Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get in the Game with APS at the Oct 1-3 Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show!

Get in the Game with APS!
Join APS at the October Home and Landscape Show and learn
energy saving tips that can save you money! Enter to win a chance to be a VIP at a Phoenix Suns Game and Steve Nash memorabilia!  The first 100 visitors each day to the APS booth will receive a FREE CFL, worth $40 savings over the lifetime of the bulb.  APS will present FREE Seminars with money saving energy strategies for your home and pool.  Find out more about going Solar with APS Green Choices or receiving a $99 Home Energy Check up.  Get $30 from APS, have them pick up your old refrigerator and recycle it for you.  Booth #837 in the AG Building.  

Save money and time with APS at the Maricopa County October Home and Landscape Show, Oct 1, 2, & 3, Arizona State Fairgrounds.

For more information about the show, visit our website: www.maricopacountyhomeshows.com.

Free Home Improvement Seminars for Friday, Oct. 1, at the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show!

Free Home Improvement Seminars

Friday, October 1, 2010
11am- Score Savings on Your Energy Bills with APS:
Conserving energy, saving money and protecting the environment doesn’t require a radical lifestyle change, thanks to Green Choices from APS. We’re here to help you save with a variety of options – you choose the programs that fit your lifestyle best.  We have simple ways to reduce energy use – like installing discounted CFLs, scheduling an energy checkup for your home, or switching to Green Choice rates; or more robust options like installing a more efficient pool pump or investing in renewable energy. Come hear about rebates and incentives – even how APS will pay you to let us pick up and recycle your old fridge. Enter a raffle for merchandise signed by Steve Nash! Come get in the game with APS!
12 noon- Grow Your Own Healthy Veggies & Herbs:
This is the perfect weather to plant for winter and spring veggies.  Learn everything you need to know to get your fall garden off to a great start.  Gary Petterson actually grows a garden and has developed great products at Gardener’s World that make it easy to be successful in your garden.
1pm- Home Ideas from The Home Hunter:
Meet Dianne & Tiffany Hunter from ABC 15 the "Home Hunter” and their special panel of home remodeling experts to help you get your next home improvement project started!
2pm- Feng Shui to Sell Your Home:
Learn tips and tricks to sell your home faster.  Feng Shui cures and how-to’s to get a house moving in Arizona’s Marketplace.
3pm- How To Make an Emergency Preparedness Kit:
Be ready for whatever life’s curve ball may throw your way!  The Phoenix Police Department will show you 3 samples of how to make an emergency preparedness kit for your family.
4pm- Solar Rebates and Tax Credits-current AZ Status and how you can take advantage of them!
Heliocol:
a) APS, SRP and TEP programs for Solar Hot Water and Solar PV Electric rebates
b) 30% Federal Tax credits, expire in 2016, which types of Solar qualifies?
c) 25%, up to $ 1000 AZ Tax credits, never expire, which types of Solar qualifies?
5pm- “How To” Step by Step Interlocking Paving Installation presented by Toro Concrete & Masonry &
Landscaping LLC:  
Information and “cheat sheet” with step-by-step information on how to install your own pavers for the driveway, walkway, patio and more. Material cost, design, and installation process.  At this seminar, you will learn how to do it yourself or find the company to do it for you!
6pm- International Wine Seminar - Wines for the Season:
White and dark turkey meat, mashed potatoes, yams, herb-filled stuffing, cranberry relish, pickled this and peppered that, all the way to pumpkin or pecan pie.  Then we have honey baked ham, roasted turkey, roast beef and even duck or goose. We love our gingerbread, Stollen & pudding, fruitcake and enjoy a few sips of eggnog in between. Light to medium bodied wines (dry or fruity), with lower tannins and complexity are better suited to the vast array of flavors. Must be 21 to attend this seminar.
Champagne            great for any occasion
                           Pinot Noir                light, low tannins
                           Malbec                    medium, fruit forward
                           Dornfelder               on the fruity side
                           Ros├ęs                      perfect match for poultry
Riesling                   everyone will love it
                        Pinot Blanc             elegant for the occasion

How to Choose the Most Energy Efficient Pet Door at the October Maricopa Home & Landscape Show!

How to Choose the Most Energy Efficient Pet Door
By Hale Pet Door
 Let’s face it –putting a hole in your wall or door isn’t the best way to keep outside air out and inside air in. So when you want your pets to have free access to the yard, it’s important to find the most energy efficient cat or dog door.
 Pet doors with two heavy, flexible vinyl flaps create an air barrier that’s similar to that of double pane glass. The flaps must seal securely, so high quality magnets that attach to stainless steel strikes create a seal that is strong enough to keep air and dust out while allowing your pet to push through the door at will. Weather-stripping should be half inch heavy pile attached to the pet door frame.
 Wall pet doors are the most energy efficient because of the larger air space between the two flaps. So, like most other aspects of windows and doors for your home, investing in a high quality pet door will end up saving you money in the long run while keeping you and your pets comfortable right away.

