Chip Wade, Expert Craftsman, Belgard Hardscapes
Coming from a line of experienced carpenters and woodcraftsmen, Atlanta native Chip Wade has building in his blood. His education
in carpentry and renovation began at an early age. With a family project underway at any given time, he developed his skill
with hands-on learning. This interest developed into a passion as he became proficient in both the design and execution of
Wade graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering and became certified in residential construction while working as a structural engineer at a homebuilding firm.
He gained fame and recognition as the contractor on HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, and this year launched his own program, Elbow Room, also on HGTV. On it, Wade rescues families whose houses no longer suit them. In each episode, he updates and customizes their homes with smart, eye-popping results.
Wade also shares insights with people across the country through his Chip’s Tips column. Homeowners, contractors, and designers can email their outdoor project questions to ChipsTips@oldcastle.com and a new batch of answers will be posted quarterly on the Belgard Hardscapes’ blog.