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Don't Hire a Contractor Without Reading This

Take it from someone who knows the ropes. Home improvement expert Mike Holmes offers some straight talk on why it's so important to get a written contract from your contractor.

Tips for Choosing the Right Person for the Job

Ready to start a home renovation? Mike Holmes offers some sound advice on one of the most important decisions in the process: selecting and hiring a contractor.

Father and Son Moments

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About the Show

Professional contractor Mike Holmes and his son, renovation expert Mike Jr., will tackle more father/son projects on the new season of Holmes and Holmes. Armed with Mike Sr.’s personal credo to “make it right,” the pair will buy and transform three rundown properties into dream homes. But it won’t be all business during this family affair as Mike Jr. also will plan his wedding to fiancée Lisa.

About the Host

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes advises homeowners around the world on how to manage renovations, home repairs and maintenance. 

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Season 2, Episode 9

River House of Dreams

Designer Sarah Richardson is back at the country house with some valuable advice on the design of the master en-suite. Meanwhile at the suburban house, the guys use some cool technology to improve the home's energy efficiency. While the push is on to get the interior of the river house completed, there is added pressure for MJ who wants to surprise his dad with the finishing touches.

Wednesday
May 20
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 10

Smart Suburban Holmes

With the interior of the river house complete, it's time to focus on the suburban home as the open house date is fast approaching. Mike, MJ and the crew work feverishly to get the smart home ready and receive the valuation they're hoping to earn.

Wednesday
May 20
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 11

A Thousand Goodbyes

Flooring takes center stage inside the country house, while outside the barn is finally completed! The river house gets its finishing touches as Mike and MJ prepare to say goodbye to the Thousand Islands.

Wednesday
May 20
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 12

The Holmes Stretch

The first property that Mike Holmes and his son, MJ, bought is the last to be finished. Time is money, and there's still a ton of work to be done before they can put the sign up on the lawn and get the house on the market. Mike and MJ race to complete the landscaping, boosting the curb appeal for potential buyers, while finishing the interior to Mike's exacting standards.

Wednesday
May 20
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

A Thousand Goodbyes

Flooring takes center stage inside the country house, while outside the barn is finally completed! The river house gets its finishing touches as Mike and MJ prepare to say goodbye to the Thousand Islands.

Thursday
May 21
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 12

The Holmes Stretch

The first property that Mike Holmes and his son, MJ, bought is the last to be finished. Time is money, and there's still a ton of work to be done before they can put the sign up on the lawn and get the house on the market. Mike and MJ race to complete the landscaping, boosting the curb appeal for potential buyers, while finishing the interior to Mike's exacting standards.

Thursday
May 21
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 10

Smart Suburban Holmes

With the interior of the river house complete, it's time to focus on the suburban home as the open house date is fast approaching. Mike, MJ and the crew work feverishly to get the smart home ready and receive the valuation they're hoping to earn.

Thursday
May 21
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 1

We're in Business

Mike and MJ decide to go into business together to buy houses and renovate them right. But MJ is in for a surprise when he discovers Mike has already purchased their first project, then finds another potential investment 3.5 hours away.

Friday
May 22
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

Water: The Good, the Bad and the Money

MJ and Mike get a good deal on a St. Lawrence River eyesore in the Thousand Islands, but inherit a house full of asbestos and are forced to call in a remediation team. Back at the country house, water issues continue to dampen the mood as Mike and MJ also find out they are on the hook to replace the entire leaching field.

Friday
May 22
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 3

Demo, Digging and Dancing

Mike and MJ add a partial second story to the country house while dangerous structural issues in the river house force them to take down the roof and second floor walls.

Friday
May 22
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 4

What Comes Down Must Go Up

Facing major structural and water issues at the river house, Mike and MJ decide to take the whole house down so they can build it back up right. This is a major setback, and their profit will take a big hit unless they identify some areas to save. At the country house, they continue to solve the water issues but notice more water on the basement floor during a mechanical walk-through. MJ transforms the two-car garage into a functional and appealing workshop and living space.

Friday
May 22
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 6

The Wedding

The leaching bed is replaced at the country house, and work progresses until Mike and MJ find out an open permit remains on the barn. Back at the river house, Mike decides to hire a designer for the first time, but he has a tough time handing over some control to a new member of the team. And the big day finally arrives when MJ and Lisa get married in a picturesque setting -- as long as the pounding rain holds off.

