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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 HolmesSunday, July 14th, 2019 at 7:35pm
I respect contractors who take on apprentices. We’re facing a serious shortage in the skilled trades, and I love seeing contractors hire youth for their crew. It’s important that we end the stigma in the skilled trades. #EndSkilledTradesStigma
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Mike HolmesSaturday, July 13th, 2019 at 11:00am
My advice on finishes: do only what you can afford and be strict with your budget. Where you should spend more, is with your home's performance. Go with higher-end options. More efficient furnaces, water-saving faucets, and better insulation all return money in the long run.
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Mike HolmesFriday, July 12th, 2019 at 3:02pm
I always say I'd rather buy no house than the wrong house. It's about what's behind the walls, and not just the shiny new appliances or countertops. Your search may be long, but believe me, it's worth the wait.
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Mike HolmesThursday, July 11th, 2019 at 3:35pm
I've been using WALLTITE from BASF for years - you might recognize the purple stuff when you watch my shows. Why do we use it? It's all about increasing the comfort and energy efficiency of our homes. I see a lot of DIY kits for spray foam online, but to me, this is a job best left to the pros. https://makeitright.ca/approved-products/walltite/
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Mike Holmes & BASF WALLTITE SPRAY FOAM | Mike Holmes Approved Product (spray foam)
Mike Holmes explains BASF spray foam, WALLTITE® A GREENGUARD Gold and Ecologo certified product that improves the comfort and energy efficiency of buildings....
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Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at 4:35pm
I respect contractors who take on apprentices. We’re facing a serious shortage in the skilled trades, and I love seeing contractors hire youth for their crew. It’s important that we end the stigma in the skilled trades. #EndSkilledTradesStigma
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 8:00am
My advice on finishes: do only what you can afford and be strict with your budget. Where you should spend more, is with your home's performance. Go with higher-end options. More efficient furnaces, water-saving faucets, and better insulation all return money in the long run. https://t.co/Q9TVPW7L86
Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 4:30pm
I'm working on a project for an amazing family where my crew and I were only supposed to fix up the kitchen and living room. When we opened up the walls, it was chaos. The project scope can change so quickly. Be flexible - it's like contractor yoga.
Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 6:27am
A clean job site is a sign of a good contractor. Messy sites can be unsafe.

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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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