Monday, March 9, 2015

Empire Communities Partners with Mike Holmes for HOLMES Approved Homes Program

It was announced today that Empire Communities, a home builder with a 20 year track record of building quality homes in Ontario, is the latest member of the Holmes Approved Homes program. The partnership between the two companies was announced via a press release:


Empire Communities Partners with Mike Holmes for HOLMES Approved Homes Program

The partnership will see Empire's lowrise communities inspected and certified by HOLMES Approved Homes inspectors

VAUGHAN, ON, March 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Empire Communities continues its commitment to building homes of enduring value with the announcement that they partnered with Mike Holmes and his HOLMES Approved Homes Program for all of its lowrise communities in Ontario. Empire was approached by the Holmes team to join the exclusive program.

"Empire is the biggest builder we've partnered with, hands down," states Mike Holmes. "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 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., Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Industry Relations, Empire.

The HOLMES Approved Homes Program augments Partner Builders' quality assurance programs, based on Mike's building specifications, and transfers that value to their clients for added reassurance and their peace of mind.

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.

Once all inspections are complete, Empire homeowners will receive a HOLMES Approved Homes Summary Report as a transparent record of their home's construction and to help build future value.

"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," says Golini.

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.

In its 20-year history, Empire has achieved over 90 awards for outstanding service, achievement and design. The company is one of the most awarded Green Builders in Ontario having for a number of years been recognized by the HHHBA, WRHBA, BILD and EnerQuality as Green Builder of the Year.  In 2014 EnerQuality recognized Empire for achieving 1000 ENERGY STAR® qualified homes in their Wyndfield Community making them the largest ENERGY STAR® builder in Southwestern Ontario.

For Empire interview opportunities, please contact Vicbar Marketing Ltd.

For all inquiries regarding Mike Holmes, including interviews, please contact The Holmes Group.

SOURCE Empire Communities

Image with caption: "Mike Holmes (CNW Group/Empire Communities/The Holmes Group)". Image available at:

 For further information: Media Contacts: Vicki Griffiths, Vicbar Marketing Ltd., Ph: 416-510-0073, Cel: 416-432-8785,; Jodi Goulart, Vicbar Marketing Ltd., Cel: 647-887-8643,; Amanda Heath, The Holmes Group, 647-253-0300 ext. 410,

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