About Us

HomeTips has been serving inspiration and expert advice to homeowners through technology, books, magazines, and television for more than 30 years. HomeTips.com offers more than 1200 expert articles for do-it-yourself home repairs and improvements, buying guides, and much more.

HomeTips is operated by Don Vandervort, founder and CEO, and Christian Vandervort, Vice President.



HomeTips.com, with offices in Glendale, California, is one of the Web's top home-improvement sites. The company was started in a tree house office in 1996 by home-improvement author Don Vandervort. Tech guru Guy Kawasaki wrote this wonderful blog post about HomeTips back in 2007, just after HomeTips won Google's international AdSense Story Contest. (Guy loved the tree house.)


HomeTips has served quality home improvement advice to more than 100 million visitors.


Books & Magazines

Don Vandervort wrote his first home improvement book in the early 1970s. Since then, Don and HomeTips have authored, edited, or produced more than 30 books, including the The Home Problem Solver (Perseus Books), Home Magazine’s How Your House Works (Ballantine/Random House) and This Old House Complete Remodeling (Sunset).



Nationally recognized as a home improvement authority, Don was segment host on the Telly-award-winning HGTV show “The Fix” for three seasons. Don has been featured as a home-improvement expert on Dan Rather’s 48 Hours (CBS News), many segments of ABC Television’s HOME show, and the HGTV shows “Help at Home” and “Working from Home.”


Spokesperson & Custom Content

Don Vandervort was the home improvement guru on MSN.com for several years and has worked as a spokesperson for Proctor & Gamble and American Standard.

Don is a regular contributor to US News & World Report, and his articles appear at Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, and MSN.com.

We’ve enjoyed hanging out with other experts in our industry, such as Vanilla IceTy PenningtonBob Vila, and Ask The Builder’s Tim Carter.

The HomeTips crew has had great, meaningful times building Habitat for Humanity houses in the Mississippi Delta.

Christian Vandervort, a recreational pilot and accomplished photographer, is co-founder of Parallax Point Imaging, a 360-degree virtual tour photography service.