Our Founding Story
Though we’re famously known for We Buy Ugly Houses®, there’s a lot more to HomeVestors® than clever marketing campaigns. Our company has a rich entrepreneurial history that began with founder, Ken D’Angelo, who took his years of experience purchasing homes and innovated the real estate market in Dallas, TX by launching the HomeVestors® of America, Inc. franchise in 1996. Almost immediately, he sold the first five independently owned and operated franchises.
A savvy business leader, D’Angelo created a framework that enabled franchise owners to leverage shared resources including a common vendor network, advertising platforms and a lead management system. This culture of collaboration resulted in a powerful network of real estate entrepreneurs. By systematically establishing a strong foundation, HomeVestors® flourished, becoming what continues to be one of the fastest growing real estate franchises in the U.S.
Today, there are more than 1,100 franchises across the country.