Habitat for Humanity with Vandervorts

About HomeTips

Our Family Company

HomeTips has been serving inspiration and expert, trusted advice to homeowners through the Web, books, magazines, and television for more than 30 years. 

HomeTips.com offers more than 1000 expert articles for do-it-yourself home repairs and improvements, buying guides, and much more.

At HomeTips, we pride ourselves in expert, trustworthy advice that is forged from decades of home improvement experience.

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 treehouse original office

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).

Don and the HomeTips staff are available to write and fully produce books for custom clients. Contact us!

home improvement books by Don Vandervort


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.”

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or development partner for television or video programming, please contact us!

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 NewsYahoo Finance, and MSN.com.

HomeTips offers content creation services, including authorship of books, E-books, Web content, and more. Contact us!

We have fun too!

We’ve enjoyed hanging out with other experts in our industry, such as Vanilla Ice, Ty Pennington, Bob 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.

V.P. Christian Vandervort is also a recreational pilot and accomplished photographer, with experience in travel photography and 360º Panoramic virtual tours.