cost on nights, weekends, and holidays.  We Afford top priority to model homes and trailers.  We pick up and deliver plans on the same day.

Knowledge and power: without it, Metro Code would not be the market leader it is today, enjoying the trust and respect of both municipalities and client partners.

The Metrocode Story: Our Mission and Our Promise

Tom Killebrew, the CEO, founded Metrocode to bring value and cost savings to both municipalities and citizens through third party inspections and plan reviews. Since 1992, Tom has reviewed and supervised the plan review and inspections of projects from nearly every possible use, size, and construction type. Tom is a Certified Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, and Certified Zoning Inspector with the International Code of Building Officials. He has certifications in Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical and Gas with the Southern Building Code Congress Incorporated. He also holds a Texas Plumbing Inspector License and Texas Accessibility Specialist Certification. He is an active member of the Warranty Board at Texas Residential Construction Commission. Tom exudes a candid and spirited attitude that remains true to Metro Code’s philosophy.


  • Member of Home Builders Association of Greater Fort Worth, and Dallas
  • Texas Association of Builders
  • North Texas Council of Governments
  • Tom Killebrew: Past Commissioner of Texas Residential Commission Council; currently on the Standards of Procedures Board for Warranty for the TRCC
  • Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce