Following her father, Mike Holmes’ footsteps, Sherry has been part of the TV crew for over a decade. In 2018 she showed off her renovation skills in Holmes: Next Generation on DIY USA. Appropriately, she is the Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, Build for Women in Canada and a regular speaker at Skills Canada events motivating young people to look at the trades for future career opportunities.
Sherry grew up in Toronto working closely with her father, home improvement expert Mike Holmes. When she was 16-years-old she began working at the office behind-the-scenes of Mike’s breakout series, Holmes on Homes®. Then in 2008 Sherry decided to strap on her own tool belt and traveled to New Orleans to help build a hurricane and flood-resistant home for a victim of Hurricane Katrina.
Since then she has been a permanent member of Mike’s Crew, first on Holmes Inspection and then on Holmes Makes It Right, and Holmes & Holmes. She co-hosted Holmes: Next Generation on DIY US and Holmes Family Effect on CTV (2021) with her father and brother Michael.
In addition, Sherry also takes a key role in supporting The Holmes Foundation. The Holmes Foundation, started by her father Mike Holmes, was established to help skilled trades students get the education they need to become top professionals by offering Make it Right Scholarship and Bursary awards. Sherry supports and mentors young women and skilled trades and recently became an Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build.
Sherry and her husband Blake welcomed their first child, a daughter into the world in April 2019. Baby Cali will have her own tool belt soon enough!
Testimonial: Sherry Holmes is an engaging and dynamic speaker and we were lucky to have her as part of the CCWESTT (Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades, and Technology) 2020 Speaker Series. Sherry’s down-to-earth presentation style, combined with her personal stories and sense of humour, made her virtual talk a hit with the audience and left them feeling excited about the opportunities for women in the trades.
Kathryn Atamanchuk, Programs Coordinator, CCWESTT /January 2020