- “Home Work” by Candis and Andy Meredith will air on the Magnolia Network after airing last week.
- The network halted the show after some homeowners claimed that their homes had been damaged by renovations.
- Magnolia’s president told Insider that he believed Meredith had no “malicious or malicious intent”.
Andy and Candis Meredith’s “Home Work” series will return to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network after long debate and headlines, network president Allison Page confirmed to Insider.
The decision comes days after “Home Work” was dropped from the lineup after several homeowners claim that Meredith damaged their homes and in some cases exceeded their repair budgets by tens of thousands of dollars while filming the series.
“We strive to meet people with compassion and approach difficult moments cautiously with honest understanding,” Page said in a statement to Insider on Friday.
“The Magnolia Network is committed to sharing hopeful and candid stories,” the statement reads. “After talking to homeowners, Candis and Andy Meredith about their renovation project at Home Work, and hearing both positive and negative experiences, I do not believe they have any malicious or malicious intent.”
In the same statement, Page said the network is now “committed to providing an appropriate solution to those whose ‘telecommuting’ experience falls short of our network’s standards.”
“While ‘working from home’ returns to the Magnolia Network, we recognize our responsibility to act not only on our talent, but on how we can better support them and the people who trust this brand,” she added. I did.
A network spokesperson confirmed to Insider that “Home Work” will air again on the network “in the coming weeks”.
Merediths began filming ‘Home Work’ for the network in the fall of 2019. The show follows how a 20,000-square-foot school turned into a family home and a Utah-area home converted.
Magnolia Network started cable broadcasting on January 5th. The same day, Utah homeowner Aubrey Bennion posted an 18-post story on Instagram detailing her experience with the Merediths in “Home Work.”
Bennion told Insider that the kitchen could be refurbished in three weeks as Merediths set a budget of $25,000 on the show’s first recording.
However, Bennion said the process took five months and the repair cost more than $39,000, with most of the extra money being used to fix the repair problem.
Following Benion’s Instagram post, the two couples who appeared on ‘Work from Home’ also opened their mouths.
Teisha Satterfield Hawley wrote in an eight-post Instagram series that she and her husband Jeff gave the Merediths $45,000 to renovate their living space in four weeks. However, after 10 weeks, Hawley said the renovations were nearly complete and that Merediths would need an additional $40,000 to complete the project.
Hawley told Insider that the “Magnolia name (including chip and joe)” gave him “a sense of safety and security” when he first worked with Merediths.
“There are a lot of families and businesses that have been affected by these people,” she added. Everything must be finished.”
Vienna and Rob Goates also wrote about their “working from home” experience in 18 Instagram posts. They paid Merediths $50,000 for a $100,000 repair in February 2020. Goateses told Insider that Merediths didn’t start working from home until September. 2020, so they decided to get their money back. They said Candis agreed to pay the money back, but continued to defer payments after the couple hired a lawyer.
Merediths told Insider that they were still willing to pay Goateses back, but they also denied Hawleys and Bennion, as well as many of the claims the couple made.
“We have always tried to give everything we have to make everyone we work with happy,” the couple added, adding that they “firmly deny” that they stole money from customers.
“It’s true that sometimes I have an outstanding balance, but I always pay, even if it takes time to sort it out.”
Merediths also told Insider that in the same week the Magnolia Network launched, it felt homeowners were saying “to bring us down.”
“It would have been nice if they had come to us two years before the network started,” Candis said. “And we really hoped we could fix it.”
Bennion told Insider that he decided to share his story publicly because he didn’t have to “have someone else go through what I went through.”
“From my point of view, Candis and Andy were not interested in solving the problems I was discussing at the time of the project,” she said.
Jeff Hawley told Insider that his and Teisha’s decisions were “not intended to ruin anyone’s life” and that “the harassment of Candis and Andy’s privacy should stop.”
“But this was to get people to keep hearing about what they did wrong and to hold them accountable,” he added. “It’s not about project delays and poor renovation experiences. There are patterns of manipulation, dishonesty and gross negligence. We want all our voices to be heard and continued to be used by those in power and influence.”
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