Income Property’s Scott McGillivray surprises Twyla Gendron, a widowed cancer survivor from Scarborough Ontario after her dear friends contact him for help in 2010. In a span of 8 months, Twyla lost her mother, was diagnosed with breast cancer, was downsized from her job, and lost her husband of 38 years to cancer.Learn More
A true “handyman” is one who has a wide range of skills ranging from repair work to complete build outs, from odd jobs to serious construction. All American Handyman brings together 10 of the country’s most talented handymen and handywomen to compete in a series of challenges to discover who has what it takes to fix and build just about anything thrown their way.A true “handyman” is one who has a wide range of skills ranging from repair work to complete build outs, from odd jobs to serious construction. All American Handyman brings together 10 of the country’s most talented handymen and handywomen to compete in a series of challenges to discover who has what it takes to fix and build just about anything thrown their way.Official Site
Canada’s Handyman Challenge pits competitors against each other in a series of challenges meant to test their speed, expertise and precision. HGTV Canada’s biggest stars Scott McGillivray (Income Property), Bryan Baeumler (Leave It To Bryan, House of Bryan), and Paul Lafrance (Decked Out, Disaster Decks) go on a nationwide search to find Canada’s top amateur handyman talent. Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection) appeared as a judge on Season 1 and the finale episode of Season 2.Official Site
It’s an all-out competition for the best holiday-decorated home on the block! See what $5,000 worth of decorations and a whole lot of creativity will buy you. Hosted by Kim Myles and Scott McGillivray, it’s sure to be a colorful explosion of lights and decor as homeowners go hog-wild on decorations. Aired on HGTV in 2007
In Season Two, host Debbie Travis works with 12 protégés, who are at cross-roads in their lives, to make a skeleton of a home into a luxury mansion for a cash prize. The designated dozen help build a house From the Ground Up, incorporating Travis’ twin concerns about a lack of passion and drive among “twentysomethings” and the death of skilled workers in the construction trades. In a final live episode viewers were to choose which protégé would win up to $250,000 in proceeds from the sale of the house. Scott appeared as the Project Manager in 2006.
Debbie Travis’ Facelift (2003-2005) combines the element of surprise with stunning home design. In each episode someone comes home to see that the wool has been pulled over their eyes, and that their home has been masterfully transformed by Facelift’s team of carpenters (including Scott McGillivray), painters and artists. Much of the show’s drama is based around time and budget constraints in completing the job before the target returns, and upon the reaction of the target once they see the completed work.