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Jim Caruk

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Jim Caruk

Over the years Jim has worked with some of Toronto’s most successful architects and designers with spectacular results. He’s also built up a network of reliable sub-trades who arethe best in the business – but even they don’t always show up on time. 

Whether driving up in his half-ton, his sports car or on his Harley, Jim will always be wired for sound, giving the audience a true insider’s look into the day-to-day goings-on at each job site. Occasionally we meet the man behind the trade; at home Jim’s a regular guy with two teenage daughters, a penchant for moving house and the occasional aching joints.

He’s a class act, with great taste, a commanding presence, and goofy sense of humour. What more could you want in a contractor?

When Jim’s not renovating or riding his bike, he can be found criss-crossing the country to meet with fans and answer questions at the many home shows he attends. You can also watch for Jim as he teams up with Mike Holmes to judge HGTV’s show the Handyman Superstar Challenge. Together they put potential handymen through their paces until they find and crown Canada’s next home renovation superstar.

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