HOUSTON – Jon Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin left their day jobs and started a home renovation business.
Fortunately, their work flipping houses right here in Houston got the attention of HGTV.
“We did have solid jobs that we really liked. Just by deciding I wanted more, we stepped out on faith and belief in ourselves and said, ‘Hey, what we see in HGTV, we can actually do.’ It was kind of a blind leap of faith. And it’s scary. It’s still scary but we are here now and we’re happy to have made the jump,’” said Jon Pierre, who said goodbye to his job in the Houston oil and gas industry and became a licensed realtor and home investor.
His wife Mary is a former flight attendant, who turned full-time designer to help in the couple’s home investment company, Harper Raine Homes.
The couple takes care of all aspects potential home buyers need, from buying to design consulting.
“We wear a lot of hats. We do all the things. We do the work. We find the houses, renovate them, stage them, and list them for sale,” said Mary.