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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 HolmesThursday, January 14th, 2021 at 10:00pm
It's about building a home that's even better behind the walls than what you see in front of them. These are the kinds of builders I look for to join my Holmes Approved Homes program - and it's why we invited Toronto-based builders BRIKS Design-Build Group to join.

This is a boutique building team that understands the need for building energy-efficient, long-lasting homes that stand the test of time. We are so excited to have them as part of the team. Welcome to the program!
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New #HolmesApproved Homes builder: BRIKS Design-Build Group
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Mike HolmesWednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 3:51pm
Surprise! Our new show #HolmesFamilyEffect is coming to CTV! We’re premiering on Sunday,
February 7, right after the Super Bowl. Let’s make it right!

Mike Holmes Jr. Sherry Holmes
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Mike HolmesTuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 3:22pm
I often hear from homeowners who are renovating that they are fed up with their contractor and want to kick them off the site.

In the world of contracting, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly. In my opinion, about 20% of contractors are good. These contractors have licences, insurance, skill, experience and integrity and will make it right. They genuinely care about the work they do and the people it affects. These are the ones you want to hire, and they’re out there. I’ve met and hired many of these contractors.

Unfortunately, about 70% of contractors are bad, and another 10% are downright con artists.

https://makeitright.ca/holmes-advice/home-safety-maintenance/9-signs-you-have-hired-a-bad-contractor-red-flags/
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Mike HolmesMonday, January 11th, 2021 at 8:04pm
Agree with this! Plz share.
Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 5:55pm
It's about building a home that's even better behind the walls than what you see in front of them. These are the kinds of builders I look for to join me at #HolmesApproved Homes - and it's why we invited @houseofbriks to join. We are so excited to have them as part of the team! https://t.co/HyEKSrOXiE
Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 3:00pm
This layout includes a "retreat" area, great for when you are spending a lot of time at home. There are oversize storage sections, a kid's zone and a home office space.
https://t.co/zAPXFO5uqy
Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 2:05pm
A lot of homeowners may not give a lot of thought to their indoor air quality, but did you know that the air we breathe in our home can actually be more contaminated than the air outside?
Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 1:48pm
Let’s Make it Right for Youth Opportunities In The Trades and Apprenticeship Programs https://t.co/Eyys3MCnRj

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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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