Holmes On Homes Exposed

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Holmes on Homes – Reality, Ratings or Hollywood Glitz?

Mike Holmes of Holmes On Homes claims He is the, “Most Trusted Contractor in North America.” In an April  edition of Canadian Home Workshop, The front page shows the concerned look of Mike Holmes sitting on the tailgate of a truck.

This rising Star of HGTV Holmes on Homes boasts of being,  “The Most Trusted Contractor in North America.”

But an article in the Canadian Workshop reveals some questionable feelings some of his closest colleagues have about him.

Jim Caruck- host of HGTV Real Reno’s, and fellow judge on Handyman Superstar Challenge suggests there can be two sides to renovation woes.

But sadly the audience only gets one side of the story from Holmes on Homes, Mike Holmes. Caruck goes on to say that what sets their shows apart is that;  . . “it’s about real money, real time, real heartache. In other words, it’s not a superhero show. ”

Just Ask Jon Eakes”, another home-improvement show that ran for six years on HGTV and hosted by Jon Eakes, appeared on the Holmes on Homes show early on.

Eakes remembers filming in an attic space with Mike. “He (Mike Holmes) was going on about how the duct work wasn’t up to code and I thought, ‘OK, this is his Holmes on Homes show, don’t contradict him on camera.’ But I knew he was wrong. What the average Do It yourself layperson doesn’t know is that The code didn’t say anything about the detail he was pointing at, so, in a way, it was code: just not his (Holmes on Homes) code.

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Things like this go on all the time in TV Land. One person will say that their show tells the truth more than the other show. Their show is more real and deals with everyday issues.

That’s exactly what Holmes on Homes does. Sure there is some TV flair added. It would be boring otherwise. Mike adds a certain charisma to the whole idea of exposing these con artist Contractors.

Most Professional Contractors I deal with despise the fakes and the con artists.

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One thing for sure. Mike Holmes, of Holmes on Homes is the, “Real Deal”.

Why do so many people love and trust the Man with the Holmes on Homes Show?

It’s simple . . . He sticks up for the homeowner that has been screwed by shabby work and scheming Contractors.

I have also had to endure the garbage of “fly by nighters” in the Construction Industry. These guys prey on helpless homeowners thinking that a few big words and larger promises will convince them to part with their money.

A quick glimpse at the history of the show and the things that Holmes On Homes is doing for underprivileged people and homeowners in trouble, absolutely tells the truth.

Homeowners will always find something of value by watching the show.

Don’t catch yourself trying to remember what Holmes on Homes said last year.

You can own his collection and have the information you need at your fingertips.

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(Knowledge Is Power)

There is no way a homeowner can learn everything there is to know about Home Improvement. That is why most of us will hire a Professional to help with the project.

But certain steps must be followed and precautions need to be taken. You must arm yourself with basic knowledge so that the, “Red Flags” are easily recognizable.

Knowledge is Power. Purchasing educational material in the form of video or books can be a small price to pay before deciding to undertake a major Improvement on your home.

Homeowners need to be prepared with knowledge and the process of Remodeling.

You can never have enough information and tips to minimize problems. Even if Holmes on Homes cannot be in your home doing the work,

You can have his knowledge and training to use as much as you want when you need it the most.

Start out by getting a book, then slowly get more resources so that there is no way you’ll be duped into getting ripped off.

I have been a Contractor for 30 + years and hate hearing about the shabby work and heartache some of these con artists cause Homeowners.

Along with Holmes tutorials and tips, go get this no cost “16 Bullet Proof Guide to a problem free Remodel” Right Here.   This is years of experience condensed.

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Holmes on Homes has done its job. They have brought attention to a faulty system which can cause problems in the Home Improvement Industry.

They do hire some of the Best Contractors and show how a good team can make things work for the Homeowner.

This type of show does help homeowners in realizing that there are steps to take before, during and after work is done on a home.

