90 Day Fiance: What Does Elizabeth Potthast's Dad Do For A Living?

Elizabeth Potthast and Andrei Castravet's love story is full of highs and lows, accomplishments and disagreements. Yet, the two have proved that love can conquer all — that is if you're not counting Elizabeth's family in the mix.

TLC fans were introduced to Elizabeth and Andrei during the fifth season of "90 Day Fiancé." After meeting on a dating app, the two met in person while Elizabeth was in Ireland for a vacation, per InTouch Weekly. Elizabeth explained she and Andrei immediately hit it off — and without even thinking of how a long-distance relationship would logistically work, the two were in it for the long haul. Soon after, Andrei relocated to the U.S. to be with Elizabeth and begin their life together.

It hasn't always been smooth sailing ever since these two tied the knot, however. With Elizabeth's family being overprotective over her and their family business, there has been tension over whether Andrei should be allowed to work alongside the family. So, what does the Potthast family do for a living?

The Potthast's run a real estate business

Elizabeth Potthast's father, Charles "Chuck" Potthast, is the patriarch of the family business, CMP Capital Investments, LLC. Elizabeth, her sisters Jennifer and Rebeckah, and her brother Charlie all work for the business. Elizabeth explained on the show that CMP Capital Investments is a "property management business" where the family flips houses. 

From the family's conversations on-screen, it also seems like Chuck doesn't just flip houses, but also works with Florida real estate. It is estimated CMP Capital Investments, alongside being a real estate agent, earns Chuck around $240,000 per year, per ScreenRant.

But other than the generalized language surrounding the Potthast family real estate business, there is little information on what CMP Capital Investments actually does. In fact, on "90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?," the Potthast's are seen conducting family meetings, and discussing being partners — yet none of them ever describe what is actually being taken care of at the meetings or what a partner does. Instead, the family keeps the business logistics out of the "90 Day" plot, instead opting to include family drama like whether Andrei Castravet should be allowed in the business. 

Is Andrei in the family business?

When Andrei Castravet first moved to the U.S., "90 Day" fans saw he wasn't highly motivated to find a job. Instead, he was content with being a stay-at-home dad to his and Elizabeth Potthast's daughter, Eleanor. Yet, after a bit of back and forth with Elizabeth, Andrei eventually had a change of heart and was ready to find a job.

After attempting to have a handyman business, Elizabeth continually asked for Andrei to work in the family business. But after a bit of convincing, Andrei decided to not just ask Chuck Potthast to join the family business, but also for a $100,000 loan so he could start his own house-flipping business — becoming a direct competitor to the Potthast's.

Yet, Chuck was less than thrilled with Andrei's $100k request. Instead of loaning money, Chuck offered Andrei a spot within the family business and if Andrei were able to prove himself, then Chuck would loan him the money. While there were some bumps in the road with Chuck asking the rest of the family if Andrei could join the business, it seems everything worked out in the end! In 2021, Elizabeth and Andrei announced to fans that they had officially begun their own business called Castravet, INC, per In Touch Weekly. The pair's business flips houses and works on real estate — but this time away from all the family drama.