HomeServe USA, a provider of home emergency repair solutions, is proud to be a new sponsor of "This Old House" on PBS.
For 39 years the "This Old House" crew has guided homeowners through the process of updating and transforming their homes. "This Old House" experts are trusted by 2.5 million weekly viewers who look to them for inspiration, expert advice, and how-to instruction about investing in and renewing their homes. With 89 Emmy nominations, the show has won 18 times; the most recent Emmy win for Best Lifestyle Program was awarded in 2016.
“Our partnership with 'This Old House' is a natural fit as we are all on the same team, educating homeowners and helping them navigate the ups and downs of homeownership,” HomeServe CEO John Kitzie said. “We know that 'This Old House' viewers spend many years and thousands of dollars improving their homes. We also know that one broken pipe can throw a lot of that hard work and investment out the window.”
“We are pleased to welcome HomeServe to the 'This Old House' family," This Old House Ventures CEO Eric Thorkilsen said. "Just like 'This Old House,' HomeServe is focused on helping homeowners keep things running smoothly at home. That commitment to homeowners, coupled with HomeServe’s proven customer service track record and efforts to recruit more skilled contractors into the workforce, create the building blocks for a successful partnership."
In addition, HomeServe will partner with This Old House Ventures LLC in its Generation Next campaign to help close the job skills gap in the building trades. Together, HomeServe and This Old House will raise awareness about the demand for skilled trades people in the U.S. and the rewards of working in the home building and renovating sector. In September, talent from the "This Old House" television show will join HomeServe representatives during HomeServe’s Annual Contractor Conference.
“The home improvement experts on 'This Old House' are not only trusted by millions of homeowners, but also by contractors and builders," Kitzie said. "The brand is a recognized leader in helping the contractor community recruit young apprentices into the trades, and as HomeServe continues to grow, we are proud to work together on this effort."