For all the quotes on following your passion, there are very few people who do it. Sherry Holmes is one of those few people who has made a career out of a thing she loves. The reality star is against the idea of settling down with one company and likes to wander around and explore. She has also proven herself to be a skilled and passionate tradeswoman who is not afraid to get her hands dirty and try new things. True to her ideals, Sherry is engaged in diverse fields from philanthropy to construction and advocacy. Even though she has made a name for herself as a television personality, she is a closed and private person. Today, we take a look at the wiki-bio of Sherry Holmes.
Sherry Holmes was born on June 21, 1987, to Alexandra Lorex and Mike Holmes. During this time, Mike Holmes has just started to establish himself in the construction industry. One of the three kids in the Holmes household, Sherry grew up alongside her siblings, Amanda Holmes, and Mike Holmes Jr. Born and raised in Canada, Sherry was heavily influenced by her father. When she was young, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had a successful surgery to remove it.
On the education side of things, Sherry began her schooling at a private elementary school in her hometown. She attended Uxbridge Secondary School where she completed her high school. Sherry has followed in her father’s footsteps and joined his construction crew, Make It Right, which aims to fix homes that have been poorly built or damaged by natural disasters.
Even though Sherry worked with her father as early as the age of sixteen she began her professional life as an avid traveler. Soon after graduating from college, she started raising money to travel the world. She did so by working behind the scenes for Holmes on Homes. It was only in 2008 that Sherry began working for her career in construction. This came in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as Sherry traveled to New Orleans to help build a home for the victims. She gradually became more involved in the construction and started appearing on camera as well.
Sherry’s first major role was on Holmes Inspection, a show that aired from 2009 to 2012. The show focused on inspecting and fixing homes that failed inspection due to shoddy workmanship or code violations. Sherry worked alongside her father and brother to help homeowners who had been ripped off by contractors or builders.
She learned the basics of building and renovating from her father and brother, Mike Jr., And since has gone on to prove herself to be a skilled and passionate tradeswoman who is not afraid to get her hands dirty and try new things.
Sherry’s next role was on Holmes Makes It Right, a show that aired from 2012 to 2016. The show featured more challenging and complex projects that required more skills and expertise from the construction crew. Sherry helped her father and brother to renovate homes that were affected by natural disasters, such as floods, fires, or storms. She also helped to transform spaces for people with special needs or disabilities.
Sherry then go on to work on Holmes: Next Generation, a show that aired in 2018. The show marked the first time that Sherry co-hosted a show with her father and brother. The show showcased their family dynamic and their passion for making it right for homeowners who needed their help. The show also highlighted Sherry’s skills as a framer and a tiler.
Sherry’s latest role is on Holmes Family Rescue, a show that aired in 2021. The show featured Sherry co-hosting with her father and brother again, but this time with a more humanitarian focus. The show aimed to rescue families who were living in unsafe or unhealthy homes due to various circumstances. The show also involved working with local communities and organizations to make a positive impact.
Holmes on Homes
Behind the scenes
Sherry started working on this show when she was 16 years old.
Sherry worked with her father and brother to inspect and fix homes that failed inspection.
Holmes Makes It Right
Sherry helped her father and brother to renovate homes that were damaged by natural disasters or poor workmanship.
Holmes: Next Generation
Sherry co-hosted this show with her father and brother, where they tackled challenging home improvement projects.
Holmes Family Rescue
Sherry co-hosted this show with her father and brother, where they rescued families who were living in unsafe or unhealthy homes.
Sherry has also developed her own identity as a TV personality and motivational speaker. She is an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Women Build Event, where she encourages more women to join the trades. She is also a mentor for young people who want to pursue a career in construction. She supports Skills Canada and World Skills and also mentors young women through Conestoga College’s Jill of All Trades. Sherry has shared her story and insights on various platforms, such as podcasts, magazines, and social media. Sherry has said;
” If you’re thinking about getting into the trades, go for it! If it’s your passion learn as much as you can. It might be harder than you think to make your mark, but I promise you it will be worth it. It just might change your life”
Sherry’s success in television and construction has helped her incur satisfactory wealth in addition to her fame. As of 2023, she has an estimated net worth of $1.5 M.
Replicating her professional success in her personal life:
In the past, there were rumors about Sherry and Damon Bennett, which she put to rest with her marriage. Sherry is married to her boyfriend Blake Steed who is also a builder and the pair shares two children with him. Sherry and Blake met as a construction crew after he had just joined the Holmes Crew. They got engaged on June 11, 2017, and tied the knot on December 13, 2018. Their wedding was held in St. Lucia, Toronto, and was attended by family, close friends, and some colleagues. Sherry was six months pregnant during the wedding. The couple revealed the gender of their baby at the reception by shooting off confetti poppers with pink paper. They gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Cali Kay Holmes Steed on the 22nd of April, 2019. They welcomed their second child Oaklyn Summer on October 6, 2021.
Sherry has a natural beauty that does not need much enhancement. She has a slim figure and a fair complexion and a stature of 5 feet 6 inches approx. She has hazel eyes and blonde hair which are usually tied up in a ponytail or a bun, keeping it out of her face as she worked. She keeps her style practical and comfortable. She wears jeans that fit her well and T-shirts that showed off her toned arms. She likes to layer hoodies and jackets for warmth and protection. She also wears boots that are sturdy and durable.