Mike Holmes

Inside Biography

Michael Holmes, a Canadian businessman/investor, is popular for his own renovative show Holmes Inspection. He is also a judge on HGTV’s show Handyman Superstar Challenge and All American Handyman with Scott McGillivray. Starting with Holmes on Homes and subsequent shows, he rescues Toronto, Ontario, area homeowners from renovations gone wrong. He won Gemini Awards: Viewers' Choice Award in 2004. He was awarded an Honorary Directorate of Technology on February 21, 2008, from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Early Life And Education Of Michael Holmes

Michael James Holmes was born on 3 August 1963 in Halton Hills, Canada to Jim Holmes and Shirley Holmes. His father, Jim was also a craftsman who inspired Mike to invoke his creativity. Both his parents are dead. He is of Canadian nationality and holds white ethnicity. 

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Mike began his work in construction at the age of 12 when he finished his uncles’ basement under his father’s supervision. He began working as a contractor at the age of 19.

He hired 13 employees under his supervision. In 2001, while working as a stagehand building sets for the HGTV show Just Ask Jon Eakes Holmes met Michael Quast, the director of studio programming for Alliance Atlantis at the time, and then things started to turn up for him.

Mike Holmes' Career

Mike then started his show, Holmes on Homes which aired on HGTV Canada in 2003. He went on to star in Holmes in New Orleans. In 2009 a new series began named Holmes Inspection. In 2012 a remix TV series titled Best of Holmes on Homes featured previous clips.

Later, in the same year, a new series aired that was titled Homes Makes IT Right. He is a judge in Handyman Superstar Challenge.

Fox aired Holms's new 2015 TV series Home free. Mike owns many companies. In 2009, he launched Mike Holmes inspection Company.

The Holmes Approved Homes program is also very effective. Currently, his company is developing the first Holmes Community in southwest Alberta which is a community comprising eco-friendly and sustainable houses.

Net Worth And Salary

Mike Holmes' net worth is estimated to be $30 million, as per celebrity net worth, in 2020. He has racked up the majority of his riches as a businessman, builder, and contractor. As of Jan 2009, his FLIR IR camera value is $20,000.  

He has also published books like Make It Right: Kitchens and Bathrooms, The Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Or Sell Your Home, and much more. 

Awards And Accolades

He has won several awards like Gemini Awards: Viewers' Choice Award Gemini Awards: Holmes in New Orleans: Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series, and The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

He is also noted for being appointed as a Patron of The Royal Canadian Regiment in 2013. 

Is Mike Holmes Married?

Mike Holmes previously married, Alexandra Lorex, at an early age. The former couple met during their teenage and at the age of 19 years old, he got married to Lorex.

Mike and Alexandra have three lovely children; Sherry Holmes, Amanda Holmes, and Mike Holmes Jr. Despite having such a beautiful family and relationship, the couple did not last long and their decade-long marriage journey ended in a divorce when Mike was 30. 

From his kids, he has three grandchildren. His youngest daughter Sherry and her husband Blake Steed welcomed their baby girl, Cali, on April 21, 2019. As per the sources, his other daughter Amanda is the mother of two beautiful children; a boy and a girl.

Who Is Holmes Dating Now After Divorcing Alexandra Lorex?

Following their divorce, Mike is in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend Anna Zappia. Sources report the couple met for the first time in the summer of 1977 at a wine tasting in Dublin, Ireland. They are living happily together in Canada. 

However, the couple has not announced their wedding plan. 

Charity Work

Mike Holmes is a founder of the Holmes Foundation. It helps to ameliorate the education of tradespeople. In March 2018, the businessman also donated $30,000 to the foundation. It also provides scholarships to students who study in a residential construction program at a Canadian college or university. 

Age And Height

  • Age: As of 2020, Michael Holmes is 56 years old.
  • Birth sign:  Leo
  • Height: He has a tall height of  6 feet 1 inch (1.85m). 
  • Weight: His body weight is around 83kg. 

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