Paige Hemmis (www.paigehemmis.com
) may be an unlikely vision on a construction site, however she is an extremely accomplished and skilled designer, carpenter, home builder, and licensed Real Estate Broker. This entrepreneur is rarely found without a tool of some kind in her purse.
Paige Hemmis has never been afraid to take risks and get her hands dirty. Born in Wisconsin and raised in California, she developed a passion and drive to excel at all she did, believing anything was possible. With her degrees in Psychology and Theology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Paige experienced, explored and conquered her dreams - from becoming an EMT to an International Sales Manager in Hong Kong. Seeking independence to be her own boss, she launched Simply Elegant Weddings in 2001, where she coordinated the happiest day of couples' lives. This entrepreneurial jump-start led Paige to helping families secure their first homes - all of which, needed to be remodeled. Here is where the fun begins…
Everything Paige learned about home improvement and construction was self-taught. In need of more tools for her renovation projects, she auditioned for Monster House. Not only did she appear on the show (which aired Christmas of 2003) and win the tools, but it was here that she was discovered by the producers of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - where she has made her niche as a Carpenter/Designer.
In 2005, Paige launched Tuff Chix, Inc. and released her first book, “The Tuff Chix Guide to Easy Home Improvement” to inspire other women to tackle DIY projects on their own with confidence. She is currently working to develop TV & Film projects through her production company, Tuff Entertainment Group, LLC, and is expanding the Tuff Chix product line to offer even more work gear and tools for women. Paige appears weekly on The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family show as a Lifestyle Design Expert – incorporating Real Estate, Design and DIY projects. In 2014, Paige and her team started a website blog entitled: Eat, Play, Feng-Shui, focusing on how design can make all three areas of any lifestyle just a little bit sweeter.
Paige donates her time for charities such as GLSEN, Habitat For Humanity, Helping a Hero, Heroes at Home and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Paige is a licensed Real Estate Broker, and continues to design and build a variety of projects all over the world. She owns 14 properties, and is currently flipping properties, bringing her total renovation projects to over 30 personally, and over 200 on EM:HE.
Paige has many passions, including pursuing her PhD, and getting back out on the racetrack. One day you might see Dr. Paige chasing her next career as a race car driver. Until then, she will continue to drive toward her passion of finding the next BIG way to help as many people as possible. Stay tuned….
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