Visit Hale Pet Door at Booths 116 & 118!

For more information about the show, please visit our website: http://www.maricopacountyhomeshow.com/

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

U of A Master Gardener FREE Seminar Schedule at the Oct 1-3 Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show!

University of Arizona Master Gardener Speaker Schedule
Garden Pavilion
Master Gardeners help to educate and advise home gardeners in their community to grow better and healthier plants. Many newcomers and inexperienced gardeners in the Valley are in great need of gardening and landscaping advice. Master Gardeners can diagnose plant problems and share their expertise with others. Bring your gardening questions and problem plant snippets to the Master Gardeners and get your green thumb growing!

Friday, October 1, 2010 10:30 Ten Under Used & Under Appreciated Vegetables with Pam Perry
11:30 Citrus Selection & Care with Debora Moritz
12:30 Soil Preparation for Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers with Pam Perry
1:30  Composting Basics with Carolyn Chard
2:30  Overseeding Bermudagrass with Ryegrass with Sharon Dewey
 
Saturday,  October  2, 201010:30 Container Gardening with Cherie Czaplicki
11:30 Sensible Watering with Cherie Czaplicki
12:30 Growing Wildflowers with Judy Curtis
1:30  Composting with Jo Setliff
2:30  Landscape Design in a Nut Shell with Kris Coates
 
Sunday,  October  3,  201010:30 Hummingbird & Butterfly Plants with Debora Moritz
11:30 Citrus Selection & Care with Debora Moritz
12:30 Desert Gardening 101 with Lee Ann Aronson
1:30  It’s an Herb, Herb with Olivetta Aviso
2:30 The Basics of a Low Maintenance Yard in the Desert with Lisa Dubas

For more information, please visit our website:

Marine Corps League Raffle for "Project Marine Care" at the Oct 1-3 Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show!

Raffle Held at the Home Show to Help The Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League was founded by an Act of Congress in 1936.  At this time there are 25 detachments in Arizona. Only Marines and Navy Corpsmen that served with Marines can join as members.  Saguaro Detachment is the 3rd largest detachment in the state with approximately 125 members.  They have several projects that they use their funds for, the major project is “Project Marine Care”.  They have sent approximately 1,400 boxes to members of all branches of the service to Iraq and Afghanistan. They also help fund special projects at the VA hospital, give financial aide and volunteer their time to the Young Marines.  They are also heavily involved in putting on the Mesa Veterans Day Parade, and give out several scholarships totaling two to three thousand dollars a year.  The Marine Corps League will be raffling a beautifully handmade .50 Cal Flintlock Tennessee Mountain Riffle.  Ticket cost is $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00 and the drawing will be held December 5, 2010 at 2pm and the Phoenix Gun Show-winner need not be present.  Help a good cause and buy your tickets at booth 762 in the Ag Bldg.

For show information, please visit our website:

Go Green and Save Some Green with Kinetico at the Maricopa County Home Show!

Go Green and Save Some Green with Kinetico!
By Martin Chan

Arizona is home to the Saguaro cactus, dramatic sunsets, the Grand Canyon and hard water.  Many Arizona homeowners understand that a water treatment system is a must to eliminate high chlorine levels and hard water.  Such water is damaging to appliances, plumbing, and fixtures and will also wreak havoc on dishes, glasses and laundry.  This same water will also drastically dry the skin and hair.  But what you might not realize is that proper water treatment not only protects you from these problems, but also conserves valuable resources.

Conserving energy is important. With energy costs on the rise, consumers are searching for energy saving technology and earth friendly practices.  Kinetico has it!  A Kinetico system is powered by water pressure and does not require electricity or gas.  It also features on-demand regeneration (cleaning cycle), which not only saves water, but energy as well because it takes energy to deliver the water we all use everyday.

Household appliances also last longer and work more efficiently. In most homes, the hot water heater is the second highest electrical consumer in the household.  Hard water contains calcium and magnesium which binds to the heating element causing the unit to use 30% more electricity to heat the water. 

With a Kinetico water system, less soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, and dish soap are required, saving money and decreasing the demand for these products (reducing the energy and pollution that goes into making and transporting them). In addition, soaps high in phosphates, which Arizona homeowners use to counteract the effects of hard water, are no longer necessary. Low-phosphate soap can be used, therefore reducing ground water pollution.

