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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 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.

Tuesday
Oct 13
7pm | 6c
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.

Thursday
Oct 15
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 6

The River House: Part 2

Mike throws Michael a curveball that has major consequences for their business partnership. The rebuild of the River House continues as they battle muck, rain and snow, and after many stressful months, the property is ready to be revealed.

Thursday
Oct 15
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 3

The Suburban House: Part 1

Mike and Michael Jr. take things to the next level as they decide to go into business together. They purchase an outdated, suburban property and face a wonky layout, too many stairs and open-concept headaches.

Thursday
Oct 15
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 4

The Suburban House: Part 2

Mike and Michael figure out the open-concept dilemma at the Suburban House and turn their attention outside, where their plans for a spacious new deck come up short. They must quickly find a solution before the fast-approaching open house arrives.

Thursday
Oct 15
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 1

Holmes Sweet Home: Part 1

Mike Holmes faces uncharted territory when the homeowner who needs his help is none other than his son, Michael Jr. Michael's modest renovation ideas are turned upside down by Mike's ambitious plans to gut his bungalow and add a second story.

Thursday
Oct 15
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 2

Holmes Sweet Home: Part 2

Tensions run high as Mike and Michael Jr. run into a revolving door of disagreements, including the second-floor layout, exterior brick choice and even the necessity of a dishwasher. Then, after months in the making, it's all Holmes on deck to complete the house before the big reveal.

Thursday
Oct 15
12pm | 11c
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.

Thursday
Oct 22
1pm | 12c
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.

Thursday
Oct 22
2pm | 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
Oct 22
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 22
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 9

A Fresh Start

Mike meets a woman who needs help tackling projects that have accumulated since her husband passed 10 years ago. At The Half Done House, Sherry teaches the apprentices as they frame out the living room's focal point: a show-stopping fireplace.

Thursday
Oct 22
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 12

Holmes Is Where the Heart Is

Work continues on the Twice Done House as the crew finishes the flooring and the kitchen is installed. Mike must take care of a health issue, leaving Sherry and Michael to put the finishing touches on the renovation.

Thursday
Oct 22
6pm | 5c
Season 5, Episode 2

The Half Done House

A daughter pleads with Mike Holmes and his family to help her parents after a contractor left their home in ruins. In this Retooled version, Mike explains how to navigate a construction lien and reveals when trees on a property become dangerous.

Wednesday
Nov 4
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 2

The Half Done House

A daughter pleads with Mike Holmes and his family to help her parents after a contractor left their home in ruins. In this Retooled version, Mike explains how to navigate a construction lien and reveals when trees on a property become dangerous.

Thursday
Nov 5
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 4

The Suburban House: Part 2

Mike and Michael figure out the open-concept dilemma at the Suburban House and turn their attention outside, where their plans for a spacious new deck come up short. They must quickly find a solution before the fast-approaching open house arrives.

Saturday
Nov 7
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 7

The Country House: Part 1

Mike and Michael buy a bungalow in the country that sits on five acres with a barn and two-car garage. It also has major water issues, leeching bed woes and a flooring battle that won't be swept under the rug.

Saturday
Nov 7
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 8

The Country House: Part 2

Mike and Michael rush to finish the Country House before winter hits, but their schedule and budget are tested when an open permit, left on the barn by previous owners, is discovered.

Saturday
Nov 7
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 2

The Half Done House

A daughter pleads with Mike Holmes and his family to help her parents after a contractor left their home in ruins. In this Retooled version, Mike explains how to navigate a construction lien and reveals when trees on a property become dangerous.

Wednesday
Nov 11
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 5

The City Barn

Mike Holmes and his family tackle a home full of structural issues for homeowners dealing with their son's health. In this Retooled version, learn what clues to look for to determine if a home is structurally sound.

Wednesday
Nov 11
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 5

The City Barn

Mike Holmes and his family tackle a home full of structural issues for homeowners dealing with their son's health. In this Retooled version, learn what clues to look for to determine if a home is structurally sound.

Thursday
Nov 12
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 2

The Half Done House

A daughter pleads with Mike Holmes and his family to help her parents after a contractor left their home in ruins. In this Retooled version, Mike explains how to navigate a construction lien and reveals when trees on a property become dangerous.

Thursday
Nov 12
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.

Wednesday
Nov 18
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Nov 18
3pm | 2c
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?

Wednesday
Nov 18
4pm | 3c
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.

Wednesday
Nov 18
5pm | 4c