SICBA Home & Garden Show

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Held yearly in the spring, our Home & Garden Show takes place at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon. With 145 booths this past year, it is one of the largest Home & Garden Show Events north of Seattle. Builders and vendors of home products from northwest Washington exhibit their goods to the general public. There are experts in every facet of construction in the show so do-it-yourselfers can get the answers as well as purchase the items needed, or arrange to hire a registered contractor for any household building, remodeling or repair project. Our home promotions and excellent location creates community awareness, generates terrific traffic, and provides leads for participants and sponsors.

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  • SICBA

    Guest Appearance by Ciscoe MorrisSunday, March 21, 1 p.m.

    Surplus Materials SaleSaturday, March 20, 1 p.m.

    WIN an XYZ SaunaSponsored by

    fIrSt ANNuAl SICbA Playhouse Challenge

    &Garden Show30th Annualfriday 11-6 Saturday 10-6 Sunday 11-4

    At the Skagit County Fairgrounds 1410 Virginia Street, Mount Vernon$4/Person or $6/Family Tickets Available at the Gate FREE PARKING!

    andPresented by:

    A Supplement to the Skagit Valley Herald, Courier-Times, The Argus, Anacortes American and Fidalgo This Week

    Major Supporter:

    Make a Day of It! March 19, 20 & 21, 2010

    Supporters:

  • goskagit.com Skagit Publishing march 16, 2010 | 2010 SIcBa home & Garden Show [ ]

    Make a Day of It! Thom Richter ...............................................4Welcome! Chris Deasy .............................................................5SICBA- Voice of the Local Building Industry ............................6Is It Easy Being Green?............................................................8SICBAs Government Affairs Program ......................................9Remodeling Provides Great Returns ........................................10Why Hire a General Contractor? ...............................................11Surplus Materials Sale ............................................................12Dont Forget the Time Capsules! ..........................................14Look for the Abbreviations! .....................................................16Tips for a Successful Walk-Through of Your New Home ...........18Maintenance Tips for New Home Owners .................................19On Gardening: An easy way to get your thumbs green .............20Landscaping Can Make or Break a Homes First Impression ...21SICBA Member Benefits ...........................................................24SICBA Committees ..................................................................25Make Yourself at Home Outdoors! ........................................26Playhouse Challenge ...............................................................28Map of Fairgrounds & Exhibitor Booths ...................................30List of Participants..................................................................31Exhibitor Profiles .....................................................................32Let salvias provide that treasured blue color ..........................57

    table of contents

    Display Advertising Manager | Deb Bundy

    Advertising ConsultantsStephanie Fussell, Stephanie Harper, Leah Hines, Marcus McCoy, Rachel Reneer, Kathy Schultz, Paul Tinnon

    Advertising ProductionAshley Crerar, Jody Hendrix, Erika Jennewein, Christina Poisal

    Publication Design & Production | Patricia Stowell2010 SICBA Home & Garden Show book is published by Skagit Publishing

    QUALITY & DISTINCTION

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    GREEN & HEALTHY

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    New Construction

    Additions Remodels

    Special Needs & Aging in Place Renovations

    Design/Build orBuild From Your Plans

    Crawlspace Improvement Specialists (see our video on goskagit.com)

    Great Customer Service

    Many Local References

  • [ ] 2010 SIcBa home & Garden Show | march 16, 2010 Skagit Publishing goskagit.com

    I would like to invite you to come and Make a Day of It at the 2010 SICBA Home & Garden Show at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, March

    19th-21st. This years show is proudly brought to you by SICBA and the Skagit Valley Herald, with support from Comcast, anderson Appliance, Sound Cedar Company, DeWaard & Bode, Skagit Valley Signs and Puget Sound Energy.

    The 2010 show has grown with the addition of two great new events for your enjoyment: first, the addition of our Garden Court where local land-scapers and garden centers are able to showcase their skills and materials to help you with all your outdoor needs; second, the First Annual SICBA Play-house Competition utilizing SICBA members talents and commitment to their communities. Six local charities will benefit from the donation of their finished works.