The bottom line is hard to ignore: With the right home water treatment, you can conserve valuable resources, help protect the environment, and save money in the process. Green water never sounded so tasty!

Visit Kinetico Water at the Maricopa County Home Show this weekend!  Booth 969 in the Ag Building and 203 in the Exhibit Building!

Home Hunter Treasure Hunt for Fame and Autographed Cookbook at the Oct 1-3 Maricopa Home & Landscape Show!

Home Hunter Treasure Hunt for Fame and Autographed Cookbook!
The ABC 15 Home Hunter TV Show will be giving away an autographed cookbook of Dianne Hunter's "I Don't Do Pie Crusts" to every visitor who plays the “Treasure Hunt for Fame” game at the Maricopa County Home Show. In addition, they can get their picture taken with Dianne or Tiffany, the World Famous Hostesses of the TV show while at one of The Home Hunter's daily seminars.  To play the treasure hunt game, stop by the Kyko booth #709 and pick up the Cook Book giveaway card, visit these exhibitors in no particular order to get your card stamped: Better Business Bureau booth # 772, George Brazil booth # 982, Montage Cabinets booth # 255, 257, 354, 356, Direct TV booth # 117, 452, Hale Pet Doors booth # 116, 118, Dunn Edwards booth # 1003, Valley Wide Siding booth # 487. Once you have all boxes stamped, return to the Kyko booth for your very own autographed cookbook!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

'The Image Home Improvement TV Show' debuts at the Maricopa County Home Show!

All Pro Panel at the Image Home Improvement TV & Radio Show debuts at Home Show
We are very pleased to welcome a brand new television show to Phoenix and the Maricopa County Home Shows.  The Image Home Improvement TV Show debuts Saturday, October 2, 8:30am-9am, channel AZTV 7 / Cable 13.  Stop by and say hello to our new TV Celebrities, booth 395 in the Exhibit Building.  They will also be hosting home improvement seminars and Q&A all 3 days of the show at their display.

For more information about the show, visit our website:

Fred Astaire Dance Studio at the Maricopa County Home Show will have you “Dancing with the Stars”


Fred Astaire Dance Studio at the
Maricopa County Home Show will have you “Dancing with the Stars”

Ballroom dancing has caught fire with the #1 TV show “Dancing with the Stars”.  Keeping pace with the trend, Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be at the Maricopa County Home Show all weekend demonstrating all the ballroom classics!  Many Fred Astaire instructors will be on hand, showcasing the dance moves that made them champions!  Dancing is fun and great exercise.  If you are inspired by what you see, Fred Astaire will have an offer at the Home Show that will get you off your couch and dancing like the stars yourself!  Visit the Fred Astaire Dance Studio booth # 863 & 864 in the Ag Building and watch the magic happen!

The Benefits of Dance
FUN: Although your commitment to learn to dance will demand concentration, dedication and time, you will be constantly surrounded by artistic, cheerful people who will make your instruction at Fred Astaire Dance Studios a most pleasurable and rewarding experience.
FRIENDSHIPS: Beyond instruction, dance opens a wide spectrum of social settings in which friendships are forged and dreams come true. Scheduled Fred Astaire Dance Studio practice dance parties, local, regional and national competitions and fun nights out on the town provide dancers with a full social calendar.
CONFIDENCE: Dancers possess an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in public settings. Their entire mental outlook takes on a renewed sense of creativity, motivation and energy. 
CREATIVITY: Dance provides an emotional outlet in which a person can truly reflect his or her feelings through body movement. The ability to dance is present in everyone, it only needs to be cultivated through sound instruction methods. Then you're on your own, expressing yourself with passion and flair.
HEALTH: Dancing helps the body's circulatory system as it makes your heart pump blood faster. Dancing encourages weight control and overall fitness through calorie burn off. The constant movement and muscle extension during dance sessions also provides a pleasing, mild exercise most people long for but rarely achieve, especially in such pleasant circumstances. 

Commonly asked questions:

Do  I  n e e d  a  p a r t n e r ?
No.  We teach both singles and couples here at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. If you come in as one of our single students, your instructor will be your partner for your private lessons, and our groups and practice sessions will provide plenty of opportunity to meet other students with the same interests and goals.

Wh a t  d o  w e  t e a c h ?
Our goal is to prepare you to dance with confidence in any social situation. Our American-style curriculum consists of 14 basic dances that will allow you to dance anywhere, with anyone, on any occasion! The most common American-style
dances are Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Eastern Swing, with Samba, Mambo, Meringue, Western Swing, Texas Two-Step, Bolero, Viennese Waltz, and Paso Doble filling out the major dances.

