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Tom Silva

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5 out of 5

General Contractor, Member of Home Improvement Team on "This Old House"

Tom Silva

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5 out of 5

General Contractor, Member of Home Improvement Team on "This Old House"

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Boston, MA, USA
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Tom Silva Biography

As a proud member of America's favorite home improvement team since 1986, general contractor Tom Silva has provided years of expert advice to home enthusiasts across the country on "This Old House." He also brings his endless expertise to "This Old House's" sister show, "Ask This Old House."

Renovating houses since he was a child, Silva's first major project, working alongside his dad and brother, was installing a basement fallout shelter underneath their 1787 Colonial in Lexington, Massachusetts. After digging out the 20x40x12-foot hole under the house, by hand, and hauling away all the boulders, they framed it and finished it off. "It took us two years, and I felt such pride in what we had accomplished that I knew I wanted to do this for a living," says Silva.

Silva Brothers Construction, made up of Silva, his brother Richard and his nephew Charlie, built the original set for the WGBH-TV Boston production The Victory Garden in the parking lot of WGBH. Russell Morash, the creator of "This Old House," discovered the Silva crew while they were conducting a major restoration on an 1845 Greek Revival-style house. It was then that Russ named Silva and his crew the general contractors for the show.

Silva says, "Each job is unique and different, which is just what I like. Besides loving my work, I've made good friends with the entire crew of This Old House, and it's been a rewarding experience." Silva has contributed to Complete Remodeling and Complete Landscaping, published by This Old House Books in conjunction with Sunset Books in 2004, and the Homeowner's Manual, published by This Old House Books in 2000. He is on the editorial board of This Old House magazine, published by This Old House Ventures, Inc., where his work and expert advice are featured regularly.

Parents of a daughter and a son, Silva and his wife live in a 19th-century house he continues to renovate in a Boston suburb. He is a native of Massachusetts and a boating enthusiast.

Tom Silva Videos

  • How to Fit a Salvaged Door in an Existing Opening | Ask This Old House
    Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva takes a homeowner’s salvaged door and uses several tricks to make it fit. (See below for a shopping...
  • How to Install Roof Shingles | Ask This Old House
    Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva reveals the best ways to secure shingles to a roof. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and...
  • Tom Silva at the Home Show
    Tom Silva at the Greater Niagara Home Show in the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Tom Silva gave a talk about his time and experience on the shows...

Tom Silva Books

  • This Old House Homeowners Manual: Advice on Maintaining Your Home from Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and Steve Thomas
    This Old House Homeowners Manual: Advice on Maintaining Your Home from Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and Steve Thomas

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Tom Silva is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tom Silva for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Tom Silva generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stephen Fanuka, Richard Trethewey, Norm Abram, Mike Rowe and Matt Blashaw. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Silva for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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