    Add these to the Surplus Materials

    Sale on Saturday, Ciscoe Morris on Sunday at 1:00 pm, great food, prizes and the multitudes of great ideas for your home projects, and you can pack your weekend full of fun and informa-tion.

    Dont forget: Friday, all senior citizens and active duty military personnel and their families will have free admission. Discount coupons can be found at www.sicba.org. All attendees will be eligible to win grand prizes of a seven-piece patio set from Sound Cedar Company, a washer/dryer combo from anderson Appliance or a $750 gift certificate from DeWaard & Bode Appliances.

    I would be remiss if I didnt take time to thank the staff at SICBA and the 2010 Home & Garden Show Committee members for their help in bringing to you another great show.

    MAKE A DAY OF IT!By Thom Richter, SICBA Home & Garden Show Chair

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  • goskagit.com Skagit Publishing march 16, 2010 | 2010 SIcBa home & Garden Show [ ]

    Welcome to the 30th Annual SICBA Home & Garden Show presented by Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association and the Skagit Valley Herald.

    Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association is a non-profit trade as-sociation of builders and associates dedicated to endorsing professional-ism among its members. We strive to promote local jobs, affordable housing, and sustainable growth in the com-munity. We enjoy supporting our local communities through various service projects and fundraisers. Many of the vendors at the home show are Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association members and look forward to talking to you and promoting their products and services.

    With over 135 booths at the Home & Garden Show, you can find out ev-erything there is to know about custom home building, remodeling, landscap-ing, plumbing, painting, doors, windows, flooring, pest control, electrical, and much more.

    Skagit/Island Counties Builders As-sociation Built Green Program booth in the F building will feature one of our many certified Built Green mem-bers who will be available to answer questions about sustainability and cost savings. Find out about the diverse ways to lower your monthly energy bills, learn about new recycled prod-ucts, ways to lower your raw materials needed, and how to generate less waste on your next project. All of these help lower the harmful impact on the

    environment. This year at the Home & Garden

    Show, there are six teams that have

    By Chris Deasy, Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association President

    Many Things Happening

    Continued on page 6

    Red Carpet EventThursday April 1, 20106-7 PM: Welcome Reception featuring hors doeuvres and beverages. Drawings begin at 6:15!

    7-8 PM: Free Color & Design SeminarMaking an Impact with Color, with local Designer, Ginny Rutherford.

    8:00-9:00: Bring your design challenges with you and let Ginny and our designers do their magic.Bring in your photos, fabrics, artwork and let us help you turn your design dreams into reality.R.S.V.P:fbaldwin@mvcarpetone.com

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    ~ Incredible Giveaways~ Drawings Every Half Hour~ Valuable Coupons~ Grand Prize Room Makeover

    Our philosophy is all about helping you create beautiful and comfortable environments that reflect your personal style.

    Stop by our booth and enter to win

    Free Color and Design Consultations and 2 Free gallons of Philosophy Color designer paint!

  • [ ] 2010 SIcBa home & Garden Show | march 16, 2010 Skagit Publishing goskagit.com

    The Skagit/Island Coun-ties Builders Association (SICBA) is a trade asso-ciation of builders and associate members devoted to supporting its members encouraging them to build quality homes and businesses, as well as educating and assisting the public. Chartered in 1979, SICBA is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. (NAHB) and the Building Industry Association of Washington in Olympia (BIAW).

    SICBA is an excellent source for referrals to the general public. Our membership base includes builders, remodelers, specialty contractors, and other professionals that support the building trade by providing related products and/or services. All of SICBAs contractor members are registered, licensed, bonded and insured as required by law.

    SICBA provides a myriad of benefits to its members including educational classes, networking and marketing opportunities, legal advice and safety assistance. Many

    members are also eligible for group rate health insurance and enroll-ment in the Return on Industrial Insurance Program which helps recover some of the L&I premiums paid in if the business has a good safety record. SICBA members receive local, state and national legislative representation to sup-port issues that affect the industry as a whole. SICBA is proud to be recognized as a leader in the home building industry and a proud pro-ponent of private property rights.

