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HYDER-BURKS AGRICULTURAL PAVILION

Friday, March 1 4pm-8pm

Saturday, March 2 9am-8pm

Sunday, March 3 12am-4pm

A Special Supplement to the

Herald-Citizen Sunday, February 24, 2013 and Regional Buyers Guide Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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HOME SHOW At a Glance

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What: Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show Where: Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion, 2390 Gainesboro Grade, Cookeville When: March 1-3 Hours: Friday, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, 9-8 p.m. Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission: $3

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Home enthusiasts gather for the 2012 Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show. This year’s event is set for March 1-3 at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Admission is $3.

Home Show ‘a fun place to be’ By AMY DAVIS HERALD-CITIZEN Staff

UPPER CUMBERLAND — “A big, lively event” — that’s the way Melanie Chadwell describes the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show. “There’s a lot going on,” said Chadwell, who serves as executive officer of the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland, which sponsors the event. “A lot of exhibitors, a lot of little side-events... it’s just a fun place to be.” The 39th annual Home Show is March 1-3 at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion, featuring more than 150 exhibitors and speakers from the Upper Cumberland and beyond showing off their products and services. And it all relates to the home.

“It’s a showcase of the latest trends in building, remodeling, landscaping and interior design,” Chadwell said. “It promotes the housing industry, and it’s a marketing opportunity for housing-related businesses.” She added, “The housing industry is such an important part of any community, and I think that the fact that this event has been going on for so long is definitely a validation of that. “It’s important to the economy, and it’s important to people because everybody wants a home or wants to improve their home.” It’s a personal thing, she said. “Regardless of what kind of home it is — whether it’s an apartment or a million-dollar home — you want it to be special. People are constantly wanting to

make improvements. So, the Home Show is not just for the people who are building a new home or have a really expensive home.” While the Home Show continues to focus on all things home-related, plenty of new things are offered each year. One of the things Chadwell is most excited about this year is a Saturday afternoon seminar by interior decorator Jonathan Pierce, star of HGTV’s Interiors Inc. “I watch HGTV all the time, and I’ve always tried to get some kind of HGTV connection at this event,” she said. “And it just sort of hit me that this particular show is filmed in Nashville, and I made an appointment to talk to him, and he See FUN, Page 7

Table of contents Home Show map .....................4 Gourmet Gallery map...............5 Exhibitors..................................5 Cooking stage schedule........10 HGTV home designer..............6 Celebrity cake designer.........19 ‘Stay and Play in the UC’.........7 Coffee with an author.............15 Exhibitor Spotlight: • BJP Legacy Construction.......14 • Williams Wholesale Suppy.....16 • S&W Pool and Spas..............17 • Spray Green Organic Lawn Care..............................21 • Specialty Woodworking..........22

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Create a flourishing hydrangea garden Seminar is Sunday at 1:30 p.m. COOKEVILLE — “Every  home should  be adorned with at  least one hydrangea plant!” Leo McGee said. “This highly desirable shrub, with its array of magnificent blooms, has been a favorite of flower gardeners for hundreds of years.” That’s why McGee will be at the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show for a Sunday afternoon gardening seminar, which

will address plant selection, plant location, sun and shade balance, pruning, transplanting and more. “Recent introductions to the market are more varied in color and more hardy to our region,” he added. The seminar — “Establishing a Flourishing Hydrangea Garden” with McGee as instructor — begins at 1:30 p.m.

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Leo McGee will present a Sunday afternoon gardening seminar — “Establishing a Flourishing Hydrangea Garden” — at 1:30 p.m. at the Home Show.

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2013 Home & Garden Show exhibitors

A & L Supply A Cut Above Custom Roofing A Cut Above Landscaping Acme Block & Brick Advanced Termite Air Experts Airflow Heating & Cooling Algood Drugs All In One Services American Cellular AquaSoles BJP Legacy Construction Barky Beaver Mulch Barrier Waterproofing Belk Betterliving Sunrooms Bluewaters Rental Brendan Johnson Landscaping Budget Blinds Campbells Pools Capstone Construction Carwile Mechanical Cell Plus Verizon Charles Stone Heating & Cooling Cherry Creek Nursery Champion Windows Clean Commission Clean World & One Hour Martinizing CLM Enterprises Contractors Equipment Cookeville Electric Department Cookeville Fire Department Cookeville Kitchen Sales Cookeville Plumbing Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cancer Center Cookeville Tree Board

