Mike Holmes and Effect Home Builders announce the launch of Holmes Approved Homes in Edmonton

EDMONTON, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Holmes Group, in partnership with Effect Home Builders, is pleased to announce the launch of the Holmes Approved Homes program in Edmonton. The program, which was introduced by Canada's most trusted contractor and Forbes' Third Most Trustworthy celebrity, Mike Holmes, represents a new standard in home building for the City of Edmonton. Effect Home Builders is the first homebuilder to be granted the authority to build Holmes Approved Homes in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Holmes Approved Homes program emphasizes quality and energy efficiency, incorporating industry-leading products that help protect the home and homeowner. This includes features such as fire and sound protection, high indoor air quality, heat recovery systems and durable materials.

"I partnered with Effect Home Builders for two reasons," stated Mike Holmes, President of The Holmes Group. "First, when it comes to building green homes in Canada they are leaders. And two," continued Holmes, "they share my same values for quality construction. And that's building above industry standards."

"I have my own fully-trained inspectors inspect every Holmes Approved Home at least six times," added Holmes. "Both during and after construction, documenting what they see. They make sure every unit meets what I think will be tomorrow's new standards for homebuilding. No other certification does that."

Effect Home Builders was recently awarded the 2012 CHBA National Green Home Award for their Belgravia NetZero Energy Home—a home that produces as much energy as it consumes. As the only builder in Canada to receive this award, they are now recognized nationally, provincially and locally as the Canada's Top Green Home Builder. The show home is located at 11536 - 74 Avenue, Edmonton and is open for viewing by appointment only.

"We are very excited to join forces with Mike Holmes - we share the same philosophy of quality and sustainability," stated Dale Rott, Managing Partner of Effect Homes. "We are pleased to offer the Holmes Approved Homes package to our clients. Third party verification will add to the peace-of-mind of new homeowners, confirming that their Effect-built home delivers unmatched quality - both now and for the future when they go to resell."

Every Holmes Approved Homes built by Effect Home Builders will be EnerGuide rated to verify the high level of energy efficiency in each home.

For more information on the Holmes Approved Homes Program, please visit www.holmesapprovedhomes.com.

For additional information on Effect Home Builders or a virtual tour of their NetZero show home, please visit www.effecthomes.ca.

About The Holmes Group
The Holmes Group is an international brand with operations in independent media production, new home building and home inspection, as well as expansion into product development. The Holmes Group is entirely owned by Mike Holmes and responsible for developing and managing all HOLMES branded entities, including HOLMES Approved Homes, MIKE HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Workwear, Make It Right Releasing Inc. and The Holmes Foundation.

About Effect Home Builders
Effect Home Builders custom builds refined, energy-efficient homes in Edmonton and surrounding communities.

SOURCE: The Holmes Group/Holmes Approved Homes

For further information:

For all media inquiries regarding Mike Holmes, The Holmes Group and the Holmes Approved Homes program, please contact:

Amanda Heath, Communications Manager
The Holmes Group

For all media inquiries regarding Effect Home Builders, please contact:

Les Wold, Managing Partner
Effect Home Builders Ltd.

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