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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 HolmesThursday, February 27th, 2020 at 4:04pm
Grab the bull by the...

I'm back on HGTV (US) TONIGHT at 11pm for #HolmesBuyItRight. Check it out, folks!
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Mike HolmesWednesday, February 26th, 2020 at 7:43pm
When you've been doing this as long as I have - you start to hear the same questions over and over again. Believe me, I've got the emails to prove it. I hope this will help some of you - but leave me your other homeowner questions in the comments. #OwnItRight #AskMike
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Mike HolmesWednesday, February 26th, 2020 at 3:25pm
I'm still in my overalls, but this time helping homeowners BUY a home. A house is the biggest investment most people will ever make. It's important to take your time walking through a home. Don't be shy about opening up cabinets and looking under the sink. And if you see electrical close to water, you know you will have to budget for a licensed electrician to come in and make it right.

#HolmesBuyItRight - Thursday on HGTV (US).

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#HolmesBuyItRight Thursdays on HGTV
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Mike HolmesTuesday, February 25th, 2020 at 7:00pm
Whatever you do, don’t vent your fans into the attic—they need to exhaust directly outside. The moisture and heat will help create the perfect conditions for mold to grow—and to grow quickly. I’ve seen the damage that can result from ventilation fans releasing air into attics, walls or ceilings, or roof soffits. It causes rot that can destroy your home’s structure. #TipTuesday
Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 8:53pm
I don’t like to see floor joists notched out to run electrical through them. #HolmesBuyItRight
Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 8:50pm
The garage was in good shape, but I was concerned about the extra security precautions taken by the previous owner. #HolmesBuyItRight
Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 8:41pm
A house is like a cake. The frosting (aka the finishes) may look nice, but you won’t know if it’ll taste good until you take a bite. #HolmesBuyItRight

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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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