Original Treehouse Office of HomeTips in 1996

Original Tree House Office of HomeTips in 1996

HomeTips has been serving inspiration and expert advice to homeowners through technology, books, magazines, and television for more than 30 years.

HomeTips is operated by Don Vandervort, founder and CEO, and Christian Vandervort, Vice President.

 

HomeTips.com

HomeTips.com, with offices in Glendale, California, is one of the Web’s top home-improvement sites. The company was started in a tree house office in 1996 by home-improvement author Don Vandervort. Tech guru Guy Kawasaki wrote this wonderful blog post about HomeTips back in 2007, just after HomeTips won Google’s international AdSense Story Contest. (Guy loved the tree house.)

HomeTips has served quality home improvement advice to more than 100 million visitors.

 

The HomeTips site offers more than 2000 expert articles for do-it-yourself home repairs and improvements, buying guides, and much more.

 

Home improvement books produced by HomeTips

Home improvement books written and produced by HomeTips

Books & Magazines

Don Vandervort wrote his first home improvement book in the early 1970s. Since then, Don and HomeTips have authored, edited, or produced more than 30 books, including the 560-page Lowe’s Complete Home Improvement & Repair, The Home Problem Solver (Perseus Books), Home Magazine’s How Your House Works (Ballantine/Random House) and This Old House Complete Remodeling (Sunset).

Don and the HomeTips staff are available to write and fully produce books for custom clients. Contact us!

 

Television

Nationally recognized as a home improvement authority, Don was segment host on the Telly-award-winning HGTV show “The Fix” for three seasons. Don has been featured as a home-improvement expert on Dan Rather’s 48 Hours (CBS News), many segments of ABC Television’s HOME show, and the HGTV shows “Help at Home” and “Working from Home.”

 

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or development partner for television or video programming, please contact us!

 

Don Vandervort hosting a segment on HGTV’s “The Fix”

Spokesperson & Custom Content

Don Vandervort was the home improvement guru on MSN.com for several years and has worked as a spokesperson for Proctor & Gamble and American Standard.

Don is a regular contributor to US News & World Report, and his articles appear at Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, and MSN.com.

HomeTips offers content creation services, including authorship of books, E-books, Web content, and more. Contact us!

 

 

Hey, we have fun, too!

We’ve enjoyed hanging out with other experts in our industry, such as Vanilla Ice, Ty Pennington, Bob Vila, and Ask The Builder’s Tim Carter, and Bob Vila.

Vanilla Ice and Don Vandervort at the National Association of Home Builders show.©Christian Vandervort, HomeTips

Vanilla Ice and Don Vandervort at the National Association of Home Builders show.

Ty Pennington talks home improvement with Don Vandervort©Christian Vandervort, HomeTips

Ty Pennington talks home improvement with Don Vandervort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask The Builder's Tim Carter and Don hit the links in California.©HomeTips

Ask The Builder’s Tim Carter and Don hit the links in California.

Bob Vila and Don on the set of Home Again©Don Vandervort, HomeTips

Bob Vila and Don on the set of Home Again

Building Habitat Houses in Mississippi©Don Vandervort, HomeTips

Kit, Don & Gabe Vandervort building Habitat for Humanity houses in the Mississippi Delta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HomeTips crew has had great, meaningful times building Habitat for Humanity houses in the Mississippi Delta.

 

 

 

 

Christian piloting a seaplane in Seattle©Don Vandervort, HomeTips

Christian piloting a seaplane in Seattle

Christian Vandervort, a recreational pilot and accomplished photographer, is co-founder of Parallax Point Imaging, a 360-degree high-def virtual tour photography service.

ParallaxPoint.com produces 360-degree virtual reality tours that allow Web visitors to experience custom homes, resorts, schools, and more.©ParallaxPoint.com

ParallaxPoint.com produces 360-degree virtual reality photography that allows Web visitors to experience custom homes, resorts, schools, and more.

 

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