Local construction company to be featured on A&E's 'Sell This House: Extreme'

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:00pm

If you build it they will watch - at least that’s what local builder-contractor JBC Construction is hoping.

The company announced that they’ve been selected as the primary contractors to appear on national network A&E’s “Sell This House: Extreme.” The episode will begin shooting this Sunday February 24, and will air June 1st.

The show follows a select group of experts who take on nearly impossible challenges with some lucky homeowner’s renovation. A&E’s production crew is targeting a home in Prairieville, Louisiana this month, and the producers approached JBC with the offer to be on the show and do the heavy-lifting construction and remodel. The only catch: They have to complete everything within 3 days, in real time.

As the official contractor for the episode, JBC will have three days from start to finish completely gutting, remodeling and polishing off an entire house, making it ready to sell. Although JBC is no stranger to tight deadlines, this one is sure to be a challenge.

“We’re used to doing quick turnarounds,” says JBC Co-Founder Jonathan Stewart, “but this will be the first time we’re doing one with cameras over our shoulders.”

Co-Founder Cameron Hernandez isn’t fazed by the deadline.

“We work well under pressure. Of course, we usually get paid more when we do, but this is TV, and the show must go on,” he grins. 

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