Updated:
Original:

These Minnesota brothers have a new 'cabin makeover' show on DIY Network

They promise to transform old lodges into beautiful homes in the wild.
Author:

A new TV show about remodeling old lakeside lodges and cabins could make two Minnesota brothers the next DIY stars.

Chase and Brock Jurgensen are the hosts of Rustic Renovationa new nine-episode series on the DIY Network that follows the brothers as they transform lakeshore properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It gets its first airing next week.

The way the DIY Network describes the show makes it sound like an ode to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Heck, the brothers are called Jurgensen and are bearded plaid-wearers – it doesn't get much more Minnesotan.

"In Minnesota, just about everyone owns a cabin whether it's on the water or buried deep in the woods," it says. "And while some are worn down after years of neglect, others were just poorly built in the first place. With so many people in need of restoration work, it can be big business for builders with the skill and style. In Prior Lake, Minnesota, Chase and Brock Jurgensen are those builders."

Meet the brothers:

Hang on, this sounds ... familiar

We know what you're thinking – two brothers that remodel fixer uppers and turn them into dream homes? Sounds a lot like a certain show on HGTV.

When the brothers did a Facebook Live session, one commenter even dubbed the pair the "hot buff Property Brothers."

But while that show has gotten a lot of flak from critics calling it "fake," you can be certain the makeovers on Rustic Renovations are legitimate.

We're not just saying that because they're Minnesotans, they really do this stuff for a living – Chase has a construction firm called Brand Co. in Prior Lake, while Brock makes furniture and things out for his company, Brand Reserve.

As the contractor in the relationship, Chase heads up the projects while big brother Brock, a woodworker and artisan, finds creative uses for reclaimed wood in each build.

"Together they are a dream team that can transform any old lodge into a new functional and beautiful home in the wild," the network says.

Rustic Renovations actually aired a pilot episode last year, where the Jurgensens revamped a 60-year-old family cabin.

You can watch that episode plus a new one when the show premieres on DIY Network at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11.

Next Up

moose minnesota usfws - flickr

MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera dragging the "moose" across a driveway.

Flickr - minneapolis police officer close-up belt camera - Tony Webster

What happens if Mpls. public safety question passes? City memo provides answers

The memo was sent to the mayor and council members Tuesday morning.

Wild

COVID-19 hits Minnesota Wild coaching staff

The Wild will be shorthanded for Tuesday night's game in Vancouver.

Anthony Edwards

Ant takes alpha role after bad loss: 'We need to lock the f*** in'

The Timberwolves' rising star was not happy after Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

parker eisinger

Lakeville football player diagnosed with cancer week before playoffs

The tenth-grader was diagnosed with a form of cancer most commonly found in people aged 65 and older.

University of Minnesota peeping tom suspect

Someone keeps trying to film showering women at U of M

The university has received three reports in the past two weeks.

john Fluevog shoes 1

John Fluevog Shoes closes its Uptown Minneapolis store

The brand could return to the Twin Cities one day.

sidecar drink

Sidecar — Town Hall's new cocktail lounge — is officially open in Minneapolis

It's the fifth Town Hall location, but the first to focus on cocktails.

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Here's where DFLers stand on Minneapolis' public safety ballot question

The question would create a Department of Public Safety and remove some requirements.

Arthur Kollie

Man pleads guilty to brutal murder of 14-year-old girl in Fargo

The 14-year-old girl was the victim of a random attack outside a Fargo strip mall.

Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates 2021 - jacob frey sheila nezhad kate knuth

Here's who has endorsed the frontrunners for Minneapolis mayor

Politicians and community groups are voicing their opinions.

Related

Hacker leaks new season of Netflix's hit series and threatens more networks

When Netflix didn't respond to a request for ransom, the episodes were leaked.

The Coen Brothers are helping the upcoming Scarface remake

The remake will have a different setting than the original, about a Cuban refugee in Miami.

Watch: The Coen brothers made a 'wild' Super Bowl commercial

The ad is a tribute to the 1969 film "Easy Rider."

Residents say no to filming new HBO show Mogadishu, Minnesota

HBO won't be filming at a Cedar-Riverside apartment building after all.

Minnesota mom gets 'Ambush Makeover' on morning TV

She paraded the results in front of hosts including John Cena.