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How We Met Mike Holmes


In the late fall of 2013, I arrived back at the office to find a message from a staff person from the Mike Holmes Group. My 1st reaction was, what could Mike Holmes possibly want with me? Frankly I was worried that somehow  there was a problem with one of our homes that we were not aware of that somehow had ended up in front of Mike. 

So with some trepidation I returned the call and so started what has now become a very successful partnership and the beginning of our becoming the 1st Holmes Approved Homes builder in BC.

It turned out that Mike and his team had researched the best builders in BC  and had identified RDC as a good candidate to deliver their new home certification; they wanted to know if we might be interested joining them to deliver Holmes Approved Homes in our area. (Sea to Sky corridor, West Vancouver, and North Vancouver)

So what does being a  Holmes Approved Homes  builder mean? Many people interpret this as some kind of celebrity endorsement. While Mike is certainly endorsing RDC as one of the best builders he has found, the certification program is far more than a simple endorsement.

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When I looked at the Holmes Approved Homes program I saw 2 benefits to RDC and our clients:

  1. We would be able to bolt onto a very powerful brand to help build our business
  2. We would be subjected to a rigorous 3 party inspection program that I felt would really push my Team to deliver a better product

We worked closely with Mike’s Team to validate our construction materials and methodology and starting in the spring of 2014  to build our 1st certified homes. Today every new home RDC builds is certified by the Holmes Approved Homes inspectors who, depending on the level of certification may make up to 6 visits to our home building sites to check, test and verify what we are building.  

When the home is complete they will deliver a book documenting all the inspections, test results and progress photos to the homeowner and RDC Fine Homes.

If you are interested in exploring the options of building a Mike Holmes Approved Home and want to know more about what the benefits are please contact us!

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