Canadian Contractor

Patrick Flannery   

In praise of Mike Holmes


That lightning rod known as Mike Holmes continues to draw comment. Just what is it about this man that gets such a strong reaction from the contractor community?

I am a contractor, and although I don’t agree with all I have seen on his programs. I do believe he has done more good than bad. Except when he sang on one of his earlier shows, my ears are still bleeding. Bad work or fraud, is not trade related, but a personality problem. An honest person will not rip people off no matter what the profession. You do not accommodate a budget with substandard work or materials. Either you raise the budget, reduce the project, or walk away.

– Erwin


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