On Location With Mike Holmes

Go behind the scenes and on location with Mike Holmes and the rest of the crew on the shoot of HGTV's hit series All American Handyman .

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Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

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Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

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Everybody's All-American

Mike Holmes on location for the HGTV series All American Handyman

Beauty and Brawn

All American Handyman host Anitra Mecadon and judges Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray take a pause for a group shot on the set during season 3.

Downtime

Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray between takes during season 2 of All American Handyman

So a Contractor and a Handyman Walk Into a Bar ...

Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray share some levity on the set of All American Handyman.

Thumbs Up From Mike

Mike, Anitra and Scott man the judges' table during season 3. It's at this table that contestants find out whether they make the cut and move on to the next phase of the contest. Of 20 entrants, all but one are gradually eliminated through a variety of challenges, and only one goes home with a $10,000 prize package and an HGTV development deal.

Judges' Conference

Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray, All American Handyman, season 3

Judges' Conference

Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray, All American Handyman, season 3

From Both Sides of the Camera

Scott, Anitra and Mike with series executive producer Brian Knappmiller on the set of All American Handyman, season 3.

Dealer's Choice

Scott and Mike review headshots and credentials for some of the season 2 contestants.

Under Close Scrutiny

Mike Holmes keeps careful notes as a contestant works through one of the early challenges in the season 1 competition.

Season 1

Judges Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray look on as contestants prep for their challenge in the third episode of season 1. In that build-it challenge, the five finalists were required to design and create a mock kitchen.

Season 1

Mike keeps tabs on the progress and work quality of contestant David Pellot. The challenge in this episode is to finish a mock living room with drywall, trim, window and floor, then install and hang a flat-screen TV.

Season 1

Scott and Mike assess the handiwork of contestant Peter Wong during the season 1 competition.

Season 1

Mike goes in for a close look at the detail work of contestant Dennis Nourry in season 1's third episode.

Season 1

Ryan Ostrom, Kenmore's director of brand management, joins Mike and Scott as a guest judge in the first season of All American Handyman.

Season 1

Scott and Mike watch the proceedings during the final episode of season 1. In their final challenge, the contestants were asked to construct a freestanding outdoor living space.

Season 1

Contestant Dennis Nourry races against the clock in the obstacle course challenge, a series of basic handyman tasks that must be performed within a tightly limited timeframe.

Season 1

Contestant Peter Wong works feverishly in the first season's kitchen installation challenge. Wong would go on to take the grand prize at the finale of season 1 and become the first person to be named HGTV's All American Handyman.

Season 2

Mike offers feedback on some of the work of contestant Natalie Spahle in the season 2 episode "Make or Break."

Season 2

Mike and Scott compare notes in the second episode of season 2, "Good on Paper."

Season 2

Mike talks with contestant Natalie Spahle during the fifth challenge of season 2.

Season 2

Mike and Scott deliberate on which contestants will stay and which will go during one of season 2's elimination challenges.

On Point

Mike Holmes brandishes his trademark steely gaze during the shoot for the All American Handyman season 2 episode "Terrible Twos."

Let the Games Begin: Season 3

Judges Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray are on the set and ready for the third season of All American Handyman.

Season 3

Mike Holmes sets the tone for the third season of All American Handyman, telling the contestants: "You want to be the best handyman? There's only one way to do it, and that's make it right."

Season 3

Guest judge Ryan Ostrom joins host Anitra Mecadon and judges Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray on the set of Season 3's build-it challenge, "Dream Garage."

Season 3

Mikes observes as contestant Sonne Shields checks the support of her newly installed window studs in season 3's fix-it challenge, "A Room with a View."

Season 3

Teammates Julia Crawford and Rodney Boyden install sections of a Trackwall system while judge Mike Holmes and guest judge Ryan Ostrom look on.

Season 3

Under the watchful eye of judge Mike Holmes, contestants Michael West and Sonne Shields plan out their project in the BBQ build-it challenge in episode 5.

Season 3

Contestant Sonne Shields cuts molding for the walls of her project room during season 3's "As Seen on TV" challenge.

Season 3

Mike and team leader Chris Leslie go over the plans for the play-set build in season 3's build-it challenge, "Playground of Dreams."

Mike's-Eye View

Under the watchful eye of Mike, the TV crew films the work of Michael West, Rodney Boyden and Scott Heeres in the "Playground of Dreams" challenge.

Season 3

Mike personally checks out the safety compliance of the swing set built in the playground challenge.

Season 3: The Proving Ground

On the All American Handyman elimination set, contestants Julia Crawford, Carol Webster and Chris Topp are chosen as finalists following season 3's doghouse build-it challenge.

Season 3

Contestant Scott Clark says his goodbyes to the judges on the elimination set of HGTV's All American Handyman.

Season 3

Mike talks to former contestants Paul Steiner and Chris Leslie about the current state of the builds during season 3's build-it challenge, "Dream Kitchen."

The Handymen Behind Handyman

Mike, Scott and Anitra are joined by the season 3 construction team on the set of HGTV's All American Handyman.

Season 3

Occasionally, after a long day of shooting, host Anitra Mecadon gets that strange feeling that the walls are closing in.

Season 3

Mike, Anitra and Scott go in search of a higher perspective as the season 3 finale draws near.

Season 3

Anitra can barely contain her excitement as she and Mike monitor the proceedings in the obstacle course challenge in season 3's fifth episode.

Season 3: Nearing the Finish Line

Mike, Anitra and Scott stand next to the All American Handyman winner's trophy.

Season 3: The Final Four

The four finalists — (left to right) Scott Herres, Sonne Shields, Chris Leslie and Michael West — await the judges' decision on which two contestants make it to the final round.

Season 3: The Winner

Winner Sonne Shields with Mike, Anitra and Scott following the winner's announcement in the third season finale. Sonne's win makes her the first woman to earn the All American Handyman title.

Season 3

That's all, folks.