Magnolia Network pulls Utah couple’s residence renovation demonstrate off the air
The Magnolia Network is reviewing promises of shoddy work, delays and price tag overruns in opposition to Candis and Andy Meredith.
A Utah couple’s home-enhancement display has been yanked off Tv set and streaming, soon after allegations that they offered shoddy and non-existent perform to several home owners.
Andy and Candis Meredith keep that they did their most effective on the assignments.
On Jan. 4, the freshly renamed Magnolia Community (previously the Do it yourself Network) released on cable and satellite techniques. Two days later on, the network — a co-venture of Discovery and “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines — issued a statement that it had eradicated “Home Work” from its timetable “pending a evaluation of the promises that have been created.”
As of Monday, at least a few Utah householders have gone general public with promises that they signed contracts with the Merediths to have their homes renovated, but had knowledgeable monthslong delays, ballooning charges, substandard operate and a lack of interaction.
“Magnolia Network is conscious that certain house owners have expressed issues about renovation jobs undertaken by Candis and Andy Meredith,” the channel’s president, Allison Paige, explained in a statement. “Within the past handful of days, we have figured out additional information about the scope of these challenges, and we have resolved to get rid of ‘Home Work’ from the Magnolia Community lineup.”
1 homeowner took to Instagram to say that she signed on to have her residence renovated for “Home Perform,” but that the budget grew from $25,000 to $40,000, personnel harmed her house, and that communication with the Merediths was “disastrous.” Aubry Bennion mentioned that she is disappointed that “after two yrs,” the Merediths are “being celebrated and promoted though the men and women they damage along the way have gotten nowhere.”
A single couple said they had been informed the Merediths’ renovation of their home would just take 3 to 4 weeks and cost $45,000, and that 8 to 10 weeks into the challenge they ended up told they’d want to shell out an added $35,000-$45,000. One more couple explained they compensated the Merediths $50,000 in February 2020 and no do the job has been accomplished — and that they’ve received just $14,000 of their funds back. Candis Meredith confirmed that in an visual appeal on NBC’s “Today Demonstrate.”
A single of the Merediths’ customers also took to Instagram to praise them for their “beautiful work.”
The Merediths’ home renovations caught the focus of Joanna Gaines on Instagram. They’re a blended household — Candis and Andy just about every brought 3 kids into their relationship, then had a seventh. A 4-episode collection featuring the Merediths, titled “Old Household Really like,” aired on Do-it-yourself in 2015. They’re both Utah natives — she’s from American Fork he’s from Bluffdale.
They renovated a 20,000-sq.-foot schoolhouse constructed in 1907 into their new home. That task, alongside with a number of other people, have been showcased in the 13 episodes of “Home Perform.”
The Magnolia Community was initially established to start in late 2020, initially on Tv and then on the net. For the reason that of creation and development delays prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Magnolia programming very first started streaming as part of Discovery+ and the information channel didn’t switch Do-it-yourself until finally final 7 days.
Episodes of “Home Work,” which have been streaming given that July, have been pulled from Discovery+ as nicely. All references to the Merediths and their demonstrate look to have been taken off from Magnolia’s web-site.
Chip and Joanna Gaines have declined to remark on the controversy.
In her overall look on “Today,” Candis Meredith stated the pair was “truly overwhelmed” and “did our best” on residence-renovation tasks for “Home Do the job.” She blamed contractors for faulty operate, delays and expanded budgets.
In addition, the Merediths posted on Instagram that they “have generally tried to give almost everything we have to make everyone we do the job with satisfied. … We can only say that there are two sides to every single story and although we chose not to go community with our truth, since we know how hurtful this feels, we understand that only hearing one facet can paint a detrimental picture.”
They went on to “ask that these threats and piling on with no the total story prevent. … So many feel that we are frauds, have harm people today intentionally, and that we are not who we say we are. That is just not genuine.”