Television Work

One of the Catskill’s best home contractors is now nationally known and widely respected for his exceptional home design and building skills. Over the past few years, John Whritner and his crews have travelled the country, creating the renovations behind TV shows such as HGTV’s Cousins UndercoverVacation House for Free, and

Whritner Builders served as the exclusive general contracting company for Anthony Carrino’s Stone House project, documented on John and Anthony met while filming Cousins on Call and became fast friends. Anthony says: “Between his skill level and his general good nature and ability to laugh and joke through some seriously long hours … he was my first and only call when I bought this property.”

Cousins Under Cover

Whritner Builders served as the construction crew for the entire Season 2 of the very popular Cousins Under Cover, building and renovating homes across the nation under the tightest imaginable deadlines. On the new series, Cousins Undercover, Anthony and John surprise local heroes with total home makeovers… but they’re not alone. For jobs of this size, the Cousins involve the entire community.

The Build TV

During the summer of 2020, Whritner Builders worked with Anthony Carrino on a project for his new series “The Build.” In this episode, they converted a barn. Pay close attention at the 7:15 mark!

Vacation House for Free

Vacation House for Free is a show on HGTV wherein contractor and real estate expert Matt Blashaw helps couples own a vacation home mortgage free. Whritner Builders were called in as the construction crew for the “Catskil Mountain Home” episode during Season 2, doing a beautiful renovation of a cabin in Hunter, NY, over the course of just a few days.

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Vacation House for Free

America’s Most Desperate Kitchens

In the spring of 2016, Whritner Builders filmed an episode of America’s Most Desperate Kitchens, a new series on HGTV. The show gave John & Crew a chance to show off kitchen renovation skills honed over the last 25 year.

America's Most Desperate Kitchens