Friday
May 22
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 8

Game Changer

Mike's vision for open concept at the suburban house hits a structural snag, and MJ attempts to rein him in before the budget takes another hit. A fun surprise awaits the team at the river house, but the fun doesn't last for long as Mike throws another curveball at MJ that could have serious repercussions for their business plan.

Friday
May 22
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 1

We're in Business

Mike and MJ decide to go into business together to buy houses and renovate them right. But MJ is in for a surprise when he discovers Mike has already purchased their first project, then finds another potential investment 3.5 hours away.

Sunday
May 31
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 3

Demo, Digging and Dancing

Mike and MJ add a partial second story to the country house while dangerous structural issues in the river house force them to take down the roof and second floor walls.

Sunday
May 31
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 5

Decisions and Delays

Trusses go up at the river house until MJ learns that the permits for the new build have not yet been approved. Mike goes to the council meeting hoping to hear good news, but it's a waiting game in the meantime. Back at the country house, Mike and MJ welcome their designer BFF Sarah Richardson, who offers some good advice. MJ starts getting pre-wedding jitters as his big day approaches.

Sunday
May 31
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 7

Here We Go Again

After MJ and Lisa's wedding, smooth sailing is wishful thinking as Mike and MJ are welcomed back to the river house by a river of muck! The deck posts and windows get installed as they rush to get the house closed in before the winter weather arrives. Then it's on to the next project as they purchase a new property, but Mike throws a monkey wrench into their renovation plan and budget.

Sunday
May 31
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 9

River House of Dreams

Designer Sarah Richardson is back at the country house with some valuable advice on the design of the master en-suite. Meanwhile at the suburban house, the guys use some cool technology to improve the home's energy efficiency. While the push is on to get the interior of the river house completed, there is added pressure for MJ who wants to surprise his dad with the finishing touches.

Sunday
May 31
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 10

Smart Suburban Holmes

With the interior of the river house complete, it's time to focus on the suburban home as the open house date is fast approaching. Mike, MJ and the crew work feverishly to get the smart home ready and receive the valuation they're hoping to earn.

Sunday
May 31
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 12

The Holmes Stretch

The first property that Mike Holmes and his son, MJ, bought is the last to be finished. Time is money, and there's still a ton of work to be done before they can put the sign up on the lawn and get the house on the market. Mike and MJ race to complete the landscaping, boosting the curb appeal for potential buyers, while finishing the interior to Mike's exacting standards.

Sunday
May 31
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

A Bold Move

Mike Holmes has helped hundreds of homeowners over the years, but now the homeowner who needs his help is his son MJ. MJ wants to renovate his tiny bungalow so he and his girlfriend Lisa can have a place of their own to start a family. Of course, MJ's modest renovation plans are turned upside down by Mike's ambitious plans to gut the house and add a second story.

Tuesday
Jun 2
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

Moving Up in the World

Cracks in the foundation put a dent in MJ's hot tub dreams, while Mike tries to keep the focus on structure as the second floor walls go up. With the house now exposed, MJ decides not to tarp the house before a heavy rain, dampening both Mike's mood and the wood beneath his feet.

Tuesday
Jun 2
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

Decisions, Decisions

Construction is going smoothly as Mike and MJ work side by side focusing on the exterior envelope of the home. Sure enough, illness hits the crew, forcing Mike to leave the job site, which opens the door for MJ to make some important structural decisions without his dad. What could possibly go wrong with that?

Tuesday
Jun 2
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 4

Distractions and Disagreements

Tensions run high as Mike and MJ engage in a revolving door of disagreements over hardwood flooring, exterior brick, and a lively debate about dishwashers. MJ's nerves are frayed as he prepares to ask Lisa an important question, during a romantic weekend getaway. Meanwhile, Mike takes over the job site, with some frustrating consequences for MJ.

Tuesday
Jun 2
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 5

Trouble at the Finish

It's the finishing stages, but the end is not in sight for MJ, as he runs into financial set backs, tiling troubles with Lisa, and door debates with his dad. As tensions mount, MJ must come to a decision that has repercussions for the completion of his home.

Tuesday
Jun 2
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Holmes Sweet Home

Emotions are high as MJ delivers his custom table to an unsuspecting friend. Then, after months in the making, it's all Holmes on deck as everyone pitches in for the final push to complete the house before the big reveal.

Tuesday
Jun 2
12pm | 11c