Designer and construction mogul Mandy Rennehan is on a mission to overhaul her hometown of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. But she can’t do it alone! With the help of deserving apprentices, Mandy will transform three stellar residential real estate projects that she’s invested in. Get to know the talented crew of Trading Up With Mandy Rennehan.
Watch the series premiere on Thursday, May 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Trading Up With Mandy Rennehan will be available on the Global TV App, and on STACKTV with Amazon Prime Video Channels and Rogers. HGTV Canada is available through all major TV service providers.
Meet Mandy Rennehan
Meet Mandy Rennehan, the host of Trading Up With Mandy Rennehan. She’s a proud self-made entrepreneur and CEO of Freschco. Not to be confused with the grocery chain, Freshco is a North American on-call retail maintenance facilities provider. Under Mandy’s supervision, Frescho now services popular retailers like Gap, Apple, Sephora and Lululemon.
Fun fact: Mandy started the business at 20-years-old!
Mandy at Home in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Mandy lives in the gorgeous port town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, with her partner Lauren. The sweet couple are proud dog parents to two West Highland Terriers, Jackie and Rita. Lucky for us viewers, the pups will also be making special appearances on the show.
Mandy Rennehan is a Newly Published Author
We’ve got a new book that’s sure to top your to-be-read pile. Mandy Reenehan recently published her memoir, The Blue Collar CEO: My Gutsy Journey from Rookie Contractor to Multi-Millionaire Construction Boss. You’ll love her story on how she became one of the most successful names in a male-dominated field by age thirty.
Mandy Rennehan’s Nickname “Bear”
The origin behind Mandy’s nickname “Bear” comes from her beloved signature trait. She simply loves giving everyone she meets a big, warm bear hug!
Denka Coackley aka “Deki” is the project lead on Mandy’s crew. She’s a passionate carpenter who documents her adventures of flipping homes on her YouTube channel. Currently, she’s building her family’s very own tiny home on wheels as a passion project. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her two young daughters.
Julie Mood aka “Mini” is the crew’s design and construction manager. Ten years ago Mandy took Julie under her wing and welcomed her into the trades community. Today, Julie is running her own successful interior design business in Yarmouth called Julie Mood Interiors. Julie is a dog lover just like Mandy and frequently posts about her pup Indie Instagram.
Jaymin Luces-Mendes is one of the apprentices on this season of Trading Up with Mandy Rennehan. Jaymin’s big dream is to create a family business where they build, design, and flip houses with their mother and grandmother. This won’t be their first adventure in entrepreneurship. Jaymin is the founder and CEO of Toni Marlow, an inclusive undergarment brand that specializes in underwear for women, trans men and non-binary people assigned female at birth.
Melissa is a custom woodworker excited to join the crew. She designs and builds custom decor, furniture and wood art in her Nova Scotia-based company, Splinter Sisters.
Dan Croft will be working as an apprentice on Mandy’s crew this season. As someone with boundless energy, he knows that the trades will be a great career fit. Dan is excited to learn from the crew and hopes to one day start his own business.