2020 Home Expo Seminar Schedule

At The Home Expo 2020, January 23rd – 26th, we have something for everyone. After spending time on the home show exhibit floor, take a few minutes to listen to the professionals share their expertise on a variety of seminar topics.  

Can’t make a seminar on the day you visit the exhibits? Don’t worry, your weekend pass will get you back onto the show floor or into a seminar any time during the weekend.

Composite Decking Choices – Which One is Right For Me? - Presented by Curt Schenk, RENEW Plastics
Thursday - January 23, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
There are many different products on the market for building your backyard oasis.  Find out the pros and cons of different composite choices.  Even some of the new products that have come out within the last year have their flaws. Come out and learn about the composite products available today.

Designing Safe and Beautiful Baths – Presented by Tundraland Home Improvements
Thursday - January 23, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Have you wondered if you can have a nice safe bathroom while being able to have a look that’s beautiful? Attend this seminar and you will learn about new technologies and styles to accomplish a beautiful and safe bath!

The Benefits of Concrete Coatings – Presented by Legacy Sunrooms
Thursday - January 23, 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Is your concrete cracked, pitted or uneven? If you answered yes to any of these, attend this seminar and find out the benefits of concrete coatings. In this seminar you will learn durability, color customization, cure times, cleanability, safety and much more.

What to Know Before Buying a Generator  - Presented by Kevin Thowless, Black-Haak Heating, Inc.
Friday - January 24, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Are you sick of losing power for days on end? Have you thought about getting a generator but didn’t know where to start? Then this is the right seminar for you! Come join Kevin with Black-Haak as he goes through what to look for when shopping for a generator.

Thinking About Building? Where Do I Start? Learn the ABC’s of Home Building - Presented by Mark LeMense, LeMense Quality Homes, Inc.
Friday - January 24, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Have you ever thought about building a home but don’t know where to start?  Do you feel overwhelmed… inundated with choices… overcome with too many questions? This informative seminar is just for you.  Learn about the ABC’s of home building, how to choose the right lot and create the right home plan for you.  Discover new ideas, features, and cost that all go into building a home.

Universal Design, Products and the Use of Technology for Easier Living – Presented by Paige Van Elzen, Thompson Homes Inc.
Friday - January 24, 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Looking to remodel your home or build a new home with accessible features? This seminar is geared to help educate as well as offer some helpful tips to consider when taking on either of these types of projects. With over 30 years of experience designing and building universal/accessible projects, we hope to give you some helpful guidelines and things to consider when creating your own accessible areas. This is not limited to spatial planning or products but also the use of technology to make your life easier.  With thoughtful planning anything is possible!

How to Choose the Right ContractorPresented by Cody Miller & Bryon Schultz, Renewal by Anderson
Saturday - January 25, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Cody and Bryon will talk through the best things to look at in a company when looking for  

  • a home improvement project
  • pros and cons
  • what is right and what is wrong

Taking the Right Steps in Planning Your New Home – Presented by Karl Kaufman, Kaufman Residential Design LLC
Saturday - January 25, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
This seminar will be a guide to help with the planning of your new home. It will cover the basics of good home design and provide you with a guide to help you prepare for meeting with your home designer. The seminar will also help you make more informed decisions when planning your new home. 

“Ideal Plants for Outdoor Living”! – Presented by Bill Schuster & Dorene Schuster, Greenleaf Landscaping & Gardens
Saturday - January 25, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break away from the winter blues and be inspired with plants that add color, texture & WOW. Learn about new plant varieties, great-performers and everything in between.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling – Is it a Good Fit For You!  – Presented by Rick McCutchin, Black-Haak Heating, Inc.
Saturday - January 25, 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
The Most Cost Effective Way to Heat Your Home - There are lots of terms used to heat your home. There are the old conventional ways: furnaces and boilers using gas, oil or propane and, there are terms like geothermal and ductless split heating systems. What is the best and most cost effective for you?  Black Haak Heating expert Rick McCutchin will examine the differences based on your type of home and the choices that are available to you. This seminar is for any existing home owner or future home owner.  Learn the different technology; learn what’s really important: comfort, cost and savings.  At the end of the seminar you can decide on your own what type of system works best for your home and your lifestyle.

Checklist Before You Remodel Your Basement – Presented by Kim Davis, Sure Dry Basement Systems, Inc.
Sunday - January 26, 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
You are ready to remodel or finish your basement, but is your basement ready for it? From your foundation to your floor joists, we have a checklist of what to check, inspect and fix before you start.

The Basics of Residential Solar Energy: Equipment, Incentives, and Financials – Presented by Eagle Point Solar
Sunday - January 26, 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Why rent electricity when you can own it? Have you ever wondered if a solar array on your home, farm, or business, makes financial sense? We will discuss solar technology, learn about the equipment, and evaluate the incentives currently available.

Valuable Ways to Save Energy – Presented by Andy Steingraber, Dr. Energy Saver by Keeney Home Services
Sunday - January 26, 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Are you looking to for ways to save energy? Energy is expensive! In this seminar our experts will explain tips and tricks you can do yourself to make your home more energy efficient during all times of the year!