It was 1980 when Allen Lyle pushed his way into the construction scene…literally. His constant companion for a full year was a push broom, as he was the sole laborer for a residential builder in central Florida.
In the years to follow, he would branch out into landscaping, framing, electrical, plumbing and painting; but not wanting to be boxed in, he studied the trade of a finished carpenter and became a skilled cabinetmaker.
As time progressed, he became adept in every facet of construction, and soon found himself as the job foreman for a large home builder in Valencia, CA. Upon returning to the Gulf Coast, Allen met Danny Lipford and that was the beginning of a longtime friendship.
As co-host of both the Today’s Homeowner TV show and Today’s Homeowner radio program, Allen provides both an experienced perspective and comic relief. Plus, he brings a background that is heavily steeped in television and theatre. He anchored the local NBC affiliate morning news program in Mobile for over five years and is still active in the community theatre. He is an award-winning actor, writer, director and song writer.
Allen also hosted the Home Tips segment on an earlier show with Danny, Remodeling Today, and produced the CBS Early Show segments. Allen readily admits, though, that while television and theatre may be his first love, his finest production ever is his daughter, Savannah Mae.