Citizen Corps Council Raffle for Emergency Preparedness Programs at the October Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show!

Citizen Corps Council to Sponsor Raffle to Raise Money for Emergency Preparedness Programs Sign up at the Neighborhood Safety Resource Center Booth
Who are the Citizens Corps?
Citizen Corps came out of FEMA after September 11, 2001.  It is a grassroots movement wherein community leaders and government come together to involve citizens in emergency preparedness and resilience.
This combination of different entities was created to help coordinate volunteer activities, making our communities better prepared to respond to emergencies and therefore making our communities safer from the threats of terrorism and disasters of all kinds.
Citizen Corps Councils are comprised of Fire Corps, USA on Watch, VIPS (volunteers in Police Service), Medical Reserve Corps and C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) which is very active in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.  In Maricopa County we include voter members from industry, the public sector, faith groups and volunteer organizations.
Let’s take C.E.R.T. as an example.  All the different cities in Maricopa County that have a Citizen Corps team which includes C.E.R.T. come together a few times each year to practice our skills.  The NE valley, the SE valley, the Central Valley, the West Valley all take turns planning events wherein we can practice our skills. This covers sheltering, volunteer reception centers, communications, medical facilities, logistics and we practice, practice, practice.  In the event of a disaster, we will be there for you assisting the first responders and Incident Command with whatever is needed. 
The Arizona Central Region Citizen Corps Council (ACRCCC), which includes all of Maricopa County, meets once monthly to share information as to what is happening in the State, the County and what each individual City member is doing which can include events that are planned, classes that are being taught and so on. 
Items raffled include:
-A dog bed filled with dog stuff such as auto dog watering bowl and other assorted goodies and an hour of computer trouble shooting which is a $75 value
-A cat bed filled with cat stuff such as auto cat watering bowl and other assorted goodies and an hour of computer trouble shooting which is a $75 value
The raffle is to raise money for the ACRCCC (Arizona Central Region Citizen Corps Council).  The Citizen Corps is comprised of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), COPs (Volunteers in Police Service), Medical Reserve Corps, Fire Corps and US Neighborhoods on Watch. The money will be used to purchase equipment, teach classes on emergency preparedness and awareness, etc. and is accessible to any of the member cities in Maricopa County that are members of the Central Region Citizen Corps Council.  Because they are a 501(c)3, the table, chair and raffle tickets are purchased with donations from non government sources.  The winner does not have to be present to win. 

For more information about C.E.R.T. please see http://www.citizencorps.gov.
For more information about the show, visit our website:

Hottest Product of Expo 2010 Debuts in AZ at October Home Show


Hottest Product of Expo 2010
Debuts in AZ at October Home Show


Once again, Door & Access Systems conducted a nationwide poll immediately after Expo 2010 to determine the dealers’ choices for “the hottest new products at Expo 2010.”  This year, none of the top three products
were carriage house doors, though many attractive doors were displayed. The hottest new products did not come from any of the industry’s major manufacturers, though they all featured excellent booths and products.  None of the top three products was invented by a professional engineer with a college degree. Actually, none of the inventors hold a college degree. Each of the products is the brainchild of good old American ingenuity, the product of a motivated tinkerer seeking a solution to an industry problem or the fulfillment of a consumer need.


Hot Product #1:
The Breezy Living  Screen Garage Door
Far and away, the top vote-getter in the 2010 Hottest New Products Survey was the Breezy Living Screen Garage Door at Arrow-Tru-Line’s exhibit. Ken Wise of Arrow Tru-Line says the exhibit was constantly surrounded by a crowd at Expo and generated a lot of inquiries. The product features a unique sliding pass door that lets people enter or leave the garage without opening the entire door. Wise says the door avoids the high cost of electric retractable doors and eliminates the problems of the floor track on sliding doors. He adds that the Breezy Living product is affordable, easy to install, and simple to use. Plus, the door should be acceptable to many HOAs (Home Owner Associations). Expected options include different types of screening, frame colors, and imaging on screens.   Visit Breezy Living in booth # 882, 883. 898, 899 at the October Marciopa County Home Show.



Show Hours:
Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Admission:
Adult: $5.00, 3-12 $2.00, 2 and under Free. 
Senior Day: Friday 10am to 12noon FREE admission for all Seniors 60 and over.
Customer Appreciation: Friday between 4pm and 7pm FREE Admission for everyone attending!  
Plenty of onsite parking for a fee.  Arizona State Fairgrounds is located at 19th Avenue and McDowell Rd.
For more info call 602-485-1691             Sign up for FREE tickets at www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com

Neighborhood Safety Resource Center at the Maricopa County Home Show!

