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About Mina & Karen

Karen E Laine (Mom) and Mina Starsiak Hawk (Daughter) are the co-founders of Two Chicks and a Hammer, Inc. They began rehabbing homes in 2007 when Mina bought a house that needed a lot of love. Mina had just graduated from Indiana University. All her friends had grown up jobs, and with a need to also feel like a grown up she purchased her first home 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. They were bitten by the renovation bug and Two Chicks and a Hammer was born. Mina and Karen would work on 2-3 houses a year when they had downtime between their day jobs as a lawyer and waitress.

About Two Chicks

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 in their neighborhood! This drives the business and mission statement for Two Chicks and a Hammer, to 'Revitalize Indianapolis One Property at a Time'.


In 2014, the 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”.

With Karen retiring from the business in 2019, Mina now works on renovating homes full time and is able to complete around 14 houses a year! They are now in the process of filming the fifth season of Good Bones which will be on HGTV in early 2020.

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