Cove Builders & Development Cruise One Huddleston & Associates Culligan Water Custom Fireplaces & More Cutco Cutlery DT McCall & Sons Deuel’s Photography Digital Phoenix AV Solutions DirectBuy of Middle TN Double Precision Landscaping Dreamcatcher Pottery & Gifts E S Construction Elite Decorative Concrete Evergreen Today FastSigns Fire Tree First Realty Fragrant Mushroom Freddy Duncan & Sons Moving Free Energy Switch Frontier Basement Systems Frontier Communications Gentry Brothers Tractor Gentry’s Power Equipment Grandpa Yoders Jams Gutter Helmet of Cookeville Habitat for Humanity Haller’s Landscaping & Lawncare Herald Citizen Highland Home Improvement Hitech Direct Hiller Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling His Image Restoration Holmes Surveillance Homes & Land Honest Abe Log Homes Ideal Building Systems

Jackson Heating & Cooling Kroger L & C Custom Homes Lagniappe Spice LauRes Leaf Guard Lisa’s Kettle Corn LoJac Louver Shop Lowe’s Madaris MaidPro Mast Utility Barns Master Gardeners McCulley Siding & Windows MAXCO Flooring Mid Tenn Nursery Monkey Bars Moose Tracks Moyer Metal Mr. Appliance of the Cumberlands Naked Salsa Natural Affinity Soap New York Life Noble Worm Castings Nuttin But Good Orange Lustre Overton Farmers Co-op Pampered Chef Pella PlateauMetalSales PrimericaFinancialService Princess House ProBuild Putnam Farmers Co-op Putnam Tree Service Quality RRC

Rane R-Cubed Environmental Solutions Renewal by Andersen S & W Pool and Spas Scentsy ServPro Silver Point Construction Smart Fireplace Service Smith Insulation Smith’s Wild Animal Control Softub Southeast Advertiser Southern Landscape Supply Specialty Woodworking Spray Green Organic Lawn Care Stamp-Crete StoneCom Storm Shelter Solutions Stover’s Superior Walls of E TN Swan Ridge Technology Store Tennessee Credit Union www.ttcu.org Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville The Integrity Inspection Group The Tray Company Townecraft Upper Cumberland Real Estate Upper Cumberland Tourism Association US Army Corps of Engineers US Cellular Walker Cove Custom Woodworks Watson Windows Williams Concrete Craft Williams Wholesale Xtreme Pressure Wash

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Owning HGTV’s Jonathan Pierce to share a home: home design tips on March 2 It’s the American dream

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ello, Upper Cumberland citizens. Home ownership is the American dream. If you own a home or are considering jumping into the market, please join the Home Builders Association for the annual Home and Garden Show. This year, our show offers everything from how to purchase a house to what to cook while living in your new home. You will find all the new products and trends that will make your house a home. Josh As a non-profit orJackson ganization, this event gives us the support we need to fund our ways of giving back to the community. Your attendance helps us with our scholarship programs in local schools, and makes legislation easier to buy and sell homes and bring in homebuyers and businesses into our region. On behalf of all of us at Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland, I thank you for your support, and we will see you at the show! Sincerely, Josh Jackson, UCHBA president

NASHVILLE — Jonathan Pierce, star of HGTV’s Interiors Inc., will present a seminar — “Approachable Design for the Home” — Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show. “Interior design starts with a dream — a vision longing to be brought to life by one worthy enough to capture that vision and build it for all to admire,” Pierce said. Pierce and members of his team at the Nashville design firm Pierce and Company will demonstrate affordable and practical ways to make your home more personable, showing examples of how furniture, accessories and lamps can transform any room. He will talk about contemporary chrome and metal finishes and will let you know what is in style and

out of style. The HGTV Interiors Inc. show has given Pierce some serious national exposure, and put Nashville on the map as a player in the interior design world. Shows were filmed all over the music city and included top-tier celeb clients such as LeAnn Rimes. In addition to HGTV, Pierce was the lead designer on the CMT Ultimate Country Home series, and he worked with country stars like Deana Carter, Lonestar and Rascal Flatts. Pierce believes that “each new project is a new canvas awaiting unique ideas to fill it.” For inspiration to make your own home project beautiful and amazing, attend his seminar at the Home Show. To learn more information about Pierce, visit www.pierceandco.com.

Home Show parking Handicap parking is located behind the Hyder-Burks Pavilion building. Enter through the rear doors to access the main floor of exhibits.

