For those in need of some help planning spring and summer home projects, The Home Builders Association of Owensboro’s Home and Garden Show should be able to answer questions and spark some new ideas.
Held March 2 and 3 at the Owensboro Convention Center, the show will feature approximately 125 booths showcasing everything from appliances to landscaping.
Richard Stallings, Executive Officer of the HBAO, expects to see anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 attendees at the event.
“It’s been as big as 5,000 before, but it varies,” he said.
One attendee could walk away with a lot more than ideas. A drawing for $10,000 worth of products and services will be sure to make a dent in someone’s home improvement goals. Twenty sponsors will participate, allowing the winner to spend the prize between them.
“Essentially if they want cabinets from this sponsor and lights over here, or to update their HVAC, they can get the different aspects spending it a la carte,” said Stallings.
There’s no shortage of exhibitors to choose from, with as many as 20 percent new from last year and nearly 90 overall.
Trends to be on the lookout for are, as always, kitchen and bath updates, but also greener and smarter living.
Stallings said a lot of innovation in homebuilding now revolves around energy savings and more affordable smart technology.
“We’re seeing lots of integrations of that,” he said. “Home tech is always a growing area.”
Even products like insulation keep advancing, according to Stallings.
“You don’t just use one product like you did years ago, now you may have three kinds in one house for different areas and needs,” Stallings said.
Those changes and improvements to their products bring some sponsors back year after year.
Jenney Payne of Winsupply said they’ve participated in the show for at least 16 years.
“We just like to support the HBAO because that’s the same type business we have, supported by builders and plumbers,” she said. “Without the builders and plumbers, we wouldn’t be anything.”
This year, Winsupply will be featuring their cabinets, which are locally made from Phill’s Custom Cabinets. They’ll also be showing what’s trending in bath remodels with freestanding tubs, new finishes and lights.
Payne said they also enjoy seeing customers they’ve worked with in the past and seeing what they’re working on now.
Admission to the show is $5 and it will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 2 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 3.
“It’s always a great show,” Payne said.
Participating sponsors include:
A+ Derr Heating & Cooling
All American Home Improvement
American Red Cross
Aquatic Resources Center
Better Business Bureau
Brad Emberton’s Heating & Cooling
Cavanaugh Pools & Spas
City of Owensboro- Grounds
Clearview Glass & Glazing
Commonwealth Concrete Coatings
Compozit Home Systems
Cromwell Radio Group
Culligan of Evansville
D & R Home Repair
Bathrooms in 1 Week
Dutch Heritage Furniture
Evergreen Lawn Care
Farmers House Real Estate
Green River Appliance
Habitat for Humanity
Hagan’s Outdoor Equipment
Henry’s Plumbing & HVAC
Hill Custom Homes
Home Envy / Bath Envy
Homes By Mattingly Construction Mgt.
J & R Construction
Kellems Plumbing & Septic Service
Kent Selby, Realtor– L. Steve Castlen
Landscapes by Dallas Foster
LeafFilter of North Kentucky
Lee Building Products
Lensing Home Consultants
Liberty Financial Division of EFTCU
Logan Lavelle Hunt
Ohio Valley Insurance
Professional Pool Service
Renewal by Andersen
River’s Edge Lawn & Landscape
Royal Electric Design
S & S Earthscapes
Seven Oaks Stone
State Farm Insurance
Swat Pest Management
Two Sisters Décor
UK Department of Entomology
Unique Granite & Marble