Who is Ian?

Ian spent hundreds of hours on television.
But don't worry, no film crews will come to your house.


Ian McCartt, a California native and carpenter for HGTV’s Color Splash, discovered his passion for carpentry while working for a contractor as a teenager. Throughout his college years Ian worked as a wild land firefighter, but in 1999 he returned to his roots by becoming a licensed general contractor. When Ian isn’t in front of the camera, he continues to provide contracting services to the San Francisco Bay area.

Ian also has appeared as a carpenter on several HGTV programs, including Landscape Smart and 100 Sizzling Summer Ideas. In his free time, Ian enjoys the outdoors with his friends and family. He resides in the East Bay community with his wife and sons.

McCartt Construction is a member of Build it Green, an organization that works with building and real estate professionals, local and state governments, and homeowners to increase awareness and adoption of green building practices. Its mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient building practices in California through outreach and education.