About the Stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper”!

Gaines-WebChip & Joanna Gaines

The owners of Magnolia Homes in Waco, Chip and Joanna Gaines are our celebrities in town as the stars of HGTV’s hit show “Fixer Upper”.   They call Waco & the Heart of Texas their home.  The couple’s local businesses include Magnolia Homes, Magnolia Realty, and Magnolia Market, Magnolia Seed & Supply, and Silos Baking Co. in Waco, and Magnolia House vacation rental property in McGregor.  They live with their four children on a farm near Waco. The Gaines recently purchased the historic Elite Cafe. We can’t wait to see what they do with it!

When Chip and Joanna are not at work creating great spaces and inspiring others to do the same, they enjoy time with their family on the farm, and at some of their favorite spots in the Heart of Texas.

The Magnolia Team has remodeled numerous homes in the Waco area. Due to privacy issues and out of respect for the residents of those homes, we cannot provide the addresses of the houses.

Visit Joanna’s blog to get great decorating tips and see some before and after photos of some of the renovated homes.

You can find many of the shops, restaurants and attractions featured in “Fixer Upper” by clicking on the links in the menu at the left.

Click here to get a glimpse of the “Waco Way of Life” from the Chip and Jo.

Click here for a list of HGTV’s Fixer Upper episodes.

Visitor questions about the Gaineses, Magnolia, and “Fixer Upper

Where is Magnolia Market?
Magnolia Market has moved to their new home in the Magnolia Silos at 601 Webster Ave. near downtwon Waco. Watch for Joanna’s new furniture line there in early 2016.

Can we tour any of the featured homes?
The remodeled homes are private residences and are not open for tours. Some are available on AirBnB.com or VRBO.com for overnight stays. Those within the City of Waco and which have obtained permits are listed on our lodging page at wacoheartoftexas.com/lodging/.  Filter by “As Seen on Fixer Upper.”

What CAN we see related to Magnolia and Fixer Upper? 
Click here for a list of places featured on “Fixer Upper”.

Is there a driving tour that includes the homes featured on “Fixer Upper”?
There is not an organized driving tour that includes all of the remodeled homes. Waco Tours offers a street view glimpse of some of the featured houses.

Will we be able to see Chip and Joanna?
Maybe . . . they do live and work here. If you do happen upon them, it is fine to say hello, but please respect their privacy and family time.

How can we contact the Gaineses?
Click here for contact information for the Magnolia businesses, questions about “Fixer Upper”, and requests for endorsements, speaking engagements, etc.

Can Chip & Joanna redo my house?
If you’d like to move to Waco, maybe. The Gaineses are currently unable to do any remodels outside of the TV show, but if you’re interested in being on the show, it’s certainly an option! At this time only homes within a 30-mile radius of Waco are eligible to be on the show. Click here for contact information.

Who are Chip and Joanna Gaines?
Learn more about Chip and Joanna Gaines by clicking here.

Can you give me directions to their farm?
No, the Gaineses’ farm is their home and is private property and not available for public viewing.

I want to move to Waco, where can I get relocation information?
Relocation information including maps, real estate guides, local phone books, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Relocation  Guide, Waco & the Heart of Texas Visitor Guide, and coupons are available at the Waco Visitor Information Center, located at 106 Texas Ranger Trail near University Parks Dr. and I-35. We can also mail a copy of our arterial map (major streets), Visitor Guide, and current coupon brochure. To request those materials, just enter your request in the contact form here. We are unable to mail real estate information, detailed city maps, or phone books.

Where can I get population information, tax info, and other demographics for Waco?
To view demographics for Waco, click here.