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Professional painters: Mike Holmes wants you

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The "Holmes Referred" lead-referral service has been quietly rolled out, with painters being the first subtrade that Mike Holmes is signing up

Celebrity contractor Mike Holmes has quietly (like he does anything quietly) rolled out a referral service that aims to direct business to professional painters, while providing homeowners with a higher quality of painter to quote on their work. The program ( is being managed by Craig Lowe, owner/operator of Lowe’s Painting and a man who has been “on the brush” for some 26 years. For the past 12 years he has been one of Mike Holmes’ go-to painters.

For a fee, to qualifying experienced and high-quality paint contractors, Holmes Referred will provide leads as well as signage and marketing materials. Homeowners who sign onto the program who are looking for professional painters will get three Holmes Referred contractors to quote their jobs.




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5 Comments » for Professional painters: Mike Holmes wants you
  1. D. Brian Baker says:

    Shell Bussey’s HouseSmart has been doing this for all the trades and subtrades for a very long time and we are proud to be a part of the referral network and continue to offer exceptional services. Shell like Mike has a reputation to maintain and he vetted us very extensively and so if done right shoudl be a great help to many. The key message here for consumers should be that it will be fair and do not expect cheap, after all what they can expect is the best.

  2. Platinum Pro Painters is so very proud and blessed to be a part of the Holmes Referral Program. I look forward to all the success and quality service I know Platinum Pro Painters can deliver. A personal thank you to Lena and Craig for my acceptance into the program.

    Todd Lacroix | President
    Platinum Pro Painters Inc.

  3. Primus Pro painters is blessed and excited to be part of this program as well, In Vancouver B.C. Thanks to the Holmes team and Craig for their support
    Mike Esoinoza / President
    Primus Pro painters Inc.

  4. james palmer says:

    i have enjoyed watching your shows with criag lowe in them i was a painting contractor in ontario but could not compete with the hacks i call them splash and dash i now work in saskatchewan were quility work seems to matter would love to be on mike holmes list

  5. Paul Bies says:

    Interesting – is this still operating?

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