About Renewed Homes

West Michigan Real Estate Investment Company


Our Story

Renewed Homes is a real estate investing company committed to buying distressed homes at fair prices. We got our start back in 2015, when we realized we could use our own personal passions for building and renovating homes to better our West Michigan community. Since then, we’ve purchased and renovated a number of homes throughout Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, and Van Buren counties, constantly working to help community members in tense situations move on from troublesome houses, and turning those tough projects into beautiful investments for the next owner.

Our local business is dedicated to purchasing your home at a fair price, so that you’re able to move on with your life, and we’re able to turn your home into something another family can enjoy. Know that purchasing and restoring houses isn’t just a hobby for us. Our employees are dedicated to Renewed Homes full time, and as a small, community-oriented company, we’re all invested in the mutual success of your home.

Meet Our Team

Jay Williams

Jay Williams


Jay graduated from Hope College in 2016 and is currently working towards his MBA. Jay began his passion for real estate when he dared to buy the “worst house on the best street” when he was 19. Jay has been buying houses ever since, learning more every house. Jay is fueled by his love for people and living out his faith; striving to be the best servant leader he can be.

Troy Hacker

Troy Hacker


Technical background and appetite for continual improvement provide exceptional painting experiences in the residential and commercial space. Clear communicator, passionate leader and desire to earn clients for life have resulted in extraordinary year over year growth while providing a fun place to work. Created culture from open sharing and regular learning events which translates into positive experiences for clients and workforce.

Megan Sharp

Megan Sharp

Realtor, Five Star Real Esate, Design, Project Management

Megan graduated from Calvin College with a degree emphasized in Public Administration. Holding her license with Five Star and working with Renewed Homes combines her experience and knowledge in local government, records management, and real estate with her love for marketing and home renovation. Megan enjoys providing places and spaces for people to fill with their own wonderful moments, as well the great Michigan outdoors (excluding January through March).

Jessica Rycenga

Jessica Rycenga

Accounting, Design, Staging

Jessica started designing spaces the day she realized she was old enough to move furniture around in her bedroom. From painting rooms to staging houses and designing kitchens to buying small decor, no project is too big or too small for her to fill her passion. She received her B.A. degree (with a minor in Business) from Central Michigan University in 2010 and since then has had her “foot-in-the-door” in as many places as she could to get the best experience as possible.

Mitchell DeVries

Mitchell DeVries

Sales and Marketing

Mitchell graduated from Hope College in December, 2018. He was first introduced to real estate at a very young age by his father, who owns his own construction company in West Michigan. Before exploring real estate as a career, however, he worked as the first mate on a private yacht for two and a half years. During his time on the yacht, he circumnavigated the Southern Hemisphere, visiting 6 continents and over 30 countries. Since his return in December 2017, he has found real estate to be his newest passion. 

Our Core Values

Renewed Homes was founded on the core values of honesty, integrity, and compassion; values that we still hold at the heart of our business today. When you work with Renewed Homes, you won’t be dealing with a large corporation, or salesmen who don’t understand the community or your situation. We’re a local West Michigan company, and we’re here to help our fellow community members, not trick or cheat them. We’ve lived here our entire lives, and we’re a part of the community too.









Selling Your Home

All the information you need to to make the decision that’s best for you and your family when it comes to selling or rehabbing your home. 

Cost of Selling Your

Home Through

a Retail Transaction

Homeowners enter into the retail transaction process because it’s the only option they know. This guide will help you better understand the transaction process. 

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