INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 27, 2015)– They’re called Two Chicks and a Hammer. The mother-daughter duo has been renovating homes in the Fountain Square area of Indianapolis for the past seven years. It started out as a way to make money when they realized they were good at fixer-uppers after daughter Mina Starsiak purchased her first home. But now the business has taken off.
“The other goal is this is our neighborhood and we want to do make our neighborhood better. Unlike a lot of people who rehab houses we stay in one geographic area so we can improve the neighborhood,” said mother Karen Elaine.
The team has worked on ten homes in Fountain Square but say they’re too small to expand right now. That could soon change now that the world will get to see their work on a nationally televised show.
“The country seeing Indy is going to be super awesome for the area because I think a lot of people who don’t live in the immediate downtown and surrounding area don’t realize how cool it is and how much stuff has developed in the last five years,” said Starsiak.
It’s no secret the construction industry is dominated by men, but this mother and daughter says their team doesn’t treat them any differently.
“And he doesn’t treat us like we’re girls. He takes us seriously which is nice. We’ve had other contractors before that when I say something they just look at me and then walk away and pretend I didn’t say it,” said Starsiak.
The team isn’t sure what the show will be called just yet. They start filming in June and will rehab ten homes in just six months. The show is set to air on HGTV early 2016.