Prizes Many exhibitors offer drawings for prizes. Among them is Southern Landscape Supply, which will give away $500 Saturday and Sunday in their booth. Must be present to win.

HGTV’s Jonathan Pierce will be at the Home Show at 1 p.m. March 2 to share interior design tips in his seminar “Approachable Design for the Home.”

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HOME SHOW ‘Stay and Play’ in the UC to FUN: Home Show is fun showcase best of the region From Page 2

UPPER CUMBERLAND — In “Ode to the West Wind,” the poet Shelley asks, “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” The answer, in Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland Region, is “Absolutely not!” This year, spring will come early, at least at the Hyder-Burks Pavilion in Cookeville. “Stay and Play in the Upper Cumberland” travel expo will showcase the best that the region has to offer residents and visitors alike. This is the first year that the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association’s popular “Stay and Play in the Upper Cumberland” has run concurrently with the Home and Garden Show. This will give show attendees a unique opportunity to see what the region’s businesses have to offer builders and homeowners planning new construction, renovation or landscaping while, at the same time, giving everyone some great ideas for vacations, weekend or day trips within just a short drive from home.

Visitors at the “Stay and Play in the Upper Cumberland” expo grab See STAY, Page 12 brochures from attractions.

said, ‘Sure, I’d love to do that!’” Chadwell also looks forward to celebrity wedding cake designer Jay Qualls, who will make an appearance Sunday at 3 p.m. “Of course, we always want the Home Show to be new and different,” she said. “We want people to have a reason to come every year.” That’s why the popular cooking stage and Gourmet Galley always has a new line-up of presenters. “It’s just a big variety of presenters,” Chadwell said. “The Gourmet Gallery is for everything related to the kitchen, which

is the heart of the home. It’s specialty foods, cookware, gifts for the kitchen and more.” She said the Home Show is something everyone can benefit from. “Everybody lives somewhere — whether it’s an apartment you just want to spruce up or you want to build a whole new home,” she said. “The exhibitors for the most part are small businesses, and it’s just a great way for them to connect with consumers in a very short timeframe at a very low cost.” Admission to the Home Show is $3. For more information, call HBAUC at 5287472 or visit www.uchba.com.

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HOME SHOW Now is the time to build your dream home By MELANIE CHADWELL HBAUC executive officer

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Debbie Handlson of Helping Hands of Putnam County welcomes canned food donations during the Home and Garden Show on Sunday. Also needed are personal care items, diapers and monetary donations. Those who give to the cause may enter the Home Show for $1, which is a discount of $2.

Bring canned foods for Helping Hands food drive on Sunday

UPPER CUMBERLAND — The Home Builders Association has partnered with Helping Hands of Putnam County for their Home and Garden Show this year. “If you bring a canned food item to the show on Sunday afternoon, you will get a discount on your entry fee ($1 instead of $3) and will help feed our neighbors in need,” representatives said. “That is a win-win for everyone involved.” Those who forget to bring a food item can make a monetary donation that day instead. “Since HHPC orders food from Second Harvest, food can be purchased for approximately 25 cents a pound — so your dona-

tion dollars will be stretched to buy the most food possible,” representatives said. “Toilet paper, powder laundry detergent are always needed items, too.” Helping Hands of Putnam County has been helping low-income families and families experiencing a crisis for over 35 years. The original name was The Clearing House but was changed in 2006 to better express what HHPC does today. “I have found it interesting that longtime residents of Putnam County have never heard of HHPC, or, if they have, have no See FOOD, Page 16

COOKEVILLE — Your home is your castle, and you treasure the time you spend there with your family and friends. If you often flip through magazines and dream of building a new home or updating your current residence, now is the time — interest rates are at an all-time low, and newer homes can save money in energy costs. New home floor plans are designed with modern lifestyles in mind and include open layouts, high ceilings, walk-in closets and conveniently-located laundry and home office accommodations. New homes are also wired for modern appliances, technology, sophisticated lighting and audio and security systems. Media and technology have changed the way we live, so home storage requirements have grown to include areas for charging phones or tablets. Whether inspired by amazing makeovers on television shows, or changing lifestyles,

