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 home show presenter and 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. Currently in production on its fourth season, the Canadian Screen Award-nominated series continues to gain popularity by fusing traditional interior renovations with unconventional exterior designs.
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.
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.
In addition to Backyard Builds, Brian is featured on HGTV’s Home To Win (Season 2,3,4) as well as Family Home Overhaul (premiering Spring 2020). Both series are devoted to helping monetarily modest families live in beautiful and safe homes.
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.