The death of the youngest member of the reality show This Old House (TOH) saddened the whole team in 2018. Lately, the entire TOH family including general contractor Tom Silva is actively running the show.

In fact, the co-owner of Silva Brothers Construction, Tom, is enjoying his time with both his family and the new season of his show. He can be seen adopting the changes in the new era of technologies and trends.

Death Of A Member Dispirited The TOH Team

The death of Austin Wilson had saddened the whole team of TOH in 2018. The young and active team member had died in his sleep while traveling. This Old House crew members discussed on their website that they consider themselves blessed to have met Wilson. They said people used to call him “leader,” “role model,” and “inspiration” when they talked about him and drew him as the ideal apprentice—motivated and eager to learn.

The team remembers him for his positive attitude, lightheartedness, and his dedication as a friend. Since the loss of an active team member, the TOH team has overcome the situation and are continuing season 42.

The first episode of This Old House was premiered on February 20, 1979. The show originated a new television genre like nothing ever seen earlier. Four decades later, the show is still going strong—entertaining and empowering homeowners with trusted home improvement content.

Silva Is Energetic For His Age 

Even though Tom Silva is just one of the names associated with the series, TOH, he is one of the most important ones. He works as the general contractor for the cast and is the guy who gets things done.

He now enjoys his time with his family while catching up with the new era of technology. He is only getting better at his age.

Silva can be seen making funny videos as well. The 74-year-old, with his good sense of humor, looks fit and healthy.

He Mentioned Being Proud Of Where He Is Today

General contractor Silva has provided years of expert advice to home enthusiasts in the show. 

His first major project, working alongside his dad and brother, was installing a basement fallout shelter underneath their 1787 Colonial in Lexington, Massachusetts. After digging out the 20x40x12-foot hole under the house by hand and pulling away all the boulders, they built it in two years.

It took us two years, and I felt such pride in what we had accomplished that I knew I wanted to do this for a living.

In an Instagram post, Silva explained that he had been a builder all his life and had started working with his father from his childhood. He also mentioned that he was fortunate to have the opportunity to master his passion.