Americans are in love with remodeling. Bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects are the most common. Home owners want a high-end spa feel in their bathrooms, with exotic wood finishes, recycled glass tiles and sophisticated lighting systems. Wallpaper is back, and can add an unexpected touch to freshen any room. Other popular remodeling projects are those that enable a home owner to stay in their home as they age, such as brighter lighting, widening doors and hallways, floor coverings that add traction and eliminate slippery surface, step-in tubs and shower stall benches and rails. Outdoor living spaces are at the top of the must-have lists for many home buyers and renters. Your garden can be used for entertaining year-round when you add stylish furnishings and containers of ornamental grasses and flowers to create a room-like atmosphere. When outdoor spaces are decorated with the same attention to comfort and style as any other room, they truly beSee NOW, Page 17

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HOME SHOW Exhibitor helps design revolutionary gas fireplace COOKEVILLE — Custom Fireplaces & More, now in their 32nd year serving the Upper Cumberland, is showcasing an innovative high-efficiency gas fireplace at the Home Show. The Intrigue INT-200 is a new gas fireplace by Ambiance Fireplaces that features a tall-flame technology. It has been designed by a panel of more than 100 hearth retailers from across the USA and Canada — including Custom Fireplaces from Cookeville — which is the exclusive dealer in Middle Tennessee. To be selected, a retailer had to have been successful in business for more than 20 years, have a creative showroom and had to be recommended by a core member of the team.  Each member of the design team responded to a series of questions: What features do your customers most often request on a gas fireplace? What improvements would you make? What would you want the warranty to cover? If you designed a fireplace for your own home, what features would you include? These suggestions were voted on as to what should be incorporated into the new fireplace. The group unanimously agreed

that each winning item should be a factoryinstalled standard feature, with only one exception: A simple black front should be standard, with a wide array of optional, beautiful, decorative “fronts” in many finishes and styles. The company’s engineering department then created a working INT-200 prototype. The Intrigue includes all the most requested upper-end features as standard, with the exception of an optional decorative front available in 87 different style and finish combinations. The Intrigue has quickly become Custom Fireplace’s best seller in the high-efficiency gas category. For more information, call 800-264-8181.

Cookeville’s Custom Fireplaces & More will tell about the new Intrigue INT-200 fireplace they helped design at the Home Show.

‘Build and Grow’ kids classes Sunday at the Home Show

COOKEVILLE — Lowe’s will have “Build to Grow” kids classes during the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show. The classes are open to the first 200 children are being offered Sunday afternoon every half hour between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The class size at each session is limited. Participants will need to sign up at the Lowe’s booth. Children will be building Sandman’s plane from the DreamWorks movie “Rise of the Guardians.”

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Gourmet Gallery, cooking stage have good things in store Gourmet Gallery The kitchen is truly the heart of the home, and the Gourmet Gallery will be devoted to exhibits of cabinetry, cookware and specialty foods.

