Donna Petry, with her West Virginia family, and Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf, hosts of Today's Homeowner

‘Today’s Homeowner’ hosts Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf will pay a special visit to the Petry family in Hurricane, West Virginia. Donna Petry won TH’s Backyard Paradise Contest, sponsored by Quikrete and Pavestone.

MOBILE, ALABAMA (May 20, 2020) — Expert home improvement guru and national media personality Danny Lipford is taking his Emmy-nominated television show, “Today’s Homeowner,” on the road to West Virginia. He and his crew are visiting the Mountain State to help Donna Petry transform her backyard from basic to brilliant with a team of experts.

Petry is the winner of the brand’s annual “Backyard Paradise” contest sponsored by Today’s Homeowner Media, Pavestone and Quikrete. She resides in Hurricane, WV, with her husband, Steven, and two young children — Andrew (11) and Morgan (4.)  As the winner, Petry will receive expert design services to create the backyard of her dreams, labor and installation of a variety of project materials from Pavestone and Quikrete, valued at $10,000. Additionally, Petry and her family will appear on a special episode of “Today’s Homeowner” TV showcasing their backyard makeover.

When asked about her motivation for entering the “Backyard Paradise” contest, Petry said she dreamed of winning and surprising her husband with an outdoor makeover.

“My husband volunteers most of his time at the local Little League and gives so much time and effort to our community,” said Petry. “He is an amazing husband and father. This backyard makeover would be a great way to tell him thank you!”

When the host of “Today’s Homeowner” TV, Danny Lipford, called Petry to let her know she won the “Backyard Paradise” contest, she was shocked. She told Lipford that she is looking forward to having an attractive, usable outdoor area to have family and friends over for cookouts; a place to sit, relax and watch the kids play; and a cozy fire pit they all can enjoy.

“My team and I look forward to this contest every year because outdoor living spaces are popular and here to stay,” said Lipford. “It’s something most homeowners want, but, often, aren’t sure how to achieve. I’m eager to help Donna create a space that she and her family will use and enjoy for years to come, and, show our audience how fun and easy it can be along the way.”

The “Today’s Homeowner” team will coordinate the Petrys’ backyard makeover this summer with the episode set to air in September.

Thousands of homeowners from nearly every state in the U.S. and Canada entered this year’s “Backyard Paradise” contest in hopes of winning the outdoor makeover grand prize. Some of the specific projects the Today’s Homeowner team will tackle at the Petrys’ home include:

  • Renovating the deck area
  • Adding a paved area for grilling
  • Upgrading the landscaping
  • Upgrading the family’s fire pit
  • Creating a family entertaining area

About Today’s Homeowner Media

Today’s Homeowner is a trusted home improvement authority delivering fresh, original, practical advice to consumers across diverse media platforms including the top-rated, nationally syndicated “Today’s Homeowner” television show, now in its 22nd season, and its radio counterpart, the nationally syndicated “Today’s Homeowner” radio show.

Additionally, the media brand hosts the top home enthusiast destination website,, the weekly “Today’s Homeowner” Podcast, robust social media channels and the award-winning lifestyle blog and web series, ”Checking In With Chelsea.” 3 Echoes Productions, the professional production arm of the brand, serves an impressive national clientele with expert video services.

Host and founder of the brand, Danny Lipford, is among the most sought-after home improvement experts in the country.

The seasoned remodeling contractor and media personality served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s “The Early Show” and The Weather Channel for over a decade and has made more than 200 national television appearances on “FOX & Friends,” “Inside Edition,” “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” FOX Business Channel, “Rachael Ray” and more.

He travels the country making appearances as a brand ambassador and spokesperson and contributes expertise to hundreds of popular magazines and online media outlets each year.