Hosts of Two Chicks and a Hammer

Two chicks and a hammer from the HGTV Network

Mother and daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak, from one of HGTV’s newest shows “Two Chicks and a Hammer,” are setting out to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They're buying up run down homes and transforming them into stunning urban remodels. With Mina's real estate know-how and Karen's no-nonsense legal background, these ladies are unstoppable in getting the properties they want and enlisting their family’s help with demo and construction. They will be appearing on The Main Stage Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6.

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The Beekman Boys

The Beekman boys From the Cooking Channel

The Cooking Channel’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” featuring Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, follows Brent, a New York City doctor, and Josh, an award-winning journalist, as they make the transition from urban to country living on Beekman Farm in upstate New York where they are raising 80 goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens and a narcissistic llama – and learning the “simple life” isn’t so simple. The lifestyle gurus are also known for winning the 21st season of CBS’s reality series, “The Amazing Race” and have published two cookbooks, “The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook” and “The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Desserts Cookbook.” They will be appearing on The Main Stage Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13.  Learn more about the duo at or


DIY Network's Jason Cameron

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jason Cameron is known for his work as host of DIY Network’s “Desperate Landscapes,” “Man Caves” and “Sledgehammer.” A licensed contractor, Jason worked his way through college as a contractor before moving to the Northern New Jersey/New York City area where he continued his carpentry and general contracting business. He recently gutted his own home and completely revamped his backyard, experiences that have added to his expertise that can be seen on his DIY Network shows. Jason's appearance, presented by Bright Covers will be on The Main Stage, on Thursday, Feb 11, Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13. Learn more about him at

Ursula Carmona

Ursula Carmona
2015 Home & Garden Trendsetter finalist and DIY guru/blogger

In suburban Cleveland an empire is being built, one can of gold spray paint at a time. The home decorating and organization sensation Ursula Carmona invites you to learn how to do more with less beautifully. The DIY superhero behind the blog, “Home Made by Carmona” knows it doesn’t have to be expensive to be gorgeous. Not your ordinary DIY blog, it’s chock full of practical, budget-friendly DIY projects and every day solutions to make your home more functional, beautiful and uniquely you. She is also a contributor for Pat Catan’s and Better Homes and Gardens and has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Elle Décor and House Beautiful. Ursula will be appearing on The Main Stage on Friday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 14. Learn more about her at  

MattFox_200Matt Fox

A show favorite, Matt Fox will be returning as this year’s Main Stage emcee where he will delight show visitors with his quick wit, home improvement knowledge and special educational presentations. Fox is best known for creating and co-hosting the first and longest-running show to air on HGTV, “Room by Room,” as well as hosting and producing the public television series “Around the House with Matt and Shari.” Learn more from his website, 

Stefanie Pagnini


Stefanie started her career in a very non-culinary manner as an Assistant Prosecutor for both Lake and Geauga counties after graduating from Wittenberg University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Minor in Theater Performance. Stefanie joined the family business after attending the Pastry Arts Diploma Program at ICASI, the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute.

Stefanie also does free lance work as a food stylist including for Dr. Agatston creator of the South Beach Diet, Athens Foods, Ohio Magazine, Driscoll Berries, VitaMix Blenders, and the Fabulous Food Show 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013  for the Food Network Stars including Guy Fieri, Martha Stewart, Paula Dean, Duff, Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, Giada De Laurentiis, Ann Thorton and TLC’s Curtis Stone.

Stefanie was a contestant on the Food Network’s second season of Sweet Genius. Stefanie currently has a weekly radio segment on WNWV’s morning show.

Angelo and AJ Petitti


Angelo Petitti started landscaping to work his way through Kent State University. The demand for Angelo’s plants grew and in 1971, he opened the first Petitti Garden Center in Oakwood Village. His son AJ has been in the family business since childhood. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio studying marketing and finance, graduating in 1999. Currently, AJ oversees the retail operations for Petitti Garden Centers.  

The Petitti’s now have a total of nine retail store locations throughout Northeast Ohio. In addition to the retail stores, the Petitti’s have a 34 acre state-of-the-art of greenhouse facility in Columbia Station, and over 1,000 acres of nurseries and farms in Madison, Ohio allowing them to grow the highest quality annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.

Both Angelo and AJ regularly appear on local newscasts and television programs sharing gardening tips and information as well as hosting a weekly gardening show on the Fox affiliate morning newscast. Petitti’s has been awarded and named as the Independent Garden Centers Retailer of the Year, Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100 National Award and the ARTS Award for Outdoor Lifestyle Store of the Year East/Atlantic.

 joe thomas  hoyer

Joe Thomas and Brian Hoyer - Universal Windows Direct Booth #365

Join us Thursday, February 11th @ 6:00PM at the Great Big Home + Garden Show 2016 where we will be joined by Cleveland Brown Joe Thomas and former Brown/Cleveland native Brian Hoyer! In addition to signing autographs and taking photos, visitors can register to win a mini helmet autographed by both players - see you there!

Note: Celebrities will greet as many guests as possible; however, due to demand and presentation schedule time constraints, everyone in line may not be able to be accommodated. Ticket admission does not guarantee a meet-and-greet, photos or autographs with celebrities.