Cooking Stage Friday, March 1 5 p.m. Beef for Your Busy Schedule Kristina McKee, representing cattle producers and the Tennessee Beef Council Beef provides everyday solutions for everyday heroes. Enjoy the versatility of beef in your family’s meal planning with cooking tips for any skill level. 6 p.m. Cookeville Rotary Pancake Flippers Celebrity pancake flippers Bob Bell, Jerry Boyd and Bob Luna will entertain you as they prepare succulent pancakes and distribute secret recipes. This is a prelude to the Rotary Pancake breakfast, which is Saturday morning, March 2. Darrell and Amy Jennings will show how to add more flavor to recipes using ‘naked salsa’ on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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STAGE: Get cooking tips from local celebrities 2 p.m. Wildwood Manor Bed and Breakfast recipes 7 p.m. Jaton Martin, Wildwood Manor Jonathan Monk and Bed and Breakfast Dianna Kelly A special part of any bed and breakfast exMonk & Kelly Show perience is always the delicious food that is on 94.7 the Country Giant prepared especially for you. The motto at The husband and wife team has been cook- Wildwood Manor is “simply good food,” ing together for nearly 25 years. (There is and the beautiful setting enhances their no truth to the rumor that they have the fire show-stopping menu. When you try these department on speed dial.) delectable recipes, your own guests may never want to leave. Saturday, March 2 3 p.m. Getting Naked in Your Kitchen 10 a.m. with Naked Salsa Cooking with fresh Darrell and Amy Jennings, Naked Salsa local produce Find out how to use Naked Salsa in your Melinda Keifer, recipes to add an amazing depth of flavor. host of WCTE’s weekly Everyday meals are made extraordinary series Live Green with your favorite flavor of Naked Salsa. Tennessee Fresh is always best, so choose locally Dishes will include Naked Tilapia, Queso grown vegetables and herbs for enhanced Naked, Naked Chicken Chowder and flavor and nutrients in your favorite dishes. Naked Guacamole. This special demonstration will feature a Here’s a special shrimp dish from Lagniappe Spice Company, an exhibitor 4 p.m. colorful array of winter produce from the on the cooking stage. Pork Tenderloin and Waters Farm such as kale, spinach, arugula, Fresh Pear Pie mustards, collards, turnips, carrots and Bambi Dillingham, beets. Firefly Acres Firefly Acres offers “cabin menus” with 11 a.m. meals that are ready for the oven in rental Booyah BBQ Shrimp, cabins on their beautiful farm. Pork tenderBodacious Blackened Seafood loin with raspberry sauce gets more requests and Dixieland Steak than any others. Fresh Pear Cream Pie has John Brantley, a uniquely sweet and buttery taste, making Lagniappe Spice With Lagniappe gourmet spices, you can it very “pearicious.” g our n i s a c make favorite Cajun recipes that are so auShow EW N 5 p.m. thentic, you will think you are having dinner ne inet Li b a Easy Family Meals in at Jackson Square in New Orleans. C Customclusively by 30 minutes or less Ex Joan Chandler, Noon ille CookevSales Princess House A Celebration of If your busy lifestyle causes dinner-time Simple Things itchen K dilemmas, learn to prepare tasty, healthy Natalie Bratton, Kroger meals for your family in 30 minutes or less. Simple Truth Products Simple Truth products provide a simple, 6 p.m. uncomplicated and trustworthy solution to Cooking With Allegro the challenge of simply better living, with Marinade from the foods that are closer to the way nature inCompetition BBQ Circuit to tended. the Home Kitchen Randy and Eileen Birch, 1 p.m. pitmasters for the multi-champion Healthy Cooking Allegro BBQ team John Howard, Allegro adds unique flavor and tenderness Townecraft In our fast-paced society, fast-foods may to mouth-watering grilled and smoked seem like the “easy” choice, so finding a meats, but it can also enhance the taste of faster way to prepare healthy food at home virtually any dish, such as vegetables or is helpful to busy families. This demonstra- soup stock. tion will illustrate how to save time, energy 1075 Willow Industrial Court and money. See STAGE, Page 13 From Page 10

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HOME SHOW ‘Stay and Play’ exhibitors • Albrecht Publishing Group • Big Rock Market canoe rental • Canoe the Caney-Jbeez • Cedar Hill Marina and Resort • Chestnut Hill Winery • Clay Co. Chamber of Commerce • Cookeville-Putnam Co. Chamber • Crossville–Cumberland Co. Chamber • Cumberland Caverns • Warren Co. Chamber of Commerce • Cumberland County Playhouse • Dale Hollow Marina and Resort • Deer Run RV Resort • DelMonaco Winery and Vineyards • Eagle Cove and Holly Creek Resorts • Edgar Evins Marina and Resort • Highland Rim Vacations

• Historic Granville • Historic Rugby • Macon Co. Chamber of Commerce • Red Boiling Springs • MasterSingers, Inc • McMinnville-Warren Co. Chamber • Mainstreet McMinnville • Mitchell Creek Marina and Resort • Swan Ridge Lake Development • Seasons Restaurant and Gift Shop • Smith County Chamber of Commerce • Sparta-White Co. Chamber • Stonehaus Winery • Sunset Marina and Resort • Spencer-Van Buren County • Wildwood Manor and Stables

Molly Brown with the Cookeville Chamber enjoys last year’s “Stay and Play in the Upper Cumberland” travel expo.

STAY: Travel expo coming

From Page 7 Ruth Dyal, executive director of the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, is excited about this new venue for getting the word out about the numerous and exciting opportunities the Upper Cumberland offers for adventure, relaxation, entertainment and dining. “We have so much to see and do in the Upper Cumberland,” Dyal said. “There is something for every one of every age and every interest. “Whether you are vacationing or day tripping, as a couple, a family or a group, there is a memorable experience waiting for you here.” Information on the Upper Cumberland’s cultural, historic and scenic attractions as well as its outdoor recreational opportunities and wide variety of lodging and dining options will be available at Stay and Play in the

Upper Cumberland. The Association also now offers guided van tours for small groups throughout the region. Information about these customized tours will also be available as will information about tours offered by individual attractions. Representatives of the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association and its member businesses and organizations will be available throughout show hours to answer any questions attendees may have and to assist in planning trip itineraries. “There will be an abundance of literature for everyone to take home and read at their leisure, including the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail brochure and map, the 2013 Upper Cumberland “Stay, Play and Relax” magazine and the 2013 Tennessee Vacation Guide,” Dyal said. To find out more, call 1-800-868-7237 or visit tourism@uppercumberland.org.

