Sherry Holmes is a Canadian TV personality, construction contractor, home improvement specialist, and philanthropist. She is the daughter of Michael James Holmes — a Canadian architect and TV host. Sherry and her siblings are part of construction crews featured in the Holmes Makes It Right (2012) series on HGTV Canada and other TV shows their dad creates. This article explains how Sherry Holmes got mentorship from her father and personal life.
Ever since she began featuring on her dad's Holmes on Homes series in 2007 in her teen years, Sherry Holmes has inspired many young females, and the youth in general, to join the male-dominated skills trades sector. She has been a permanent member of her father’s construction team in almost seven of his TV shows. You can find out more about her below:
|Full name||Sherry Holmes|
|Date of birth||21 June 1987|
|Age||36 years old (as of 2023)|
|Place of birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Current residence||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||5'5" (165 cm)|
|Weight||123 lbs. (56 kg)|
|Father||Michael Holmes Sr.|
|Brother||Michael Holmes Jr.|
|Children||Cali Kay and Oaklyn Summer|
|Alma mater||Uxbridge Secondary School|
|Profession||Construction contractor, TV personality,DIY home improvement expert, philanthropist|
|Net worth||$2 million (Approximation)|
|Sources of income||Construction projects,DIY home improvement projects, TV shows|
Who is Sherry Holmes?
Sherry Holmes is a television personality, construction contractor, DIY home improvement specialist, and philanthropist from Canada. Many also know her as one of the daughters of Canadian contractor/television host Mike Holmes Sr.
How old is Sherry Holmes?
Sherry Holmes’ age is 36 years as of 2023. She was born in Ontario, Canada, on 21 June 1987.
Who is Sherry Holmes' father?
Her father, Michael James Holmes, is a Canadian architect, builder/contractor, television host, businessman, and philanthropist. Mike Holmes Sr.'s first TV show, Holmes on Homes, premiered on HGTV Canada in 2001. Since then, he has created more building and construction shows for numerous television networks, including DIY Network (USA). These shows are:
- Holmes on Homes on HGTV Canada
- Holmes in New Orleans on HGTV Canada
- Holmes Inspection on HGTV Canada
- Best of Holmes on Homes on HGTV Canada
- Holmes Makes It Right on HGTV Canada
- Mike's Ultimate Garage on HGTV Canada
- Holmes and Holmes on DIY Network (USA)
- Holmes: Buy It Right on DIY Network (USA)
- Holmes: Next Generation on DIY Network (USA)
- Holmes Makes It Right: Retooled on DIY Network (USA)
- Holmes 911 on CTV Life (Canada)
- Holmes Family Effect on FOX (USA)
- Holmes Family Rescue on HGTV Canada and later on CTV Life (Canada)
Who is Sherry Holmes' mother?
Her mum, Alexandra Lorex, is a Canadian-American. She married Mike Holmes Sr. in 1982 and divorced in 1993. Because of this, Mike's parents raised their three children.
Who are Sherry Holmes' siblings?
The Canadian TV personality is the second child in her family. Sherry Holmes' elder sister, Amanda Holmes, was born on 2 September 1984 in Canada, while her younger brother, Mike Holmes Jr., was born on 25 July 1989 in Canada.
Amanda Holmes is known for featuring in Holmes on Homes (2001) and Holmes Family Rescue (2021) television shows on HGTV Canada. Meanwhile, Mike Holmes Jr. has appeared on Holmes on Homes (2001), Holmes Inspection (2009), and Holmes and Holmes (2016).
Sherry Holmes' brother is married to Lisa Grant (a herbalist and holistic health coach). Their wedding was on 13 August 2017, and the couple now has one child.
Sherry Holmes' educational background
She completed her high school education at Uxbridge Secondary School.
What does Sherry Holmes do for a living?
She makes a living as a construction contractor, DIY home improvement specialist, and TV personality.
Sherry Holmes' career history
Sherry and her siblings grew up playing with their dad and watching him work. At 16, she began to work behind the scenes on construction projects that aired in his Holmes on Homes TV series.
Her brother joined the crew in 2003 at age 14 before taking a three-year carpentry program at George Brown College. "Start ’em young" was the philosophy in the Holmes household.
Mike Holmes Sr. started his construction career at age 19 and established his first contracting company two years later. He now owns three companies and around 13 TV shows, which have earned him multiple awards.
The TV star officially launched Sherry's on-screen TV career in 2007. Since then, the lady has worked on multiple construction projects, including rebuilding homes for New Orleans residents in 2008 after the Hurricane Katrina floods hit the region.
After the New Orleans project, Sherry became a permanent member of her dad's Holmes Makes It Right construction crew. Also, she has appeared alongside her father and brother in at least seven construction TV shows.
Some of these shows are Holmes: Next Generation on DIY Network, Holmes 911 on CTV Life, and Holmes and Holmes on DIY Network.
Sherry also joined the cast of HGTV’s Home to Win in 2021. Social issues like sexism in the industry and the lingering stigma that skilled trades are a "fallback career that just men do" inspired her to expand her skill set at age 21. As a result, the lady has managed to excel in her career and uplift others.
As a philanthropist, she supports and mentors youths who want to enter Skills Canada and World Skills trades. Sherry also mentors young women through Conestoga College's Jill of All Trades and is an Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity's Annual Women Build Event— a program encouraging women to help build stronger and safer communities.
How much is Sherry Holmes worth?
Sherry Holmes’ net worth is around $2 million. Her money comes from her thriving building contractor and TV personality career.
Is Sherry Holmes married?
She has been married to television personality Blake Steed since 13 December 2018. The two first met when working on the High Park playground rebuilding project in 2012. After the job, Sherry recruited Blake into the construction team, and later, they started dating. The couple got engaged on 11 June 2017, then tied the knot in St. Lucia, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 2018.
Who is Sherry Holmes married to?
Sherry Holmes' husband, Blake Steed, is a construction contractor, and they often appear together in her father's television shows.
How many kids does Sherry Holmes have?
She has two children as of this writing. Blake Steed and Sherry Holmes' kids, Cali Kay Holmes Steed and Oaklyn Summer Holmes Steed, have a two-year age gap. Cali was born on 21 April 2019 in Canada, while Oaklyn was born on 6 October 2021.
What kind of tumor did Sherry Holmes have?
In 2002, the doctors did a CT scan on her and discovered a brain tumor (brain cancer)which caused her headaches. Fortunately, they were able to remove it through surgery. Sherry Holmes' brain tumor incident inspired her father to do a fundraising to support healthcare facilities like the Georgetown Hospital.
What kind of brain tumor did Sherry Holmes have?
She had a malignant, inoperable brain tumor, but the doctors managed to remove it through surgery.
How tall is Sherry Holmes?
Sherry Holmes' height is 5 feet 5 inches (165 centimeters).
Social media presence
Besides her verified Instagram and Facebook accounts, Sherry Holmes has an active X (Twitter) handle, @thesherryholmes.
Facts about Sherry Holmes
- She is the most famous of the two Holmes sisters.
- Sherry is a world traveler and adventurer.
- She is good at riding sports motorbikes.
- Sherry can do most construction and home decoration jobs but does not do electrical work.
Sherry Holmes has significantly impacted Canada's skilled trades workforce by demonstrating that women can transform and improve the construction industry.
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