MATT BLASHAW OF HGTV'S YARD CRASHERS AND VACATION HOUSE FOR FREE
The Orange County, California native began his building career at a very young age in his dad’s lumber yard, and worked on everything from plumbing to electrical. Shortly after graduation, Matt received his contractor’s license and began working as a self-employed general contractor, specializing in remodeling homes.
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 Tool Builders Show and Worst Kitchen In America. Currently, Matt hosts the hit HGTV series Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free. You may have also seen him on season 2 of Ellen's Design Challenge!
Remodeler and Designer Laurie March (@Laurie_March) is HGTV's House Counselor, as well as a host for DIYNetwork and the Cooking Channel. To meet growing needs in this industry, Laurie created Forward March Media, Inc. – a production company specializing in digital and social content. Their clients span the retail, advertising and entertainment worlds.
Laurie is known for her approach to project managing and remodeling, which focuses on overseeing both the emotional and the tactical aspects of a design project.
A third generation remodeler, Laurie’s passion for home improvement and remodeling was unearthed while remodeling her own 1920’s Spanish style home. In 2005, Laurie founded Improvemental, a project management and design firm that became a recognized fixture in the Los Angeles remodeling scene – working with homes for a highly unique collection of writers, producers, and executives in LA.
She won the 2013 Webby Award for DIY/How To content. She has been acknowledged as ’40 under 40’ in Residential Remodeling by Professional Remodeler Magazine, and has been featured on HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes and Wake Up With Al, as well as in Lucky Magazine, USA Today and HOSS Magazine.
Laurie is a Maryland native, Wheel of Fortune winner and former NFL mascot for the Baltimore Ravens.