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Spring Houston House Beautiful Show welcomes national host of Tool Talk, Leon Frechette

Tool Talk with host Leon Frechette (aka “The Tool Pro”) will entertain and educate audiences throughout the weekend with practical know-how and professional secrets for “do-it-yourselfers.”

The nation’s foremost hand- and power-tool expert, Leon is nationally recognized for his how-to instruction books, HGTV television show Tool Talk, syndicated radio program and online column, www.asktooltalk.com. Considered an authority on construction and home remodeling, Leon has been in the industry for more than 20 years.

Now, he’s bringing his expertise to Houston. Throughout the weekend Leon will field questions from the audience, while peppering them with construction tips and ideas.

He’ll also throw out prizes and the chance to win some of his favorite power tools. On Sunday, Leon will give away a truckload of his favorite tools.
Leon keeps the tone upbeat with his quick humor and ability to reach all audiences. Remodeling since he was nine years old, Leon speaks from a deep well of personal experience. He provides no-nonsense advice for all “do-it-yourselfers” to follow, including:

•“Do it Herself” – a special advice session just for women
•Quick tips for making home projects easier
•A list of which tools a person needs – and which they don’t
•The latest and greatest hand- and power-tools
•Home product gimmicks to watch out for
•Which projects require a real professional
•“Keeping the peace” at home during renovations

Leon is recognized nationally as an industry expert. His background includes construction, a home remodeling consulting firm and tool development, testing, training and evaluation. The author of feature articles in numerous trade magazines and numerous books, Leon’s latest book, Build Smarter with Alternative Materials, explains the alternative materials that can be used to build a home from the ground up.

The Spring Houston House Beautiful Show, wilol be at the Reliant Arena fromFriday, February 1 through Sunday February 3. The hours are Friday, 2-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.