Karen Rominger and Mina Starsiak from HGTV's Two Chicks and a Hammer
Mother and daughter duo Karen Rominger and Mina Starsiak are setting out to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They're buying up run down homes and transforming them into stunning urban remodels. With Mina's real estate know-how and Karen's no-nonsense legal background, these ladies are unstoppable in getting a property they want and enlisting their family's help with demo and construction. When it comes to exciting new homes in the city of Indianapolis, it all comes down to Two Chicks and a Hammer.
Appearing January 30 & 31
from the hit series Yard Crashers on the DIY Network & HGTV
Shortly after graduation, Matt got his contractor's license and began working as a self - employed general contractor, specializing in remodeling homes.
In 2006, Matt entered a television contest for DIY Network’s Stud Finder, a search for America’s next top handyman. Though Matt did not win (he was runner-up), the exposure led to a small role on an HGTV show and an audition to be the host of DIY Network’s new show, Deconstruction.
He landed the spot on what would become a very successful show, and has been a contracted hist for the DIY Network ever since.
He has hosted several series for the DIY Network and HGTV Including Project Xtreme, Money Hunters, Blog Cabin and Professional Grade and specials such as Cool Tolls Builders Show, Stud Finder 2009, HGTV's Rose Parade coverage and Worst Kitchen In America. He has appeared as an expert guest on The Today Show on NBS, CNN's Newsroom, CNBC's Squawk Box and multiple Fox News affiliates. He is also a recurring personality on CBS' The Early Show!
Appearing January 22, 23 & 24
John Gidding, of HGTV's Curb Appeal
Architect and interior designer John Gidding, of HGTV's Curb Appeal, loves to achieve great outdoor design that makes people excited to enter your home. He will share his unique design ideas for your home's exterior and interior that won't break the bank.
Appearing January 29 & 30
Meet the Diva of DIY and 2015 Home and Garden Trendsetter of the Year, LEANNE LEE. Listen as she shares her best DIY secrets to take any space from drab to fab with just a few simple steps.
Appearing January 26 & 27
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
As the Hoosier Gardener, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp has been writing and speaking about natural gardening for more than 25 years. She is the founding editor and former co-owner of “Indiana Living Green.” She is coauthor of “The Indiana Gardener’s Guide” and author of “The Visitor’s Guide to American Gardens” as well as a garden coach.
Jo Ellen will show Home Show attendees how to put their green thumbs to work when she appears on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 28.
Working in the more than 150 acres of the gardens and grounds at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Irvin Etienne has a love of all things green. He is the horticultural display coordinator at the IMA, showing off his skills and knowledge with all kinds of woody and herbaceous plants.
Appearing January 23 & 24
Heather is an Indianapolis based food writer, blogger, local food personality and family meal advocate. In addition to managing her website Basilmomma.com, she also teaches cooking classes, does numerous cooking demonstrations a month for various organizations and appears on both IndyStyle (WISH-TV) and B105.7 Soft Rock weekly. When Heather is not in the kitchen working on a recipe she is spending time with her family.
Appearing January 30 & 31
James Kuester, founder of Kuester Design which offers a full line of professional design and consulting services. James brings his clients an unsurpassed level of taste, attention, style and service. He creates spaces that are pleasing to look at, enhances their environment-yet just as the classics-never looks dated or trendy. His work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, Home Decor Buyer, Elle Decor, Indianapolis Monthly and many more.
Appearing January 22 & 23
Liz has been featured on HGTV's "House Hunters," shared room updates on "Where Are They Now," and renovated her basement on DIY network's "Renovations Realities." With a passion for decorating and a love for people, Lis enjoys helping women redecorate their homes in the Midwest.
Sunday, January 31 Liz will be giving away a brand-new living room-don't miss your chance to win!
Appearing January 29-31
Loreal Gavin is a classically trained chef with an associates degree in culinary arts. Proudly a Louisiana native, her soul food roots are tastefully represented throughout her career. Her culinary philosophy is that one should "smile with their eyes and cook with their hearts". Loreal believes that love is the most important ingredient in any dish. Well versed in all things culinary, shes been known as a pastry chef and a butcher. Her unforgettable cooking style and bubbly personality landed her on 'The Next Food Network Star' in 2014 were she was forever branded the "butcher babe". Gavin then won 'Cutthroat Kitchen' and used her success to start her own mobile private chef business. Gavin travels all over the United States to accommodate her clients needs. Besides cooking she enjoys playing guitar, getting tattooed, making art and filming her culinary adventures.
Appearing January 29 and 31
Carol Michel is a lifelong gardener and resident of Indiana. She has a degree in Horticulture from Purdue University and has written for Horticulture and Indiana Gardening magazines. She is an avid reader and collector of old gardening books and claims to have the largest hoe collection in the world. Her speaking engagements feature topics ranging from vegetable gardening to garden blogging and the wisdom of old gardening books. She regularly writes about her old books, hoes, and many other gardening related topics on her award-winning garden blog, www.maydreamsgardens.com
Appearing January 27 & 28
Sara Davis is the DIY home decor blogger behind Sincerely, Sara D. Sara believes she was created to create and loves sharing her work in hopes of inspiring other through her trial and error. In her DIY project tutorials, Sara shows that anyone can create a beautiful space with little cost and effort while giving others the confidence to create! Sara will be sharing how to update and restore outdated furniture using various simple painting techniques, illustrating the differences in these techniques. sincerelysarad.com
Appearing January 24-25
Haley Lohss-The Affordable Companies
A graduate of the interior design program at Ball State University, Haley has a passion for design and believes that every space deserves to be inspirational. Her top priority is to help her clients to create comfortable, stylish environments that they will enjoy for many years to come. She always strives to create spaces that have purpose and thought behind them. Haley believes that creativity and functionality must always come together to form beautiful and cohesive spaces.
