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 9

Besting Asbestos

Kate and Greg hired a contractor to install a French drain and bathroom with a bathtub in their basement. When they came home to see their walls were sliced along the bottom and the contractor duct taped them back together, they quickly kicked him off the job. Now they are left with no place to bathe their son who is getting too big for the kitchen sink, and a hazardous situation with exposed wiring and insulation right at their child's eye line. JD comes to their rescue and discovers the situation is much worse than Kate and Greg thought. Not only is everything the contractor did wrong, but he also missed a glaring mistake - damaged asbestos tiles right on the laundry room floor. JD and his team leap into action and give Kate and Greg the basement of their dreams.

Monday
Aug 17
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
Oct 4
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 1

Mud Room Muck Up

Laura dreamed of adding a mud room to the back of the house. Despite a quick start to the project, she began to question the quality of the renovation when pipes began to function poorly and she was able to see through walls to the outside. After months of disappointment and diminishing funds, she had no choice but to stop work. The disaster the contractor left behind was declared unlivable by the inspector leaving Laura to wonder if she'd ever be able to enjoy a safe and functional entrance to her home. Now, John DeSilvia and his team step in to rebuild the mud room and front porch the way it should have been done from the start.

Monday
Oct 19
7pm | 6c
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
Oct 27
3am | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 1
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Dec 23
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Mud Room Muck Up

Laura dreamed of adding a mud room to the back of the house. Despite a quick start to the project, she began to question the quality of the renovation when pipes began to function poorly and she was able to see through walls to the outside. After months of disappointment and diminishing funds, she had no choice but to stop work. The disaster the contractor left behind was declared unlivable by the inspector leaving Laura to wonder if she'd ever be able to enjoy a safe and functional entrance to her home. Now, John DeSilvia and his team step in to rebuild the mud room and front porch the way it should have been done from the start.

Monday
Jan 18
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.

Sunday
Mar 20
9am | 8c
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.

Monday
Mar 21
10:30am | 9:30c
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 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
Oct 7
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Roof Raff

Adam and Sabrina's troubles began when they hired a contractor to replace the roof after storm damage. After he'd finished the job, they found water leaking through the ceiling and cascading down their walls. They demanded that the contractor come back and fix his mistakes, but he sent their calls to voicemail and disappeared. Now, regular rain and melting snow continue to leak into the dining room and their toddler's bedroom causing continuous stress for Adam and Sabrina and respiratory issues for their son. John DeSilvia and his team come to their aid by redoing the roof the way it should have been done the first time.

Sunday
Jul 2
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.

Tuesday
Jul 4
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 17
7am | 6c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 24
7am | 6c
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 31
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 6

Chimney Charade

John DeSilvia finds that a family's home has been plagued by water damage and leaks because of not one, but two incompetent contractors. Each was more intent on blaming the other than fixing the issue. John will have to tear down the entire chimney and start from the bottom to fix something that never should have gotten this bad.

Tuesday
Aug 7
7am | 6c
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
Aug 14
7am | 6c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 21
7am | 6c

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