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Mikes Holmes to open home inspection business

Celebrity renovator Mike Holmes is launching his own home inspection business.

Celebrity renovator Mike Holmes is launching his own home inspection business.

The beefy contractor, known for unearthing renovation horror stories on the defunct HGTV series "Holmes on Homes," will launch Mike Holmes Inspections in the southwestern Ontario communities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge.

Holmes says many homeowners have emailed and written him complaining about the quality of their home inspections.

He says his company will offer inspections, energy audits and "will provide homeowners with the facts, not just an opinion."

A spokeswoman says business opens Monday and depending on how it's received, could be extended to the rest of the country.

Holmes' next TV endeavour is the two-part documentary, "Holmes in New Orleans," airing April 7 and 8 on Global. It documents the rebuilding of a home destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

It'll be followed by a six-part mini-series on HGTV starting April 9.

His popular series, "Holmes on Homes," wrapped last year and was known for uncovering sloppy and dangerous renovations done by incompetent or dishonest contractors.

A spokeswoman says Holmes' recently began production on a new show to be called, "The Holmes Inspection." It's about people who've been victimized by a bad home inspection and is expected to hit the air in the fall.

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