Casting the Stars of HGTV’s new hit show
The “Kitchen Cousins” were destined to be reality TV stars. What most don’t know is Kristin Ehrgott of Prudential Castle Point Realty “discovered” the Brunelleschi Construction reality stars after working closely with the cousins, planning an open house event at their award winning development m650 Flats in Jersey City.
“They’re charismatic, attractive and smart; but it was the dynamic of a close knit family business, all living in one development of which of course they build themselves, building high end residences by day and hosting wild rooftop parties by night that made me think, I’d watch these guys on TV, I bet other people would too,” Kristin says. And so the pitch process began. Kristin filmed a series of short flip cam interviews with the guys, at home and on site; then submitted those tapes to a television production company whom pitched a show to HGTV. A specialty in imported Italian kitchen design is what stood out to the network, fitting their viewer’s request for a show focused on everyone’s favorite room of the house, the kitchen.
“They have this magnetic charisma, they’re smart but straight-forward. They take immense pride in their work, and it shows; not only in the quality of their construction, which by the way, is second to none in Hudson County, but also in the relationships they build with their clients, genuine in their desire to build not just a house, but a home.” -Kristin Ehrgott