About Speaker Bob Vila…
Best known as the television show host for This Old House, Bob Vila is the most trusted name in home improvement. After leaving This Old House, Vila became a commercial spokesman for Sears, and hosted the television program Bob Vila’s Home Again which was renamed Bob Vila. Bob Vila makes it possible for do-it-yourself homeowners to get all of the information they need to get the job done. After 29 years as the worlds most successful home improvement television host, Bob Vila remains one of Americas most beloved television personalities and the country’s best-known authority on home improvement. He is also active in several charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, The Hemingway Preservation Foundation and the Vila Foundation. Bob has written ten books, including a five-book series titled Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes of America..
NowBob isbreaking new ground on the Web. With Bob Vila Academy, Bob is stepping out of the spotlight and letting some very special real-life DIYers take the stage. Bob has always believed that a little sweat equity goes a long way toward making a house a home, and that’s exactly what his new program helps homeowners do.
Bob is often on the move, but can be found at home in Florida, or in Massachusetts in the summer months.
In the last several years, Bob has been helping out with the restoration of Ernest Hemingway’s home and collections at Finca Vigía near Havana, Cuba. This place was his home from 1939 until his death and he left it to the Cuban people to be run as a museum. This project has allowed Bob to visit his parents’ homeland several times.