Kevin O'Connor of This Old House

KEVIN O'CONNOR
PBS SERIES THIS OLD HOUSE AND ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

The host of the Emmy Award-winning series, This Old House and Ask This Old House.  He has appeared on the two shows since 2003 and serves on the editorial board of This Old House magazine.  Kevin is also the host of This New House airing on the DIY Network and host of History Through Your House airing on the History Channel’s H2 network.

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, were renovating their 1892 Queen Anne Victorian they sent an e-mail seeking advice from the Ask This Old House experts. To their surprise and delight, the housecall served as Kevin's first screen test to serve as 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 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 Kevin lives with his wife and three children in a home north of Boston.


Joanie Sprague

JOANIE SPRAGUE
TRADING SPACES

Joanie Sprague is best known as the first runner-up on America’s Next Top Model cycle 6.  Her career has taken her all over the world but has always brought her back to the basics.  After America’s Next Top Model, she co-hosted DIY Networks Run My Renovation where she got to build, renovate and show her skills as a carpenter. 
 
Joanie will soon be seen in the reboot of Trading Spaces, the television home design series that launched a TV genre, returns to America’s living rooms on Saturday, April 7, 2018 on TLC. Joanie is one of two new carpenters to the show, joining legacy carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse.

Joanie got her first taste of construction and handyman skills as a child, helping her dad around the church. She loves to get her hands dirty and jump right into exciting construction projects;  her goal is to help other women tackle projects at home by themselves. She was also appeared on Mancaves, Yardcore and Built to Shred. 

 Kevin O'Connor of This Old House

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Gregg Holladay
Business Development Manager – Specialty Markets

Gregg Holladay is a Business Development Manager for water heater manufacturer, Bradford White.  He came to Bradford White after 32 years with General Electric where he introduced the first Energy Star electric heat pump water heater to the US market, GeoSpring.  Since joining the Bradford team in January 2017, the company acquired the GE GeoSpring plant equipment to fold into their American manufacturing site in Middleville, MI.  This continues manufacturing of the only heat pump water heater with top connections made with US labor force based in Michigan, under the Bradford White name of AeroTherm™.  

Gregg continues the work of educating architects, builders, and the plumbing/HVAC trade on the benefits of heat pump water heaters while living on his farm in Kentucky with his wife of 35 years.  He holds a bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.