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.
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