Our Story

Born in Bristol

New Again Houses® was born in Bristol, TN in 2008 when founder Matt Lavinder left his career as a college coach and professor to establish a local real estate investment business in a tiny remodeled roofing shop. Matt began building scalable systems and a business model around the traditional mom and pop house flipping industry. Sam Ferguson partnered with Matt in 2011 and Annie Elliott joined the team soon after. Annie has managed hundreds of New Again projects in the Tri-Cities while Matt and Sam began building one of the most highly rated emerging franchise systems in the United States.

Now with dozens of franchise locations across the country and still headquartered in Bristol, New Again Houses® has been recognized by a multitude of national publications and franchise rankings. The growing team, national partnerships and systems have grown into an ecosystem that supports its franchise owners with construction support, analysis software, marketing, business coaching, capital partnerships, and accounting. Together, we transform not only houses, but the lives of our franchise owners and partners.

While New Again Houses® continues to grow across the country, the core values of Ownership, Win/Win Relationships, and Innovation have remained central to who we are. We believe local franchise owners equipped with the innovation of a national franchise system are best positioned to responsibly purchase and remodel old houses. While franchise ownership and innovation are important, it’s the local win/win relationships with sellers, contractors, and partners that ultimately make us successful.

Currently rated among national franchise systems in categories including Top Overall Brands, Real Estate, Recession Proof, Culture, Low Cost franchises, and the Entrepreneur 500, New Again Houses® is focused on constantly improving the quality of the ecosystem, staying true to our core values, and growing with two new franchise locations each month.

Matt Lavinder - President

Matt Lavinder

President

Sam Ferguson - Vice President

Sam Ferguson

Vice President

Annie Elliott - Project and Design Manager

Annie Elliott

Project and Design Manager

Chad Arnold - Franchise Onboarding Coach

Chad Arnold

Franchise Onboarding Coach

Tracey Bryan - Director of Business Operations

Tracey Bryan

Director of Business Operations

Ben Harrison - Chief Technology Officer

Ben Harrison

Chief Technology Officer

Joe Kraus - Construction Support Specialist

Joe Kraus

Construction Support Specialist

Jessica Odle - Junior Staff Accountant

Jessica Odle

Junior Staff Accountant

Tres Pigg - Director of Franchise Development

Tres Pigg

Director of Franchise Development

Rylyn Ricker - Business Resident

Rylyn Ricker

Business Resident

Will Riddle - Web Applications and IT Support Specialist

Will Riddle

Web Applications and IT Support Specialist

Amber Shepherd - Strategic Assistant

Amber Shepherd

Strategic Assistant

Tyler Smith - Acquisitions Manager

Tyler Smith

Acquisitions Manager

Jessany Willis - Brand Manager

Jessany Willis

Brand Manager

John Wright - Director of Franchise Success

John Wright

Director of Franchise Success

Jeremy Yanopoulos - Construction Support Specialist

Jeremy Yanopoulos

Construction Support Specialist

Our Headquarters

501 Alabama St Bristol TN
(423) 389-9110
franchise@newagainhouses.com