..if you ask me, that is.
I know, I know–he looks a little bit like he could kill a man. And here’s a secret…he probably could. He could, but he won’t; he never will, because he’s Holmes on Homes. He’s a good man.
The Canadian contractor and television show host has made it his goal in life to rid Canada of shady contractors. His motto is, “Do it right,” and if someone has already screwed that part up, his backup plan is to “Make it right.”
It’s a Discovery Channel show, but I watch it on HGTV. And from what I can tell, Mike Holmes is truly a caring individual. Some of the homes he fixes (all of which have been buggered up by previous contractors) are for people in wheelchairs–in which case Mike Holmes bends down to speak to them at their own height. Mike Holmes is gentle when helping sweet little ladies, and he explains all of his actions on an age-appropriate level. In other words, he cares.
He’s also set up a scholarship program for higher-education in the trades, which he believes is a necessity if we’re to handle the retirement of the baby boomers with any sort of grace at all. And to top it all off, he received an honorary doctorate from BCIT, on account of his exemplary craftsmanship and humanitarian efforts.
I’ve always wanted an honorary Doctorate.
And so what if he has a seemingly never-ending supply of overalls and white tank tops? A trademark’s a trademark–plus, he dresses up his overalls with long sleeve button-up shirts if he’s going somewhere fancy…like the Ellen Degeneres show:
That’s classy right there. I love a man who knows how to act in public.