Tensions run high as Mike and Michael Jr. run into a revolving door of disagreements, including the second-floor layout, exterior brick choice and even the necessity of a dishwasher. Then, after months in the making, it's all Holmes on deck to complete the house before the big reveal.
Mike and Michael Jr. take things to the next level as they decide to go into business together. They purchase an outdated, suburban property and face a wonky layout, too many stairs and open-concept headaches.
Minnesota couple Brenda and Peter have two young daughters and love their Minneapolis neighborhood, but the family has outgrown their home and they're ready to purchase a new one. Brenda and Peter have been burned by a contractor in the past and want to avoid that kind of experience again. The couple needs Mike's honest expertise as they view the houses they're considering, hoping to pick the best house for their family.
In Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, carpenter Jake and his realtor wife Lindsay want to buy an investment home to live in, fix up and eventually sell for a profit. The couple shows their favorite options to Mike who helps them see the good, the bad and the ugly in order to get the best house for their money.
Mike makes his way to Minneapolis, Minnesota, ready to help Nick and Samantha choose a new home. But this is no ordinary buy, Sam and Nick are looking at brand new houses and many have yet to be lived in, which means all the more reason to bring along the King of Contractors.
In St. Anthony, Minnesota, Rhonda and Leo Bogee are looking for a home that's both within their budget and perfect for their four-member family. They have two growing sons and they need just the right place. It's contractor Mike Holmes to their rescue, going through the houses, pointing out the pros and cons and ultimately teaching Rhonda and Leo how to buy with confidence and a solid plan.