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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. 

All About Mike

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.

Saturday
Jun 27
5pm | 4c
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.

Saturday
Jun 27
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 1

Families Helping Families

Mike is going back to his roots and helping families, along with his kids, Michael and Sherry. At a home they dub The City Barn, they plan to fix the weathered roof and make the property more accessible for a 13-year-old who is battling cancer. When the reno is delayed because of structural issues, the Holmes team begins a second job at The Flood House and uncovers how a little leak turned into a nightmare for the homeowners.

Wednesday
Jul 1
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 3

Not a Dry Eye in the House

The Flood House is close to completion and the showpiece gas fireplace with a custom mantel brings one of the homeowners to tears. Over at The City Barn, more structural issues arise, creating greater challenges than Mike and the team expected.

Wednesday
Jul 1
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 4

Can You Dig It?

Mike and the team start on a third project and declare it "The Toxic Townhouse" after a home inspection uncovers terrible toxic elements and a dangerous pipe issue. Then, the team makes another disturbing discovery at The City Barn.

Wednesday
Jul 1
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 5

No Bones About It

Police are called to investigate after Michael makes a startling discovery at The City Barn. Then, Mike shows The Toxic Townhouse's owners the structural issues and dangerous gas line, and the newest addition to the Holmes family is introduced to the crew.

Wednesday
Jul 1
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 6

Bringing the Heat

Mike and the team install a new furnace at The Toxic Townhouse, replacing the decade-old gas fireplace the homeowners were using to heat the home. Then, The City Barn owners are welcomed home with a reveal that takes their breath away.

Wednesday
Jul 1
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 7

Unfinished Business

Mike and the crew start a new home that was left half-finished by a contractor and find tons of problems behind the walls. Michael and designer Kimm go shopping for flooring with some furry friends, and Sherry and Cali take baby steps getting to work.

Wednesday
Jul 1
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 8

Healthy Holmes

Mike takes the homeowners through The Half Done House to reveal all the issues discovered during demo. Then, Michael and Derek make a sound diffusion board for a basement music room and prepare to return a healthy home to its owners.

Wednesday
Jul 1
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 6

Bringing the Heat

Mike and the team install a new furnace at The Toxic Townhouse, replacing the decade-old gas fireplace the homeowners were using to heat the home. Then, The City Barn owners are welcomed home with a reveal that takes their breath away.

Thursday
Jul 2
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 7

Unfinished Business

Mike and the crew start a new home that was left half-finished by a contractor and find tons of problems behind the walls. Michael and designer Kimm go shopping for flooring with some furry friends, and Sherry and Cali take baby steps getting to work.

Thursday
Jul 2
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 8

Healthy Holmes

Mike takes the homeowners through The Half Done House to reveal all the issues discovered during demo. Then, Michael and Derek make a sound diffusion board for a basement music room and prepare to return a healthy home to its owners.

Thursday
Jul 2
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 5

No Bones About It

Police are called to investigate after Michael makes a startling discovery at The City Barn. Then, Mike shows The Toxic Townhouse's owners the structural issues and dangerous gas line, and the newest addition to the Holmes family is introduced to the crew.

Thursday
Jul 2
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Jul 12
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
Jul 12
2pm | 1c
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?

Sunday
Jul 12
3pm | 2c
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.

Sunday
Jul 12
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Jul 12
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Jul 12
6pm | 5c
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
Jul 14
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
Jul 14
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
Jul 14
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
Jul 14
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
Jul 14
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
Jul 14
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 5

The River House: Part 1

Mike finds a potential investment for Michael and himself, but the property is three-and-a-half hours away on St. Lawrence River. Things get even trickier as structural issues accumulate, causing stress levels to rise and the budget to go off the rails.

Wednesday
Jul 22
8pm | 7c