Jasmine Roth, DMSB’08, is the host of HGTV’s new series House to Home, where she transforms cookie-cutter homes into customized personal spaces. Roth credits some of her success to her co-op and entrepreneurship experiences while at Northeastern University.
In 2010 Roth and her husband, Brett Roth, also DMSB ‘08, purchased a piece of property in Huntington Beach, California. Their initial idea, to gut the home and build two in its place, one to live in and one to sell, soon became a more involved project than either had suspected. Roth decided to leave her job in corporate social responsibility to work on houses full-time.
A few years later, they founded Built Custom Homes, LLC, a company focuses on construction design and project management. After just a year and a half in business, Built Custom Homes caught the eye of a production company working with HGTV.
She credits some of her success to her classes and co-op experiences at Northeastern, especially those focused on entrepreneurship. Roth held three co-ops during her time at D’Amore-McKim, including experiences at a staffing agency, realty group and a financial services company.
HGTV offered her an opportunity to host their new series, House to Home. The pilot was filmed last October and aired on April 9, 2017. She has been a featured blogger on HGTV, in addition to taking on new construction projects through her company.
“I spent the next year jumping through hoops. Anything they asked for I tried to over deliver on and put my best foot forward,” explained Roth. “I was really focused on finding ways to differentiate myself and my company and to turn what I do into a show that people would like to watch.”