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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 HolmesSaturday, September 18th, 2021 at 12:57pm
Change your furnace filters regularly.
I recommend changing your filter every 90 days at minimum, and monthly in the winter. If the air filter is dirty, your indoor air is dirty. It’s a good habit to change them monthly – at least in the summer and winter.
Neglecting small home maintenance tasks will cause you grief in the long run.
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Mike HolmesSaturday, September 18th, 2021 at 1:20am
Test your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and all ground-fault circuit interrupters. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested monthly
Here is your complete home maintenance checklist:

https://makeitright.ca/holmes-advice/home-safety-maintenance/the-complete-home-maintenance-checklist/
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Mike HolmesSaturday, September 18th, 2021 at 12:20am
Toronto, Ontario
Unique Flooring GTA did a fantastic job with my office reception area floor👍 The only Canadian company nominated for the Wood Floor of the Year contest by the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) … Best Marquetry/Inlay floors in the
world.
I want to congratulate them on their outstanding work, dedication and passion for the trade! Love working with them. Real pros👍

https://www.uniqueflooringgta.ca/

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 10:03pm
You know I am not a fan of complicated DIY jobs, and this is one of them. A retaining wall may be a small part of your yard, but it’s got a big job to do.
If you want to build a retaining wall yourself, go for a shorter retaining wall height.
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Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 2:02pm
If you have wisely budgeted for bigger remodelling projects, here are some upgrades that will instantly add value to your home:
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Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 2:03am
Throughout my career, I have seen some really crappy tiling jobs and it’s usually because the contractor didn’t level the floor. When it comes to flooring what the finish looks like is largely a result of what’s underneath it.
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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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