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About Barbara K
For more than 15 years Barbara Kavovit has been a force to be reckoned with in the construction business and women's how-to. In 1995, she founded and was chief executive of what grew to become one of the largest female owned renovation and construction management companies in New York City. "When I was younger, it never occurred to me that construction was a career path for women," she says of her early foray into the building business.
After 10 years in the construction business, Barbara recognized the need for tools designed specifically for women. From that inspiration came Barbara K!, a line of innovative, ergonomically designed home improvement tools for women and an extensive line of high-quality do-it-yourself kits.
To reinforce Barbara's mission to empower women by making them comfortable in areas that were historically a mystery to them, every product came with a how-to booklet that laid out, in simple terms, how to use the tool or kit, as well as how to successfully complete a range of home improvement tasks.
Her newest venture Barbara's Way builds on the evolution of women in the DIY world, by helping her assume even greater responsibilities and independence in the home with improvement and repair kits that make success a predictable, consistent outcome.
Barbara is the exclusive home improvement expert for AOL Coaches series. She is also the author of Invest In Your Nest: Add Style, Comfort, and Value To Your Home (Rodale 2006), and Room for Improvement: Change Your Home! Enhance Your Life! With Tools, Tips and Inspiration from Barbara K! (Rodale, 2005).
Barbara has been featured in publications around the country and internationally, including "O" The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Parade, and Forbes.
Barbara is at home in front of the camera and has made numerous television appearances on MSNBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Donny Deutsch Show, Fox & Friends, Neil Cavuto and many others.
Barbara appeared on eight shows of WE network's magazine show SAVVY, as the home improvement expert. In addition, she is featured in a documentary about her life on Canadian Lifetime TV, Women on Top. She also appears on a new CNBC campaign for American Entrepreneurs and as a special expert guest on HGTV's new show "25 Biggest Home Renovating Mistakes."
Barbara writes the columns "Invest In Your Nest" and "Getting Their Fix Barbara's Way" for the New York Post's real estate section.