A: I had been there once before in the 1990s and prior to that I didn’t even know where the house was. I kind of knew where it was just because you can see the valley side of the Hollywood Hills … you can kind of tell where you are if you know your way around here because you can see the hill behind the house. So I sort of knew where it was but the first time I actually went there and looked at it was in the 1990s.
Q: Which rooms did you work on?
A: I did demo in the backyard because what was there had to go and I worked mainly in the master bedroom, which was odd because the character Bobby didn’t spend a whole heck of a lot of time in the master bedroom but they were working around schedule and construction and our schedules and the HGTV people’s schedules. And so I ended up doing a lot of the master bedroom and also the other upstairs bedrooms, the boys’ and girls’ bedrooms.
Q: You work in a construction-related business, making various items from concrete, correct?
A: I started a small company quite a while back and we make concrete countertops. We don’t do flat work, which is driveways and sidewalks and things. … We make stair treads and fireplaces and kitchen countertops and bathrooms and things like that.
George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.