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Your one-stop resource for all things home improvement...

HouseSmarts is the go-to resource for home improvement. Our mission is to empower homeowners to do more than swing a hammer. We provide practical DIY lessons and entertaining stories about real homeowners. With our help, you can tackle projects yourself and live better. Our host, Lou Manfredini, has dedicated his career to helping make this possible. So whether you are a veteran hand person or a burgeoning DIYer, we want to help you work smarter.

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Who is Lou Manfredini?

For almost 30 years, Mr. Fix It has been the right guy to ask.

Lou Manfredini is a trusted source of home improvement tips and advice. With a background in contracting and custom homebuilding, Lou has developed a loyal following through his engaging mix of practical and valuable insights.He has appeared on NBC's TODAY Show and hosts live call-in radio shows in various locations. For over a decade, he hosted our nationally syndicated TV show. In addition to his media engagements, Lou is based in Chicago with his wife and four children.Before his media career, Lou gained valuable experience working in construction and as a carpenter's apprentice in his teenage years. His ability to teach and share knowledge has been a driving force throughout his career - helping homeowners across the country make their homes more comfortable, functional, and beautiful.

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History of HouseSmarts

1995Lou launches Mr. Fix it Show on WGN-720am Radio
2004HouseSmarts Television and Properties is formed
2005HouseSmarts Television goes National
2010HouseSmarts airs episode #100
2016HouseSmarts Radio is Born
2017NY, CA Radio Expansion
2018HouseSmarts airs episode #200
2021HouseSmarts National Radio Rollout