Donovan Eckhardt (HGTV) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Shows, and Lawsuit

Donovan Eckhardt Biography

Donovan Eckhardt is an American TV Personality, Interior Designer, and Entrepreneur, well-known for appearing in HGTV reality shows “Windy City Rehab” and “Windy City Flip”. He is also known as the owner of “Greymark Development Group, LLC.”

Eckhardt is a proud 2004 alumnus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Architecture. He had his high school studies at Dundee Community High School. Immediately after graduating from college, Eckhardt went to work for CD Group Companies and R.Carrozza Plumbing Company. He founded Greymark Development Groupp, LLC in the year 2013.

Donovan Eckhardt Age

Eckhardt was born on November 25, 1979, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States. He is therefore 44 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on the 25th of November every year.

Donovan Eckhardt Height

Eckhardt stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Donovan Eckhardt Family

Eckhardt was born to Melinda Eckhardt (mother) and Ted Eckhardt (father). His dad is an architect just like him. He grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois alongside his 2 siblings, Theodore Eckhardt (brother) and Liz Eckhardt Nierman (sister). Theodore works as a graphics designer, while Liz is married and has 2 kids.

Donovan Eckhardt Wife / Children

Eckhardt is a married man and his spouse is Erica Eckhardt. They tied the knot in August 2012. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 4 kids; 2 sons and 2 daughters: Charlotte (daughter – firstborn), Genevieve (daughter – secondborn), Thomas (son -thirdborn), and the fourthborn son whose name is under review. Eckhardt often posts his wife’s and kids’ photos on his Instagram Page. The family lives happily in Chicago, Illinois.

Donovan Eckhardt
Donovan Eckhardt

Donovan Eckhardt Net Worth

Eckhardt has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a TV Personality, Interior Designer, and Entrepreneur.

Donovan Eckhardt HGTV

Eckhardt is among the TV Personalities of HGTV’s reality TV home renovation shows. He has appeared in 2 shows so far: “Windy City Flip” and “Windy City Rehab”. Below is a list of some of the other TV Personalities of HGTV’s reality TV home renovation shows;

  1. Jonathan Knight
  2. Brian Kleinschmidt
  3. Mika McGee Kleinschmidt
  4. Sarah Baeumler
  5. Bryan Baeumler
  6. Taniya Nayak
  7. Evan Thomas
  8. Jacquie Denny

Donovan Eckhardt Lawsuit

In the year 2020, Eckhardt sued HGTV and the production company of Windy City Rehab, claiming they made him look bad and caused emotional distress during the show’s second season. He argues that the series was scripted and edited to portray him as a villain while making Victoria the victim. Eckhardt left the show during season 2 due to financial disagreements with Victoria, including accusations of questionable payments and legal issues with the city of Chicago.

In the lawsuit, Eckhardt asked for over $2.2 M in damages from Big Table Media and Discovery Inc. He claimed he suffered emotional distress, including depression and anxiety, as a result of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit stated that the defendants were aware of his vulnerability to emotional distress. Eckhardt also asserted that the alleged defamation caused a significant drop in his income, from $1,447,448.92 in the year 2019 to $251,565.60 in the year 2020. This drama caused dramas in the show “Windy City Rehab”, and it also led to Eckhardt’s business permit across Chicago, Il, being blocked.

Donovan Eckhardt Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 5.5K followers on Instagram.

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