The 2008 HBA Home Remodeling Expo is scheduled for Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19 in the E*Plex at the Missouri Entertainment and Event Center (Ozark Empire Fairgrounds).
For the second time in its nine-year history, the HBA’s Home Remodeling Expo’s booth space sold out nearly a month before the show. There are 137 vendors in 225 booths.
“After enduring a series of natural disasters in recent years, area homeowners have discovered the importance and value of connecting with reputable contractors and suppliers,” said HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow. “The Expo is attractive to vendors because many consumers are coming to take advantage of the convenient opportunity to interview HBA member remodelers and trades people face-to-face. This is the best consumer protection plan, in any economic environment, for a homeowner. You won’t be tempted out of desperation to hire someone going to door-to-door after a storm to repair your roof. That rarely ends well for the consumer.”
Whether homeowners are considering a simple “do-it-yourself” painting project, or a large scale kitchen remodel, they’ll find the right products and professionals for the job under one roof at the Expo. They’ll also find educational seminars presented by the pros at no additional expense beyond the price of admission.
“One of our seminars focuses on protecting the homeowner by teaching them to properly evaluate their project and hire the right professional for it,” said Morrow. “We know that now, more than ever, people need to know which remodeling projects have the greatest value for the investment and which are the most desirable to potential homeowners. One of our seminars will review some excellent data related to that issue, specific to our region, which will help people choose the most viable home improvements for this market.”
Morrow said there’s also a seminar program especially for seniors. “As a large segment of our population ages, there’s a need to modify homes to adapt to physical and lifestyle changes. Several of our remodelers have a high level of expertise and training in that specialty.”
Dates and Hours.
Friday, October 17 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location and Cost.
The 2008 HBA Home Remodeling EXPO is located at the Missouri Entertainment and Event Center E*Plex (Ozark Empire Fairgrounds) – a convenient show venue, right off Interstate 44, with plenty of free parking conveniently located near the main entrance. EXPO admission is $4 per person. Prior to Friday, Oct. 17, you can pick up a $1 off coupon at the HBA office, located in Corporate Village, 636 W. Republic Rd., D-108, 881-3711.
Free Seminars – All programs are presented by the HBA’s Remodelors™ Council
Friday, October 17
3 p.m. Seniors: Remodel It Right!
4 p.m. Which Remodeler is Right for Your Project?
Saturday, October 18
1 p.m. Which Remodeler is Right for Your Project?
3 p.m. Improving for Value and Lifestyle
5 p.m. Seniors: Remodel It Right!
Sunday, October 19
1 p.m. Improving for Value and Lifestyle
3 p.m., Which Remodeler is Right for Your Project
The 2008 HBA Remodeling EXPO is better than ever, offering consumers more variety. Thousands are expected to attend the three-day show. The 2008 HBA Home Remodeling EXPO will be open to the public on Friday, October 17 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, October 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex Exhibit Halls. Admission is $4 per day for adults. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free of charge.
For more information call 417-881-3711 or go to www.springfieldhba.com for details.
** MEDIA REMINDER**
Members of the press and electronic media may schedule advance interviews, live remotes (show set up begins Tues. Oct. 14), photos, video, etc., by contacting HBA of Greater Springfield Executive Officer Matt Morrow at 417-881-3711 or 417-838-7009.