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Constructing a legacy with outdoor living areas By AMY DAVIS HERALD-CITIZEN Staff

COOKEVILLE — For Roslyn Wear, it’s about building a legacy. Literally. “Building is all I’ve ever known,” said Wear, a licensed general contractor with BJP Legacy Construction. “I actually went to school in physical therapy and never did it. I just built with my dad. So when he died, I knew I was going to keep building.” She even named her construction company after her father — the “BJP” stands for Bobby Joe Phillips. “I lost my dad seven years ago, and I had built with him about two years before he died,” Wear said. “When he passed away, I got my contractor’s license, and I actually built for about two years on my own. Then my husband (Ray) got out of the banking busiBusiness: ness, and we started land developing and BJP Legacy building together. Construction We have been extremely blessed to Specialty: stay really busy — it means the world to Building us to continue my dad’s legacy.” The Wear couple began building in Cookeville around nine years ago, specializing in custom residential, small commercial, remodels and home additions. Among their work is the Hickory Flats subdivision they developed together. But one of their newest specialties is their outdoor living areas. “Recently, I have been going back to some of our homes and doing outdoor living areas,” Wear said. “You find a lot of people not traveling as much and just wanting to spend time in their own homes.” And so Wear became a wholesale dealer

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Roslyn Wear of B.J.P. Legacy Construction shows off one of her specialities, outdoor living areas.

for Bull Outdoor Appliances as well as handling the construction part. “I just found it convenient that since I built the structures and designed the kitchens that being a dealer for this company would be beneficial,” she said. The outdoor living areas include a variety of kitchen appliances as well as fireplaces and fire pits. “You name it, and we can either build it or put it in there,” Wear said. And business is “really booming,” she said. “Last summer we probably built just

as many back porches as we did homes.” This year will be BJP Legacy Construction’s first time at the Home Show, and Wear said she looks forward to it. “I really think it will be a good opportunity to show people that you don’t necessarily have to travel — you can create a great out-

door area to spend your time at home,” she said. “We spend as much family time on our back porch grilling out and being outside as we do inside.” To learn more about BJP Legacy Construction, call 931-783-0153 or visit www.bjplegacyconstruction.com.

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Library’s Coffee with an Author set for March 2 COOKEVILLE — Lynne Tolley, author of “Jack Daniel’s Cookbook: Stories and Kitchen Secrets From Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House,” will speak as a guest of the Putnam County Library Friends’ annual Home and Garden show Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Hyder-Burks Pavilion. Continuing the PCLF’s Coffee with an Author series, Tolley will bring insights into her great-great uncle, Jack Daniel, famed Lynchburg whiskey distiller, and southern food traditions like those she maintains as proprietress of Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House. “As a descendant of Jack Daniel, I feel like it’s in my blood to carry on family tradition,” Tolley said. Like her great-great uncle, Tolley now serves as an official taste tester at the historic Lynchburg distillery. Known for her southern ease and grace, Tolley has preserved Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House since 1984 though this Lynchburg staple opened in 1908. As proprietress, Tolley stays busy planning

menus, choosing time-proven recipes from the canon of Mary Bobo’s history, supervising the garden and overseeing staff. But more notably, Tolley greets and comforts her many guests with an unTolley mistakably genuine southern charm. Chartwell’s will provide coffee with snacks provided by the Putnam County Library Friends. Putnam County Library Friends is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support and promote the use, services and facilities of the Putnam County Library system. For more information about the Library’s Coffee with an Author series, call 931261-9481.

