Americans spend 112 billion dollars (yes $112,000,000,000) on home improvement and Do It Yourself (DIY) projects every year
Bob Vila is readily recognized by 90% of Americans — Bob Vila is an American icon, having served as host of America’s leading television home-improvement shows over the past three decades, including This Old House (1979-1989), Bob Vila’s Home Again (1990-2005), and Bob Vila (2005-2007) and as leader of the home improvement website, www.BobVila.com — Sample Topics: Helpful hints for your Honey-Do List, Energy-Saving tips, Found Space, adding a room without adding on, Bob by the Yard, Spring & Fall Maintenance — Bob will happily tag local sponsors.
“Bob inspired an entire generation of industry professionals — I was one of them…He single-handedly shifted the narrative of an age-old trade.” —Chip Gaines, Discovery’s DIY Network Fixer Upper home improvement icon [NY Times article by Ronda Kaysen, July 5, 2019]
About The Host
Bob Vila has spent his career helping people upgrade their homes and improve their lives. Widely acknowledged as the father of reality TV, he was the original host of This Old House and went on to host a variety of other home renovation series including Bob Vila’s Home Again, Bob Vila, and Restore America with Bob Vila. Before This Old House, Bob ran his own home remodeling and design business. Prior to that, he spent time building houses in Panama as a Peace Corps volunteer. He learned first-hand about home renovation from his father, who hand-built their family home in Miami, FL. He’s written 12 books about home repair, home remodeling, buying your dream home, and visiting historic homes across America. Now Bob is fully focused on the digital world with more than 1.1 Million Twitter followers @BobVila and a fast-growing website, BobVila.com. More than 450 episodes of Bob Vila’s Home Again and Bob Vila are available at BobVila.com. Whether planning a major or minor home improvement project or just taking care of basic home repairs, Bob Vila has the digital tools and information to help homeowners everywhere get the job done right.