I know everyone is having a tough time dealing with the fact that Mike has been dumped from television in the USA, including me, and in this case me is not Mike Holmes.
Here’s one of the comments I received recently:
My name is Karen Collins, I am a member of the Janvtville United Church. We our a small but MIGHTY parish. A lot of our parish our elderly and we our working hard fund raising to put Handicap Access so they can attend services. They work very hard to raise funds for many charities and it seems a shame that they cannot attend our church. Because our church is very old we need upgrades to being the process. I thought that repairing this old building would make a good segment on your t.v show. If you could do this it would be like a small miracle, as we our a very small group and usually can keep up with with all our needs but this one is a little BIG for us.
Sounds like Karen is in a jam, but I am in no position to help her. I have been looking at Mike’s site . . . (worth your time by the way) and cannot quite figure out where to forward the above comment.
Here’s another comment I’ve received . . . to Mike:
If you really want to know the whole story on my family please use our e-mail address and we will explain everything to you guys…..I realize you have tons of people writing to you everyday but I really hope i can get some help here. Our house has been broke into 2 times since we have been here and nobody can seem to find out who is doing it.
Another guy who sounds like he needs some real help and no longer knows where to turn. I am actually wondering why they are not getting through to his site, but instead to mine.
Again-here is the direct link to the Mike Holmes website.
I am amazed at the number of hits to this website I get every day looking for info on Mike and the Holmes on Homes TV show
I would now like to shout out a big thanks to the shallow, superficial, nonsensical Plant Green network which has replaced the Discovery Home channel(still can’t figure out how American Chopper is part of the PG network).
In replacing the Discovery Home channel Mike has been knocked off TV in the USA.
With this network change folks are on the lookout for where Mike will land. I truly believe that people want to see shows where home improvement is discussed in a serious manner. Where the host/top personality is not out of central casting for a TV comedy.
The information is relevant, solid to the point. It’s not shallow-it’s about integrity. About standing by your word. Standing behind your work.
Not designing and building on the cheap, but using the correct materials in a professional manner.
Not applying a coat of paint to hide some flaws and sell a house, but to dig into the problem, replace faulty products and build a solid future.
Integrity, quality, craftsmanship people are hungry for this type of information and quality, so the search for Mike continues.
I am not Mike Holmes
I do not want to be Mike Holmes(I like me, and who I am) However I wouldn’t mind being more like Mike Holmes.
Addendum: The Holmes Foundation . . . from Mike:
Back in 2001 I had the idea for the TV show that ultimately became Holmes on Homes™ because I was constantly being hired to do renovations a second time. I had to constantly fix bad work done by other so-called contractors. I hated doing things the second time and I hated the toll bad renovations took on families. Sometimes families spent their life savings trying to create their dream home and instead ended up with no occupancy permit…or a home full of mould…or a dirt foundation…or ice dams on the roof…or crumbling stucco. You name it, I saw all sorts of screw-ups. And I saw that people’s lives were often devastated as a result.
Here’s a little more:
Skilled trades jobs pay well, and are creative and rewarding. I love being a contractor and so do most of the people I work with. The goal of The Holmes Foundation is to get people to understand and respect construction and the construction trades so that parents, teachers and students will consider these trades when thinking about careers. Please help me get the message out.