In the United States, the series debuted on HGTV on Sunday, December 19, 2010.Best of Holmes on Homes is a 2012 remix TV series featuring clips from Holmes on Homes, brought together on a common theme, to illustrate home problems. Holmes started a new series for 2012 called Holmes Makes It Right, that profiles disaster-struck homes, and renovates them to make them right.In 2006, Holmes started The Holmes Foundation after seeing a renovation that was so poorly done that he felt it was necessary for him to tear the house down and start again rather than try to repair the damage.The purpose of The Holmes Foundation is to encourage young people to enter the building trades as well as to assist those who have been impoverished by bad renovations.He was honored with this award for the first time in 2002 for Viewers' Choice Award. Edit Canadian television show host and a residential home improvement contractor, Mike Holmes is a talented guy. Till now, he has already published several publication and two successful books, Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and Holmes Inspection: Everything you Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home.
Holmes on Homes was first conceived when Holmes approached the producers of the Just Ask Jon Eakes home improvement show on HGTV with the idea for a new kind of home improvement show.By the time he was 19, Holmes had started his first contracting company with a crew of 13 employees. He has run two companies during his 20-year contracting career.He has three children: Amanda, Sherry, and Mike Jr., who have all appeared and worked on his shows.As the show evolved, it generally focused on bad renovations and the results of bad contractors.
In Canada, Holmes on Homes airs on HGTV Canada, BBC Canada, and Casa for the French version.
It airs in the US on HGTV and DIY Network, in New Zealand on The Living Channel, in Australia on Lifestyle Home, in the United Kingdom on Discovery Shed (formerly Discovery Real Time), in Germany on DMAX, and in South Africa on the Home Channel.