Neighborhood Safety Resource Center Offers 1-Stop Community Service
Sponsored by the Phoenix Police Department
Be sure to stop by the Neighborhood Safety Resource Center booth # 866-873 in the Ag Bldg and talk with Phoenix Police Officers, COPS Volunteers, PNP members, CERT members, Neighborhood Services representatives and staff from the Attorney General's Office!  There will be many interactive displays and community outreach programs for you to learn about, including:
-Have the kids shake hands with McGruff.
-Have your children’s fingerprints taken by the Phoenix Police Department.
-Stop in and see a police vehicle up close, even sit in the drivers seat!
-Be sure to check out the drug display board to learn more about what dangerous drugs look like.
-Find out how to make a family emergency plan and learn about 72 hour kits.
-Come get the schedule for emergency preparedness training.
-Need to start up a Block Watch?  Come by and even learn how to get your own Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol started!
-Find out how you can volunteer with the Phoenix Police Department.
-Have a business that needs a security assessment?  You need SafeBiz and CPTED.
-Looking for crime prevention ideas?  They are there!
Be sure to find out all the resources that Neighborhood Services provides.  It's your one-stop-shop for all kinds of quality of life issues!
All of these programs will be featured at the booth:  Children Fingerprinting, Block Watch, Citizens Offering Police Support-COPs, Crime Free Multi Housing, CPTED-Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol, Phoenix Police Explorers, SafeBiz, Wake Up!, FaxNet1, Silent Witness, Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board, Citizen Corp Council, Citizen Emergency Response Team-CERT, Medical Reserve Corp, Volunteers In Police Service-VIPS, Fire Corp, USA on Watch.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Learn to Install Pavers with “Hands-On” Practice at the Maricopa County Home Show!

Learn to Install Pavers with “Hands-On” Practice!Thinking of adding a paver patio to your backyard to extend your living space? How about a new paver walkway or for the adventurous, install a new paver driveway and be the envy of all your neighbors.  Toro Concrete Masonry & Landscaping, a division of John H Wright & Company Inc is proud to present the “Practice Paver Pavilion” for the first time at the Maricopa County Home Show.  There will be an unprecedented 3 “how to” clinics, one each day of the show on the Home Improvement Seminar Stage in the Ag Bldg along with a “hands on” interactive “Practice Pavilion” display on the Avenue, allowing you to try your hand at paving.  There will be members from the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) Arizona Chapter present at the display on the Avenue to answer any questions and help you understand how an installation is done to ICPI specifications so bring your gloves and let’s get working.
For more information, visit our website: www.maricopacountyhomeshows.com

Everything is coming up Roses at the Phoenix Rose Society Booth and seminars at the Maricopa County Home Show


Everything is coming up Roses at the Phoenix Rose Society Booth and seminars!
Garden Pavilion
Do your roses look terrible this time of the year? Visit the Phoenix Rose Society booth in the Garden Pavilion and see how to make your roses bloom! If you’re already passionate about roses or would like to become more knowledgeable about roses, join the Phoenix Rose Society! What are the benefits of joining? You’ll receive a monthly newsletter that includes information regarding what to do to care for your roses each month, including when to feed, look for pests, prune, etc.  As a member, you are encouraged to attend the monthly Phoenix Rose Society meetings.  Each month’s meetings will feature a different speaker showcasing pruning demos, rose seminars, year round help and more! Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm, at Valley Garden Center.  While at the meeting, enjoy the fabulous rose garden featuring over 750 roses! The Phoenix Rose Society will have members available all weekend in the Garden Pavilion to answer any of your rose questions and will have membership applications on hand for you to sign up and become a member. The Phoenix Rose Society will be hosting Rose Seminars every hour on the hour from 11-3 all 3 days of the show and will be available for Q&A, show & tell, anything and everything attendees need to know about growing fabulous roses in the desert!

NKBA Offers FREE Walk-Up Kitchen Design Consultations for National Kitchen & Bath Month at the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show


NKBA Offers FREE Walk-Up Kitchen Design Consultations for National Kitchen & Bath Month at the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show
With children back in school and families not yet overwhelmed by the flurry of activity around the holidays, October is the most popular time of year for homeowners to remodel their kitchens and baths. In recognition of this, the National Kitchen & Bath Association has announced October as National Kitchen & Bath Month, and to show this is the perfect time of year for kitchen and bath remodeling, the National Kitchen & Bath Association will be at the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, October 1, 2, 3, 2010.

