Clint Harp is an American reality star and co-owner of the furniture company Harp Design Co. who has his own show on the DIY Network – ”Wood Work.”
On his show, Harp takes reclaimed and recycled wood, typically found objects, and creates uncommon pieces that are meant to bring families together. However, he first gained fame as the carpenter on the HGTV show Fixer Upper.
He was born on November 16, 1977, in Atlanta, USA.
After he finished his education, Clint has done several jobs. During an interview, he explained:
“I’ve done so many different things: area director for a kid’s ministry, janitor at a church, junior high youth minister, and missionary overseas.”
In 2011, Clint quit his job in medical sales, where he was making six figures. Clint did this to pursue his passion – furniture making.
”I was living my life one way doing the sales thing, which was fine, but I didn’t feel like myself. For me, I’m kind of reclaimed as well.”
Harp Design Co.
He and his wife, Kelly, cofounded Harp Design Co. in 2001. Their shop is specialized in custom home goods and furniture.
On November 9, 2015, Clint and his wife started a YouTube channel, named – Harp Design Co.
It is a reality TV series about home renovation and design that aired on HGTV (an American pay television channel which is owned by Discovery). The show’s pilot aired in May 2013. The stars of Fixer Upper television show are Joanna and Chip Gaines.
Harp met Chip in a gas station in 2012. They became friends and, soon after, Harp started to appear as a supporting role in the reality show Fixer Upper. During the show, Harp is helping his close friends Joanna and Chip Gaines as they remodel homes in Waco.
Harp said about Chip:
“[Chip] is great to talk to. He’s one of those guys you want to sit down and have a beer with over some barbecue.”
In April 2018, Clint and his wife announced that their new television show, called “Wood Work,” will premiere on May 9, 2018, on the DIY Network.
In the ”Wood Work” television show, Kelly designed spaces (often single rooms), while Clint builds custom furniture for clients around those pieces.
During a recent interview, he confessed:
“We love working together, and yet sometimes it’s a little much—and that’s the reality.”
In a different interview, he said:
“Life for me, post ‘Fixer Upper,’ has been filled with writing my book [‘Handcrafted’] and filming our show [‘Wood Work’ on DIY].”
“A lot of very exciting and fun things have been going on with that.”
On September 25, 2018, he released his book, titled – ”Handcrafted: A Woodworker’s Story.”
In the book, he details his amazing journey – from hard work at his grandfather’s knee and a childhood learning carpentry, through his battles to balance pursuing his aspirations and desires with supporting his family, to the many misadventures and adventures of filming the TV show Fixer Upper and his partnership with Joanna and Chip.
After the book was released, he recalled:
“I wanted to share my story, and the things that I went through creating a business, quitting a job to go for a dream with my wife.”
Clint Harp married Kelly in 2001, shortly after college. They co-own Harp Design Co.
Several years after their marriage, he said:
”After being married five years, Kelly and I decided it was time to have kids. I needed a more substantial job, so I called a friend who knew of an opening in medical sales.”
Clint also said:
”The job came with the promise of a six-figure salary and a 401K, and that was too much to pass up.”
The couple has 3 children, named:
Former US President Jimmy Carter was close friends with Harp’s grandparents.
Client volunteered full time at Habitat for Humanity, a non-governmental, international, and nonprofit organization, that has its headquarters in Americus. It is a Christian organization which was founded by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976. The mission is:
“Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.”
Clint Harp – Net Worth
Also, along with his wife Kelly, Harp co-founded Harp Design Co.
In addition, Harp was a guest start on HGTV’ Fixer Upper, a TV show which attracted over 19 million viewers during its 1st season.