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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 3, Episode 3

Broken Trussed

The Sheins thought renovating their small master bathroom would be easy, but their contractor proved them wrong. While working on the bathroom, he fell through the floor and into the living room not once but twice and he seems to have cut through the support joists on his way down. He also installed faulty plumbing that leaked into the living room, did a poor job with the tile floor and installed a door in their bedroom that leads to nothing but real structural devastation. Now, John DeSilvia and his team come to the rescue and show the Sheins just how smooth their bathroom renovation should have been.

Monday
Aug 3
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Case of the Crooked Cabinets

Homeowners Joe and Lisa hired a contractor to renovate their kitchen with disappointing results. When the dust settled on the project, they were left with a large bill and nothing but bad work to show for it. John DeSilvia and his team of professionals take on this lost cause of a kitchen, transforming it into a stunning new space.

Monday
Sep 7
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 8
2am | 1c
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
Sep 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Stucco On You

Host John DeSilvia takes on a brand new house that already has severe water damage, which, among other things, is causing its brick veneer to separate from the face of the house. John has a big project ahead of him, as he will have to remove the entire front and rear façade of the house to see this through.

Tuesday
Oct 20
12:30am | 11:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 22
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

Out of Sight Out of Mind

After giving the go-ahead to convert the laundry room into a basement bathroom for their kids, Jill and Todd were abandoned by their contractors. The incomplete work was pushed aside and the family was left with serious structural and safety risks. However, even a basement full of black sludge isn't enough to turn host John DeSilvia away from giving the family a clean and safe space.

Monday
Oct 26
8:30pm | 7:30c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
9:30pm | 8:30c
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.

Wednesday
Nov 4
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Water Water Everywhere

Homeowner Chimere is a mother of three and trying to do it all. The contractor she hired to fix her two bathrooms left her house a wreck. Leaks from his shoddy installations caused water to build up and collapse the ceiling in the basement below. Now Chimere is left without a fully-functioning bathroom and no space for her children to play or keep their things. JD and his crew come to the rescue. They discover that the entire situation could have been prevented by a two-dollar fix.

Thursday
Nov 12
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 9

What In The Window?

John DeSilvia comes face to face with an enclosed deck and bathroom so poorly done it's almost comical. But he stops laughing when he hears how much they paid. As John peels back each layer of the deck, their home, and the bathroom, things keep getting worse. It's up to John to fix everything. It is a big job, but the homeowners will finally get the quality work for which they paid.

Tuesday
Dec 1
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 5

Pardon My French Drain

All Ian and Ceason wanted was to waterproof their basement so that they could finally utilize the space as a suite for visiting family members and friends. A number of contractors came and went, but not without making things worse. One contractor attempted to underpin the foundation after it dropped four inches while digging out the French drain and ended up creating a sizable gap between where the basement walls meet the floor and who knows what else. Now they are left with a damp, dreary and destroyed basement that they avoid entering at all costs. John DeSilvia arrives on the scene and delivers a beautiful, watertight basement that Ian and Ceason will want to use just as much as their guests.

Friday
Mar 11
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Coping With a Con Man

A young couple is out of their bedroom because of water damage, leaks, and mold. Their last contractor charged them an amount of money that should have bought an entirely new roof, but instead left them with unsightly patchwork and even more water. John DeSilvia must fix the roof and give this couple an extra something to make up for the first year in their new home.

Friday
May 13
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Down The Drain

John DeSilvia rescues a single mother who hired a contractor to build an extension onto her kitchen. The contractor bailed on the project before he even made the space water tight, leaving the house, the homeowner, and her three sons exposed to the elements. Who knows what is behind those walls now that water has been allowed to drain into them. It's up to John and his crew to figure it out and rescue this family.

Thursday
Jun 2
9am | 8c
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 4

Triple Deck Threat

John DeSilvia takes on the monumental task of rescuing three decks, each one more dangerous than the last. At any moment, one of these decks could come crashing down, and the last contractor never gave a second thought to any of the three families that would be standing on them. It is up to John and his crew to make sure these three separate families and their homes are no longer plagued by the contractor they hired together.

Thursday
Jun 2
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Stucco On You

Host John DeSilvia takes on a brand new house that already has severe water damage, which, among other things, is causing its brick veneer to separate from the face of the house. John has a big project ahead of him, as he will have to remove the entire front and rear façade of the house to see this through.

Thursday
Jun 2
11am | 10c
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!

Thursday
Jun 2
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 26
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 26
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 9

What In The Window?

John DeSilvia comes face to face with an enclosed deck and bathroom so poorly done it's almost comical. But he stops laughing when he hears how much they paid. As John peels back each layer of the deck, their home, and the bathroom, things keep getting worse. It's up to John to fix everything. It is a big job, but the homeowners will finally get the quality work for which they paid.

Tuesday
Jul 26
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Down The Drain

John DeSilvia rescues a single mother who hired a contractor to build an extension onto her kitchen. The contractor bailed on the project before he even made the space water tight, leaving the house, the homeowner, and her three sons exposed to the elements. Who knows what is behind those walls now that water has been allowed to drain into them. It's up to John and his crew to figure it out and rescue this family.

Tuesday
Jul 26
10am | 9c
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!

Tuesday
Jul 26
10:30am | 9:30c

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