Meet the Host

John DeSilvia

“Johnny D” earned a degree from the Pratt Engineering School. After graduation he learned the ropes with two of the world’s leading construction firms, then took the plunge and opened his own company. 

All About John

About the show

Licensed contractor John DeSilvia comes to the rescue of distraught homeowners who have seen their homes left in shambles by the contractor they hired to fix it. Bad plumbing, shoddy framing, being structurally unsound: These are the complaints that homeowners have after hiring a bad contractor. John D steps in to make everything right, but he only has a few days in which to do it. After John and his team finish their work, these homeowners won't recognize the place.
Season 2, Episode 8

Bad Bath and Beyond

Sachin and Divya hired a contractor to convert their huge master bathroom into a beautiful oasis, but after giving him their final payment, he took off and they never saw him again. Now they are left with a half finished space with paint on some walls and demo debris including their original tub left behind. John DeSilvia and his team come to their rescue, discovering that their original contractor left them not only with a mess, but a dangerous situation when he cut through a major support beam to fit in the shower drain pipe. JD has to start from scratch and comes up with a new layout and turns the oversized space into the bathroom and walk in closet of Sachin and Divya's dreams.

Monday
Aug 17
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Square Vent In A Round Hole

Homeowners Vanessa and Danny were left with a slew of problems in their house after they hired a contractor to replace their HVAC system, do an oil-to-gas heat conversion, and fix some problems with their bathroom. Their contractor cut corners everywhere possible, leaving spray foam and dirt under their tub surround, empty holes for duct work all over the house, and a vent pipe buried somewhere in their attic. John DeSilvia and his team step in to fix the problems and as they investigate the damages, things only get worse. It's one headache after another with this space, but in the end, John returns the house to Vanessa and Danny, and makes it safe and beautiful.

Monday
Aug 17
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 7

Rain Check

Not long after Carol and Davey moved in, they realized they were facing some pretty shoddy work in their brand new house. A leaky roof had them running to collect water as it poured into their living room every time it rained. Multiple contractors claimed to have fixed the problem, yet each rain, there it was again. With no hope in sight, Carol and Davey constructed a homemade, indoor gutter system to funnel the dripping water into a nearby bucket. John DeSilvia and his team of professionals take on the unstoppable leak and finally give these homeowners the peace of mind of a weather tight home.

Monday
Aug 31
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

What Lies Beneath

Host John DeSilvia has to work quickly to secure an extension pulling away from the original structure. It's ready to come down, and the safety of the family is in John's hands.

Monday
Oct 19
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 10

Pain in the Deck

Kevin and Suzanne hired a contractor to rebuild their home after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. During the construction process, the homeowners noticed more water leaking through the front entrance. After bringing it to the contractor's attention, he claimed to have fixed it, but not long after he left the water returned and continued to be a problem during heavy rains. John DeSilvia and his team of professionals begin the repair process then finish with a beautiful new watertight balcony and they throw in an extra bathroom fix for the family for all their trouble.

Monday
Oct 19
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

The Case of the Cabinet Crook

Keith and Jessica Oechsner hired a contractor to remodel their kitchen and upstairs bathrooms. When the kitchen was finished without the custom work for which the Oechsners paid, the contractor took the money and ran before completing the bathroom ? bailing on his contractual duties right before his upstairs plumbing alterations led to a waterfall directly into the kitchen below. Now their brand-new kitchen is literally falling apart at the seams. They paid for custom, and now John DeSilvia is going to get them the home they hoped for in the first place.

Saturday
Oct 31
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

The Mold and the Beautiful

Margaret and John were tired of sharing a bathroom with their teenagers, so they hired a contractor to create two separate bathrooms from the existing bath on the second floor. Though the new bathrooms looked nice at first, it wasn't long before problems arose. Now Margaret and her family are dealing with significant mold issues and a leak dripping down into their living room below. Host John DeSilvia is on the case and leaves this family with a repaired and revamped bathroom.

Monday
Nov 2
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

The Disintegrating Deck

Homeowners Haiwen and Jaisong hired a contractor to build a deck, and although he left them with a structure that looks like a deck, it is on the brink of collapsing right under their feet. With no footers, a ledger board that is pulling away from the house, and plywood that is saturated in water causing the screws to rot and pop out, contractor John DeSilvia and his team can't use anything from the original construction. As they demo, they discover that water has been seeping into the house and causing the structural header holding up the second floor to completely rot away. What started as a bad deck turns into a seriously dangerous situation in the home that JD and his crew have to repair.

Wednesday
Dec 23
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

What Lies Beneath

Host John DeSilvia has to work quickly to secure an extension pulling away from the original structure. It's ready to come down, and the safety of the family is in John's hands.

Sunday
Mar 20
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Granny's Double Whammy

John DeSilvia must fix two bathrooms for an elderly woman who was cheated by a shady contractor. Thankfully, she threw the last contractor off the job before it could get any worse and he could take any more of her money. With the help of his plumber, John soon finds that the plumbing throughout the entire renovation was improperly routed. It's going to take some serious work to give this grandmother the update to the home her husband built thirty years ago.

Monday
Mar 21
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 7

Steel-ing Dreams

Host John DeSilvia discovers that a sinking kitchen floor might have serious structural issues behind it. With a young family's safety at stake, John must work quickly to keep their first floor from falling through to their basement.

Friday
May 13
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 10

Drainy Days

John DeSilvia visits a beautiful turn-of-the-century home to address some serious water damage in the basement, something for which the homeowners had previously hired and paid two other contractors. Instead of a functioning basement with a proper French drain, the previous contractors left this family not only with water but the most dangerous mold levels John has ever seen.

Friday
May 13
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Leaning Tower of Paris

Host John DeSilvia meets a mother whose life savings was taken by a contractor who failed to deliver. What starts as a kitchen renovation turns to a tear down as he realizes just how bad the last contractor's work was. It's up to him and his team to give this woman the kitchen of her dreams.

Thursday
Jun 2
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Drainy Days

John DeSilvia visits a beautiful turn-of-the-century home to address some serious water damage in the basement, something for which the homeowners had previously hired and paid two other contractors. Instead of a functioning basement with a proper French drain, the previous contractors left this family not only with water but the most dangerous mold levels John has ever seen.

Friday
Dec 9
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 12

Perilous Plumbing

A family is struggling to get by after their last contractor ran with the money that was to pay for their plumbing repair. Not only are Tommy, Wendy, and their two sons limited to one bathroom, the entire ground floor is unusable due to residual water damage. Working with his plumber, John DeSilvia realizes just how deep the issues ran for this house, and the family is probably lucky the last contractor disappeared before he could make things worse.

Friday
Dec 16
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 13

Rescue My Renovation at Blog Cabin

On this special episode of Rescue My Renovation, host John DeSilvia travels to scenic Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to lend a helping hand to Chris Grundy on Blog Cabin. So far, Grundy has totally overhauled the frame of the 1970s cabin, but now, he needs a little help with the library and Johnny D is coming to the rescue. JD plans to start by installing a double-sided fireplace and a curved wall to accent the entrance to the master bedroom. From there, it's on to wall-to-wall built-in bookshelves and a custom butcher's block worktable. It's going to be a beautiful library, but there's a lot of work to be done!

Friday
Dec 23
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 2

What Lies Beneath

Host John DeSilvia has to work quickly to secure an extension pulling away from the original structure. It's ready to come down, and the safety of the family is in John's hands.

Friday
Dec 23
8:30am | 7:30c

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