A contractor with a background in design, he also is an expert in real estate having renovated and flipped several houses. His appearances and DIY projects on Cityline are extremely popular. He is a sought after brand ambassador.
Brian McCourt is a trusted contractor, design expert, real estate flipper, and television personality. He is best known as the co-host of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds: a series dedicated to creating innovative outdoor spaces. For 4 seasons (2018-2021) the Canadian Screen Award-nominated series fused traditional interior renovations with unconventional exterior designs. The show also airs on Hulu in the USA and internationally.
In addition to Backyard Builds, Brian is featured on HGTV’s Home To Win (Season 2,3,4) as well as Family Home Overhaul (2020). Both series are devoted to helping monetarily modest families live in beautiful and safe homes.
A fifth-generation builder, Brian is one of seven siblings – four of which work in real estate and renovation. It is safe to say that it runs in the family! From a young age, Brian felt drawn to real estate. He would watch his parents renovate small-town Victorian homes while refinishing furniture and scoping out flea markets in their free time. By the age of 19, Brian flipped his first property, and at 25 he had nine successful flips under his belt. Today, he boasts 15 years of hands-on renovation and design experience, functioning as a rare designer-contractor blend. In 2010 he opened the eponymous Brian McCourt Designs to help homeowners transform their houses into inspiring, custom homes.
His design work has been featured in Style At Home magazine and also House & Home magazine (3 times in 2021). He won 3rd place in House & Home’s 2021 Home of the Year Award. More recently, he designed the iconic Loden Hotel Penthouse Suite and Rooftop Garden in Vancouver and designed the model suite in The Voya condo project in Mississauga which won a silver award for Best Merchandising of a Model Suite by the National Assoc. of Home Builder’s.
Brian is passionate about sustainable building practices and brings the audience along as he learns more about new environmentally responsible ways of renovating. Whether it’s incorporating new, ‘green’ products or reducing waste and consumption or transforming scrap into design worthy features.
A fun-loving self-proclaimed “optimist junkie”, Brian is motivated by creating multi-platform content that transcends traditional genres and formats and is always looking to a brighter tomorrow. Brian is a regular guest on numerous television and radio shows and is a proud partner of Habitat for Humanity. He is the loving father of two boys, Calvin (5yrs) & Ben (3yrs).
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