Bob Vila is the best known name in home improvement. He has been Americas top home improvement TV guru for more than 30 years. He joins us live from Orlando where the worlds biggest home builder show is in full swing. More about Bob Vila: Online and on the job site, home improvement pro Bob Vila helps homeowners build their dreams. A native of Miami, Bob Vila’s restoration of a Victorian Italianate house in Newton Center, Massachusetts, was honored as “Heritage House of 1978” by Better Homes and Gardens. A newspaper profile on the project caught the attention of a television producer, which led to the production of a program on home renovations using Bob and his Newton Center home as the focal point. Soon after, Bob was asked to be the host of a 13-part television series on step-by-step home renovation. In 1979, Bob kicked off a remodeling craze that continues to this day by debuting as the host of Americas first home improvement and remodeling show, This Old House. The series was picked up by PBS and broadcast nationwide on public television with Bob as its host for ten years. In 1989, Bob left This Old House and founded his own television production company to produce Bob Vila’s Home Again. Bobs impact on the world of do-it-yourself projects has been immeasurable. To this day, his is the most recognized name in home improvement. After 25 years on television, Bob decided to start a new show titled simply Bob Vila. Launched in September 2005, Bob Vila takes home renovation and new home construction into the practical areas of todays lifestyle. Bob kicked off the show with a focus on storm-ready construction in hard hit Punta Gorda, Florida. Bobs collaboration with FLASHthe Federal Alliance for Safe Homesbrought increased awareness of building readiness for storm challenges. Upcoming projects will focus on how building solutions address the needs of todays homeowners. Bob Vila has also authored ten booksincluding a five-book series entitled Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes of America. His latest endeavor, Bob Vila’s Complete Guide To Remodeling Your Home, was published by Avon Books in 1999. Bob is also active with several charitable and public service organizations. In addition to his “Home Again” projects with Habitat for Humanity and his ongoing work as a spokesperson for the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Bob is involved in several projects with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In October 1998, Bob helped to launch “Healthy Homes For Healthy Children,” a major new child protection initiative sponsored by HUD. Since 2003, Bob has served on behalf of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases as spokesperson for increased tetanus awareness and improved vaccination rates.