jim caruk



Jim Caruk started out as a sheet-metal worker, after graduating from George Brown College in 1976. Since then, he has built on his training to become principal of his firm, The Caruk Group.

In 2002, the firm became the focus of the HGTV series, Real Renos. Later, he hosted another HGTV series, Builder Boss, and has made countless guest appearances on television, and as a speaker at trade and consumer shows across the country.

Over the past 6 years, Jim has launched several organizations and initiatives, including the non-profit, Renos for Heroes Foundation, the award-winning national trade magazine, Renovation Contractor, and Renovators' Roundtable, a national forum that brings together industry peers across construction disciplines.

Jim is a Premier’s Award recipient for 2013, demonstrating outstanding career success related to his college experience and making a significant contribution to his industry and community.