Consumers attending the Home Show have the opportunity for a complimentary walk up consultation to discuss their dream kitchen with a NKBA professional. They will learn expert information on emerging kitchen trends in traditional, transitional and contemporary styles in cabinets, appliances, countertops, fixtures, lighting and flooring, new products, and more to help them start their kitchen remodel project.

We invite all homeowners to bring their kitchen measurements, pictures and ideas and attend a FREE 20 minute personal kitchen remodeling consultation with one of the NKBA experts all weekend long at the Home Show! Booth # 371 in the Exhibit Bldg.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 45 years. With nearly 40,000 members and growing, the NKBA owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS(r)). The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lovely Walk Through Landscape Displays

Lovely Walk Through Landscape Displays
If you are looking for ideas to make your backyard into your own little paradise, the landscape display’s at the October 1-3, Maricopa County Home Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds are a must see!  Everything from lush gardens to desert xeri-scape will be showcased.  Be sure to walk through each landscape and enjoy the serenity. Talk to the landscapers and ask them what their inspiration was to create their masterpiece.  All landscapers have been screened through the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and are in good standing.  Visit these fabulous displays on the Avenue.

Toro Concrete & Masonry & Landscaping LLC
Our display is a one of a kind landscape showcasing the BEST of outdoor living!  The focal point of our display will be a fabulous water feature with reflection pond that will incorporate fire and water for a spectacular effect.  A custom trellis above our built in BBQ adds cover and shade to the one of a kind Ackerstone 5 piece flat top combo paver patio.  Relax on the hand cut circle seat wall planter as you imagine the possibilities for your home.  This landscape will be a delight to see! At Toro Concrete & Masonry & Landscaping LLC we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations.  ROC # 191548

Worktree Landscape
Worktree Landscape is setting the stage for another wonderful Home and Garden Show. Our booth will feature a charitable coin pond with a surface boulder waterfall. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of the valley. Four paths will provide entrance to the pond area surrounded by pigmy palms and plants to create a tropical feeling. Borders for the planting areas will display the different varieties of pavestone. Walkways will be accented by two ledgestone benches for customer relaxation. Come by and visit our booth to see past projects or go to our photo gallery at worktreelandscape.com See you there!  ROC # 145643

Landscape Excellence LLC
Skip along the colorful walkways and enjoy the sights and sounds of a tranquil blue waterfall appearing from a creative hand cut stone wall.  Soft island background music.  See the design of your private boulder detailed hideaway with beautiful flowers of the tropics welcoming you home to your private resort.  As we say “Resort Living Should Be A Way of Life“.   Visit with Randy and Debbie Decker a Design and Landscape Construction Team with over 30 years experience and we’ll create for you a perfect landscape you, your family, & friends will enjoy.  ROC # 254117

Gardener’s Eden Landscaping featuring the AZ Southwest Landscape and Vegetable Garden
Enjoy your landscaped yard and vegetable garden designed and built by Gardener’s Eden Landscaping.  Any size landscape can incorporate some of the features such as waves of flowers, pots overflowing with flowers, vines on unique steel trellises, blooming shrubs and trees that provide color and fragrance to excite the senses of sight and smell.  These are carefully blended to soften the paver patio and walks leading to a restful Solara open/close ramada patio. The open/close unique design allows you to change the aluminum louvers to block the summer sun and rain or let next winters warming sun in to save energy. Trickling water flowing from the unique copper water feature designed and hand crafted by Joseph Ward of Desert Oceans Art provides a relaxing atmosphere. This dream landscape and vegetable garden is achieved with vegetables and low water use plants and flowers locally grown at Gardener’s World.  Sign up for a drawing for free plants and receive your private email garden & landscape tips with information on our free classes.  Our outstanding designers can plan your year round garden for relaxation and entertainment so you can enjoy your own Garden of Eden. ROC # 140831

Turf Direct
Imagine your ideal back yard experience.  Lush green grass for kids and pets to play on, a custom designed putting green, chipping area & tee box.  After some putting, imagine relaxing by the custom-built water fall with stream and enjoying the company of good friends…Turf Direct transforms dreams like this into realities, utilizing eco-friendly technology to create an oasis that is both easy on the eyes and the environment.  Stop by their showcased booth to speak with a friendly professional who can answer any of your questions.  Together, you and Turf Direct can create a new landscape experience today while helping preserve resources for tomorrow.  ROC # 264549

Outdoor Systems
Whether you want to create a new getaway from scratch or give your existing space an uplift, Outdoor Systems Management is the one stop shop to make it happen. From design through installation, OSM, LLC can bring to life your desires for an outdoor living environment, whether it be an outdoor kitchen, water feature, or a lush landscape that will be the talk of the town.  Come by and visit with us and let us help plan your next project. ROC # 251581

