Russell is “the muscle” behind Garage Rehab’s renovations. A construction expert with over twenty years experience, he’s seen and dealt with just about any problem a contractor could encounter. He’s tasked with getting Richard’s rehabs done on time and on budget, no small feat with looming deadlines and cost overruns. Russell has worked in many different labor-intensive environments including land surveying, dock building, and automotive repair. He’s owned his own construction business and has run crews of over 100 men. Working also as a mechanic for years, Russell is very familiar with auto garages, and knows first-hand what works and what doesn’t. As a car enthusiast, he’s has helped many friends build custom garages on their properties. Russell is passionate about helping Richard on this series because his own father had a small machining business, and Russell watched it fail. He knows what it’s like to lose a family business, and wants to add his skills to Richard’s team to help other shops before it’s too late.