Canada's Most Trusted Contractor Uncovers Renovation Rip-offs in NYC

    TORONTO, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - Mike Holmes, host of Holmes on Homes(TM), has
teamed up with abc news 20/20 to uncover a contractor rip off in New York
City. Mike, along with reporter Deborah Roberts and the 20/20 news crew,
visits a home renovation in Queens, NY where a contractor disappeared after
taking a large deposit from the homeowners.
    Mike tours the disastrous renovation with the homeowners, points out the
red flags that indicate a renovation going off the rails and advises on next
possible steps victims of botched renovations can take.
    The episode will air on the abc network, on Friday, September 28 at
9:00pm (EST).

    Mike Holmes, internationally known as the homeowner's renovation hero, is
host of the award-winning Holmes on Homes(TM), now airing its 6th successful
season on HGTV Canada and Discovery Home US. Every week Mike uncovers sloppy
and dangerous home renovations done by incompetent or dishonest contractors.
Then he tears it down and Makes it Right(TM).
    Holmes on Homes(TM) airs on HGTV Canada and Discovery Home US.
    Mike teamed up with Wendy Mesley and CBC Marketplace to uncover a crooked
contractor earlier this year. He has also made several appearances on The
Ellen DeGeneres Show.

For further information:

For further information: Liza Drozdov, Director of Communications, The
Holmes Group, (416) 233-7690,

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