Ashley and Andy Williams are stars of the new show on HGTV's 'Flip or Flop Fort Worth.' 

Ashley and Andy Williams are stars of the new show on HGTV's 'Flip or Flop Fort Worth.' 

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Two of the friendliest new faces on HGTV are Ashley and Andy Williams, the Texas-based stars of Flip or Flop Fort Worth.

Here are a few things you should know about the married couple, who say they redo every house they're flipping as if it's their own.

They're veterans.

Both are military veterans -- Andy with the Marines and Ashley with the Army. They met in Iraq, in the gym. "Ashley and I came back from a war where a lot of our peers weren't [adjusting well]," Andy says. Their mission was to "serve in the capacity we can." That led to them starting a business flipping houses together.

'If you're a fan, you're a friend.'

Are they the new Chip and Joanna? Vets Andy and Ashley Williams rep Fort Worth in 'Flip or Flop' 

The Williamses are certified stars now that they're on Flip or Flop, a TV franchise that has expanded to other cities. "People are so sweet. They really are," Ashley says about their newfound fame. Andy concurs, with one caveat: "As long as they love what we do and our mission, it's like, 'The more the merrier.' ... That's the biggest thing: If you're a fan, you're a friend." 

They play favorites.

Ashley is quick to answer the question about her favorite neighborhood in Fort Worth: River Oaks. Andy ticks off reasons, including its proximity to downtown Fort Worth and the military base and the opportunities for revitalization. "It's important for us to revitalize the neighborhood that not only can help out the community but also impact those people that are serving," he says. 

Come on in! It's Ashley and Andy Williams at a home they recently renovated in Fort Worth.

Come on in! It's Ashley and Andy Williams at a home they recently renovated in Fort Worth.

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One room rules them all.

If you're planning to flip a home -- or just want to make your own abode a nicer place -- start where you eat, Ashley says: "The kitchen is your focal point of your house. That's where everything happens. You tell your stories there, you eat there, you congregate there." 

They like where Fort Worth is headed.

When asked about some of her favorite spots in Fort Worth, Ashley suggests taking visitors and children to Sundance Square -- and also "the trails," Andy says. He notes Fort Worth's forward-thinking urban development. "I know that Dallas has the Trinity River Project," he says, "[but] Fort Worth is just a little bit further along -- and I think we're doing it right." 

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