2018 Seminar Schedule

2018 Home Expo Seminar Schedule

At The Home Expo 2018, January 25th - 28th, 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.

Accessibility Features Do Not Need to Look Commercial - Presented by Paige Van Elzen, Thompson Homes Inc. and Sarah Dunks, Options for Independent Living
Thursday - January 25, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Looking to remodel your home or build a new home that needs 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. Universal design does not mean commercial.  With over 25 years of experience designing and building universal/accessible projects, I hope to give you some helpful guidelines and things to consider when creating your own accessible bathroom, kitchen, entrance and home in general.  With thoughtful planning anything is possible!

RADON AWARENESS: Test Your Home - Protect Your Health ~ Presented by Sure Dry Basement Systems, Inc.
Thursday - January 25, 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. You can't see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Learn about what radon is, how to test for it, what the results mean and solutions for fixing the problem.

Bed Bugs! What and Where to Look For Them - Presented by Darrell Werner, Werner Pest & Odor Control Service
Thursday - January 25, 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Learn how and where to inspect for bed bugs. Do you travel? Do you want to avoid snuggling with a bed bug? Learn what to look for when traveling and purchasing materials so you don't take them home with you!

15 DIY Energy Saving Tips for Homeowners - Presented by Andy Steingraber, Dr. Energy Saver Home Services
Friday - January 26, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Energy is expensive, uncomfortable homes are frustrating. In this seminar we will go over common and practical ways to make your home more comfortable and efficient. We will guide you through the Building Science of how and why your home works so you can fix it properly. Every attendee will walk away with tips to implement on your home to live comfortably and efficiently.

Decking Material Choices - What are Your Long Term Costs? - Presented by Curt Schenk, RENEW Plastics
Friday - January 26, 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

There are many different products on the market for building your backyard oasis. Find out the pros and cons of each material. Lower upfront costs don't always mean the best price for the life of your deck. Living in Wisconsin, how much is your free time worth during our shortened outdoor seasons? Wouldn't you rather just spend your time enjoying your outdoor space, instead of maintaining it?

Geothermal? Ductless Split? Fossil Fuel? What To Do & How Do You Choose? - Presented by Rick McCutchin, Black-Haak Heating, Inc.
Friday - January 26, 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Every home is different and so are the choices you have available to heat and cool your home. Join us in this seminar and you will learn about the different technologies and what will work best for you. We will discuss everything from comfort, cost & savings of these comfort systems and why one system may work better than another. You decide….

Planning Your New Home - Presented by Karl Kaufman, Kaufman Residential Design LLC
Saturday - January 27, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.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.

Old Meets New ~ Decor - Presented by Time For Décor
Saturday - January 27, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Tired of your current décor? Are you wanting a new look but think you have to start over? Time For Décor will share with you how to take the existing elements in your space and redesign them to compliment new décor (furniture, lighting, rugs, wall art) to enhance your remodel or new build. You won't want to miss this seminar!

Starting a Landscape Project… Where to Begin! - Presented by William Schuster, Greenleaf Landscaping & Gardens
Saturday - January 27, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Learn what goes into starting a landscape project and where to begin. Attend this seminar and you will get an idea on

  • Uses and needs for your landcaping
  • Addressing existing problems
  • What you need to know to begin your design
  • Phases that make sense
  • Budgeting
  • Styles

Quartz Countertops - Low Maintenance and Design Friendly! - Presented by Joey Wilinski, Wilco Cabinet Makers & Carly Miller, Cambria USA
Saturday - January 27, 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Everything you need to know about Quartz countertops:

  • How quartz surfaces are made
  • Learn the difference between quartz and other products
  • Care and maintenance
  • Hot trends - colors, patterns and style
  • Best uses of quartz countertops for your kitchen and bath

Thinking About Building? Where Do I Start? - Presented by Mark LeMense, LeMense Quality Homes, Inc.
Sunday - January 28, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 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.

Make your Bath Safe and Beautiful! - Presented by Tundraland Home Improvements
Sunday - January 28, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Have you wondered how you can be safe and have a beautiful bathroom at the same time? Attend this seminar and you will learn about new technologies and styles to accomplish a safe and beautiful bath!

Planning Your New Home - Presented by Karl Kaufman, Kaufman Residential Design LLC
Sunday - January 28, 2:30 a.m. - 3:15 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.

All Seminars are located next to the ticket office in the Lobby


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