Biography of Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas is an author, builder and television personality from the United States. From 1989 to 2003, he hosted the PBS home improvement series This Old House, as well as Renovation Nation on Discovery’s defunct Planet Green channel.
Steve Thomas age
He was born Stephen Thomas in 1952 in Pomona, California, United States of America. Steve turns 71 in 2022.
Steve Thomas Education
Thomas graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He supported himself as a painting contractor and licensed carpenter at Evergreen.
Family of Steve Thomas – Father
Thomas, the eldest of six children, was born and raised in Pomona, California. Her father, who used to buy and renovate old buildings to suit his growing family, sparked her interest in building and rebuilding. Rooney Thomas, Steve Thomas’ grandfather, was a handyman as well as an Episcopal missionary in Arctic Alaska.
Wife of Steve Thomas – Children
Steve Thomas Builder – Career
When Thomas was 13 he decided he wanted to start sailing and bought his own yacht. In 1977, Thomas worked as a carpenter on a 75-foot (23-meter) ketch under construction in Antibes, France. He also sailed a 43-foot (13-meter) wooden sloop from England to San Francisco via the Panama Canal, the Galapagos Islands, the Marquesas, and Hawaii. He crossed the Pacific by sail in the early 1980s, driven by an old desire. This journey took him to Satawal, where he met Mau Piailug and spent months learning the ancient starpath navigation technique. In 1980 he moved to Massachusetts.
In 1989, Thomas returned to Satawal to film The Last Navigator with Piailug for the PBS Adventure series. While writing his next book, which would focus on his family’s history in Arctic Alaska, Thomas was approached by representatives of the PBS show This Old House, which had already reviewed more than 400 candidates. He succeeded Bob Vila and presented the show from 1989 to 2003. Thomas has contributed programming to The History Channel since leaving This Old House, hosting and producing the Save Our History series, which includes a show on the estate of George Washington and another on the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
Thomas first became acquainted with Habitat in the early 1990s after seeing their stories on This Old House, then collaborated with them on a five-part Renovation Nation series. He is currently an international spokesperson and ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, with a focus on Women Build, Builders Blitz and ReStore. Thomas is a well-known speaker on green renovation for builders and homeowners. He is particularly interested in environmentally friendly, energy-efficient and low-maintenance materials and technologies. He has appeared on CBS’s The Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Jon & Kate Plus 8, among others. Steve Thomas Builders is his own construction company. On Hupper Island, a recent project involved repairing a house and building a wood frame barn.
The net worth of Steve Thomas
Steve has an estimated net worth of $1 million.