HGTV's Two Chicks and a Hammer

Karen Jensen and Mina Starsiak from HGTV's Two Chicks and a Hammer

Mother and daughter duo Karen Jensen 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

Matt Blashaw


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

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.

Presented by: XFINITY-200
Appearing January 29 & 30

Leanne Lee

Leanne Lee

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, the Hoosier GardenerJo 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.

Irvin EtienneIrvin Etienne

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 TallmanHeather Tallman

Heather is an Indianapolis based food writer, blogger, local food personality and family meal advocate.  In addition to managing her website, 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 DesignJames Kuester

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 hendersonLiz henderson

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 

Loreal Gavin

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

Carol Michel 

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,

Appearing January 27 & 28

Sara Davis


Sara Davis

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.
Appearing January 24-25

Haley from Affordable

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 from Affordable

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