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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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 “I’ve been involved in World Skills and Skills Canada for years — and it’s a program that I love because it makes our young tradespeople feel like absolute rock stars as they take the next steps in their career in the trades”.

His passion and integrity to Make It Right® continues through his work as 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 HolmesMonday, May 3rd, 2021 at 9:30pm
Have you ever had your electrical inspected? A T&T or test and trouble shoot will have a licensed electrical contractor take a look at your setup and test every plug and connection to check whether it's still in good shape.

I recommend having this done every couple of years - or while you're doing a renovation. Make sure you choose a LICENSED electrical contractor.

My latest for the National Post

#ElectricalSafetyMonth Home and Safety: Electrical Safety Authority
Mike Holmes
Mike HolmesMonday, May 3rd, 2021 at 3:36pm
In this bathroom reno we made sure the homeowners got their own little spa oasis. A niche provides room for storage, and a shower bench is just an awesome experience for a relaxing steam shower. Love the window bringing in some sun. ☀️
For a shower niche you can get pretty creative with the size and style. We are putting in a different patterned tile in the niche for contrast. You can buy prefabricated shower niches or build them custom.
The orange tape you are seeing is KERDI-BAND- a waterproofing strip to seal butt joints and floor/wall connections 👍
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Mike Holmes
Mike HolmesSunday, May 2nd, 2021 at 11:18pm
When your sink guys decides to have a little fun with your kitchen. 😂
Mike Holmes
Mike HolmesSunday, May 2nd, 2021 at 8:52pm
An energy audit assesses how much energy your home consumes and helps you find solutions to make your home more efficient. It goes a long way to showing you specific trouble spots in your home that are energy sinks that if corrected, can lead to some monthly savings.

I really do recommend hiring a professional to do a full assessment of your home. Depending on the size of your home, it will likely cost you along the lines of $300-500, but they’ll be able to paint a much bigger picture of your home’s efficiency (or lack of it).

Home and Safety: Electrical Safety Authority #ElectricalSafetyMonth

Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 8:44pm
A dripping tap is more than just annoying—it sends your money down the drain. If yours is leaking one drop per second, you are wasting over 2,500 gallons of water per year.
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Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 8:31pm
Low water pressure is a common problem, and there are lots of reasons for it—some small and some big.
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Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 8:05pm
#Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. It’s a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas so the only way to know how much is in your home is through testing.
@RadonCorp https://t.co/IYknHpW8dE

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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, 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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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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