Paige Hemmis | Paigey
WELCOME TO THE PLACE TO FIND THE INSIDE SCOOP ON PAIGE!
(AND SINCE PAIGE IS WRITING IT, IT MIGHT BE A SMIDGE BIASED… SO KEEP THAT IN MIND.)
If you’ve watched Home and Family, you’ve seen my DIY skills and probably have seen me mess up some of my lines – that’s what you get when it’s live TV! So, you probably know the version of me that America knows…the “camera Paige”.
The fine print…I’m a real estate Broker, author, house-flipper, property-owner, tv host, spokesperson for charities; Jill Of All Trades! I’m also the proud business owner of Tuff Chix, Inc. (More of the “fine print” is located in the formal bio below). I go from renovations to red-carpets, many times on the same day…dust off the saw dust, throw on a dress and I’m ready to go! I am a tomboy through and through, but still like to dress in pink.
I have a torrid love affair with homes… Let me explain…
I’ve had a love affair with real estate ever since I was a little girl…going to “open houses” and “model homes” were always my first choice, instead of playing. Where other children played with Barbie dolls, I played with doll HOUSES, making furniture for them, doing “reno’s” on interiors and exteriors, and building new doll houses for my friends.
I’m VERY opinionated, and will stand up for what I believe in…even though it may not seem like it (I just stand up quietly). I’m probably best known for designing crazy kids’ rooms on Extreme, or teaching DIY’s on Home and Family, but I’m more of a “fix-it” chick or “renovation girl” RATHER than a designer. I love design, but I’m more comfortable throwing on a tool belt and getting to work, or judging other people’s work (which I do with my current team, most of the time with them un-wanting!)
I’m self-taught and believe that we all have the power to renovate, if we are pointed in the right direction…ask my fiancé, Jase! He is a singer in pop-opera group, ARIA (Aussies Reunited In America) and I have enlisted him to help me renovate homes! He put down the microphone, picked up a jackhammer, and got to work. I have renovated 30 homes personally (9 with Jase), and over 200 houses on Extreme. I currently own several properties all over the world, and love to flip homes in Big Bear, CA, where we always have so much fun!
I LOVE the hunt for a new property. Being a Real Estate Broker, I get the awesome challenge of finding the perfect home for people…and for our own renovating team (which is just our friends that we beg to help us). I love finding the most challenging projects where I can make the biggest difference…where most people see a dump, we see an opportunity and get to work!
THIS IS MY LIFE…THIS IS WHAT I DO!!! Sometimes it’s scary, and it’s always a gamble. Over the years I’ve lost a lot and gained a lot…At times I’ve felt hopeless (like it’s never going look good), and at times I’ve felt like I can’t lose!
But in the end…
It’s REAL ESTATE…
and I LOOOOVVVEE it!
And I’m happy that I now get to share it with you! Hope you enjoy!
Paige Hemmis (www.paigehemmis.com) may be an unlikely vision on a construction site, however she is an extremely accomplished and skilled designer, carpenter and homebuilder. Paige is self-taught and is rarely to be found without a tool of some kind in her purse.
This Wisconsin-born, California raised entrepreneur has accomplished many feats and has started many successful companies. During her undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Paige became a licensed Emergency Medical Technician and taught first aid and CPR to student population, and graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Theology and Psychology. In 1999, Paige formed “Simply Elegant Weddings” to help couples plan their special day. In 2001, she founded a real estate company that bought houses, renovated them and developed innovative rent-to-own solutions. In 2004, she sold both companies to pursue her career as co-host, carpenter and designer on the hit ABC television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. In 2004, Paige founded Tuff Chix, Inc., which provides performance work wear for women. In 2006, she released her first book, The Tuff Chix Guide to Easy Home Improvement, to inspire other women to tackle DIY projects with confidence.
Paige is currently featured as a Lifestyle Design Expert on Hallmark’s daily show, Home and Family. She is constantly working to develop TV & Film projects and is currently working to expand the Tuff Chix product line. Paige is an extraordinary philanthropist and humanitarian. Both in her entertainment and real life, Ms. Hemmis contributes an exceptional amount of time and lends her celebrity to supporting numerous worthwhile causes such as Habitat for Humanity, Helping a Hero, Heroes at Home, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and The Innovative Giving Foundation.
Paige is a licensed Real Estate Broker, and continues to design and build a variety of projects, while helping homeowners and business owners all over the world. She owns multiple properties and is always searching for the next flip. Her total renovation projects total over 30 personally, and over 200 on the original run of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.