After quitting his sales job in 2011 to pursue his dream of building furniture and owning his own company, the last thing Clint Harp expected was to be a nationally known carpenter featured on HGTV. Clint appears as a supporting role in Fixer Upper, helping his close friends and stars Chip and Joanna Gaines as they remodel homes in Waco, Texas.
Together with his wife Kelly and their 3 kids, the Harps spend each day pursuing their dream and blazing the new trail of owning their own company. Harp Design Co. provides quality furniture and home goods to customers all across the U.S. and abroad.
Up next, Clint will star on the DIY Network series Wood Work. Along with his wife, Kelly, and the team at Harp Design Co, Clint uses reclaimed lumber to build new furniture out of old wood for clients. Crazy requests with tight deadlines are the norm, but Clint and his team are ready to tackle any “Wood Work” challenge.
Clint will be appearing Saturday, February 10th, and Sunday, February 11th.
Appearance presented by American Family Insurance
Kathy will be appearing Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. Feb. 3rd
A show favorite, Matt Fox will be returning as this year’s Main Stage emcee where he will delight show visitors with his quick wit, home improvement knowledge and special educational presentations. Fox is best known for creating and co-hosting the first and longest-running show to air on HGTV, “Room by Room,” as well as hosting and producing the public television series “Around the House with Matt and Shari.” Learn more from his website, mattandshari.com.
Stefanie started her career in a very non-culinary manner as an Assistant Prosecutor for both Lake and Geauga counties after graduating from Wittenberg University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Minor in Theater Performance. Stefanie joined the family business after attending the Pastry Arts Diploma Program at ICASI, the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute.
Stefanie also does free lance work as a food stylist including for Dr. Agatston creator of the South Beach Diet, Athens Foods, Ohio Magazine, Driscoll Berries, VitaMix Blenders, and the Fabulous Food Show 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 for the Food Network Stars including Guy Fieri, Martha Stewart, Paula Dean, Duff, Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, Giada De Laurentiis, Ann Thorton and TLC’s Curtis Stone.
Stefanie was a contestant on the Food Network’s second season of Sweet Genius. Stefanie currently has a weekly radio segment on WNWV’s morning show.
ANGELO & AJ PETITTI
Angelo Petitti started landscaping to work his way through Kent State University. The demand for Angelo’s plants grew and in 1971, he opened the first Petitti Garden Center in Oakwood Village. His son AJ has been in the family business since childhood. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio studying marketing and finance, graduating in 1999. Currently, AJ oversees the retail operations for Petitti Garden Centers.
The Petitti’s now have a total of nine retail store locations throughout Northeast Ohio. In addition to the retail stores, the Petitti’s have a 34 acre state-of-the-art of greenhouse facility in Columbia Station, and over 1,000 acres of nurseries and farms in Madison, Ohio allowing them to grow the highest quality annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.
Both Angelo and AJ regularly appear on local newscasts and television programs sharing gardening tips and information as well as hosting a weekly gardening show on the Fox affiliate morning newscast. Petitti’s has been awarded and named as the Independent Garden Centers Retailer of the Year, Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100 National Award and the ARTS Award for Outdoor Lifestyle Store of the Year East/Atlantic.
Note: Celebrities will greet as many guests as possible; however, due to demand and presentation schedule time constraints, everyone in line may not be able to be accommodated. Ticket admission does not guarantee a meet-and-greet, photos or autographs with celebrities.