After launching a nationwide search for three apprentices to work alongside their expert This Old House crew, This Old House has found their winners! Get to know them before they make their TOH TV debut next season as they work on a home in Newton, MA.

Bailey Beers, 18 | Hermon, ME

a girl is wearing khaki pants and an orange and grey flannel and sitting outside a grey homePHOTO BY ERIN LITTLE

Bailey Beers will complete her first year of college as a building construction student before she heads from Hermon, Maine to Newton for her apprenticeship with TOH. The 18-year-old keeps a busy schedule: her day begins with a job at Home Depot in the mornings before class and includes time spent with her classmates building a Habitat for Humanity house. Watch her application here.

Austin Wilson, 18 | Castle Hayne, NC

a boy is smiling as he completes a woodworking project

Austin Wilson, an 18-year-old high school student from Castle Hayne, North Carolina, is dual-enrolled at a community college where he’s taking a course in construction management. You can find Wilson at the woodshop most nights after class, working on his own projects or helping others with their own as part of the Kids Making It Woodworking Program, which he joined at age 12. Watch his application here.


Nathan Gilbert, 28 | East Bridgewater, MA

guy stands in unfinished home, holding molding and smiling at cameraPHOTO BY CARL TREMBLAY
 Nathan Gilbert is a 28-year-old second-generation finish carpenter from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Also a third-generation Navy Seabee, his childhood building skills were honed during a 5-year enlistment that concluded in 2014 after three deployments. Gilbert now continues to work with his father’s construction company and for his own carpentry business, completing millwork installation for homes in Martha’s Vineyard. Watch his application here.


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