Matt is a Charlotte native, former Marine, and East Carolina University graduate. This pirate started Grandfather Homes in 2006, witnessed the pending market decline, and fought to seek action – rebuilding projects all over North Carolina that were left for ruin on account of loan defaults. These restoration projects were completed side by side our signature custom builds to batten the hatches and keep the ship afloat! Grandfather Homes not only weathered the storm but grew exponentially thanks to Matt’s governance. He focused on our niche and realized our best asset was taking a seemingly ordinary lot or plan and customizing its’ features to accentuate the highest and best use. In 2014, Grandfather Homes sold its first speculative home for over $2 million. Matt realized the vibrancy of the high-end market and continues to build several $1M+ spec homes per year.
Matt is a proud member of the New Dominion Bank community advisory board. In 2016, Matt’s community involvement, leadership, and influence even earned a spot on Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list. Matt is married to Gretchen who is the proud franchisor of The Dog Wizard Academy – a nationwide dog training company. Together they have two young children Elijah and Willow and three dogs Clyde, Pippen, and Eddie.