Joe Prin is a Remodeling Contractor registered (Joe Prin Remodeling, LLC) in the State of Idaho #RCE-23530. He is also an author, newspaper columnist, and talk radio Host of the HomeFix Radio Show heard live every Saturday morning at 9 AM MST on KBOI AM 670.
The HomeFix Radio Show began in 1987 while Joe was the Retail Store Manager for the Boise Cascade Building Materials Center in Boise, Idaho. Through many changes and modifications, the show kept going and in 1993, Joe took on his first contracting job, a kitchen remodel/makeover. He currently specializes in all types of interior remodels, additions, kitchen and bath remodels, aging in-place conversions, room makeovers, outdoor living areas, and decks.
During this time, Joe began writing weekly 500 word columns for the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Press Tribune newspapers. Currently, his columns appear on this website and monthly in the Eagle and Star Independent newspapers.
His first book project, “I Want A New House” is scheduled for release in April of 2009. His co-author, Stuart Gustafson, www.StuartGustafson.com, is a nationally published author and will continue working with Joe on several more upcoming writing endeavors.
Several years ago, Joe and Stan McKie, Joe’s radio co-host for many years, starred in a PBS TV show, also titled HomeFix, that at the end of its run was in 53 PBS television markets across the United States. Over 100 half hour episodes were produced and shot by Sue Rosebury and Kevin Fritz. These shows were unique for their time as they focused on the more basic home repair and improvement projects that people were doing themselves on a weekend and aired prior to the influx of cable shows and 24/7 home improvement networks.
Joe is married to his wife Vicki who he met in college at Mesa State, in Grand Junction, Colorado. They have three children.
Besides continually remodeling and repairing his own home, Joe enjoys working on his 1968 Ford Mustang project car, gardening, fixing that which is not broken, and is a long time member of the Beer Can Collectors of America. See www.BCCA.com for more on this crazy hobby.