The trails legend, bike throwing champion, Push Trails O.G. and co-owner of Deluxe who is Kris Bennett has a TV show premiering on HGTV this Sunday (4/30) at 12pm EST! After leaving an indelible mark on the BMX world, Kris transitioned from a successful career as a professional rider into an equally successful career renovating and flipping houses in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Kris and his wife Tara now own both the K Bennett Development Group and a boutique real estate company called Lifespace Pittsburgh. Both companies have been tremendously successful, so much so that the Bennetts were approached by a video production firm to star in a show produced for HGTV that will chronicle their work. Make sure you show Kris some support and tune in at 12pm EST this Sunday for the pilot episode! Check out the show’s official press release after the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hourlong Episode Details Local Home Renovation
PITTSBURGH (April 25, 2017) — HGTV will premiere the pilot episode of Pittsburgh-based reality show
“Steel City Rehab” this Sunday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The hourlong program details a residential renovation project headed by husband-wife duo and local real estate professionals Kris and Tara Bennett, who own K Bennett Development Group and its sister company, boutique brokerage Lifespace Pittsburgh.
“This has been such a cool experience for all of us,” says Tara. “Pittsburgh is an awesome city, and we’re excited to see it getting the attention it deserves.”
Throughout the episode, the Bennetts work to acquire, restore, and ultimately sell a home in Pittsburgh’s East End. They enlist the help of colleagues and long-time friends Cameron Nicols, project manager, and Jesse Wig, real estate agent. Kris, who began rehabbing houses in 2008, attributes the cast’s natural chemistry to their collective hometown of Titusville, Pa., just south of Erie. “It’s great to be working with good friends from home,” he says. “There’s a certain familiarity and mutual respect between us that really creates a comfortable and fun work environment.”
As a nod to Pittsburgh’s diverse, interconnected community of builders, architects, and designers, the “Steel City Rehab” pilot features the hands-on work of two local professionals: former Pittsburgh Steeler and woodworking expert John Malecki, who works with Tara to create custom-made furniture for the home; and Abode Pittsburgh founder and creative director Heather Visnesky, whose team is credited with staging and styling the finished property.
Since announcing the episode’s debut via social media, the Bennetts have received an outpouring of regional support. Says Kris, “We’re so grateful for all of the positive feedback. Pittsburgh has such a tight-
knit, small-town vibe, and it’s heartening to know that we have the support of the community.”
“Steel City Rehab” was filmed and produced by Bodega Pictures, a full-service video production firm headquartered in Los Angeles.
About K Bennett Development Group
As one of Pittsburgh’s most progressive real estate development and investment groups, K Bennett Development restores and creates unique residential spaces for the city’s thriving real estate market.
About Lifespace Pittsburgh
A boutique real estate agency offering full-service buyer and seller representation, Lifespace Pittsburgh aims to highlight the homes, people, and businesses that embody the collaborative spirit of our city.