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IDAExpo 2020 Keynote Speaker: Mike Holmes

M-Holmes.jpgMike Holmes is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, influencer and writer. Mike is known as one of North America’s most trusted contractors and has gained the trust of homeowners and the respect of an industry worldwide, prompting him to build an international brand based on quality, integrity and trust for over 15 years.

  • Television shows broadcasted in over 90 countries
  • Co-host of HOLMES 911 premiered on CTV Network in Canada Sept. 2019. Co-starring his son, contractor and carpenter Mike Jr. and daughter Sherry, renovation expert. The show rescues homeowners from unscrupulous contractors, unhealthy homes and DIY projects gone wrong.
  • Host and Executive Producer of ReTooled (April 2019) DIY Network US. Top- rated series, ‘Holmes Makes It Right’ has been Retooled, as Mike takes a deeper dive into construction issues. 
  • Co-host of Holmes: Next Generation (April 2018) DIY Network US. Mike joins forces with daughter Sherry and son Mike Jr., both home renovation experts, to rescue homeowners from dysfunctional homes, shady contractors and do-it-yourself projects gone wrong.
  • Co-host of Holmes and Holmes, (2016-2019) DIY Network US and HGTV Canada. In season one, Mike and Mike Jr. transform a modest bachelor bungalow into a two-story home. In season two, the duo goes into business together, where they buy, renovate and sell properties, doing it the right way! Season 3 promises to stay true to the mandate of helping people and will air in the fall 2019 on DIY Network.
  • Host and Executive Producer of Holmes: Buy It Right (2017) DIY Network US and HGTV Canada. Teaching home-buyers how to buy with their heads and not just their hearts.
  • Celebrity guest and home renovation expert on the series Home To Win (2017-2019)
  • Host and Executive Producer of Home Free (2015 & 2016) FOX Network & HGTV Canada. 2 seasons, home renovation competition.
  • Host and Creator of Mike’s Ultimate Garage (2014) HGTV Canada. 2-hour special with Mike and his son Mike Holmes Jr. building a unique garage.
  • Host and Creator of Holmes Makes It Right, (2012-14) HGTV US & Canada. Top rated program on DIY Network with several episodes ranking as some of the highest-rated telecasts in DIY Network history.
  • Host and Creator of Holmes Inspection (2009-2011). The No. 1 series on HGTV US in 2010 with more than 1.5 million viewers per episode.
  • Host and Creator of Gemini Award Winning Holmes in New Orleans (2009). A 6-part series featuring Brad Pitt’s Make it Right NOLA charity project.
  • Judge and expert on Canada’s Handyman Challenge (2012). Season 1 of this competitive series included Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler, Mike returned as a guest judge for season 3 (2013).
  • Host and Co-creator of the No. 1 television program on HGTV Canada from 2004 to 2008, Holmes on Homes® 90+ episodes over 7 seasons.
  • President of The Holmes Group, an international brand with operations in independent media production (Make it Right Productions and Make it Right Releasing), new-home building (Holmes Approved Holmes), and residential home inspections (Mike Holmes Inspections).
  • Founder of The Holmes Foundation and The Make it Right Charity – the foundation supports skilled trades, institutions and students, donating scholarships and bursaries to students every year.