HBA Home Remodeling Expo Starts Friday, October 16

The HBA’s Home Remodeling Expo begins this Friday, October 16 at 1 p.m. in the E*Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Attendees will find all the products and professionals under one roof that they would need for any scope of home improvement project.

HBA Home Remodeling Expo Hours:
Friday, October 16 – 1 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, October 17 – 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, October 18 – 11 am to 5 pm
Admission: $4

This year, show attendees will have an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $250 gift certificate from American Glass. Expo attendees who opt to learn more at one of the Expo’s educational seminars will have a special opportunity to win one of more than $3500 worth of prizes donated by exhibitors including one grand prize for which all seminar attendees will be eligible — $1,000 toward a remodeling project performed by a participating HBA remodeler.

Seminars offered by the HBA Remodelers Council include:
Which Remodeler Is Right for Your Project?
Friday – 4pm Saturday – 1pm Sunday – 3pm
Tax Credits: Let’s Get Real – KPM, CPAs
Friday – 3pm Saturday – 3pm
Home Improvements for Value & Lifestyle
Saturday – 2pm Sunday – 1pm

“Remodeling activity is healthy,” said Matt Morrow, Chief Executive Officer of the HBA of Greater Springfield. “Residential remodeling showed modest gains during the second quarter of 2009 with increases in all indicators, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI). And, there are tax incentives right now for those interested in upgrading certain energy efficient appliances and equipment.”

In the Midwest, the remodeling index climbed from 36.1 to 38.3. All measures for future expectations in the remodeling market increased significantly nationwide. Remodelers reported growth in calls for bids at 38.8 (up from 34.2 in the first quarter).