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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 HolmesSunday, March 8th, 2020 at 1:00pm
Anyone who decides to join the trades is my hero. On #InternationalWomens day, I salute all the incredible women who have joined our crew over the years, and most of all, my fantastic daughter Sherry Holmes - who makes me proud every day on the job site. Not only is she a great member of the team, but she also acts as a wonderful mentor to so many young women who might one day join a construction crew. I strike the #EachForEqual pose in her honour.
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Mike HolmesSaturday, March 7th, 2020 at 3:03pm
This is a builder that's so committed to making it right, that they only take on a handful of projects per year. Precision Custom Homes - Jake Melanson is a custom builder in the greater Moncton area - and I'm so excited to announce our partnership with the Holmes Approved Homes program. Welcome, Jake!
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Mike HolmesSaturday, March 7th, 2020 at 10:00am
Tomorrow we #SpringAhead - and for me, that's my reminder to change the batteries in my smoke detectors. I change mine twice a year and test them every month. To me, that just makes sense.
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Mike HolmesFriday, March 6th, 2020 at 3:04pm
In honour of #InternationalWomensDay I wanted to take some time to share some of the incredible women connected to the Women Building Futures organization in Alberta.

Take a look at the many different career paths they can help prepare you for, and hear their stories!

Check them out! https://www.womenbuildingfutures.ca/#
Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 12:57pm
Man oh man was she small here. Hey kid, do me a favour and don’t get too big before we can hang out again. #tbt #throwbackthursday #BigC https://t.co/HUgF1itCho
Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 12:40pm
Here's my blueprint for a watertight bathroom: drywall, then a Kerdi waterproof system from @schluterNA, then an unmodified thinset mortar, finally, grout and tile.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 10:05am
This is a suspended glass bridge inside a home by @effecthomes in Edmonton. Love that it creates an open concept not available in a traditional hallway design which helps bring in light and airiness to the kitchen and living room below. https://t.co/XoujExcDbM
Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 7:39am
My friend Henry is here for breakfast but still following the social distancing rules. https://t.co/AiQU6ImC7W

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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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