For the most part . . . Holmes on  Homes has helped many people see that cutting corners is not something you want to do on your home or anything else of importance. As always, it’s buyer beware.

It’s your money, so as soon as a problem arises, stop the flow of money and resolve the problem before continuing.

To achieve the best results with a Contractor, you’ll want a good working relationship.

Here’s a few tips that I think could help:

Open Communication:

Speak up immediately if you are displeased about anything. The longer you wait, the more expensive and difficult corrections will be. Be clear about what you’d rather see.

Frequent check-ins:

Try to coordinate a time everyday to discuss progress. That way you can quickly assess the previous day work and discuss any problems or upcoming decisions.

Changes need to be in writing:

These could be costly in the event you may need to alter the plans after work has started.

Make these change orders precise and detailed as the original contract.

Financial Updates:

Frequent checkpoints will allow you both to assess whether the project is on budget. There may be setbacks that neither you nor the Contractor can control.

Be prepared to discuss how this could affect the budget and how to adjust the critical path to keep costs down.

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jeff loveless October 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Hi Mike, My name is Jeff and boy did I get in over my head.
I am 52 years old and physically disabled and talked my wife into moving into what we thought was our dream house in the country. As we speak my roof is leaking and I cant seem to find the leak. It is difficult for me to get on the roof because of my disability. That`s not the worst of it, a month after buying our home on land contract I discovered that the previous owner used a tree to support the center of my home. I am a proud man who worked hard all my life, I can`t do the repairs and can`t afford to pay to get them done. If there is any way you could help me Mike, I would be in debt to you. My wife does not think you will help us but I told her it was worth asking. So please Mike can you and will you help me. Thank You , Jeff


admin October 14, 2012 at 2:35 am

Hi jeff,

First let me say that I am sorry for your plight. It is maddening to hear of these kinds of bad things happening to people.

Secondly, I am not Mike Holmes. I am Johnny, and have been a scenic carpenter with my journeyman license, in the movie industry for over 25 years. I have also owned and operated my own construction company for over 15 years in both the USA and Canada.

You can probably reach the people you need to reach to get in contact with Mike Holmes by searching on the internet for his name. Those are the people who are the decision-makers in regard to whom they help. Mike would not be that person – That’s what they have producers and casting crew for. I believe that they are at “make it right” website.

All the best to you with your search and, again, I am deeply sorry to hear of your plight.

Kind regards,
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Abbey October 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Mike Holmes ranks number 1 in my books. He has the right mix of talent and passion that is required to become a good contractor.


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Mike February 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

If Holmes is such a good guy and wants to “Make it Right” then tell him to give the subscribers their money back for a magazine that was never delivered. Thousands of people subscribed to his magazine and never received one issue, due to some publisher dispute, and not one subscriber got a dime back. He talks a bunch of bull………


admin February 6, 2013 at 3:11 am

Hi Mike, When someone brags about being the, “Canadas Most Trusted contractor, . . .blah, blah,” they had better be able to back it up with their actions. But this may not be the fault of Holmes or their pblisher. There was a magazine scam that solicited phony subscriptions from grossly exaggerated ad sales and several people were arrested and held in prison and charged with felonies for that. This particular magazine may have been one magazine that was never even created – Check your information and please let us know if it was actually Holmes or the publisher or other source related to Holmes who devised and ran this magazine scam. There is gossip that Holmes is: “under fire from his contributing authors,” for . . . ‘being slow to pay his contributors,’ so it appears you and other subscribers may have a legitimate concern, but without more information, it’s hard to know what happened, or if Holmes, or the publisher is legitimately involved in talking a bunch of bull . . .


electrician class April 22, 2013 at 5:31 am

I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you have
hit the nail on the head. The issue is something not
enough men and women are speaking intelligently about.
I am very happy I found this in my search for something concerning this.


scenicfro April 27, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Thank You. Most homeowners will find out quickly that you don’t really have to rip everything apart when doing most renovations.


jr June 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I have been a contractor for over 20 years. Seems like to me what I have read not one of you have done your homework? Like a dumb A I hired someone to do my roof and kitchen guess what the dinkle dong? I’m the dumb A doing it all over again myself, plus more money, broken finger and more permits? I will quote Mike and he has this down pat- “if you aren’t going to do it right the first time, get the hell out and go do something else.”

