The latest in construction, landscaping & gardening at Red Deer Home Show

By Sheldon Spackman
March 11, 2018 - 2:02pm

The 39th annual Red Deer Home Show brought out thousands to Westerner Park over the past three days and showcased some of the housing industry’s latest technologies and innovations.

The event from March 9 – 11 was hosted by the Canadian Home Builders Association – Central Alberta and also featured numerous Guest Speakers, including Mickey Fabbiano and Sebastian Sevallo, Contractors featured on Worst to First on HGTV.

They were joined by roughly 300 award-winning home builder and renovator exhibitors and both indoor and outdoor construction, landscaping and gardening exhibitors featuring their latest products, ideas and décor.

Dorinda Gallant, President, Canadian Home Builders Association – Central Alberta, says the show is a great opportunity for the public to check out many of the local trades and industry members.

“There’s also some non-members here showing their products,” adds Gallant. “So there’s everything from building a brand new home to renovations, to landscaping. It’s a fantastic show for the whole family.”

In terms of the industry’s mood, Gallant says it’s quite positive right now.

“Our numbers are up from last year already,” reveals Gallant. “So we’re hoping that’s an effect on the economy for sure. We’re almost always 97 – 100 per cent sold-out and it’s like I say, a well-oiled machine that just keeps going and getting better every year.”

The CHBA’s Past President for Central Alberta is Brandon Bouchard, also one of the event’s Guest Speakers who addressed the crowd about a guide to hiring the right roofing contractor. He says the Red Deer Home Show typically draws between 10 – 15 thousand people each year.

“It’s also a really great event for the trades and industry to get together and network with each other,” explains Bouchard. “Find out what the new products are, new innovations in design, all that sort of stuff. So there’s something not just for the attendees but the exhibitors as well.”

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