Mike Holmes is the creator and host of the television show, “Holmes on Homes,” the number one rated programme on HGTV Canada since 2004. “Holmes on Homes” enjoyed seven exceptionally successful seasons, during which Mr. Holmes gained a solid reputation for outstanding professionalism, superlative trade knowledge and impeccable integrity. He has long since been recognized as the most trusted contractor in Canada. Following 2007 there have been subsequent television series featuring Mike Holmes, including, “Holmes Inspection.” Premiering on television in 2009, “Holmes in New Orleans,” highlighted the home improvement contractor’s initiatives in new home construction and ecologically friendly building techniques. Mike Holmes has also appeared as an expert judge on the HGTV programme, “Handyman Superstar Challenge,” and on the U.S. series, “All American Handyman,” with Scott McGillivray.
Mike Holmes was born on 03 August 1963. From the age of six he was schooled in construction work by his father. Most impressively, by the age of 19 Mike Holmes had established his first contracting company with 13 employees. By the age of 21 he had created a renovation company.
During a span of 20 years as a contractor he ran two different companies.
In 2006 Mr. Holmes founded The Holmes Foundation in a conscious effort to bring young Canadians into the building trades and to provide aid for those who had been financially ruined by faulty renovations. Not surprisingly, in 2006 he was lauded in the House of Commons for his efforts to advance skilled trades and enhance building standards.
Mr. Holmes was described as an “extraordinary craftsperson” and “an accomplished master builder with a social conscience”.
He is the national spokesperson for Skills/Competences Canada and for WorldSkills Calgary 2009.
Mike Holmes is the father of three children, Amanda, Sherry and Mike Jr.
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