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On Holmes On Homes, Who Pays Him For The Work He Does?

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The work carried out on the programme Holmes On Homes is paid for by the homeowner, however these costs are discounted by the TV company depending on the size of the job. According to The Holmes on Homes official website, "Holmes on Homes™ offers discounts depending on the scope of the job, which are passed onto the homeowner. As HOH is a TV show, we have money to cover Mike's time and his crew, and we pass these savings onto the homeowner. Any other costs are paid for by the homeowner."

Holmes was originally hired on Just Ask Jon Eakes, a home improvement show (also on HGTV and formerly in the US on sister network DIY Network) hosted by Jon Eakes, for some behind-the-scenes work. Mike Holmes approached the show's producers Scott Clark McNeil and Michael Quast with an idea for a new kind of home improvement show. Submissions to be on the show were initially few and far between, with Holmes doing work on small botched jobs early on in the series, however, the number of submissions quickly ballooned by the show's fourth season.

Now into its last season, the show is being directed by The Holmes Group's Vice President Pete Kettlewell, who has worked on the show from the very first season where he did the show's audio. The show is produced by The Holmes Group's Vice President Michael Quast, who has been with the show since the fifth season, and also produced by Mike Holmes himself.

As a result of the show's popularity, Holmes has been able to start up the Holmes Foundation, a charity organization which helps raise awareness of skilled trades.
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A: Holmes on Homes™ offers discounts depending on the scope of the job, which are passed onto the homeowner. As HOH is a TV show, we have money to cover Mike's time and his crew, and we pass these savings onto the homeowner. Any other costs are paid for by the homeowner.
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I don't know who does pay for all that is done by mike and his crew.  I hoped maybe the show itself somehow covered it, for the homeowners who already paid once for junk work,  or I hoped the homeowners would sue the pants off the screwball contractors and the money won, would be given to mike and his crew..I always wondered tho how expense was covered.  Also I hate the fact as seems like the show is no longer  being done anymore.  I love mike,  what he does,  the show, his work and done right....I hope they start new shows of it all over again......
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What do you do when a contractor takes your money $27,000? Then the contractor comes back and tells you he spent your money but not on your house project. He may start your project next week. Three months later he still has not started the project and he said he wasn't going to.
He is on Angie's  list. All the references checked out great. Employee's said he was great. Do you no a good contractor in Indianapolis?

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