HGTV Superstar & CEO, Baeumler Group
Bryan doesn’t believe he’s put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty! A natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating and entertaining viewers across Canada and the US for over seven years on the hit shows Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan and Disaster DIY.
On House of Bryan, fans watched in record-numbers as Bryan built a custom 3,500 square foot home for his family. On Disaster DIY, Bryan waged war on building shortcuts and taught well-intentioned DIY-ers how to bring their renovations back on track with a little tough love and a lot of humour. In his latest show, Leave it to Bryan, the veteran contractor helps reno-hungry homeowners prioritize the room they need, over the renovation they want.
Learning valuable tricks of the trade from his father, a meticulous aircraft engineer, Bryan spent his childhood summers building his family’s cottage from the ground up. His entrepreneurial spirit emerged at the age of 14 when he opened his own handyman business doing odd jobs for neighbours.
With so much of his youth invested in building, it’s hard to believe Bryan’s life almost took a completely different turn. After earning a dual degree in Political Science and Business, Bryan was headed towards a career of practicing law. Realizing he’d rather be renovating than be chained to a desk, his innate passion for building took over and he traded in his tie for a tool belt and founded his contracting company Baeumler Quality Construction.
A few years and several hit TV seasons later, Bryan’s tackling even more projects than ever. He’s launched the hit show Leave it to Bryan, joined Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray as a judge on HGTV Canada’s biggest competition series yet – Canada’s Handyman Challenge, built a dream cottage for his family in Season 2 of House of Bryan, and has made memorable appearances on Deck Wars and HGTV’d — and all of this in one year! Watch Season 3 of Leave it to Bryan, Mondays at 10PM ET/PT and keep your eyes open for Season 3 of House of Bryan in 2014.
Having four children of their own under the age of 8, Bryan and his wife Sarah have always been big on supporting children’s charities — from donating renovations for kids that need accessible homes, to sending kids to camp and providing auction items to help fund Children’s hospitals. However, foundations don’t build themselves, which is why they’ve invested a lot of time and energy into the Baeumler Family Foundation for Kids (BFF), which launched in September 2012. The BFF provides renovations for children and families in need of accessibility, safety, and security in order to create a nurturing and positive environment in the home. With the help of many corporate sponsors and donators, they have already been able to help many families and children in need. To donate or learn more about the BFF, please visit www.baeumlerfamilyfoundation.com.