Shane Duffy has now joined the HGTV series Build It Forward. He’s replaced the original host, Matt Blashaw, and will be renovating homes for five community heroes throughout the U.S., alongside Taniya Nayak.
Get to know this home improvement expert better as this HGTV Shane Duffy Bio proceeds.
Shane Duffy On HGTV Build It Forward
HGTV has once again teamed up with Lowe’s, and together, they are here with the second season of Build It Forward. As before, the series celebrates Lowe’s generous initiative to give back to deserving organizations and individuals in communities all across the country. But this time, Shane Duffy is replacing Matt Blashaw, and he will be teaming up with the inaugural host, Taniya Nayak.
Together, Shane and Taniya will be surprising five outstanding community members with the home renovations of a lifetime.
As per HGVT, over just a few short months, the co-hosts will crisscross the country to lend a hand and “build it forward” with both home renovations and a special project that takes place at each non-profit as well.
Build It Forward is Shane’s first gig on TV, and he’s happy that Taniya took him “under her wing.” Almost all the renovations he did with her, Shane said that the final episode was the most challenging because they had to lift the house off the ground about 7 feet, out of a flood plain to save the house.
“So it wasn’t just doing a renovation to change the person’s life; it was literally to save the house in order for it to be compliant with the flood plain. he added. “It’s not every day you get to do that.”
Did you know: Shane was once in the army.
How Much Is HGTV Shane Duffy Net Worth?
By 2023, HGTV Shane Duffy garnered a net worth of above $600 thousand.
This home improvement expert did “carpentry, side summer jobs painting and landscaping, building decks, terraces with stone and wood trellises,” when he was in high school. Over time, his knowledge of the back end of carpentry and outdoor work then translated into his handyman company, and from there it evolved into a full-scale renovation company.
But his journey wasn’t as easy as we’ve summarized. In fact, Shane’s first renovation of the house he bought was a disaster. It went over budget, he had to use cheap materials, and he stained all the carpet. “Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong,” he said.
Now, Shane’s been in the renovation industry for over 15 years. He co-owns SD Squared, a full-scale renovation and design company based in New York City. The last we checked, the latest projects were Park Ave Condo, Madison Ave Condo, Carvi Hotel, Ipanema Restaurant, Gramercy Park Condo, and Park Slope Condo.
The HGTV star shared that his renovation specialty was maximizing space.” Living in New York City, every apartment is a tiny house, so maximizing space, using horizontal and vertical space, being creative with lighting and use of windows, is super important,” he explained.
Fun Fact: Shane conceptualized and built a hidden homeless home in the middle of NYC that became one man’s home for almost 1 year. The home garnered international press and had over 1 million views on the internet.
HGTV Shane Duffy Age
HGTV Shane Duffy was 43 years of age when he appeared on Build It Forward in 2023.
He is 7 years younger than his co-host Taniya Nayak.
HGTV Shane Duffy Family
HGTV Shane Duffy comes from a family of six.
His father, John Duffy (born: Jul 1957) was the Chief Operating Officer of Foremost Forensics, an on-site Drug and Alcohol Testing, LLC. His company provided both on-site and clinic DOT and Non-DOT drug and alcohol testing as well as physical exams.
The reality star called his father to be “the man, the myth, the legend.”
Likewise, Shane loves his mother, Claire R Duffy (born: December 1962) to the moon. You can often spot her on his IG.
As for his siblings, Shane’s one-year-older brother Kris Duffy is a world traveler who worked at Dell. In 2023, he resided in Austin, Texas. His three-year-younger sister, Nicole Amalia Duffy, a mother of one, worked at Duffy’s Barbershop.
Sadly, we don’t know much about his other sister, Sabrina Duffy Stafford, except that she was a mother of three.
Trivia: Shane lost his loving grandmother Constance M. West on December 30, 2007. She passed away at the age of 74 at Beloit Memorial Hospital.
Is HGTV Shane Duffy Married Or Dating?
Shane Duffy isn’t likely married to his baby mother Rosalie Barnett.
From his socials, we can tell the two were together at least since November 2020. “I am forever thankful for that night we met, it was the beginning of us and we didn’t even know. It was discovering the love of my life and my best friend all in one,” Rosalie recalled how they met.
His girlfriend, Rosalie is a freelance architecture designer, who’s also open to modeling. The last we checked, she was signed to Click Philadelphia, and The Dragon Fly Agency in Dallas.
Together, Shane and Rosalie share a son named Denali Barnett Duffy who they welcomed on October 13, 2021 — four months after the baby shower.
Also, the baby shower took place just a week after the duo annoyed their pregnancy on IG. “We are so happy and grateful to announce that we are expecting a baby boy. I couldn’t imagine a better Partner and future Daddy for this very special chapter of our life.”
HGTV Shane Duffy Height
HGTV Shane Duffy stands tall at a height of 6 feet (183 cm).
When Is HGTV Shane Duffy Birthday?
HGTV Shane celebrates his birthday on January 15 and is of the Capricorn zodiac.
Where Is HGTV Shane Duffy From?
HGTV Shane hails from Austin, Texas.
But in 2023, he resided in New York, NY.
Is HGTV Shane Duffy On Instagram And Facebook?
Also, here’s his Twitter @shanerduffy.