Mike and the Holmes on Homes(TM) crew Make it Right(TM).



    Family back in home for Christmas

    TORONTO, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - 'Lien on Me' - the rotten renovation that
inspired the creation of The Holmes Foundation - is almost complete. Joe and
Christina will be home for Christmas.
    "We can't wait to get back home - it's been a long journey," says
homeowner Christina. "We don't even care if there's furniture - just our beds
and a Christmas tree and we'll be happy."
    On Thursday, December 13 at 2:00pm Mike Holmes will hold a press
conference to return the home to the family. The location is 22 Oakfield
Drive, Etobicoke, ON (off Royal York Road, north of The Queensway) - the site
of the original home that Mike had to completely demolish and rebuild. Joe and
Christina will attend the event.
    The new home is unique and contains many green features and uses leading
edge building methods, materials and technology. It will also be a prototype
of the kind of house Mike Holmes intends to build: reliable, eco-friendly,
energy efficient, fire, water and mould resistant and designed to stand the
test of time.
    The entire project will air as a 2 hour 'Lien on Me' special, which will
be broadcast on HGTV Canada on February 28, 2008.
    'Lien on Me' is the story of Christina and Joe, a couple whose home was
ruined by a contractor who left their house completely uninhabitable and
unsafe, then put a lien on the home - for more than the amount of the original
contract. The 'Lien on Me' project marked the first time the Holmes on
Homes(TM) team has felt it would be more practical to tear down and rebuild an
entire home than to attempt to repair the damage done by a contractor.
    It is also the project that inspired the creation of The Holmes
Foundation - a national foundation that will change the building and
renovation industry in Canada. The Holmes Foundation raised funds from
contributions and the support of founding sponsors and industry supporters to
pay for the rebuilding on the family's home.
    The mission of The Holmes Foundation is to ensure that all residential
renovation and construction in Canada is done right...the first time.

    The Holmes Foundation partners with schools, businesses and governments
to raise the profile and reputation of all skilled trades in Canada, and uses
Mike Holmes' reputation to encourage young people to pursue careers in the
skilled trades and to encourage employers to hire them. In addition, The
Holmes Foundation provides information on careers in the building trades and
offers scholarships and bursaries to students pursuing training in these
trades.

    Mike Holmes is an international television star and a home renovation
advocate who passionately believes in his motto: Make it Right(TM). For six
successful seasons on television Mike Holmes has helped homeowners who have
been taken advantage of by dishonest and incompetent contractors.





For further information:

For further information: Liza Drozdov at: liza@holmesonhomes.com, (416)
233-6066 x209

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