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Meet The Team

Matt Freire

Owner, Principal Builder

Banker turned builder.

Matt lives in Frankfort, KY with his wife Ashley and their dogs. He attended Cornerstone Christian Academy, Western Hills High School, Centre College, and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Midway University. He enjoys coaching baseball, cooking Italian food, telling unfunny jokes, and traveling to New York City every chance he gets. 

During his professional tenure as a banker, Matt held positions of Commercial Lender, Mortgage Officer, and Licensed Financial Advisor. This financial experience is critical, and shows clearly in the planning and organization for each project.

Matt’s obsession with real estate began long before renovating or building the first house.

As a kid, Matt shares that he used to ride his bicycle after school to active job sites in new developments after the construction crews would pack up for the afternoon. Coupling imagination with curiosity, this is where Matt first saw the pieces come together to build a home.


Today— as a real estate developer, licensed real estate agent, and principal builder— Matt combines his education, his professional experience, his obsession, and his competitive drive to find creative ways to build better houses.

Penny Varble

Property Manager

Penny is a licensed real estate agent, and works on staff as the in-house property manager for Freire Commercial.


Prior to jumping full-time into real estate management, leasing, and sales… she worked as a dental technician for 14 years.


Penny and her husband Ken have lived all over the country, as they proudly followed Ken’s military career assignments. Together, they now live in Frankfort KY and have 4 children + 2 grandchildren.


Aside from work, Penny enjoys hiking, hunting, kayaking, and caring for her flock of 40 chickens at her farm.

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Tom Isaac


Tom has been actively involved in real estate for over 50 years. During that time, Tom developed residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, and everywhere in between.

In addition to his real estate endeavors, Tom has also owned/operated hotels, restaurants, and thoroughbred operations.


Tom maintains an office, and graciously acts as the on-site mentor & advisor to the team.

Preston Pearl

Project Manager

Preston came to Refined Custom Homes and Freire Commercial Properties as a trained English teacher. He is currently studying to be a licensed real estate agent while helping coordinate active construction projects.

While newer to the world of real estate, Preston has a passion for real estate development and helping families create stories in their dream custom home.


Thomas Holmes

Marketing and Operations Assistant

Native to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Thomas is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, Holding a degree in Business Administration, and the newest member of our staff.


Thomas enjoys fishing and cheering on Kentucky football. His dedication to quality and innovative thinking shines through in every endeavor. Excited to collaborate with the team, he contributes a fresh perspective and unwavering commitment.

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