Canadian Contractor

In praise of Mike Holmes

August 24, 2020
By Patrick Flannery

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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1 Comment » for In praise of Mike Holmes
  1. Paolo La civita says:

    Being in business for 50 years I have met many people, the ones that praise you and the ones that critise you, I liked both, the ones the critised made me aware of my success or my mistakes. In any trade or profession we need someone to do both.

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