2017 Main Stage schedule and more celebrities to come soon
Mike Holmes Jr.
Mike Holmes Jr. (MJ) is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, guest expert and online personality. He started working with his father—celebrity contractor Mike Holmes—when he was just 14 years old on the set of Holmes on Homes®. For 11+ years viewers watched Mike Jr. grow up as he helped his father on some of his most ambitious builds and projects, including Holmes in New Orleans, Mike’s Ultimate Garage and HOME FREE on FOX. Today MJ focuses on a holistic approach to proper homebuilding that supports healthy living and stars in the newest edition of the Holmes series franchise, Holmes + Holmes, where he and his dad transform his modest bachelor bungalow into a two-storey masterpiece.
Steve Barkhouse, founder of Amsted Design-Build, has led the way with Ottawa’s most recognized local renovation company. Amsted has been awarded the GOHBA’s Renovator of the Year an unprecedented five times since its inception, and accepted innumerable local, provincial and national awards throughout the company’s 25 year history. Most recently, Steve was the first Canadian finalist for the international Fred Case Award, recognizing entrepreneurialism, creativity and innovation in the renovation industry.
Growing up on a farm, John Gordon knew he had a future working with his hands. Today, with about 21 years of experience in home renovations, he is the proud Owner of Your Reno Guys, which was most recently named Sales and Service Business of the Year by the Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
John loves to share his knowledge of saving money, setting goals and gaining confidence in the renovations process. John’s expertise is featured in a bi-monthly column in Ottawa Life Magazine, titled “John’s Reno Tips”. Home renovations can feel overwhelming, but John wants to supply all the knowledge he can to make trades work less intimidating and help people create the homes of their dreams.
Herb Lagois is the President and Lead Designer at Lagois Design Build Renovate. Despite having an educational background in architectural design, Herb has always loved the hands-on approach to construction and considers himself blessed to be able to experience both – thus the design and build model behind Lagois Design Build Renovate. Since it’s conception in 1984, Lagois has been constantly developing its systems and processes to help homeowners love where they live.