Is that an Emmy?
I suppose the highlight of 2016 was when I was asked by Nelson Treehouse Design to come to Kentucky and help out on one of their awesome treehouse builds. I was truly humbled to be surrounded by a very talented and fun crew of guys. Pete and all of his guys are the real deal, no fake TV builds here. They succeeded in putting together a 1200 sq. ft. Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design in just 3 weeks! Crazy.
Check it out: www.animalplanetgo.com/treehouse-masters/frank-lloyd-lakehouse/
My Elbow Room Family.
Would you let these two guys in your house?
Of course you would.
In 2011, I happened to be in the right place at the right time and was hired to be a behind-the-scenes carpenter for a new series on HGTV. Didn't take long for me to transition to an on camera talent. Three years, 45 episodes, and one Emmy later, it's one of the greatest experiences of my career.
Check out some of our awesome builds on either HGTV or the DIY Network or on Discovery+.
Summer of 2015 I had the distinct pleasure of being Lead Carpenter on this Hit Competition Renovation Series for Fox TV. Every week we renovated a house from top to bottom, inside and out. In 4 days. For eight straight weeks...
Then we just gave it away to a deserving family, which turned out to be one of the lucky contestants.
Season 2 was even more challenging as we built 11 houses from foundation to finish in just 8 weeks! Contestants vied for a chance to win a dream home for their hero and a $100,000 cash prize. Every week a hero was surprised with a brand new house!
Check it out : http://www.fox.com/home-free
P A D D Y C O L L I N S . C O M
[Paddy Collins] © 2021
Always willing to lend a hand, I've also done Art World / Set Design / Project Managing for several other productions on History Channel, FYI, HGTV, DIY , and Verizon's GO90 networks.
I was also on the carpentry team for Spike TV's most popular series Bar Rescue for seasons 4-6. We travelled across America renovating bars in need and bring them back from the brink of failure. Think renovating a house in four days is tough? Try a commercial renovation in 36 hours...
Check it out: http://www.spike.com/shows/bar-rescue
Tiny House Nation
Like Tiny Houses? Check out John & Zack as they criss cross the US, building small mobile houses for folks who want to live tiny. I've had the pleasure to be asked to be a part of their carpentry team several times and, wow, these guys are good! Custom building projects on a tiny house? Not so easy!
Check it out: www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-nation
Lil Jon Wants to Do What
My triumphant return to actually being in front of the camera. Watch three Misfits take on home renovation and give families a new outlook on their home.