Within the last few 10-15 years, the industry of Residential Common Technicians has taken a defeating by the media. Television, maganizes and articles have waged war on the image, standing and trust of Common Contractors. This really is something which as a Home Owner, you have to first bear in mind of.
These 3 shows gave House Homeowners an “inside” explore construction techniques and strategies, giving lots of advice, information and wisdom. I guess they had a loyal skilled tradesmen amongst hobbyists, technicians and weekend warriors. But it didn’t appeal much to the general masses. In the end, not everybody is enthusiastic about learning how exactly to cut Crown Moulding or how to pick the very best modem bits. Along came a present on HGTV named Holmes on Homes. The whole philosophy of the display was to unearth the misdeeds of cheap, dishonest and unprofessional companies while at once portraying the House Owners as the innocent patients in a “deal gone bad” ;.Along comes our saviour, Mr. Holmes, to truly save your day and correct the wrongs. THE PROBLEM – Exist unqualified, unprofessional and illegal technicians out however? YOU BET! At the same time frame, you could ask…are there unqualified, unprofessional and illegal Lawyers? Doctors? Police Officers? Real House Agents? Mortgage Brokers? Accountants? And etc? YOU BET there are! Every industry has the great, the poor, the mediocre, the excellent and the horrendous. That’s life, that’s people. That show sent a subliminal message to House Owners – Different companies BAD…Mike Holmes GOOD. Mr. Holmes is just a wise man. He understands how to make money and promote himself. Good for him! Nevertheless, his display has unjustly tainted the picture of an entire industry, performed a good deed in deceptive home homeowners, and started a trend of “contractor bashing” that’s prevailed since. For each of Mike’s discusses “License, Insurance and permits”, I think it is strange that Paul Holmes herself isn’t registered to hold out the job that he conducted on the show. The Ministry of Property and Municipal Affairs features a obvious mandate for accreditation and Mr. Holmes herself is NOT a licensed Carpenter. Technically, every time he altered any architectural wood element of your home or sold woodworking companies he was doing this without the correct licensing, breaking regulations and casting himself to the poor darkness with which he therefore easily brands so many other contractors. Hypocrite.
More over, though it does work that numerous of the house homeowners on that report were primarily scammed, misled or cheated, all of the time and most of the Home Homeowners produced it upon themselves. How do I am aware? I will assure that many of the House Owners decided their contractor based on price. The ever so attractive taste of a “good deal” ;.Needless to say, they don’t inform you that on the show. It kills the “victimized” position