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Meet HGTV Star Amy Matthews
Host of the HGTV’s Top Rated Renovation Raiders as well as DIY Network’s Sweat Equity and This New House
Amy Matthews will share 'Behind the Raids: An Inside Look on Creating Your Own Ultimate Remodel!'
Amy Matthews and her crew beat the clock and take rooms from drab to fab on HGTV’s popular show “Renovation Raiders”. Imagine the crew from Ocean's Eleven are contractors, and instead of a heist they are pulling off a major remodel — all while the homeowners are out to dinner. Just like in every caper film, our crew will need intel, a warehouse to mock up and practice the job, and time at the site without getting caught. Those homeowners better eat slow and order dessert!
Amy is a licensed contractor, personal trainer, TV star and former host of DIY’s Sweat Equity as well as co-host of This New House with Kevin O’Connor of This Old House, She is constantly working on something. But she doesn't mind...she's always looking to take on a new project!
At the ripe age of 14, Amy got her first taste of home improvement when she traveled with her church youth group to repair homes for families in need. For the next several years, she tackled similar fix-it-up projects through various organizations. From underpinning to building porches to tarring a tin roof, she learned the most important tools for home renovation are patience and a good sense of humor!
After studying at Boston University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City before she found her passion within the home improvement movement. This passion can be seen not only in her work with Habitat for Humanity in cities such as New Orleans, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Singapore, and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In addition to HGTV and DIY, her work has been featured in publications such as People magazine, Esquire, Country Living, Real Simple, Men's Health, Good Housekeeping, Fox Business, USA Today, This Old House, US News and World Report, Parents, the New York Times, and the New York Daily News. She has also appeared numerous times on national news programs such as the Today Show, CBS Morning News, ABC, and CNN.
From power tools to painting, Amy flushes renovation fears away, making it easy for everyone to take part, get their hands dirty and enjoy home improvement!