Mike Holmes is a Canadian home improvement contractor and television host. In his television show "Holmes on Homes," he rescues Toronto-area homeowners from faulty or incompetent renovations.
He is also the host and star of "Home Free" on the American television network FOX. In "Home Free," contestants work to renovate dilapidated houses, with one family eliminated each week. The last surviving family will win their dream home.
Holmes learned the building trade from his father and has passed on many of his skills to his own three children, all of whom have appeared on his shows. He also started The Holmes Foundation in 2006 to encourage young people to learn building trades as well as help those who have been victimized by substandard workmanship.