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FOOD: Give a ‘helping hand’ From Page 8 idea what services we provide,” Director Debbie Handlson said. In 2012, HHPC averaged serving 280 families per month and gave more than 161,000 pounds of food to Putnam County residents. While food is the most common program, and the one most people know about, assistance with utilities, rent, medications and gas vouchers for out-ofcounty doctor’s appointments is also given. The volunteers at HHPC hear all the stories: a woman afraid she would lose her

house because her husband died and she didn’t know how she was going to pay the hospital bill; families struggling with sick children; a man that had worked at the same place for 19 years and was suddenly out of a job. “The saddest is watching parents feed their children in the parking lot because we know those children haven’t had anything to eat that day,” Handlson said. “Thanks to the Home Builders for inviting HHPC to participate in this event. It’s a great way to make the public more aware of HHPC and a great way for people to give to those in need in our community.”

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Long-time Home Show exhibitors David Williams, Roy Williams and Lee Williams of Williams Wholesale Supply look forward to this year’s event.

Still in the family after 74 years By AMY DAVIS HERALD-CITIZEN Staff

COOKEVILLE — It began as a father and son business 74 years ago. Today, Williams Wholesale Supply and Lighting Center is still in the family. At a “We are an electrical and plumbing distributor Glance as well as a lighting showroom,” said Lee Business: Williams of the business Williams located at 250 South Jefferson Avenue in Wholesale Cookeville. Specialty: “We have lights, home Electrical, decor, accent furniture, mirrors, lamps, candles, plumbing, rugs — you name it.” lighting The company was started by his greatgrandfather Frank Williams and grandfather Robert Williams.

The current owner is his father, Roy, while his brother, David, is also part of the operation. Lee Williams grew up taking pride in the family business he is now part of. “I really enjoyed coming in even before I started working,” he said. “I enjoy all the contractors I work with, developing relationships with people and being involved in the community. It just grew into something I have a passion for. I really enjoy the industry.” The Williams men are long-time exhibitors in the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show and look forward to doing it again this year. “It provides a great awareness for us to promote new products,” he said. “We take a lot of pride in customer service and helping somebody do a remodeling or building project. We have a very knowledgeable staff that can accommodate about every need.” For more information, call 261-0110.

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NOW: Build your dream home From Page 8 come an extension of your home. Most home owners want to save energy and be kind to the environment. “Green” design continues marching into the mainstream with eco-friendly materials made in the USA. Energy-efficient features such as tankless water heaters, ENERGY STAR appliances, spray foam insulation, and efficient HVAC systems will save significant

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JoLynn Huling, store manager, and Suzanne Kappel, owner, show off a spa at S&W Pool and Spas in Crossville. They’ll be at the Home Show to talk with visitors about how they can enhance their outdoor living with pools and spas.

Pools and spas can enhance the home By AMY DAVIS HERALD-CITIZEN Staff

CROSSVILLE — With warm weather soon to arrive, people will have swimming on their minds — which suits Suzanne Kappel At a just fine. It means she’ll stay Glance busy doing what she Business: does best — designing pools to meet her cusS&W Pool tomers’ needs. and Spas “They love it, and they Specialty: get excited,” said KapPool design pel, owner of S&W Pool

and Spas in Crossville. “They either want it for their kids or they want to dress up their back yard.” Kappel holds a master’s degree in construction from Pennsylvania State University. Before opening her 7,500 square-foot showroom in Crossville seven years ago, she spent 15 years in the pool business in New York. It’s something she says she has a knack for. “I just have a knack for matching it up with the house,” she said. “I go to the backyard and see what I think I would like and what would look good and just put it together. Then we put it on a computer proSee POOL, Page 19

money over the long term. Choosing a reputable builder or supplier may be the most important step in your home project. If you want your home to last a lifetime, be cautious of unusually low-priced bids. See examples of these current trends at the Home and Garden Show, but remember to ultimately choose quality details that reflect your character and style to create a home that tells your personal story.

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Rotarians, from left, Jerry Boyd, Bob Luna and Bob Bell look forward to being on the Home Show cooking stage Friday at 6 p.m. and serving pancakes during their annual Rotary pancake breakfast Saturday from 8-10 a.m.

Rotarians ready to serve up pancakes COOKEVILLE — Rotary Celebrity Pancake Flippers will entertain visitors at the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show cooking stage on March 1 at 6 p.m.  These pancake chefs will entertain you with their “flippin” abilities and let you taste their succulent pancakes, plus hand out their secret pancake recipes.    These distinguished gentlemen are leaders of the Putnam county community and are proud Rotarians.  This is a prelude to their grand event, which is happening the very next day — the annual Rotary pancake breakfast on March 2 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Home and Garden Show.  Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $6 at the door.  Children six and under eat free, and a hearty pancake breakfast of pancakes, sausages and bacon will be served.

