The Magnolia Network is examining statements of shoddy get the job done, delays and charge overruns versus Candis and Andy Meredith.
A Utah couple’s property-improvement display has been yanked off Tv set and streaming, after allegations that they furnished shoddy and non-existent function to various homeowners.
Andy and Candis Meredith manage that they did their ideal on the jobs.
On Jan. 4, the recently renamed Magnolia Community (beforehand the Do-it-yourself Network) launched on cable and satellite methods. Two times later, the community — a co-undertaking of Discovery and “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines — issued a statement that it had eradicated “Home Work” from its program “pending a assessment of the statements that have been designed.”
As of Monday, at minimum three Utah property owners have absent community with promises that they signed contracts with the Merediths to have their homes renovated, but had professional monthslong delays, ballooning expenses, substandard operate and a lack of conversation.
“Magnolia Community is aware that sure home owners have expressed issues about renovation assignments carried out by Candis and Andy Meredith,” the channel’s president, Allison Paige, mentioned in a assertion. “Within the final handful of days, we have realized supplemental information about the scope of these issues, and we have made a decision to take away ‘Home Work’ from the Magnolia Community lineup.”
Just one house owner took to Instagram to say that she signed on to have her residence renovated for “Home Work,” but that the funds grew from $25,000 to $40,000, workers damaged her household, and that communication with the Merediths was “disastrous.” Aubry Bennion explained that she is pissed off that “after two many years,” the Merediths are “being celebrated and promoted though the men and women they hurt alongside the way have gotten nowhere.”
A single few stated they were informed the Merediths’ renovation of their house would just take 3 to 4 weeks and value $45,000, and that 8 to 10 weeks into the project they were explained to they’d need to have to pay back an additional $35,000-$45,000. Another couple claimed they paid out the Merediths $50,000 in February 2020 and no operate has been completed — and that they’ve acquired just $14,000 of their funds again. Candis Meredith verified that in an physical appearance on NBC’s “Today Present.”
One particular of the Merediths’ clients also took to Instagram to praise them for their “beautiful perform.”
The Merediths’ home renovations caught the interest of Joanna Gaines on Instagram. They’re a blended family — Candis and Andy every brought a few children into their marriage, then experienced a seventh. A four-episode series showcasing the Merediths, titled “Old House Adore,” aired on Diy in 2015. They are each Utah natives — she’s from American Fork he’s from Bluffdale.
They renovated a 20,000-sq.-foot schoolhouse created in 1907 into their new house. That job, alongside with numerous other folks, ended up showcased in the 13 episodes of “Home Get the job done.”
The Magnolia Network was at first established to launch in late 2020, to start with on Tv and then on the net. Since of production and construction delays prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Magnolia programming initially began streaming as element of Discovery+ and the information channel didn’t substitute Do-it-yourself until eventually last 7 days.
Episodes of “Home Operate,” which have been streaming given that July, have been pulled from Discovery+ as very well. All references to the Merediths and their display appear to have been taken out from Magnolia’s internet site.
Chip and Joanna Gaines have declined to remark on the controversy.
In her physical appearance on “Today,” Candis Meredith claimed the couple was “truly overwhelmed” and “did our best” on home-renovation assignments for “Home Operate.” She blamed contractors for defective work, delays and expanded budgets.
In addition, the Merediths posted on Instagram that they “have normally attempted to give every thing we have to make any person we operate with satisfied. … We can only say that there are two sides to each story and when we chose not to go community with our reality, due to the fact we know how hurtful this feels, we fully grasp that only hearing a single side can paint a negative image.”
They went on to “ask that these threats and piling on without having the full tale quit. … So many feel that we are frauds, have harm people today intentionally, and that we are not who we say we are. That is merely not genuine.”