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"Salvage Dawgs” Proves to be a DIY Network Hit Nationwide
The premiere of DIY Network's original documentary-style series, Salvage Dawgs, opened to rave reviews & strong audiences nationwide. Long time DIY fans and newcomers alike joined in praising the show about VA-based architectural salvage business.
“It was a show I can actually watch and enjoy with my husband,” said Janet Stark of Novato, CA. “He already has it set up as a series recording on our DVR. I can’t wait.”
The Thursday night series opener introduced viewers to Black Dog owners Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside who’s polar opposite personalities make for a show filled with humor and suspense. While they both share a passion for historical preservation, Robert is the self-proclaimed “bottom line guy” who focuses on the value in regards to re-sale. Mike is the “go big, go fast, go hard” guy who finds amusement in the unusual and engineers creative (sometimes hair-brained)
“Whether it’s a fishing buddy or business partner, everyone can relate to the friendship between these two guys,” said Jason Pakkala of Tucson, AZ. “Salvage Dawgs does a great job of keeping the viewer engaged – and laughing out loud.”
Co-produced by Trailblazer Studios and Figure 8 Films, Salvage Dawgs episode 2 is set to air tomorrow night and follows the one-day “pick” of Washington Mills -- a 1.3 million square foot textile mill in Mayodan, NC. Beloved by the surrounding community, the former cotton mill was built in the late 1800’s and is credited as the cornerstone of the town’s history.
DIY Network will air the second episode of Salvage Dawgs on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11pm EST, Friday, Nov. 16 at 9pm EST and again Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8am, EST. Check your local cable or satellite provider for times and channels.
About Black Dog Salvage
Black Dog Salvage is a prominent architectural salvage warehouse located in the Southwest Virginia city of Roanoke. With a mission to reclaim, renew and redefine architectural salvage for a sustainable future, they specialize in saving such elements from the landfill. The 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse is filled with architectural antiques and features an in-house wood and metal shop that creates custom designs out of reclaimed materials. In 2005, Black Dog Salvage expanded to include The Memorial Bridge Marketplace, an interior design marketplace and gallery featuring a wide range of merchants and artists. Featured on The Nate Berkus Show, in the magazines Southern Living, Country Living, Virginia Living and recently in Garden and Gun. Sally, the Salvage Dog, is eager to welcome customers to the warehouse! Black Dog Salvage reaches a wide range of enthusiasts through their online presence: www.BlackDogSalvage.com
About DIY Network
DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 57 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, www.DIYNetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions. www.DIYnetwork.com
About Trailblazer Studios
Since its founding in 2001, Trailblazer Studios has delivered commercials and webisodes for companies like Sony, Travelocity and Home Depot, as well as more than 500 TV episodes – including the highest rated cable show in 2009. Its talent people, state-of-the-
About Figure 8 Films
Figure Eight films has produces over 550 television shows including hit series such as Jon + Kate Plus Eight, 19 Kids and Counting and Sister Wives. Their shows have been lauded as highly entertaining, informative and most importantly, authentic.