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Overview[edit] was founded in 1995 by David Goldsholle,[1] a former home improvement store owner. The site was acquired Internet Brands in January 2007.[citation needed]

The initial focus of the website was home improvement topics. The site has expanded to include car repair, event planning, personal finance. In 2007, the site launched a "green" section on environmentally friendly home improvement and repair.[citation needed]

Some articles are written by retired contractors who teach DIY topics such as drywall repairs, painting and remodeling, and the site's discussion forum moderators include DIY experts and retired contractors.[citation needed]

In February 2009, the site was selected as one of the "Top 10 improvement sites" by[2] The cite has been mentioned by CNN.[3]

Alexa lists to be in the top six thousand most active sites.[4] The site has more than 155,000 members on its messageboard.[citation needed]


  1. ^ New York Times (2001-06-13). "Providing Fixer-Uppers with Tips, Tools, and T.L.C.". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Top 10 improvement sites". 
  3. ^ CNNMoney (2004-03-10). "Savings Tips". Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "". Alexa. Retrieved July 23, 2015.