Cincinnati's The English Contractor Gets Home Renovation Reality Show on Destination America Channel

The first episode airs Saturday, May 23

May 15, 2020 at 1:06 pm
click to enlarge Contractor Craig Russell during the production process - Photo: Paige Pederzani
Photo: Paige Pederzani
Contractor Craig Russell during the production process

Cincinnati's The English Contractor, a home builder, remodeler and contracting firm, has gotten their own show on the Destination America channel.

The six-episode reality series will focus on home renovation and remodeling projects from the team. The first episode airs 7 a.m. Saturday, May 23.

“This show captures what we do every day,” says Craig Russell, founder of The English Contractor. “We take pride in our work and are perfectionists, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have fun along the way."

Russell and his team made their TV debut during the filming of HGTV's Urban Oasis project in 2018, which transformed a Dutch Colonial revival in Oakley into a dream abode. A release says, "Shortly thereafter, he joined forces with TGS Productions and Signature Hardware to start work on a show fully focused on Craig and his team as they manage different home renovation projects around the city."

This new Destination America show will feature the English Contractor team working on projects in Indian Hill, Hyde Park, Sycamore, Oakley, Terrace Park and downtown. 

Here's what each episode has in store, according to the press release:

  • May 23: "A palace fit for the Queen. Craig and the team transform a dark and dreary kitchen into a stunning masterpiece."
  • May 30: "Mac’s speedy pizza delivery. The clock is ticking as the  team helps transform their local waterhole in record time."
  • June 6: "If these walls could talk. Hidden home issues have the potential to throw this home renovation off track. Craig and his crew pull out all the stops to finish this project on time.
  • June 13: "Right at home. Moving isn’t the answer as a homeowner enlists Craig to expand their family home."
  • June 20: "Backyard bliss. Past customers call in The English Contractor team to transform their backyard into an outdoor oasis."
  • June 27: "Polishing a diamond in the sky. The team takes their eyes to the skies as they work on a home with a penthouse view."
click to enlarge Sneak peek of a project with Jay Takach from Evolo Design - Photo: Ross Van Pelt
Photo: Ross Van Pelt
Sneak peek of a project with Jay Takach from Evolo Design