Two Yoopers are about to take on a huge challenge on national television for some big prize money. Ben Argall and Pete Meldrum, from Ishpemin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, will compete on HGTV’s “Battle of the Beach,” which premiere’s this Sunday, June 4th at 9:00 p.m. ET.

The premise of the show is simple, but the task at hand is quite difficult. Three teams are each given a beachside house of their own in Gulf Shores, Alabama to renovate with a $90,000 budget and just six weeks to work. Whichever team ends up adding the most value to their home will win the $50,000 cash prize.

Argall is the owner of Argall Real Estate Group and has been a realtor in Ishpeming for the last decade. And according to WLUC, he’s been flipping houses the past six years. His partner on the show, Meldrum, is a licensed carpenter. Meldrum described what it was like shooting the HGTV show.

“This experience was truly unique,” Meldrum told WLUC. “It was great working with Ben, we had a lot of fun, it was a ton of work. I thought it was going to be easier than everyday work but it actually turned out to be harder. It was a lot to take on in the time frame, but it was a lot of fun and I met a lot of cool people.”

Meldrum, Argall and the other two teams are coached on the show by celebrity mentors and design experts Taniya Nayak (”Build it Forward”), Ty Pennington (”Rock the Block”) and Alison Victoria (”Windy City Rehab”). The three will help the teams with their renovations which will be judged by Bryan and Sarah Baeumler (”Renovation Island”), and a team of local real estate experts.

Season 3 of “Battle of the Beach” will air six episodes beginning this Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. and will also stream on Discovery+.


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