Mike Holmes Bio

(Businessman, Investor, Television Host, and Philanthropist)

Mike Holmes is a professional contractor/builder who has experience of over 35 years in the industry. Mike runs and hosts his own TV show, Holmes on Homes with his children.

Relationship Facts of Mike Holmes

  • Mike Holmes is having an affair.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Mike Holmes is in a relationship with Anna Zappia and they have been dating for over two decades.

Mike was previously married to Alexandra Lorex in 1982. Mike was 19 when he wed her. They have three children, Sherry Holmes, Amanda Holmes, and Mike Holmes Jr.

His daughter Sherry is a professional contractor/ TV host, son Mike Holmes Jr. is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, and online personality.

In 1993, Mike and Alexandra divorced.

Who is Mike Holmes?

Mike Holmes is the Canadian recipient of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on June 18, 2012. Mike is also an investor, television host, and philanthropist.

Furthermore, Mike is also a judge on HGTV’s show ‘Handyman Superstar Challenge’ and its American counterpart ‘All American Handyman’ with Scott McGillivray.

Mike Holmes- Early Life, Parents, Ethnicity

Mike Holmes was born Michael James Holmes in Halton Hills, Canada on August 3, 1963, and is currently 56-years-young.

He was born to Jim Holmes and Shirley Holmes of Caucasian ethnicity. He has an older sister and a younger brother– and is, therefore, a middle child.

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Caption: Mike Holmes and Anna Zappia (Source: The Netline)

He learned construction from his father, who taught him when he was 6 years old.

After spending time on construction work during his childhood, he started his first contracting company at the age of 19 with a crew of 13 employees.


Mike Holmes attended East York Collegiate Institute. He excelled in shop and auto mechanics, citing such classes as part of what enticed him into skilled trades.

Mike Holmes: Professional Life, Career

The Holmes Foundation

Mike started The Holmes Foundation in 2006. The purpose of The Holmes Foundation is to encourage young people to enter building trades.

Furthermore, it also assists those who have been impoverished by bad renovations.


In 2006, Mike was honored in Canada’s House of Commons for his promotion of skilled trades and for his advocacy for improved building standards.

Writing career

Mike Holmes has written two successful books: the national bestseller Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home.

In addition, he has also written a weekly newspaper column.

Other Works

Mike Holmes is the national spokesperson for Skills/Compétences Canada and for WorldSkills Calgary 2009.

Mike is also active in the television world. The broadcast on HGTV Canada, ‘Holmes on Homes’ first started in 2001.

Also, he has been a guest for Ellen twice.

Mike Holmes: Awards

Mike Holmes won the Gemini Awards: Viewers’ Choice Award in 2004.

Additionally, on February 21, 2008, the British Columbia Institute of Technology awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Technology.

Furthermore, he also received Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal, on June 18, 2012.

Mike Holmes: Net Worth, salary

Mike has an estimated net worth of around $30 million. However, his salary is unknown.

Mike Holmes: Controversy

Mike’s comment regarding the Canadian contractors in one of the issues of Readers Digest attracted a fair amount of controversies.

Additionally, the residents of Winnipeg were not happy with one of the projects that Mike was part of during 2013.

Body Measurements

Mike Holmes has auburn hair and blue eyes. His height is 6 feet 1 inches or 1.85 m. and weighs around 83 kg.

Social Media

He has more than 253k followers on Twitter. In addition, he has more than 80k followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 359k followers and 12.9k subscribers on the Youtube channel.

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