TORONTO, Nov 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- America's Most Trusted Contractor Offers Advice to Flood Ravaged Homeowners Mike Holmes, star of Holmes on Homes and Holmes in New Orleans on HGTV will be in Nashville November 18.

Mike Holmes is the champion of homeowners who've been ripped off by unscrupulous and incompetent contractors. The historic floods in May 2010, which caused billions of dollars of damage to homes in the city, and in which several counties were named disaster areas, also left countless Nashville homeowners vulnerable to bad restorations, mould and structural damage in their homes as well as easy prey to bad tradespeople.

Nashville is the first stop on the US tour to celebrate the launch of HOLMES magazine that will take him to Atlanta, Charlotte, Richmond, New York, Pittsburgh and Chicago.

"This is the magazine homeowners need to help them with their renovations," Holmes says. "It's the magazine I was searching for and couldn't find. So, I had to make my own, and Make it Right®." The kickoff of the tour will be a party at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Tour sponsor Eaton Electric contributed to the hotel's restoration—which was evacuated and closed after last May's floods.

"We are proud to be a leading presenter of the first Mike Holmes U.S. Tour," said Joanne Edwards, business unit manager, Residential Products Division, Eaton Corporation. "The tour offers an excellent opportunity for us to increase awareness of Eaton's leading residential products and solutions".

Mike is appearing on November 18 from 12pm to 2pm at Books-A-Million at The Coolsprings Galleria, 6718 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. Mike will meet and advise homeowners still dealing with flood damage on renovations and repairs, how to hire the right contractor and protect themselves from fly by night contractors. Mike Holmes is an expert on building for extreme weather. His was the first home built in Brad Pitt's rebuilding of New Orleans Lower Ninth ward after Hurricane Katrina. The house was featured in Holmes in New Orleans and is wind, rain and mould resistant.

Mike Holmes is best known as the outspoken, plain talking contractor and hero of people who've been victimized by bad contractors. A vocal and passionate advocate for homeowners, Mike believes in educating and empowering them to take charge of their renovation projects and protect themselves with permits, contracts and accurate information.

HOLMES, The Magazine to Make it Right® brings Mike Holmes' expertise and passion for home renovation straight to your doorstep, sharing the most recent in home-reno information, from the newest technologies and innovations, products and methods, to the latest in green building. Features include: Ask the Pro, where professionals from across the country will offer answers to renovation questions; Trade Profile, which will showcase tradespeople at the top of their game; Disaster Letters, where homeowners can share their stories and Holmes Heroes which celebrates good contractors who step up and rescue victims of renovations gone wrong and Make it Right®, like Mike.

More information about Mike Holmes visit www.makeitright.ca Download press kit at: http://makeitright.ca/_files/HolmesMagazine_USATour_PressKit.zip For Media interviews with Mike: Liza Drozdov, Director of Communications lizadrozdov@makeitright.ca Amanda Heath, Communications Coordinator amandaheath@makeitright.ca The HOLMES magazine tour is presented by: Eaton, in association with Lumber Liquidators, Lee Valley, York, Husqvarna, Olympic, Granite Transformations and Belgard Hardscapes.

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection Systems™, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential and OEM markets worldwide. Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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