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Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes

The Holmes Group

Through his company The Holmes Group, Mike Holmes leads an international brand with operations in independent media production, new home building and inspection divisions, as well as expansion into product development.



Larry Cavalier

Larry Cavalier

Advanced Technical Service Specialist, Filtrete Laboratory

Larry Cavalier is a Technical Service Specialist for the Filtrete Brand. With 35 years of experience in the air filtration and non-woven web industry, Larry Cavalier frequently leads educational seminars on air filtration, indoor air quality and heating/cooling system maintenance at industry trade shows, conferences and hardware retailers nationwide. Larry acts as the primary liaison between the customers and the laboratory to improve existing technologies and develop new innovations in the air filtration category. In the laboratory, he is responsible for monitoring industry news and trends, testing product performance and guaranteeing the accuracy of the Filtrete Brand product claims.


Nathan Marks

Nathan Marks

Product Development Specialist, Filtrete Laboratory

Nathan Marks is a Product Development Specialist in the Filtrete laboratory. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Nathan has sixteen years of product development experience, including time spent with 3M Purification Inc. and in the Filtrete laboratory. Nathan has developed retail and industrial water filtration products and currently has three issued United States patents.


Andy Fox

Andy Fox

Advanced Product Development Specialist, Filtrete Laboratory

Andy Fox is an Advanced Product Development Specialist in the Filtrete laboratory. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. Andy has twelve years of product and technology development experience, including time spent in both the 3M Corporate Research Process Laboratory and in the Filtrete laboratory. Andy has developed the filter media in many current Filtrete air filters, and he has fourteen issued United States patents.


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Healthy Living

 Three Easy Tools for a Healthier Home Environment

Three Easy Tools for a Healthier Home Environment

You can’t seem to turn on the TV or pick up a magazine lately without running across a story about some kind of contamination in our air, water or food.

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 Time to Tackle Home Maintenance

Time to Tackle Home Maintenance

Follow the ‘SAFETY’ checklist from Trusted HGTV Contractor Mike Holmes.

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Allergen Defense

 Tackle Top Asthma Triggers

Tackle Top Asthma Triggers

One in 12 Americans has asthma, and the numbers are growing every year.

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 Three Strategies for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Three Strategies for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Even if your home looks fresh and clean, indoor air pollution could be creating health risks for you and your family.

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Clean Living

 What’s in Your Air? Common Household Air Pollutants

What’s in Your Air? Common Household Air Pollutants

Do you know what’s in the air you breathe?

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 Bust the Dust – 10 Easy Dust-Fighting Strategies

Bust the Dust – 10 Easy Dust-Fighting Strategies

Dust. No matter what you do, it just keeps turning up, coating bookshelves, sneaking into your cupboards and making itself at home under your bed.

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Odor Reduction

 Seven Days to a Fresher-smelling Home

Seven Days to a Fresher-smelling Home

Store shelves are loaded with odor-fighting products designed to mask the unpleasant smells that can accumulate in your home.

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 What's that Smell in the Home?

What's that Smell in the Home?

Home Improvement Expert Danny Lipford Shares Tips to Eliminate Odors

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Plumbed In Water Filtration

 Improving Efficiency and Extending the Life of Household Appliances Using Filtered Water
By Nathan Marks

Improving Efficiency and Extending the Life of Household Appliances Using Filtered Water By Nathan Marks

More than four out of 10 Americans use home water treatment units, ranging from water pitchers and stations to more sophisticated whole house systems.

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 Water Filtration 101: How to Identify the Right System For Your Home
By Nathan Marks

Water Filtration 101: How to Identify the Right System For Your Home By Nathan Marks

Did you know that the average family of four uses 400 gallons of water every day? With approximately 70 percent of that water used indoors, every homeowner has their own reason for using a water filtration system.

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