The Magnolia Community is reviewing promises of shoddy work, delays and price tag overruns in opposition to Candis and Andy Meredith.
A Utah couple’s household-enhancement demonstrate has been yanked off Television set and streaming, immediately after allegations that they delivered shoddy and non-existent operate to various house owners.
Andy and Candis Meredith maintain that they did their best on the initiatives.
On Jan. 4, the newly renamed Magnolia Network (formerly the Diy Community) introduced on cable and satellite techniques. Two days later on, the network — a co-undertaking of Discovery and “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines — issued a assertion that it experienced removed “Home Work” from its routine “pending a critique of the promises that have been made.”
As of Monday, at minimum 3 Utah house owners have gone community with statements that they signed contracts with the Merediths to have their properties renovated, but had professional monthslong delays, ballooning charges, substandard get the job done and a deficiency of interaction.
“Magnolia Network is conscious that particular owners have expressed worries about renovation tasks undertaken by Candis and Andy Meredith,” the channel’s president, Allison Paige, claimed in a assertion. “Within the past couple days, we have discovered additional information and facts about the scope of these challenges, and we have made the decision to eliminate ‘Home Work’ from the Magnolia Network lineup.”
A single homeowner took to Instagram to say that she signed on to have her residence renovated for “Home Perform,” but that the spending plan grew from $25,000 to $40,000, workers damaged her dwelling, and that communication with the Merediths was “disastrous.” Aubry Bennion mentioned that she is disappointed that “after two several years,” the Merediths are “being celebrated and promoted when the persons they harm along the way have gotten nowhere.”
Just one pair explained they have been informed the Merediths’ renovation of their household would choose 3 to 4 weeks and price tag $45,000, and that 8 to 10 weeks into the task they were being informed they’d need to pay an additional $35,000-$45,000. A different pair mentioned they paid out the Merediths $50,000 in February 2020 and no do the job has been performed — and that they’ve gained just $14,000 of their dollars back again. Candis Meredith confirmed that in an look on NBC’s “Today Show.”
A single of the Merediths’ clientele also took to Instagram to praise them for their “beautiful work.”
The Merediths’ residence renovations caught the interest of Joanna Gaines on Instagram. They are a blended loved ones — Candis and Andy each individual introduced 3 youngsters into their marriage, then had a seventh. A four-episode sequence that includes the Merediths, titled “Old Property Enjoy,” aired on Do-it-yourself in 2015. They’re the two Utah natives — she’s from American Fork he’s from Bluffdale.
They renovated a 20,000-square-foot schoolhouse crafted in 1907 into their new dwelling. That undertaking, alongside with numerous others, were being showcased in the 13 episodes of “Home Operate.”
The Magnolia Network was at first set to start in late 2020, to start with on Television set and then online. Mainly because of output and building delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Magnolia programming to start with started streaming as section of Discovery+ and the news channel did not exchange Diy until eventually very last week.
Episodes of “Home Perform,” which have been streaming considering the fact that July, have been pulled from Discovery+ as perfectly. All references to the Merediths and their present surface 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 claimed the few was “truly overwhelmed” and “did our best” on dwelling-renovation tasks for “Home Function.” She blamed contractors for faulty operate, delays and expanded budgets.
In addition, the Merediths posted on Instagram that they “have normally attempted to give almost everything we have to make any person we function with happy. … We can only say that there are two sides to each and every story and while we selected not to go public with our real truth, because we know how hurtful this feels, we realize that only listening to one aspect can paint a adverse photo.”
They went on to “ask that these threats and piling on with no the total story end. … So many think that we are frauds, have harm persons intentionally, and that we are not who we say we are. That is just not accurate.”