February 1, 2020

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

February 2, 2020

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WNC Ag Center – Davis Event Center

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.

 

2020 Education Schedule

Saturday, February 1

10:30 – Air Sealing – Living Healthy, Comfortably & Efficiently 

Eric Schilling, AeroBarrier Western North Carolina

How does the air barrier affect the health, comfort, and efficiency of your home? A brief overview of what to think about and what to do when your home is not effectively sealed from air leakage or entrance.   

 

11:15 – Outdoor Living – Your Home’s Ultimate Bonus Room

Ali Mangkang and Steve Guiffre, Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware

Whether you are considering a new deck, outdoor kitchen, screened porch or other gathering space, we will explore materials for planning your project, and considerations related to budget and maintenance.   

 

12:00 – Cabinet Refinishing – Solid Stain Process

Tom Terrana, Nhance Wood Refinishing

Will demonstrate wood finish cabinets to beautiful solid stain. Tom will also demonstrate granite countertop renewal to new stone finish. 

 

12:45 – Part 1: The Basics of Green Built Homes: Why Build Green?

Matt Vande, Co-founder and Principal of VandeMusser Design

This course will cover reasons to build green including locally available programs and incentives.  

 

1:30  – Part 2: The Basics of Green Built Homes: What is Green Building?

Matt Vande, Co-founder and Principal of VandeMusser Design

This course will build upon the previous session and provide an overview of the various strategies employed by green builders in the WNC market.

 

2:15 – Container Gardening

Shelly McKinny, Snow Creek Landscape Services

Join Shelly for a quick lesson on creating beautiful and functional (edible) container gardens that will liven up any home. Watch closely as she demos the installation of a container garden from the basic materials to a finished product. 

 

3:00 – How to Maximize Your Space

Nancy Martin, The Garage Authority

Rise Above the Mess: Maximize your space without sacrificing design, function, accessibility, and enhancing the value of your home.

 

3:45 – Chimney Systems and Safety

Richie Baxley, Environmental Chimney Service

Types of chimney systems and how they can underperform. Keep your home and family safe by knowing chimney maintenance and safety.

 

4:30 – Protecting Trees Through New Home and Addition Construction

  1. Patrick George, Heatwood Tree Services LLC

We will walk through a list of simple precautions, actions, and agreements to consider to help existing trees survive and thrive through the construction process. The really big takeaway is to protect trees, we need to treat the ground around them as sacred.

 

Sunday, February 2

11:30 – Outdoor Living – Your Home’s Ultimate Bonus Room

Ali Mangkang and Steve Guiffre, Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware

Whether you are considering a new deck, outdoor kitchen, screened porch or other gathering space, we will explore materials for planning your project, and considerations related to budget and maintenance.

 

12:15 – Designing a Holistic Landscape

Ian Smith, Snow Creek Landscape Services

Join Snow Creek Landscape Services for a presentation that will help you design the perfect multi-sensory experience in your backyard. With a quick history lesson and brainstorming session, we’ll then explore the many ways you can individualize your landscape to the fullest for now and the future.   

 

1:00 – Decorative Concrete Floors

Daniel de Wit, EnnisArt Decorative Concrete

Learn about how a decorative finish is applied to an existing concrete slab and what steps a homeowner or builder can take to ensure an efficient, beautiful, durable, and affordable contemporary concrete floor installation.  

 

1:45 – Trees & Property Value

Doug Johnson, Owner of Organic Tree Service

We help homeowners understand how trees can improve property value and or be a liability. We will share suggestions for complimenting their landscape with perfectly situated and pruned trees.  

 

3:00 – Playhouse Showdown Raffle

Join us as we announce the five lucky winners of the 2020 Playhouse Showdown! Each “Modern Farmhouse“  themed playhouse was planned, designed and created by students of five local Buncombe County Schools, using AHBA member donated materials, 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!