Rob Evans Talks About Being A Dad & Parenting A Teen
Rob Evans, dad and host of HGTV’s “The Expandables” talks about being a dad and parenting a teenager.
Motorcycle aficionado, donut fanatic, and single dad, design-trained contractor Rob Evans is a man’s man with a point of view about almost everything. Now a specialist in renovating residential properties, Rob began his career as the owner and operator of a successful design firm which inform his creative and aesthetically adventurous style. His projects range from complete home rebuilds to furniture design and construction. Rob likes to get involved in every step of the construction process. One day he’ll be meeting with architects and structural engineers, the next securing building permits and digging out basements.
Born in London, England, Rob and family moved to Canada when he was still small and eventually settled in Oakville, Ontario. One of three boys, Rob learned all about fixing and building things by helping his father with anything there was to be done around the house. Rob’s interest in aesthetics led him to the study of design in university and the launch of his own design firm after completing his degree. As the firm grew, Rob became restless, and when a photographer friend asked him to construct a digital studio, he discovered he was more excited about the build than any of his work behind a desk. That job was his first time feeling the satisfaction that came from creating something using both his design skills and his building ability, and it inspired him to make the transition into his new career.
Outside of his work, Rob’s passions are working on and riding motorcycles, collecting vintage tin toys, seeking out the city’s best bacon and eggs, and spending time with his daughter. Oh, and the donut obsession? He’ll happily share the entire history of the now-defunct Tim Horton’s Sugar Twist. Like everything else he is passionate about, Rob has big opinions on the subject and he’s not afraid to share them.
Rob‘s success in the renovation industry comes from his eye for good design and head for the business side of construction. As a former designer and expert builder he is able to look beyond the current state of a home and make space where space seems impossible.