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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 HolmesMonday, January 27th, 2020 at 2:20pm
I hope you enjoyed #Holmes911 on CTV Life Channel and #HolmesAndHolmes on HGTV and DIY Network.

The work we do is so much bigger than just my kids and I. Without the support of our amazing tradespeople who work tirelessly on our job sites, we wouldn’t be able to give some hope back to our wonderful homeowners.

Some of our trades have been with us for many years and too many renovations to count - so I wanted to make sure we took some time to shout out the crew behind the scenes who help US Make It Right.

By now, you should all recognize my buddy, Frank. He’s been with us since the beginning - and even throughout his health troubles over the last couple years, he’s stuck by us to be our pro when it comes to all things electricity.

What you might not realize is that he’s now working with a great new group of electricians under the DeVille Group - and together with them, they’ve helped make sure our recent projects are properly wired and to code. Thanks for the help, team!
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Mike HolmesSunday, January 26th, 2020 at 12:50pm
It’s a proud moment for any parent when their kids want to follow in the footsteps. I learned a lot from my dad, he was a jack of all trades. Sherry didn’t think construction was her thing, and Mike wanted to be a firefighter. But they did end up joining my crew and haven’t looked back since.
Holmes and Holmes is back on HGTV (US) tonight with Mike and Sherry running the job?
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Mike HolmesSunday, January 26th, 2020 at 11:00am
When we remodelled Jake's bathroom we had to keep accessibility in mind. Should he ever fully require the use of a walker or a wheelchair, we needed a bathroom that could adapt to those needs. This bathroom with floating shelves, step-free entry, and lots of room to maneuver should give him plenty of space. #HolmesAndHolmes Schluter-Systems North America
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Mike HolmesSaturday, January 25th, 2020 at 2:00pm
I always recommend potential buyers spend the few hundred dollars to have an inspection performed, so as a homeowner, why would you want to bother with one? A pre listing home inspection can also help alert you to any big red flags in the home that are in need of repair. Knowing about these issues before you list means you can address them ahead of time, protecting the value of your listing price. Mike Holmes Inspections
Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 1:57pm
Thinking of the Bryant family. Heart goes out to them.
Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 3:00pm
As a builder, you can address radon entry during the construction stage. This is worth a read. @RadonCorp https://t.co/v2tF6GiqG9
Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 5:00pm
When clearing snow, make sure you're focus on any fire hydrants, vents, and around your foundation to prevent basement leaks. Concrete is porous, and when it starts to melt, it can seep into the foundation.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 8:57am
Who says a healthy home also can't look good? Nice to see @effecthomes understand AND be recognized for it as a winner of the Canadian Home Builders Association's Green Home of the year. Check this out to learn more: https://t.co/nrSK2yCinR

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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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