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MIKE HOLMES’ STORY

THE Make it Right® PHILOSOPHY

Mike Holmes is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, influencer and writer.  As one of North America’s most trusted contractors his no-nonsense approach has struck a cord with TV audiences and industry leaders world wide, leading him to be named Forbes’ Third Most Trustworthy Celebrity and Reader’s Digest’s Second Most Trusted Canadian. Mike Holmes has built an international brand based on quality, integrity and trust.

With over 35 years of experience as a professional licensed contractor, he has completed over 220 home renovations and remodeling disaster projects and 52 home inspections throughout his television career. His record breaking, award-winning series and specials are seen in over 90 countries worldwide.

Forbes’ 3rd Most Trustworthy Celebrity and Reader’s Digest’s 2nd Most Trusted Canadian.

His Make it Right® attitude has resonated with audiences and industry leaders alike allowing him to expand his ever growing brand into a number of divisions, including television and media production, product and service development, as well as publishing. He is an international best selling author of “Make it Right®” and “The Holmes Inspection”.

Mike’s tireless dedication to improving building standards and sustainable construction has been recognized by both the Canadian government and building industry and was officially acknowledged by the Canadian House of Commons for his promotion of skilled trades and advocacy for improved building standards. To help ensure homeowners get peace of mind when purchasing a home, Mike created his Holmes Approved Homes program in 2012, which partners with key industry product leaders and builders across North America to bring together the best in building practices.

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Mike has helped raise over $19.5 million for SOS Children’s Villages Canada and increased sponsorship by 2700% since 2005.

His passion and integrity to Make It Right® continue through his work as national spokesperson for SOS Children’s Villages Canada, where he has helped increase sponsorship by 2700% since 2005. In 2016, on his second trip with SOS Children’s Villages, Mike along with his children, Mike Jr. and Sherry, visited several SOS villages in Kenya. Mike is also a National Spokesperson for Skills Canada, WorldSkills Ambassador, honorary guest speaker for the 2009 GreenBuild conference and ‘Eminent Advisor to the Canadian Government’ for the COP15 in Copenhagen (United Nations’ conference on climate change).

Mike’s mission is to improve the building industry from the ground up and raise building standards across the board. He believes that educating the public at large on the importance of upholding building code and construction principles is essential to preserving and enhancing the safety and well-being of communities and households, both at home and abroad.

While Mike still dreams of retiring one day, he’s not slowing down any time soon. He, along with his children, Mike Jr. and Sherry will continue to Make it Right®. for homeowners in need across Canada for years to come.

To book Mike Holmes for appearances and partnerships, please email communications@makeitright.ca.

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Mike HolmesSaturday, March 6th, 2021 at 1:14am
Turns out, renovation IS a team sport. Alison Victoria and I are getting ready to #RockTheBlock starting THIS MONDAY at 9|8c on HGTV.

Are you #TeamAlisonAndMike? Let me know!
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#RockTheBlock premiering Monday on HGTV
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Mike HolmesFriday, March 5th, 2021 at 9:24pm
On every job we do, even if we had no reason to touch their electrical set up (and let’s be honest, we always have a reason to ensure their set up is in good shape), we always, always, ALWAYS install whole home surge protection to their electrical panel.

When an electrical surge happens, it can cause serious harm to the appliances and electronics inside a home. This is why we install whole home surge protection.

It's something I believe should be in every home. Then, in case a surge does occur - you’ll be protecting your expensive electronics and appliances. I once had a surge take out most of the electronics in my home, and trust me, it wasn’t cheap to replace them.

So why do you want whole home surge protection? Here’s why:

👉 Power strips can help protect your laptops and televisions, but you won’t be protecting every appliance in your home this way.

👉 A home contains thousands of dollars in electronics and appliances that require protection.

👉 A surge can strike out of nowhere - it can come from thunderstorms, or if work’s being done to the utility grid, or when the power comes back on after an outage

👉 Even low-level surges over time can add up to do big-time damage to all the expensive appliances in your home

I’ve been working with Eaton's Electrical Sector for years - I know that they stand for quality. With their whole home surge protection in place, we know that we’re leaving our homeowner's electrical setups safe and secure from any surges. After I lost all my gadgets to a surge, I installed one on my panel too.
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Mike HolmesFriday, March 5th, 2021 at 8:28pm
Even the most careful homeowners might get tripped up when shopping for a home. They may get taken in by the big yard for hosting BBQs, and miss signs of water intrusion because of bad grading next to the foundation. Buying a home is probably the most expensive investment you’ll ever make - but it can be difficult to know if you’re making the right decision beyond what your gut tells you.

Tell me - when you bought your home, what was the biggest mistake you made during the process? No judgement here, I’m genuinely curious.
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Mike HolmesFriday, March 5th, 2021 at 2:20am
Who needs some bathroom reno inspiration?
Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 4:01pm
Reveal day is my favourite day on the job. Nothing beats taking somebody’s house and making it a home again. To me, nothing feels better.
Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 11:15pm
Love this 👍 https://t.co/cyTfCzuqSP
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Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 4:00pm
How can you prepare for legal challenges during a reno? It starts with a WRITTEN contract with a construction timeline and payment schedule based on project milestones NOT on dates. Having clear guidelines protects you as a homeowner.

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MIKE’S TIMELINE

First episode of Holmes on Homes™ aired on HGTV Canada

2003

Gemini Viewers’ Choice Award for Favourite TV personality

2004

National Spokesperson, SOS Children’s Villages Canada, Mike’s involvement has helped raise over $19.5 Million

2005

Gemini Award Winner for Best Lifestyle/Practical/Information Series – Holmes in New Orleans

2009

Awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

2012

Forbes’ Third Most Trustworthy Celebrity

2012

Appointed as Patron of the Royal Canadian Regiment

2013

Holmes 10th Anniversary Special – Behind the Overalls aired on HGTV Canada

2013

Eighth Most Trusted Public Name in America by The Marketing Arm and among the top 5 “Most Trusted Canadian” by Reader Digest since 2010

2015

Toronto Sun Readers Choice Awards, 24th Annual Best of Toronto, Mike Holmes – Best TV Personality (GOLD)

2017

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MEET MIKE HOLMES – CONTRACTOR, TV HOST & EDUCATOR

Mike Holmes has been Making It Right for TV audiences around the world for almost 15 years. You can catch his shows on HGTV and DIY network. In his latest series Holmes Next Generation, he is bringing his kids Mike Jr and Sherry along for the ride.

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