Arizona Storytellers: Austin King

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:00am
Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 8:52am
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Austin King shares a story about getting 15 minutes of fame on HGTV and how he used that fame to help people.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

Austin King’s home remodeling business has been doing well for several years.

One day, he was encouraged to reach out to HGTV to see if they would shoot one of their home remodels.

So on June 16, 2014, Austin used the company’s Instagram account to contact one of the network executives asking her to check out his website.

Austin King is the co-founder of Rafterhouse in Phoenix.

The next storytelling event is Monday, Nov. 28, at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix.

To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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