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MIKE HOLMES’ STORY

PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR / TV HOST

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 television 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 and his Make it Right® philosophy for the past 15 years.

With over 35 years 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. Since then he has been able to use television as a tool to educate the public on proper building code, what to look for in contractors and their rights as homeowners.

“..named Forbes’ Third Most Trustworthy Celebrity and Reader’s Digest’s Second 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 not only understands the practices of the building trade but is also dedicated to adapting them to the changing needs of homeowners and the environment. His tireless dedication to improving building standards and sustainable construction has been recognized by both the Canadian government and building industry. He has been officially acknowledged by the Canadian House of Commons for his promotion of skilled trades and advocacy for improved building standards.

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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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