    Today, SICBA is 620 companies strong and growing. We are your neighbors and community leaders, providing education and support for building industry professionals. We promote jobs for local people, encourage home ownership and sustainable growth in Skagit and Island counties. We are the voice of the Skagit and Island Counties building industry.

    For more information on mem-bership or for member referrals, please contact SICBA at (360)757-6916 or visit our website at www.sicba.org.

    built some magnificent playhouses which are to be raffled off on Sunday with all of the proceeds going to six local charities. Be sure to take some time to check out all of the details on these playhouses and purchase a raffle ticket or two for your chance to win. You will also have the chance to win one of many prizes that will be given away every half hour during the weekend to those who sign up at the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association booth. We also have three grand prizes: a seven-piece outdoor furniture set sponsored by Sound Cedar Lumber Center, a front-load Energy Star laundry pair sponsored by anderson Appliance and a $750 gift card to DeWaard & Bode Appliances sponsored by DeWaard & Bode Appliances.

    The annual Surplus Materials Sale will take place on Saturday at 1:00 pm, so be sure to stop by if you are looking for materials for your next project.

    Among the many highlights of the 2010 Skagit Valley Home & Garden Show is guest host Ciscoe Morris. Ciscoe will present ways to enhance your gardening and landscaping at 1:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. After you see Ciscoe, be sure to stroll through our NEW Garden Court featuring local land-scapers, nurseries and gardeners displaying their talents with their gardens!

    Thank you to Skagit Valley Her-ald, Comcast, anderson Appliance, Puget Sound Energy and Skagit Valley Signs for the additional sup-port of our Home & Garden Show as well as everyone else sponsoring a booth this year.

    Continued from page 5

    SICBA The Voice of the Local Building Industry

    By Ben Burton, Arrow Insulation, SICBA Membership Committee Chairperson

    2010 SICBAHome & Garden Show Committee

    Thom RichTeR, chaiRPharaohs Construction

    Jeff haRRisanderson ApplianceDennis Deakin

    Anderson Fireplace & SpasJohn sTegall

    AZEK Building Productsmike & PaTT WooDs

    Sound Cedar Lumber CenterDeb bunDy

    Skagit PublishingDave gRoves

    St. John Glass & Storage Solutions

    SICBA Office Staff

    Executive Officer - Wayne cRiDeR

    Membership Director - Rayna moe

    Events Coordinator - bRenDa haRTeR

    Governmental Affairs Director - coRy eRTel

    Office Assistant/Receptionist - lisa smiTh

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  • [ ] 2010 SIcBa home & Garden Show | march 16, 2010 Skagit Publishing goskagit.com

    Is it hard to build green? Is it a lot more expensive? Do you have to live in a straw-bale cottage or some other strange building to say youre a green homeowner? No, no, and most decidedly no!

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Model Green Home Building guidelines are about to celebrate their sixth birthday. Designed to help bring residential green building into the mainstream, the guidelines also demystify the process and debunk the myths of green building for consumers and for homebuilders.

    Using the guidelines, local home building associations are creating regionally appropriate green building programs for interested builders. That interest is growing rapidly. Twelve state and local associations have launched voluntary green building programs, with another dozen on the way. The Skagit/Island Counties Builders As-sociation has had their program for just over four years.

    The guidelines include an easy-to-follow checklist to make sure the build-er is incorporating all aspects of green building into each project. That makes it easier to build green and thats the

    beauty of the voluntary guidelines. Is it more expensive to build

    green? Experienced builders say it doesnt have to be. Guidelines-based programs award points for resource efficiency, and if youre using fewer materials, youre saving money, they point out. Some green building ideas like positioning a homes windows to best take advantage of natural light doesnt cost any more than conven-tional building and saves money for the homeowner.

    Nor does green building consist of neighborhoods filled with yurts, un-derground bunkers or geodesic domes. When a house is green but looks like other houses in the neighborhood and can be replicated by large-scale building companies then we know green is mainstream. Were seeing that happen right now.

    There are more green building products than ever. Easier to use insulation, chemically neutral paints and f...