Known best for being one half of the dynamic Fixer Upper duo, Texas-based Chip Gaines knows the value of doing a job well and creating a quality product. The father of four and husband to Joanna Gaines is an extraordinary builder, and he wants to pass down the tradition of discipline, hard work, and passion to his kids. "Reputation is everything," says Chip. "When people say the name 'Chip Gaines', they refer to somebody that did an excellent job, somebody they were proud of, and somebody they could trust." In collaboration with KILZ, Chip Gaines talks about why he's so adamant about putting his best work forward.
[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] I think to build is really in our DNA. I think if you put a man on a deserted island, he'll figure out pretty quickly he needs to build a lean to or something to get himself out of the elements. I think it's just instinctive. I don't think we're here if we don't learn that pretty quickly. [MUSIC] I grew up in a family where hard work was just sort of par for the course. It's what we did. [MUSIC] You might not be the smartest. You might not be the fastest, but if you can outwork your competition, it certainly gives you a leg up. To think that construction would take me this far, pretty mind boggling. When I was in college, I was really hopeful that one day I'd be a pro baseball player. I wanted to be the best baseball player I could be. So this new path opened up and I really applied that same drive and determination the discipline that I had learned from baseball. I really focused all that attention on flipping houses. My work has become really my passion [MUSIC] The more you work and the more you win and the more you get excellent at your craft, the more confidence you attain in that process. We've always stayed late. We've always done things on budget. We've always done things on schedule. And that's always been really important to us. Reputation is everything and when people say the name Chip Gaines they refer to that as somebody who did an excellent job, as somebody they were proud of, somebody they could trust. [MUSIC] If you can get the right tools on the right project things become a whole lot easier for everybody. [MUSIC] In life and in construction, I mean if we can get the foundation set. If we can get it perfect, literally. Even if that takes you a little bit extra time, the rest of the project really sets up right. Give me another minute, give me another day, give me another week because I want this to be done right. [MUSIC] When you think about the gravity of somebody entrusting you with their dreams, when you think about that in a house. And specifically in a house that we've been entrusted in, pretty powerful. Powerful. This is where our clients are going to live out their lives. This is where their kids are going to grow up. You know if we do our job right, they'll pass this house on to those kids, and the cycle will keep going on. [MUSIC] I've always been a glass half full type thinker. The type of person that really didn't look at the world exactly the way it is, but really more in the context of maybe how it could be. [MUSIC] I really believe, in my heart of hearts, that there's a blueprint for all of this. We're here for a reason. When I look my babies in the eyes, we're here to make a difference. We're here to do something, that in my opinion Wouldn't be done if it weren't for us. I think things are gonna get better. I've always thought, even when we were broke, the next chapter in our life is gonna be the best chapter. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]