Real estate professional and interior designer Kristen Hamilton believes that everyone should live in a home they truly love — a place that represents their personal style while reflecting the beautiful story of their life. A creative visionary with a passion for all things home, she founded Hamilton Homes alongside her husband, Dane. Kristen also created Hamilton Design Co., an interior design firm specializing in new construction design and decor for single-family residences. For years, Kristen has helped builders and homeowners throughout the Tampa and Orlando areas bring their vision of home to life with her inspiring design and beautifully curated spaces.
Originally from Barrington, Illinois, Kristen attended college at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where she studied broadcast journalism and was a member of the TCU Cheer team. Formerly a morning TV feature reporter, Kristen followed a job opportunity in Fort Myers, Florida, where she met Dane. They got married in Tampa, and then moved to Dane’s hometown of Winter Park, Florida, to plant their roots and start their family together. They enjoy being outdoors, going to the beach, and spending time with their son, Blake. For more on Kristen’s journey, check out her article on the blog, “From Morning TV to Home Renovations.”
Dane studied civil engineering and business at the University of Florida. He began his career gathering valuable field supervision experience with a commercial general contractor in Orlando, working on large distribution and retail shopping centers. It was also during this time that he purchased his first property and began his dream of real estate investing.
From commercial construction, Dane transitioned into land development, working for a premier master developer in Lake Nona. Then, he moved to Tampa to marry Kristen, where he expanded his skillset into spec and custom homebuilding field supervision and project management. While in Tampa, Dane and Kristen put their skills together: buying, selling, wholesaling, designing, renovating, and building homes.
With their first child on the way, Dane and Kristen decided to make the move back to Orlando to be close to family where they are today. Dane is now back in land development & entitlements with a large homebuilder, and is still hustling with his wife Kristen towards growing their portfolio, client services, and family real estate empire.
“God has truly been so good to us. 5 years ago, I would’ve had no idea I’d be where I am today: with a beautiful wife and healthy baby boy. Kristen and I love what we do, we believe in the power of faith (and real estate), and we’d love to find a way to share our expertise with you and help you achieve your goals!” – Dane