Eric Hollenbeck is the star of Magnolia Network’s latest show The Craftsman. Viewers can see the master craftsman and woodworker thrive delving himself into the restoration business. Restoring historic homes and treasures which have been forgotten is his passion. His personal touch on those artifacts not only brings them back to their old glory but also helps garner attention giving them a new life.
Learn about his age, wife, net worth, and his family below.
Eric Hollenbeck On Magnolia Network’s The Craftsman
In the trailer of the new show, we see Eric Hollenbeck explaining that “to get good and confident at anything takes time.” Then, he shows his viewers the city he is from and explains that all the fancy and decorative works were his craftsmanship.
Eric appears to be a humble person who admits “I mean it sounds like I’m blowing my own horn geez. That’s terrible. I shouldn’t be doing that.” He believes that any historic work has to be identical to what it was before can be closed it has to be right. His work also allowed him to start a school for at-risk students taking them into becoming productive craftsmen themselves.
The city of Eureka also announced the celebration of the official launch of “The Craftsman” by hosting a free community red carpet event at the historic Eureka Theater on March 18th. After the first two episodes of the show, a Q&A event will also be hosted.
“This event is a great opportunity to dress up with friends, visit the fabulous, historic Eureka theater and celebrate our own Eric Hollenbeck, a great representative of Eureka,” Mayor Susan Seaman said. “He’s creative, resilient, a great storyteller, and a proud Eurekan.”
The show premieres on 15 March on Magnolia Network and streams on Discovery Plus. In February 2022, Eric announced on the IG page, “Anyone else excited for The Craftsman on the Magnolia network and Discovery+ March 15th”.
Eric Hollenbeck Age
Reportedly born in 1947, Eric Hollenbeck is 74 years old (as of March 2022).
Is Eric Hollenbeck Married?
Yes, Eric Hollenbeck is married to his wife Viviana Hollenbeck. They had their first date on 1 March 1976. A year later on 28 August 1977, Eric and Viviana tied the knots. They have been happily married for above 44 years.
In March 2021, Eric and Viviana celebrated their first dating anniversary. Viviana announced on her Instagram, “Out And About: Ferndale! Eric and my 46th Anniversary of our first date! Oysters and champagne at Angelina Woodfire Restaurant! We ran into several old friends and made new friends! Such a delicious sense of community! Then we took a hike in Russ Park, a peaceful walk amongst the spruce trees! So grateful for our 46 years together and our beautiful home!”
Viviana celebrates her birthday on 30 May every year. She turned 69 years old in 2021. According to her LinkedIn, she is the co-owner of Blue Ox Millworks.
Furthermore, Eric and Viviana are the fathers of two daughters — Cara Viana Hollenbeck and Dayl Hollenbeck.
Cara got engaged in September 2020 and worked as a former general manager at Mauna Loa Helicopters. She is the owner and designer at Dragonfly Diva. She also works as a Spiritual Teacher/Healer and is currently based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Whereas, their daughter Dayl works at Dayl Marie Massage. She specializes in fitness and body wellness.
Furthermore, Eric also has one older daughter named Cita Island. He had her with his relationship with his ex-partner/wife Rhonda Kime. Cita tied the knots with her husband and has two teenage daughters — Malana Island and Layla Mayari Island.
Furthermore, Eric shares a close bond with all three daughters and his ex-partner Rhonda.
Eric Hollenbeck Net Worth
Eric Hollenbeck has a total net worth above $1 million. He started working in the woods when he was 15 years old. In 1973, he set out to found a salvage logging company with 3 partners and a $300 bank loan. With those $300 they purchased a used chainsaw, a set of chokers, half a tank of gas, and a little blue truck that they dubbed Ophelia Bumps.
Moreover, Eric and his partner rented the old North Mountain Power Company building for $50 a month to store their truck and cables. Initially built in 1904, the building started falling apart by1973. Bank offered 100% financing to Blue Ox and they bought the property with payments of $600 a month.
Consequently, Eric and his wife Viviana decided to dedicate their energies toward manufacturing and began turning out prefabricated sheds. Between building sheds and turning their old salvage logs into fence posts, Blue Ox was one of the few timber-related companies to survive the financial crash. By this point, Eric’s other partners had gone their separate ways and Eric and Viviana moved forward bravely into the world of manufacturing.
Now, his business mainly offered the service of doing complete work in a building, making custom wood doors, custom wood gutter, interior details, gable decorations, molding patterns, staved and turned columns, and many more. His clients included hundreds of homeowners, as well as governors’ mansions, national parks, historic cathedrals, even the President of the United States Bill Clinton.
Eric has also founded Blue Ox Historic Village which was established and dedicated to the rebirth of Craftsmanship by sharing knowledge of traditional trade skills to youth, veterans, and the public.
Blue Ox Millworks is on One “X” Street Eureka, CA 95501-0847.
Fun Fact: Eric also served in the 101st Airborne, A Company of the 327 in Vietnam in 1968. He was 19 years old at the time. He is also dyslexic and is comfortable talking about that.
Eric Hollenbeck Height
Eric Hollenbeck stands tall under 5 feet 10 inches. As Viviana stated, “He rarely wears anything but jeans and plaid shirts”.
What Do We Know About Eric Hollenbeck Family?
Eric Hollenbeck has a brother named Loni Hollenbeck (@loni.hollenbeck). Currently divorced, he lives in Salyer, California. He attended Jacobs Junior High School. They were born to their mother Shelley. On Shelly’s posthumous birthday in 2018, Viviana wrote on her Facebook, “Happy Birthday Grandmother Shelley! Here she is on her 80th ~ with her 2 boys! She would have been 91 today! Such good memories and gratitude!”.
When Is Eric Hollenbeck Birthday?
Eric Hollenbeck celebrates his birthday on 4 December.
Where Is Eric Hollenbeck From?
Eric Hollenbeck hailed from his hometown of Eureka, California.
Is Eric Hollenbeck On Instagram?
Eric Hollenbeck has a Facebook account (@eric.p.hollenbeck).