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What happened to Jimmy Don on Fixer Upper?

Oct 13, 2023

HGTV'S Joanna and Chip Gaines made quite the name for themselves with their popular show, Fixer Upper.

Metal craftsman, Jimmy Don, was a beloved, reoccurring face on the show and fans want to know what he's been up to.

Jimmy Don Holmes has been featured on HGTV's home renovation show, Fixer Upper, numerous times.

The owner of JDH Iron Designs was first introduced to Chip and Joanna after one of his customers - fellow Waco business owners - recommended Jimmy as a "go-to" metal art person for the show.

"So now I’m an official big ole ham, and I love to be filmed and meet fans. I really enjoy getting to meet people and find out where they’re from, and what their story is," Jimmy's business website states.

When he's not on camera helping out Chip and Joanna, Jimmy is focused on growing his business.

"It's been a really fun way to make a living, and I wouldn't choose a different career if I could go back in time," he explains on his website.

Jimmy's business was started in Texas back in 2004 after he had gained years of experience from working with his father in the metal art business.

JDH Iron Designs specializes in custom metal art designs from wall art and home decor and more and maintains two locations - one in Valley Mills and the other in Waco.

Jimmy's business has worked on a number of projects that included big-name customers like former President Bush and Mrs Laura Bush, as well as the United States Secret Service and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

"I am proud to be the exclusive metal artist for Four Sixes Ranch, John Wayne Enterprises, and PBR," Jimmy writes on his website.

Fixer Upper was a home design and renovation television series originally on HGTV.

The show starred married couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, and was first aired in 2014.

In 2017, Fixer Upper's fifth and final season premiered on the network.

Three years later, Discovery Inc announced the program would be revived and moved to the Magnolia Network.

Fixer Upper: Welcome Home and the pair's second show, Silos Baking Competition, both premiered in 2021 on Discovery+.