About the Founders

#Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 books including Fix It and Flip It and Home Improvement for Dummies. These veteran home and workshop writers are considered leading experts in the field of home improvements and have appeared on numerous television programs including Today and Dateline on NBC, CNN Morning News. Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, Talk2DIY on the DIY Network, and Today at Home on HGTV.

“Gene and Katie Hamilton have written more books than I’ve read.” McLean Stevenson, host of Lowe’s Home Safety Zone show and star of M*A*S*H

“On my scale of one to 10, Fix It and Flip It by Gene and Katie Hamilton rates a 10.” Robert Bruss, real estate columnist

“If you’re thinking of starting a home improvement project, don’t start until you’ve read Katie and Gene Hamilton’s Home Improvement for Dummies.” Susan Powell, host of Discovery Channel’s Home Matters

They are creators of http://www.diyornot.com featured as one of “The 20 best money Web sites” in the March 2010 issue of Money magazine. The July 2010 issue of AARP’s Bulletin listed http://www.diyornot.com in a Special Report “99 Great Ways to Save Money.” The site is a spinoff of Do It Yourself Or Not?, a popular weekly newspaper feature that has been syndicated by Tribune Media Services since 1987.

In 1991 the Hamiltons created HouseNet.com on AOL and the Internet as the first home improvement Web site, which they later sold to R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co.

The Hamiltons are recipients of the 2002 National Assn. of Real Estate Editors Journalism Award and the 2002 Golden Hammer from the National Assn. of Home and Workshop Writers Award.

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2 replies on “About the Founders”

I am a freelance writer, working on an article about overcoming hardware store anxiety — a disease many of us amateurs suffer from. Would either you be available for a 10 minute interview via phone this week? Jack Wax, Columbia, Mo.

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