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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 Holmes 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, November 16th, 2019 at 11:00am
Eventually our homes are going to change hands. Here's my advice when it comes time to sell so that you #SellItRight.
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Mike HolmesFriday, November 15th, 2019 at 5:07pm
Promise made, promise kept. My message to contractors. My latest for the National Post.
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Mike HolmesFriday, November 15th, 2019 at 11:16am
We're looking for homeowners in the greater Toronto area for a secret project tomorrow morning, If you'd like the chance to ask me a question in person, please email communications@makeitright.ca for more information
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Mike HolmesThursday, November 14th, 2019 at 4:14pm
This Saturday in Toronto I’m doing a panel discussion about radon - and I want to hear from you. If your home has tested for high levels of radon, this is your chance to be part of a top-secret project.

For more information, please email communications@makeitright.ca. My team is waiting to hear from you.
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 8:00am
Eventually our homes are going to change hands. Here's my advice when it comes time to sell so that you #SellItRight. https://t.co/9AaFWvMos2
Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 2:07pm
Promise made, promise kept. My message to contractors. My latest for the @nationalpost. https://t.co/tuNCJrnfSi
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 11:29am
When purchasing your first home, keep these tips in mind before moving in:

1. Don’t overspend on furniture and remodeling – give yourself time to adjust to the new expenses of homeownership.

2. Don’t ignore crucial maintenance items.

3. Always hire qualified contractors. https://t.co/W8tdEb4ggY
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 7:15pm
The biggest thing to derail a kitchen renovation is poor planning and making the wrong hire. Don't let that happen to you! @GEappliancesCA https://t.co/S9Dou73et8

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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

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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