Matthew Gilchrist is an entrepreneur with a passion for homebuilding. He attended Villanova University on a Naval R.O.T.C scholarship and graduated in 1997 with a B.S. in Education. Matt was commissioned in the Navy upon graduation and began his 9-year career as a Special Operations Officer specializing in Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Serving in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was decorated with a Bronze Star with Valor and several other individual commendations.
Matt’s homebuilding experience began in 2006 with KB Home in Chicago then with Toll Brothers in Connecticut. Learning the industry from two of the nation’s largest builders in a failing market was exactly the education Matt needed. In 2012, Matt partnered up with longtime friend and veteran Navy SEAL, David Earp. The two bought their first property, Chatfield Farms in 2013 and EG Home was established.
Matt currently resides in Middlebury, Connecticut with his wife Amy and four children.