'Windy City Rehab' Season 3: Where is former co-host Donovan Eckhardt now?

'Windy City Rehab' host Alison Victoria apparently blamed Donovan for a lot of the issues during Season 2


                            'Windy City Rehab' Season 3: Where is former co-host Donovan Eckhardt now?
A still from the show 'Windy City Rehab' (HGTV)
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HGTV's hit show 'Windy City Rehab', which is based on residence rehab, is an all-time favorite of most viewers. Season 3 of the show is set to release soon and viewers will get to witness the ever-so-glamorous, Alison Victoria, making some real changes to the vintage residences in her very own hometown Chicago. With a sharp business skill and a deep knowledge of how the market works, she waves her magic wand to make anything a stellar-looking piece. Interestingly, this is not just any home reno show but the one where vintage homes are revived by her and her crew, keeping true to their origin and authenticity.

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In Season 1 and 2, Alison was assisted by famous Chicago-based contractor, Donovan Eckhardt. He helped her revamp the residences into beautiful spaces. Together, the pair made some of their clients' dreams come true.

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Who is Donovan Eckhardt?

Donovan Eckhardt, a 40-year-old Chicago-based contractor, gained popularity with his appearance in the show 'Windy City Rehab' Season 1, which aired in January 2019. During the season, the duo undertook different projects with the most famous one being the renovation of a 4,000-square-foot luxury home in Lincoln Square. 

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Although the show did relatively well, some of the fans had a bone to pick with the duo for having done a ropey job while renovating some of the residences for their clients. The "luxury" home that they renovated had somehow started falling apart.

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What Happened To Donovan On 'Windy City Rehab'?  

The reno show gained a lot of popularity owing to the cast's dreary past. Unfortunately for the duo, some of the clients filed a lawsuit against them after noticing flaws in their work. Alison also appeared to blame Donovan for a lot of the issues.


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A couple that had tasked Alison and Donovo with the work of getting their luxury home renovated, was not quite happy when an upstairs bathroom started leaking gallons of water into the kitchen below it. This forced them to file a lawsuit against the popular duo. A report also mentioned that a former friend of Donovan claimed that he and his family had invested millions of dollars in the projects that featured on the show but later understood that Donovan’s claim of expertise in building in Chicago was deceit. 

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Where is Donovan Eckhardt now?

Season 2 of the 'Windy City Rehab' saw the duo, Alison and Donovan fighting lawsuits. During the season, the lawsuit against the two came to an end, however, Donovon decided to leave the show right in the middle and even file a lawsuit alleging defamation and emotional distress based on his portrayal in the second season of the show.

Donovon is now in a place where he's doing really good for himself with various projects in hand regardless of being in between lawsuits filed against HGTV. He is the founder of companies like VizCorp, Eckhardt properties, BE custom millwork, and Greymark development group. Through early December 2019, Greymark had generated revenues in excess of $1,447,448 thereby raising his net worth to $3.5 million.

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'Windy City Rehab' Season 3 will release on Thursday, April 21 at 8 pm.