Ty Pennington first garnered national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home improvement series Trading Spaces. Later as host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Pennington helped transform the lives of hundreds, while inspiring millions more around the world to volunteer their time to help others. The show was consistently rated among television's Top 20 programs and won two Emmys® for Outstanding Reality Program.
He also hosted Food Network’s series “American Diner Revival,” a hit show that showcased both design and food in an emotionally charged format. Ty traveled the country breathing new life into the heart and soul of many communities, the local diner.
Pennington has been recognized as a leader in the field of volunteerism for his work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and his role with Abode Shelters, an international charity that provides sustainable, humane housing for homeless and impoverished city dwellers.
In addition to his extensive television work, Ty is recognized for his design expertise and style. He launched the Ty Pennington Impressions fabric line with Westminster Fabrics. A flooring line, The Ty Pennington Collection, was featured by Lumber Liquidators. Pennington’s outdoor and holiday décor products, Ty Pennington Style, were one of the most popular brands at Sears for 16 consecutive years.
Pennington’s last book, How Good Design Can Change Your Life (Simon & Schuster) is an intimate look at Ty’s design inspirations with décor advice and tips. It followed his New York Times bestseller Ty’s Tricks (Hyperion), which is part reference and part behind-the-scenes in Ty’s own home, which he completely remodeled himself.
In 2018, Ty reunited with the cast of Trading Spaces for a new season of episodes on TLC. Instantly, the show became the #1 show on the network, and the #2 show on cable airing on Saturday nights.
He currently resides in Florida, New York, and Los Angeles; in homes he either built or remodeled himself.
Appearing on stage Saturday, February 5th at 12 pm
Chet Garner: a Texas-Sized Storyteller
Chet is actively involved in the community; speaking at functions constantly and emceeing charity events across the state. Chet teaches weekly at his church, coaches his daughter’s basketball team, and spends as much time as he can playing in the backyard treehouse he built with his kids. Chet is seeking to live life to the fullest and inspire others to do the same.
Appearing on stage Friday, February 4th at 5 pm
Eric Maier - Hello Garage
After spending 15 years in the Upstream Oil and Gas construction sector developing business for others, I decided to step out and start developing business for myself by starting a few small businesses; I Heart Houston installing historic Blue Tile Addresses, Go Play Texas a certified playground installation company, and the reason why we’re here. Hello Garage of West Houston helps homeowners elevate their garage from junk drawer to front door status with industrial grade storage and organization solutions and lifetime Polyaspartic flooring.
Appearing on stage Saturday, February 5th at 11 am
Pet Fashion Show - Sponsored by the Houston Humane Society
Watch these adoptable pups strut their stuff in a treat worthy pet fashion show!
Appearing on stage Friday, February 4th at 6 pm
Michael Lee - Octopus Energy
Michael Lee is the CEO of Octopus Energy US. He will be discussing reducing energy costs and future grid blackouts resiliency, including on site solar, storage, and smart energy usage.
Appearing on stage Friday, February 4 at 3 pm, Saturday, February 5 at 4 pm, and Sunday, February 6 at 2 pm
Pranav Tiwari - Cube and CloverWe’re at the crossroads of personal and professional home space. We make various prompt decisions, that adds stress unconsciously.
The fusion of Cube (Urban, Modern, innovative, futuristic) and Clover ( Nature, eco-friendly, green sustainable) represents elements of our products. Our range of products help you organize and build spaces that will reduce your stress, making you more efficient in important tasks. Come Join us to know how Cube & Clover products can ignite a bright home living future.
Appearing on stage Friday, February 4 at 1 pm and Sunday, February 6 at 3 pm
Pet Fashion Show - Sponsored by Houston Pets Alive
Come see these fabulous adoptable pups strut their way on the stage, looking as glamorous as ever!
Appearing on stage Saturday, February 5 at 1 pm
Lisa Tucker - Renewal by Andersen
Did you know there is more to window replacement than just energy efficiency? Join Design Consultant Lisa Tucker, as she shows how replacing your windows can transform rooms and enhance your curb appeal. See how changing the window style, color, hardware, or grilles can give homes a whole new look. Lisa will also go over the hidden benefits of window replacement, and answer of few questions on window replacement.
Appearing on stage Saturday, February 5 at 5 pm
David Foy - NanoSealUpon seeing a first video about nanotechnology sealers, David was passionately driven to provide Houstonians with a quality solution to protecting their properties from premature decay from the elements and accelerated destruction from repeated pressure washing.
Having worked closely with the chemist in developing the proprietary formulas, personally applying the NanoSeal products, and authoring the NanoSeal University certification course, David is a qualified voice and proven authority about nanotechnology sealing for exterior porous materials.
Today, David now focuses his efforts building the NanoSeal network of Certified Partners, developing new regional and global points of distribution, and lending support to Danny Brauer – V.P. of Sales and Services.
Appearing on stage Saturday, February 5 at 6 pm