Domilya Group Home Renovation Company Featured on HGTV
Brian Baeumler and Sebastian Clovis are household names in the HGTV universe, but I bet you’ve never heard of Rachid Malki before!
That’s because Rachid and his team of professional trades can only be found behind the scenes on these popular HGTV home renovation shows. But thanks to the HGTV home reno hosts, he’ll be getting a lot more air time as his company, Domilya Group, signs on for Season 2 of Gut Job as the general contractor of choice.
You’ve heard of HGTV? A Canadian-based broadcaster dedicated to all things “Home and Garden”. If you’ve been watching HGTV, you may recognize some of our top tradespeople from shows like Leave it to Bryan, Bryan Inc. (featuring Brian Baeumler), and Gut Job.
Where did this all start? With the desire to become a Baeumler Approved renovation company in the Greater Toronto Area and Halton Region, and to be a reputable home renovation company that helps homeowners create the home transformation of their dreams without the nightmares.
Being Baeumler Approved for over seven years has been such an honour. It means that we are held to a very high standard in order to meet strict criteria. We’ve received the stamp of approval from one of the most reputable and liked TV personalities in home renovations. It also means, that we meet a very strict and high criteria as contractors that we must maintain over time.
It’s a big deal for us and we are proud to have been Baeumler Approved.
But what we didn’t know was how being Baeumler Approved would be what starts our dynamic and exciting “As Seen on HGTV” career that’s spanned over 5 years.
How did Domilya Group get on HGTV?
“Get me on TV!” Heba, owner of Domilya Group had said jokingly to the Baeumler Approved team during one of the many tradeshows they’d attended together. These community trade shows brought them together on a regular basis. And it was during this time that they’d developed an amicable relationship.
Once Heba set these intentions for Domilya Group, it was just a matter of time before it came true.
Soon after that, Domliya Group became the general contractor of choice for Bryan’s renovation jobs on his HGTV shows Leave it to Bryan and Bryan Inc.
This was a fun & dynamic experience that lasted 3 years. Working with Bryan and his team at HGTV taught us a lot about what it means to give families the space of their dreams – how much a home transformation can impact a family in such a positive way when done right. It solidified our perspective on helping homeowners take a lot of the stress out of home renovation project by being a reputable, reliable and skilled team. A team that really knows the ins and outs of the RIGHT way of renovating a home, or building an addition, essentially building the home that transforms the client’s dreams into a reality.
What HGTV show is Domilya on now?
Once the covid dust had settled, Domilya was approached to be the head general contractor on the HGTV show Gut Job, hosted by pro-athlete turned all-star builder Sebastian Clovis.
On the show, Sebastian helps guide homeowners through the biggest renovations of their lives, bringing his creativity, support and his team to each project. Together they design, demolish, rebuild and beautify their nightmare properties into jaw-dropping dream homes.
“You need to hire Domilya Group” was the message delivered by the HGTV crew that oversaw the production of Gut Job.
This was the same crew that had worked with Domilya Group on the Bryan shows. They knew Domilya Group would be the right fit for the high-intensity renos, because they had seen their renovation crew in action many times, and knew they could handle the pressure that came with delivering a high-quality product while at the same time being filmed during the entire process.
What’s the best part being the general contractor of choice while working with HGTV?
“It’s fun & exciting seeing how it all works behind the scenes and watching it all come together on screen,” explains Heba. It’s the thrill of everything: the filming, working with the production crew, and then finally seeing the end result, is intensely gratifying.
But more than that, “being on HGTV gives us a different kind of endorsement as a reputable contractor.”
No matter how many 5-star reviews a company may get, there’s something about being on TV that just holds another level of credibility that can really help to build a business’s reputation.
“When someone contacts us after having seen us on HGTV, they already know what we’re capable of, because they were able to watch the entire renovation unfold from beginning to end from the comfort of their living room.”
What other TV shows has Domilya Group been featured on?
Domilya Group has been featured on Marc & Mandy in 8 episodes over 3 seasons. Marc & Mandy is a daytime show that discusses home décor, food, entertainment, celebrities, and lifestyle interests. Rachid, owner of Domilya Group was a guest expert on the Marc & Mandy show providing design, build and renovation expertise to their audience. This included educating their audience on the latest trends, materials, and do’s and don’ts of home renovations.
What’s been your favourite renovation?
“All of them!” It’s so hard to pick just one because each reno brings about its own unique set of challenges, giving Domilya Group all kinds of opportunities to show off what they’re capable of. It’s just like picking our favourite HGTV host, we love them all, Brian Baeumler, Sebastian Clovis and Marc and Mandy from CITY TV are all amazing at what they do and we’re really proud of working alongside each of them. Our favourite moment is always seeing the transformation from all the hard work our team puts in on each and every project. Watching the HGTV episodes back, and seeing the homeowner’s faces and how their smiles light up their new home as they walk through – is the best part!
What’s next for Domilya Group and HGTV?
“We can’t wait for Season 2 of Gut Job” says Heba and Rachid. “We love working with Sebastian Clovis and the HGTV team doing those big dreamy renos that make such an impact on the homeowners and families” she explains but keeps the details of season 2 under wraps for now.
If anyone knows about big dreamy reno’s – it’s Heba and her husband and business partner Rachid. Rachid is the Co-Owner, Senior Project Manager and Chief Designer of Domilya Group, Rachid Malki personally works on every project, ensuring top-quality craftsmanship. Not only have they transformed hundreds of homes in the Halton Region and the Greater Toronto Area, but they reno’d their own home, which was about as big and dreamy as you get!
Domilya’s TV appearances:
- Leave it to Bryan, 2017-2020 (head general contractor, X episodes over X seasons)
- Bryan Inc., 2017-2020 (head general contractor, X episodes over X seasons)
- Mark & Mandy, 2022 (guest, 8 episodes over 3 seasons )
- Gut Job, 2022 (head general contractor, 4 episodes to date)
What are these HGTV shows about?
Gut Job is a show hosted by pro-athlete turned all-star builder Sebastian Clovis as he helps guide homeowners through the biggest renovations of their lives, bringing his creativity, support and team to each project.
Marc & Mandy is a show hosted by a married couple that discusses home décor, food, entertainment, celebrities, and lifestyle interests.
Leave it to Bryan and Bryan Inc. are two reality shows hosted by Bryan Baeumler, a former handyman who’s translated that career into several TV shows.