Tom Silva

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

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.

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Tom Silva Videos

How to Fit a Salvaged Door in an Existing Opening | Ask This Old House
How to Install Roof Shingles | Ask This Old House
Tom Silva at the Home Show

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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 Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Silva for an upcoming event.

Tom Silva Videos

How to Fit a Salvaged Door in an Existing Opening | Ask This Old House
How to Install Roof Shingles | Ask This Old House
Tom Silva at the Home Show

Tom Silva Reviews

  • "The event was great! Tom was the highlight of their booth and they pulled in lots of traffic having him there. He was also so wonderful to work with. Such a trooper on barely any sleep!"
    IMRE on behalf of DAP - Feb 17 2014

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