The Magnolia Community is reviewing promises of shoddy function, delays and value overruns from Candis and Andy Meredith.
A Utah couple’s house-advancement exhibit has been yanked off Tv and streaming, after allegations that they supplied shoddy and non-existent perform to quite a few homeowners.
Andy and Candis Meredith maintain that they did their very best on the assignments.
On Jan. 4, the freshly renamed Magnolia Network (formerly the Do-it-yourself Network) released on cable and satellite systems. Two days later, the community — a co-enterprise of Discovery and “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines — issued a assertion that it had taken out “Home Work” from its program “pending a critique of the promises that have been designed.”
As of Monday, at least 3 Utah property owners have long gone public with claims that they signed contracts with the Merediths to have their houses renovated, but had knowledgeable monthslong delays, ballooning fees, substandard function and a deficiency of communication.
“Magnolia Community is mindful that certain householders have expressed fears about renovation initiatives carried out by Candis and Andy Meredith,” the channel’s president, Allison Paige, stated in a assertion. “Within the past couple times, we have figured out added details about the scope of these concerns, and we have made a decision to get rid of ‘Home Work’ from the Magnolia Network lineup.”
One home owner took to Instagram to say that she signed on to have her household renovated for “Home Work,” but that the budget grew from $25,000 to $40,000, personnel weakened her household, and that interaction with the Merediths was “disastrous.” Aubry Bennion claimed that she is annoyed that “after two decades,” the Merediths are “being celebrated and promoted although the persons they hurt along the way have gotten nowhere.”
Just one pair said they were explained to the Merediths’ renovation of their residence would take 3 to 4 months and expense $45,000, and that 8 to 10 weeks into the challenge they had been informed they’d need to pay out an further $35,000-$45,000. A further pair claimed they paid the Merediths $50,000 in February 2020 and no perform has been carried out — and that they’ve gained just $14,000 of their dollars back again. Candis Meredith confirmed that in an look on NBC’s “Today Demonstrate.”
One of the Merediths’ clients also took to Instagram to praise them for their “beautiful get the job done.”
The Merediths’ dwelling renovations caught the attention of Joanna Gaines on Instagram. They are a blended family — Candis and Andy just about every introduced 3 little ones into their marriage, then experienced a seventh. A four-episode series that includes the Merediths, titled “Old Dwelling Enjoy,” 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 built in 1907 into their new house. That job, alongside with many other individuals, had been showcased in the 13 episodes of “Home Perform.”
The Magnolia Community was originally set to start in late 2020, initially on Television set and then on the web. Because of production and building delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Magnolia programming initial started streaming as section of Discovery+ and the news channel didn’t replace Diy till last week.
Episodes of “Home Work,” which have been streaming because July, have been pulled from Discovery+ as well. All references to the Merediths and their show show up to have been taken out from Magnolia’s website.
Chip and Joanna Gaines have declined to comment on the controversy.
In her visual appeal on “Today,” Candis Meredith stated the pair was “truly overwhelmed” and “did our best” on home-renovation initiatives for “Home Perform.” She blamed contractors for faulty perform, delays and expanded budgets.
In addition, the Merediths posted on Instagram that they “have always attempted to give every thing we have to make any person we work with satisfied. … We can only say that there are two sides to every single tale and although we selected not to go general public with our fact, for the reason that we know how hurtful this feels, we recognize that only listening to a single aspect can paint a adverse photograph.”
They went on to “ask that these threats and piling on with no the full tale halt. … So several imagine that we are frauds, have harm folks intentionally, and that we are not who we say we are. That is only not correct.”