Desert Gardens Nursery and Landscaping
Booth 573 in the Garden Pavilion Desert Gardens Nursery and Landscaping is proud to exhibit a brand new line of pavers in our comfortable entertainment area!  The custom bar-b-que built is perfect for a smaller backyard so the space can be used for fountains and plants!  The wonderful mix of plants blended with the hardscape are low water use and desert plants native to the Sonoran desert and deserts around the world.  Including Aloe Species, trees, colorful shrubs, agave and cacti.  Be sure to stop in for all your plant and landscape questions, design work and/or bids!  We can help you with all your garden and landscape needs!  ROC #
259459

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Local Company: Imperial Wholesale, Showcases Fabulous Stone at the Maricopa County Home Show


Local Company:  Imperial Wholesale Showcases Fabulous Stone at the Maricopa County Home Show
 
Second generation family owned business still growing strong after 33 years in the Valley. Located in Mesa, Imperial Wholesale is the largest provider of natural stone, ceramic tile, wood flooring, and carpet in all of Arizona.  Additional products include a broad selection of specialty items such as marble sinks, fountains, tubs, fireplaces, tables, pillars, windowsills and beautiful tile mosaics.

The same location in Mesa that started out as a hardware store more than 30 years ago has expanded to thousands of square feet of warehouse and showroom space.  As big as they've grown, they are still a family owned and operated business offering quality products and honest, dependable craftsmanship. You will always find Imperial Wholesale's service both prompt and courteous.

At Imperial Wholesale, due to their warehousing capabilities and low overhead showroom, they can offer customers the lowest prices available anywhere, everyday, while still providing prompt and courteous service. Come see why builders and contractors have been shopping with to for over 30 years!   When you're ready to remodel, visit Imperial Wholesale booth 481, 482, 483, 484 Wesley Bolin Building at the Oct 1-3 Maricopa County Home Show.

Friday, September 24, 2010

First Annual Kitchen Design Competition at the Oct. 1-3 Maricopa County Home Show

 Kitchens, Kitchens and more Kitchen Displays at the First Annual Kitchen Design Competition
Check out the competitors of the first annual kitchen design competition. Remodeling companies are showcasing fabulous kitchen displays! See the latest trends in traditional, transitional and contemporary styles in cabinets, appliances, countertops, fixtures, lighting and flooring. Text-vote your favorite to 53535, enter your kitchen code and you will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. The kitchen company with the most votes wins $10,000 in prize money! This is your opportunity to get ideas and speak to the kitchen experts before you start your kitchen remodel project.

EuroDream Kitchens
Exhibit Bldg
Text: k4 to 53535 to vote this kitchen as your favorite
When you wake up in the morning imagine stepping in your new Dream Kitchen making a fresh cup of coffee or espresso with your build in coffee machine. The cabinetry is stunning with a shaker style light maple door that will brighten your day! This Dream Kitchen has some great design features with the newest trends! The uniquely shaped Island invites you to prepare many great home cooked meals on your induction cook top and other specialty appliances. The countertop brings in the WOW factor you have been looking for and the matching table is just gorgeous. The lift-oven is a conversation piece in itself and bakes up the best pastries ever. Yes this is the ultimate Dream Kitchen that you have longed for. Imagine entertaining will never be the same. Now available only at EuroDream Kitchens!  ROC # 186383

Classy Kitchens
Text: k1 to 53535 to vote this kitchen as your favorite
Classy Kitchen and Bath Remodeling is a division of Classy Closets which has serviced the Phoenix area for twenty five years. We specialize in designing and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. Our award winning design team is trained to come to your home, listen carefully to your plans, and make your remodeling dreams a reality.    We are unique in the fact that we have our own one hundred thousand square foot cabinet shop allowing us to be extremely competitive and versatile providing you with custom designs without the custom price.  Roc # 266889

Stone Creek Inc.
Ag Bldg
Text: k2 to 53535 to vote this kitchen as your favorite
Stone Creek Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, blends the beauty of today’s modern kitchen with the functional gathering place of your home’s Great Room.  Come see Stone Creek’s radiant hardwood kitchen cabinetry, all new LG appliances, island and breakfast bar, and their spectacular architectural Media Wall. It’s the kitchen and entertaining space you’ve always dreamed of! Stone Creek is celebrating 20 years of building quality furniture and cabinetry right here in the valley. Customers are able to purchase custom cabinetry at true factory direct pricing, plus, they’ll install your new kitchen in 30 days or less!  Roc # 208075

Montage Cabinets
Exhibit Bldg
Text: k3 to 53535 to vote this kitchen as your favorite
Come visit the Montage Kitchen display and see the gorgeous yet affordable remodeling option of your future. Montage has created a fully green and energy compliant Kitchen designed to fit beautifully into your home.  Come see how the custom cabinets, imported granite and new age lighting can fit your budget and still become the kitchen of your dreams.  
Roc # 257373

Along with these fabulous full display kitchens, there will be hundreds of companies showcasing kitchen remodeling products and services.   

Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show
October 1, 2, 3, 
Arizona State Fairgrounds

Show Hours:
Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Admission:
Adult: $5.00, 3-12 $2.00, 2 and under Free. 
Senior Morning: Friday 10am to 12noon FREE admission for all Seniors 60 and over.
Customer Appreciation: Friday between 4pm and 7pm FREE Admission for everyone attending!  
Arizona State Fairgrounds is located at 19th Avenue and McDowell Rd.
There is plenty of onsite parking for a fee.  Please go to http://www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com and click on the discount pass for a free ticket to the home show and a discount parking pass.

Monday, September 20, 2010

So Much to Do at the Maricopa County October 1, 2, & 3 Home & Landscape Show!


Check out all of the New Displays and Features
at the October Home Show
·         First Annual Kitchen Design Competition: A multitude of remodeling companies showcasing fabulous kitchen displays! See the latest trends in traditional, transitional and contemporary styles in cabinets, appliances, countertops, fixtures, lighting and flooring. Text-vote your favorite and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. The kitchen company with the most votes wins $10,000 in prize money! This is your opportunity to get ideas and speak to the kitchen experts before you start your kitchen remodel project.
·         Walk Through Seven Gorgeous Landscape Displays on the Avenue
·         Sample wines from around the world! Locations: Booths 403-404 and 707
·         FREE “How To” Home Improvement Seminars in the Ag Building
·         Got a stubborn stain?  Play “Stump the Queen of Clean” with Linda Cobb sponsored by Kinetico Quality Water on the Home Improvement Seminar Stage in the Ag Building
·         Learn how to plant a vegetable garden, prune citrus trees, start composting and more at the FREE University of Arizona Master Gardeners seminars in the Garden Pavilion
·         Play the “Hunting for Fame” contest and receive an autographed cookbook from Dianne Hunter from the ABC 15 Home Hunter tv show. Attend their “Home Ideas from The Home Hunter” Seminar on the Home Improvement Stage in the Ag Bldg.
·         Bring your kitchen measurements for complimentary walk up kitchen design consultations with the professionals from the National Kitchen & Bath Association Booth # 369, 371, 373, 375 in the Exhibit Building
·         Get in the Game with APS!  Booth # 837, 838, 836, 839
First 200 visitors each day to the APS booth will receive a free CFL– worth a savings of $40 over the lifetime of the bulb.  Learn how APS will give you $30 and they will come and pick up your refrigerator and recycle it for you! Find out about receiving a $99 home energy checkup for your home.  Save up to 80% on your pool’s energy cost.  Learn more about how APS can help you go solar.  Enter to win a contest to be a VIP at a Suns game.
·         Not getting a good night’s sleep?  Catch some zzzz’s on every style, make, and model of mattress!  Multiple valley mattress retailers are offering their best selection and savings only at the show!
·         Visit the All Pro Panel at the Image Home Improvement TV & Radio Show booth # 395 Exhibit Building
·         Neighborhood Safety Resource Center Sponsored by the Phoenix Police Department Booth # 866-873 with:
Children Fingerprinting, Block Watch, Citizens Offering Police Support-COPs, Crime Free Multi Housing, CPTED-Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol, Phoenix Police Explorers, SafeBiz, Wake Up!, FaxNet1, Silent Witness, Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board, Citizen Corp Council, Citizen Emergency Response Team-CERT, Medical Reserve Corp, Volunteers In Police Service-VIPS, Fire Corp, USA on Watch
Thousands of home improvement, design and landscaping companies offering exclusive  “home show only” sales, deals and giveaways!

Show Hours:
Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Admission:
Adult: $5.00, 3-12 $2.00, 2 and under Free. 
Senior Morning: Friday 10am to 12noon FREE admission for all Seniors 60 and over.
Customer Appreciation: Friday between 4pm and 7pm FREE Admission for everyone attending!  
Arizona State Fairgrounds is located at 19th Avenue and McDowell Rd.
There is plenty of onsite parking for a fee.  Please go to www.MaricopaCountyHomeShows.com and click on the discount pass for a free ticket to the home show and a discount parking pass.

Friday, September 17, 2010

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