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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 HolmesWednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 8:30pm
My best tips for hiring a contractor are now live on the Improve Canada blog.

Finding the RIGHT team to do the job is so important, folks. Make sure you take the time to do it right.
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Mike HolmesWednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 5:47pm
If you have any cracks in your concrete, you want to fix those BEFORE another freeze-thaw cycle over the winter causes it to heave out of the ground. The good news is, you can likely take on some of the repairs yourself! Here's how to do it. Sika Canada Inc.
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Mike HolmesWednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 3:00pm
How should our home design evolve due to the pandemic? Here are some of my thoughts.
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Mike HolmesTuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 10:04pm
This weekend, take a look around the doors and windows of your home. You're looking for instances of missing or broken caulking and weatherstripping. This can be a major source of drafts in your home - and simply replacing old, worn caulking with new, can reduce heat loss by upwards of 30%. This is something you should take a look at every autumn before winter sets in. #TipTuesday
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 9:04pm
Quality Built recorded the most common issues and inconsistencies in the construction process, collected from over a million structures under construction.
Here are the TOP TEN construction defects, based on their data. https://t.co/vTRrRvEAVz
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 5:03pm
Make sure you read the inspection report thoroughly and understand everything the inspector is telling you about your house and its condition. This will determine how much money you need to set aside in your budget for repairs.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 4:52pm
*OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE GTA* We're casting for a new Holmes program - if you've been ripped off by a shady contractor, send us your story in 500 words or less to storyproducer @makeitright.ca and let my team know!
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 12:00pm
Whether you're on a job site or in an office, as managers it's our job to ensure that our team can come together as a solid unit to get the job done. The pros at @VingApp and I have some advice on how you can make it right for your team. Check it out: https://t.co/QnUh1jU60Z

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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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