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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 HolmesTuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at 2:58pm
I can’t count the number of projects my dad and I tackled together at home. By putting a hammer into my hands, he was getting me started on the path that would decide my entire life. But at the time, I was just making memories with my dad. Don’t count out experiences like this with your children.
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Mike HolmesMonday, October 21st, 2019 at 5:09pm
As many of you know, there was a recent online scam using my likeness to sell a product through Facebook.

BuzzFeed News put out an article about the company responsible for this online scam plus many others. This company has made a lot of money from this scam and taken advantage of people.

Please remember to always internet surf wisely and always use plenty of common sense – and do your own independent research before you buy any product you see online. If you think I am standing behind a product, check out my website to verify that.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/marilyn-denis-scam-ads-ron-mclean-mike-holmes
Mike Holmes
Mike HolmesThursday, October 17th, 2019 at 7:00pm
I wouldn't say it's Risky Business to declare that a Holmes #Halloween party is more fun than a Barrel of Monkeys! #TBT #ThrowbackThursday
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Mike HolmesWednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 8:30pm
I’d rather not buy a house than buy the wrong one, and you should too. We all know it’s very easy to make a house look good on the surface, and you can hide a world of trouble behind the walls.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at 11:58am
I can’t count the number of projects dad and I tackled together at home. By putting a hammer in my hands, he was started on the path that would decide my entire life. But at the time, I was just making memories with dad. Don’t count out experiences like this with your kids. https://t.co/lh8MR6vURw
Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 4:00pm
if you are considering spending thousands of dollars on new tile, carpet or hardwood, you’d be crazy not to spend some time making sure the subfloor and joists that support that floor are in good shape. If you don’t, you’re asking to be disappointed in your new floor.
Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 2:18pm
They finally found the scammers who were using my likeness to run a Facebook subscription scam. My lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to stop these ads. This is what the company said: “Mike Holmes got really crazy on the legal side with us”

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 10:00am
Every homeowner should have some basic knowledge about tools—not necessarily to renovate their home themselves, but maybe for smaller projects, like hanging a picture, changing a door, building a shelf, or maybe even doing some interlocking stonework outside.
Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 8:00am
I still get homeowners telling me their contractor says it’ll be fine to put the old tile over new, or the old hardwood with new, and it’ll cost less. It won't be fine, and if your contractor suggests that, get rid of him—he doesn’t know what he’s doing. https://t.co/f9RT4H7XII

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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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