Empire Communities has announced a partnership with Mike Holmes and his HOLMES Approved Homes Program for all of its Ontario low-rise communities. Empire was approached by the Holmes team to join the exclusive program, the company says in a news release. “Empire is the biggest builder we’ve partnered with, hands down,” Holmes said.
“I’m excited about this partnership because it helps me to reach more homebuyers. Everyone deserves to have a home built right. Thanks to this partnership with Empire, now they can. This is going to be huge!”
The news release says the HOLMES Approved Homes Program implements Mike Holmes’ mandate in new-home construction, giving homebuyers the opportunity to purchase a home built to Mike’s standards. Every unit registered in the program must undergo a series of inspections during critical stages of construction to receive HOLMES Approved Homes certification.
“We are honoured that the Holmes team personally selected us for the HOLMES Approved Homes Program and are thrilled to say inspections have already begun at our sites in Southwestern Ontario,” says Paul A. Golini Jr.,Empire’s co-founder and executive vice president, industry relations.
Through the partnership, every Empire home that is part of the program will be inspected both during and after construction, including building envelope reviews, thermographic scans, and a complete review of finishes, plumbing, HVAC and electrical, among other inspections.
“By providing our homeowners with transparent proof that their home has been built to be safer, stronger and more durable thanks to superior construction practices and a strict adherence to proper code, they can have peace of mind knowing their future home has been built to last and is a smart investment,” Golini said.
Empire lowrise communities currently registered in the HOLMES Approved Homes Program include Eaton Square, Glow, Imagine, Lakeside, Lush at Victory, Summerlea, Victory, Wyndance and Wyndfield.