About Two Chicks and a Hammer

Rehabbing HousesKaren E Laine (Mom) and Mina Starsiak Hawk (daughter) are co-founders of Two Chicks and a Hammer, Inc. They began rehabbing houses in 2007 when Mina bought a house that needed a lot of work after graduating from Indiana University. With the help of her mom, Karen, the two were not only able to renovate the house but also discovered a passion for home renovation. Thus, Two Chicks and a Hammer was born. Mina and Karen worked on 2-3 houses a year while working as a lawyer and waitress.


Two Chicks and a Hammer now focuses on renovating homes in Fountain Square, Bates Hendricks, and the surrounding areas. Throughout their work in Indianapolis, Two Chicks and a Hammer found that they could do well by doing good! This drives the business and mission statement for Two Chicks and a Hammer, to 'Revitalize Indianapolis One Property at a Time'.


In 2014, our company was found by High Noon Entertainment, who filmed a pilot for HGTV. The pilot aired in May 2015 under the name “Two Chicks and a Hammer” on HGTV. In July of 2015, we began filming the first season of the show now known as “Good Bones”. Before the show, Two Chicks and a Hammer renovated 2 to 3 houses a year. Now, Mina and Karen work on renovating homes full time and are able to complete around 13 houses a year! They are now in the process of filming the third season which will be on HGTV in early 2018.

Seasons 1 & 2 are available on Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, and Vudo. You can also watch and learn more about the show on HGTV’s website.


To see what Two Chicks and a Hammer and the girls are up to daily, check out our social media!