New Again Houses was born in Bristol TN in 2008 when Matt Lavinder began buying houses and systematizing the flipping process. A tiny converted roofing shop served as its first home in 2010. Sam Ferguson joined in 2011 to help build the company and it’s been growing ever since. Matt and Sam have flipped hundreds of houses together while remaining committed to quality rehabs. Annie Elliott left Bristol Motor Speedway to join the team in 2014, taking over design and accounting.
With three people and a very small office, the team began to seek out a new office with room to grow. In 2015, New Again Houses purchased its current 6000 sq. ft. headquarters in downtown Bristol. Somehow, the three ended up sharing one room while the rest of the building filled up quickly. Kelly Moran joined the team in 2015 to lead the sales team and she was soon followed by Blaine Hutchinson, Katie Harlow, Jessany Willis, Gabrielle Day, and Jeremy Yanapoulos. To accommodate the continued growth, New Again Houses began construction on a second office building across the street in 2019, and in 2020 a partnership with HBX Realty was born.
The team is committed to adding real value to houses by executing full remodel projects. New Again Houses continues to grow its local operation in Bristol, producing annually well over $2,000,000 of construction work on its own flips. The Bristol operation typically manages 25 of its own flip projects at any given time and includes an entire network of contracting crews managed through the MasterSuite systems.
In 2015, New Again Houses began building its own proprietary software and creating a national franchise model. In 2018, the federal Franchise Disclosure Document was completed and the first locations launched in 2019. The franchising model empowers individuals to replicate the success of New Again Houses in locations around the country with minimal overhead costs. An innovative, fun culture has always been at the heart of New Again Houses, and the team is excited about extending the vision nationally through a growing network of real estate entrepreneurs.