TORONTO, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - After more than a decade of working
together, Mike Holmes and CEO, Michael Quast have decided to part
company. The amicable split comes on the heels of lengthy discussions
on the company's future direction.
Mike Holmes and Michael Quast met in 2001 when Mike presented Quast,
then a Production Executive at HGTV, with the idea for a television
show that eventually became Holmes On Homes. Quast served as the
series' first Production Executive and in 2005, as Holmes On Homes was
starting its fifth season, Quast joined The Holmes Group as VP of
Development. He was named CEO in 2011.
Since 2005, Mike Holmes' Brand has expanded into one of the most
recognizable and trusted brands in North America. With television shows
distributed internationally, countless accolades and awards, a clothing
line and numerous other co-branded products, books, a home inspection
business and a division that manages land development and new home
construction, The Holmes Group has had tremendous growth and success.
"We blazed a new trail and I'm very proud of what we created together,"
said Michael Quast. "I always knew there was great potential and I
think what we achieved in a short time was remarkable. I wish Mike and
The Holmes Group long and continued success."
"Michael has been an important part of The Holmes Group since 2005,"
stated Mike Holmes. "Even before that, when he was a Production
Executive at HGTV, Michael was the guy who 'tricked me' into doing a
television series in the first place. I'll miss him."
"The Holmes Group continues to push forward and grow," commented Holmes.
"You're going to see big things."
About The Holmes Group
The Holmes Group is an international brand with operations in
independent media production, new home building and inspection
divisions, as well as expansion into product development. Entirely
owned by Mike Holmes, The Holmes Group is responsible for developing
and managing all entities affiliated to the HOLMES brand, including
HOLMES Homes, HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Workwear, Make It Right
Releasing Inc., and The Holmes Foundation.
SOURCE The Holmes Group/Restovate Ltd.
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For all queries and questions concerning The Holmes Group please contact:
Liza Drozdov, Director of Communications - The Holmes Group