February 3rd 10 am – 6 pm

February 4th 11 am – 4 pm

WNC AG Center Davis Arena


The Build & Remodel Expo is the perfect place to learn about new trends, and talk one-on-one with industry professionals. Join us for informative workshops and demonstrations at the Education Stage, located on Aisle 400. 

Saturday, February 3

11:00 – Flowering Edible Container Gardens

Shelly McKinney, Snow Creek Landscaping

When aesthetics and functionality combine on your front door – and more! Learn how to design and create a stunning container garden that touches all senses, through seasonal flowers, herbs, and delicious veggies. Bring the edible container garden trend to your home this season.

12:00 – Technology in Renovation

Adam Clark, Best Buy Metals, LLC

Displaying how technology can provide customers with better insight and understanding of the options available in the home building and renovation experience. Utilizing drone imagery and calculations to create a unique experience. Utilizing drone imagery and calculations to create a unique experience customized final product for each customer.

1:00 – Cabinet Refinishing with No Sanding

Tom Terrana, Nhance Wood Refinishing

Join Tom for a demonstration on cabinet refinishing with no sanding, dust, mess, or odor using the Nhance process.
Will also demonstrate how to renew granite counter-tops like new using the Nhance process.

2:00 – Got Mold?

Diane Holmes, 1-800 Water Damage of WNC

What is mold? Do you need to think about mold during a remodel & or new build? What should I do about mold if/when we come across it during are model or new construction? All these questions and more answered in Diane’s presentation.  

3:00 – Staining and Sprucing up Your Deck for Spring

Mara Chambers, CertaPro Painter of Asheville

Demonstration of best practices for staining and protecting your decks.

4:00 – Building Green

Curtis McCurry, Timber Block

What Makes a Green Home & Benefits of Building Green. Discuss aspects of building green and explore green building options available from the building site to finishes.

5:00 – Crime in Asheville: Securing your Property

Matthew Nederlanden, SCW Security

In this presentation, we’ll be discussing crime in Asheville using maps and stats. We’ll cover the top 5 reasons that someone gets a security camera system: to be able to check in remotely, lower their liability, discourage crime, and allow them to know when someone is coming or going.


Sunday, February 4

12:00 – The Bountiful Benefits of Building Green

Sam Ruark-Eastes, Green Built Alliance

Green Building reduces utility costs, improves comfort and supports healthy living. In this workshop we will discuss the basics and many benefits of Green Built homes, how to find good contractors, and the best choices to make in new construction and remodeling.

1:00 – Getting Organized in the Closet of your Dreams

Uma Bode, Carolina Closets

An engaging presentation about how to organize a closet or storage space for maximum usability. We will look at “secrets” of closet design, including how to use corners, variation in rod height to maximize shelf apace, and beautiful accessories like tie & belt hooks, valet rods, baskets and more.

2:00 – Financing Your Dream Home: Building or Renovating

Donna King, Union Home Mortgage

Review financing options available for construction to perm loans as well as all types of renovation loans. We will review the criteria for each loan and the different types of renovations allowed on each loan program.

3:00 – Playhouse Showdown Raffle

Join us as we announce the 5 lucky winners of the 2017 Playhouse Showdown! Each “Country Cottage“  themed playhouse was planned, designed and created by students of five local Buncombe County Schools under the mentorship of AHBA Builder Members and dedicated teachers. Enter for a chance to win a playhouse, tickets are $5 each. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite playhouse on display in the outdoor living section!

Pick up a Free Construction Hat!

Children 6 and under are encouraged to stop by the Asheville HBA Careers in Construction Booth next to the Playhouses during the Build & Remodel Expo for their free Hard Hat! (while supplies last)   

Our area’s local construction industry offers multiple opportunities for rewarding careers through building and remodeling homes and developing our growing community in western North Carolina. Learn more here