Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine
Mother/daughter home renovation and flipping duo Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine star in the hit HGTV series Good Bones. The series follows daughter Mina, a real estate agent, and mom Karen, a former lawyer, as they buy Indianapolis homes in serious disrepair, often gut them to the studs and transform them into stunning remodels. Their mission is to revitalize their favorite neighborhoods one house at a time.
After their first successful renovation of Mina’s home in 2007, the pair started an Indianapolis-based home renovation business—Two Chicks and a Hammer—in 2008. Mina and Karen, who are next-door neighbors, have completed more than 90 house flips to date. With a no-nonsense approach to business, Mina designs the floorplans and creates savvy budgets for their properties while Karen loves to salvage items found in the homes.
In 2019, Mina and Karen appeared in HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation combining forces with fellow HGTV experts the Brady cast to execute the boldest home renovation the world has ever seen: a full-scale overhaul of the world-famous Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles.
Mina also appeared in the network’s competition series, Rock the Block, where she competed alongside rival HGTV powerhouses to overhaul identical suburban properties in the Greater Los Angeles area into extraordinary custom dream homes for the ultimate prize: victory and bragging rights.
Mina and her husband, Steve, are loving parents to their son, Jack, and three dogs Frank, Sophie and Beatrice. Karen is a master gardener who loves sewing, camping, jogging and yoga in her spare time.