Jan 19, 2015

Back by popular demand, Kevin O'Connor, host of the Emmy-award winning This Old House returns to headline the Home + Remodeling Show, January 23-25, at the Dulles Expo Center in the Washington, DC suburb of Chantilly, Virginia. This is a milestone year for This Old House as it commemorates its 35th year on the air. The first home improvement reality series in the history of television begin its broadcasting in 1979, featuring expert home renovations for national audiences.

Kevin, along with his four brothers and two sisters, grew up on various job sites led by his father, a civil engineer. Years later, he remains an avid home enthusiast. When Kevin, a lifelong fan of This Old House, and his wife, Kathleen, became overwhelmed by their long to-do list, they sent an email seeking help from the Ask This Old House experts. To their surprise and delight, the House call served as Kevin's first screen test to become the new host (the third host in the history of the pioneer home improvement series).

Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross in 1990 and a Master's of Business Administration degree from Boston University in 1999. Most recently Kevin worked for the Bank of America as a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Group and before that in the Sports Finance Group at Fleet Bank. Originally from New Jersey, and an avid traveler, Kevin lives with his wife and three children in a home north of Boston.

Nominated for an "Outstanding Service Show Host" Emmy Award in his debut season, Kevin O'Connor has been appearing at the host of This Old House since 2003. He also serves on the editorial board of This Old House magazine, published by This Old House Ventures, Inc.

He told us that this anniversary season will feature the renovation of an 1850 Greek Revival rowhouse in Charlestown, MA, and a 1966 Colonial Revival in Lexington, MA. But what Kevin was most excited about is the new home that was built for a wounded Iraqi War Veteran. Part of the "Homes for The Troops" project which builds accessible, mortgage-free homes for deserving veterans who have returned home with injuries, missing limbs, and paralysis. Kevin says that the home, constructed in Hopkinton, NH, was built for SSG Matthew DeWitt and his family. DeWitt sustained devastating injuries that resulted in partial amputation of both arms. The "Home for The Troops" house was designed to include keyless entry, raised countertops, accessible storage, touchless faucets, and raised garden beds that make life easier for DeWitt and his family to raise two songs.

Kevin will talk about this home and the others from the 35th anniversary season as he takes the stage at the Home + Remodeling Show on Friday. January 23 at 7pm and again on Saturday, January 24 at 11am and 2pm. Don't have tickets yet? Buy now and save. Right now you can get 2-for-1 tickets on our Facebook Ticket Deals.

JANUARY 23-25, 2015.