When you pay $ 3000.00 just to put down a floor and it turns out like crap, they break your counter tops, and don’t anchor the dishwasher and $15,000.00 for a roof you have to do all over again, heck even having to cut the rafters loose to level the new part they added on? Even the best contractors learn their lessons? Do it right and if you don’t know how get the hell out of the business MMMK!


scenicfro June 4, 2013 at 4:06 am

You know what!! That really does suck. In my opinion and experience, some homeowners will take the lowest bid, ask the contractor if it can be done without permits and demand they are on a budget.
Most reputable contractors have gone on to other things like working for a larger company or just trying to get by being sole proprietors and laying their crews off.
Word of mouth is so valuable today and especially when the economy is this bad.
The homeowner really has to do their homework.
It’s ALWAYS, “Buyer Beware”

This surprises me to no end – It sounds NUTS. You are a contractor for 20 years and you can’t even pick out a good contractor.
I also have been a contractor for over 30 years and I won’t let


work on my house unless they have worked with me.
I also would come home and inspect any work done and then discuss any issues I have.
I really have a hard time believing that you are a competent contractor.
If you can’t spot a deadbeat in the first few days…well…’nuff said.
It seems like you haven’t done your homework, jr.


Dustin Sousa June 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm

It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I’m satisfied that you simply shared this
helpful info with us. Please stay up to date for us like this.

Thank you for sharing.


scenicfro June 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Thanks, Dustin!


Susan Smallgrave June 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

Hi all, I’m new here. I am a marketing professional. I enjoy technology and gadgets, marketing and branding, production of audio/video, etc.
Hopefully I will find this forum useful!


scenicfro June 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Hi Susan, Welcome! Like ALL things you get out of something . . . What you put into it – Both Good AND bad (Karma), so I hope you do too!


Jarvis Bridgmon June 11, 2013 at 8:55 am

So a little about myself. I grew up around computers. My grandfather taught me the basics of hardware, software and construction. ’87 As a baby. Unfortunately, moving and having to meet new people torn from my technical background/computer.


scenicfro June 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

HI Jarvis – Your grandfather taught you those things – Fantastic! I wish you well with your move! And a Toast to your grandfather!


Lance Tate June 11, 2013 at 11:44 am

I think you’ve made ​​some truly interesting points. I also believe that not many people really think about this the way you do. I am really impressed that theres so much about this topic that’s pointed out and that you covered those things so well, with so much class. Good one, man! Definitely fantastic things here!


scenicfro June 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Thanks, Lance. I’ve been in the contracting industry for over 28 years and it gives me a different perspective than a consumer – Absolutely! My hope is that thi helps those consumers who would take the lowest bids then complain because they got, “Ripped off!” . . . . Of COURSE YOU GOT RIPPED OFF – HOMEOWNERS MUST DO YOUR HOMEWORK– BEFORE — A CONTRACTOR IS HIRED!


Gena Rawlings July 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I enjoy reading a post that can make men and women think.
Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!


scenicfro July 4, 2013 at 12:14 am

think’hi Gena, Thanks! I truly hope that they do “Think’ before they put all their faith and money into a contractor who won’t do a job well, and take some very worthwhile precautions in hiring a good contractor who stands behind his or her) work!


tooth paste formulated August 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw
away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative to read?


scenicfro August 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Thank you for your comment. I get a lot of spun crap as comments from people just hunting for links. I would like to write more often but my career gets in the way sometimes. I just finished building sets for a feature film called “World Of Warcraft”. This will be an awesome flick!


admin January 6, 2013 at 1:22 am

Hi – Always great to hear from contractors with ethics – And experience!


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