Bill Bernard-The Affordable Companies
Bill's entire professional career has been focused on architectural design. with 30 years in the industry Bill strives for every client to believe that his involvement helped facilitate the entire process; from concept through construction. Bill brings to the table a variety of design and construction industry awards as well as projects regularly published in local periodicals.
Appearing January 25
Centerpiece Home Design Team
The Design team for the Centerpiece home and the designers of Fischer Home’s models throughout multiple states is compiled of three talented individuals, that all happen to be family. Joy Perkins, the matriarch and owner of the company has been designing beautiful homes for more than 30 years. She has won various awards both locally and nationally for her works and feels very blessed to do what she truly loves every day. Joy’s daughters, Danielle Harris and Macara Carsley round out the talented trio and both add their individual specialties to each job to make every home extra unique and special. Both graduated from Cincinnati colleges with degrees in Interior design and have showcased their works throughout the country. Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and two baby boys. Macara and her husband enjoy working out together and spending time with their two fur babies.
Brad Kriner is the Market President for Fischer Homes Indianapolis, the builder of the Centerpiece Home. Kriner has worked for three different homebuilding companies around the country, including operations based out of Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. Kriner returned to his home state in 2009, and joined Fischer Homes as Division Sales Manager. After various operational roles within the Indiana division, and a successful reign as Division Manager, he leads Fischer Homes operation producing more than $100M in annual revenue. Fischer Homes has become the fastest-growing homebuilder in Indianapolis, and is now that region’s 5th-largest builder. Kriner graduated with a degree in management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in 2003.
Weekend Emcee, Terri Stacy
Terri Stacy grew up in Henry County and currently lives in Greenfield with her husband, David, of 30 years. They have five cats, one stray and are feeding an opossum and raccoons as well.
She is celebrating 30 years at WIBC Radio in Indianapolis. Terri co-hosted the morning news for 22 years, which included reporting traffic for the last three years. Currently, she is the director and host of WIBC’s Neighbor to Neighbor Program, which promotes non-profit events. In 2015, she attended 150 events throughout central Indiana, broadcasting on air and online. She ate more fried fish and bake-sale goodies than she cares to remember and is considering becoming a competitive eater.
In addition, Terri is the host of the WIBC Magazine Show, and co-host of a show specifically for caregivers called Caregiver Crossing.
Weekend Emcee, Mike Corbin
Mike Corbin is a news anchor and reporter for WIBC News. He spent about nine years at WISH-TV 8 as weekend evening news anchor/reporter before joining WIBC News in March 2011.
He started his career in television, anchoring and reporting for WUTR-TV in Utica, New York and later worked for WIXT-TV in Syracuse, NY. He then worked for WTVR-TV in Richmond, VA in addition to the Virginia Radio News Network and WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY before moving to Indianapolis to work for WISH-TV. Mike holds a B.A. in Communications/Political Science from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. He’s also a multi award-winning author of three, self-published books (AuthorHouse) about contemporary art and life. In addition, Mike is creator, editor and administrator of www.ArtBookGuy.com and owns two federally-registered trademarks, “Art For All People” and “A Collector’s Journal,” both of which supplement his art brand which promotes the accessibility of contemporary art to everyday people. Mike is an avid art collector, writer, yogi and runner.
Lobyn Hamilton is best known for his work with vinyl records. He is self taught and his work is uniquely his own calling card. His work has been collected by Johnson and Johnson, the University of Illinois Cancer Research, and the Indiana State Museum. His work has also become part of the permanent set of the break out primetime television series Empire.
His Gil Scott Heron won the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series giving him a chance to display work at the International Scope Art Show. Lobyn has also used his artwork to give back. Over the past 3 years Lobyn has raised over $30,000.00 for Historical Black Colleges and Universities along side the Tom Joyner Foundation.
Lobyn recently received the Creative Renewal Grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council and is currently traveling the world to reconnect with his first love, digging in the crates, collecting vinyls and djing. Lobyn's vinyl visuals began when a DJ gig gone wrong led to an ankle injury. Upset and frustrated he began to break up his records in his basement. Months later Lobyn would come back down to the basement and begin to use the vinyl artistically. This would later lay the foundation for a full time professional art career.
Doug is a recovering Fortune 500 executive and award winning artist/designer who creates contemporary frescos, sculptures, interactive public projects, and corporate training seminars, with the mantra of “Fine art for passionate living.”
His works can be found across central Indiana at Community Hospitals, Eli Lilly, SEP Corporation, Wellpoint, Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University, the law offices of Krieg Devault LLP, and Kightlinger & Gray LLP, and many more commercial and residential locations. National and international commissions and projects include the Government Center of Barbados (Bridgetown, Barbados), Novartis (New York, NY), Macpherson Art (Richmond, CA), Johnson & Johnson, (Princeton, NJ), and Shire Pharmaceuticals (Philadelphia, PA). Museum collections and showings include the Adolph Coors Museum (Golden, CO), Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Indiana State Museum.
Originally from Denver, Doug has been an active member of the Indiana community since 1995. He hosts and assists in fundraisers and donates art and his creative energy for Best Buddy’s, Joy’s House, Noble of Indiana, Out of the Box, Gleaner Food Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish, and Second Helpings. His national project “Mural of the World” donates 100% of all net proceeds to charity.. His studio is located in downtown Noblesville, Indiana.