For each ticket purchased, you will have a chance to win several door prizes, donated by local businesses and exhibitors.  “Come support this Rotarian fund raiser and come have a hearty breakfast before the Home and Garden Show,” the Rotarians said.  All donations raised during this pancake breakfast will help and assist with many of the yearly contributions given back to the community in form of scholarships, donations to non-profits in the community and aid to families in need.  These distinguished chefs, belong to the Rotary Club of Cookeville, which meets every Wednesday at noon at the Chamber and are also proud of the joint Rotarian effort to eradicate polio worldwide.  For more information about the pancake breakfast, visit the Cookeville Rotary’s website, www.cookevillerotary.org.

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Celebrity wedding cake POOL: Enhance outdoor designer to share tips spaces with a pool or spa Jay Qualls decorated his first cake for his daughter’s first birthday party on April 25, 1992. Little did he know, that experience would blossom into a passion for creating delicious, beautiful and distinctive cakes. Since then, Qualls’ passion has turned into a full-time successful business known as Maples Wedding Cakes, which lead to the multi-faceted company, Jay Qualls Holding, LLC and creator of the Jay Qualls Fondant Fabric. After graduating in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University with a business degree, Qualls decided to put both his new found business expertise and his passion for baking and designing to good use and open a high end wedding cake boutique. With his belief that cakes should not only be beautiful, but equally as delicious, Jay quickly turned Maples Wedding Cakes into a leader in custom designed wedding cakes. He has studied and worked alongside some of the greatest sugar artists in the industry. Qualls himself continues to be one Jay Qualls, celebrity cake designer of the leaders in the cake industry with his unique sense of style in cake design, teach• Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings ing, product development, and business 15th Anniversary issue (and many other consulting. magazines). Less than 10 designers have His achievements are as follows: been invited to collaborate with Martha • Has designed wedding cakes and special Stewart Weddings in the history of the magoccasion cakes for country music celebrity azine. artists like Martina McBride, Jo Dee • He was a cast and top competitor, finishMessina, Sara Evans, Miranda ing in fourth place on the hit spin-off reality Lambert/Blake Shelton, and most recently cake decorating/baking competition with Hillary Scott and Chris Young of Lady An- Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss on TLC’s Next tebellum. Great Baker. Celebrity cake designer Jay Qualls has made wedding and special occasion cakes for such celebrities as Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. He’ll be on the Home Show cooking stage to share cake decorating tips on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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From Page 17 gram and show people what their backyard will look like with a pool. I’ll also add lighting features, flowers, plants and everything. It is really neat.” S&W Pool and Spas, located at 401 W. Avenue, offers above- and in-ground pools, spas, hot tubs and saunas and has service technicians who are qualified to do equipment repairs, upgrades and pool maintenance, all in a 50-mile radius. “We repair hot tubs, pool motors... everything,” Kappel said. “We’re a full-service pool and spa center.” When designing pools, Kappel said she first considers the style of a home — which sometimes means her design ends up differing from a homeowner’s original vision. For instance, she changed the design of one of her current projects in Cookeville. “The homeowner had one layout, and I suggested a different one because of her

Grecian windows,” Kappel said. “She’s excited because we’re creating something for her family to stay home and enjoy while also enhancing her backyard.” What’s the best part? “I love dealing and talking with people,” Kappel said. “And I guess the best part is being a woman and knowing my chemicals. I’m a CPO (certified pool and spa operator), so I guess I really love surprising people. They don’t expect that. I’ll go out to their backyard, and I’ll change everything out, and they’re like, ‘That’s a good idea!’ But I think, as a woman, I have great detail, and I follow through with everything I say, and I have a lot of heart in it.” S&W Pool and Spas has been involved in the Home Show for a few years now and look forward to this year’s opportunity to share her passion of pools and more. “I love being in the Home Show,” she said. “It gives everybody a different option and broadens their ideas more.” To learn more, call 931-456-POOL.

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Members of the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland include, from left, Kassandra Newman, treasurer; Danny Lee, vice president of associates; Dave Boender and Mike Phipps, board of directors; Josh Jackson, president; Andy Hammock, Freddie Holloway, Mike Corbett, Darrell Jennings, Donnita Hill, Elaine Smith and Seth Hudson, board of directors; and Melanie Chadwell, secretary. HBAUC also includes Tom Sergio, vice president of builders, and Aaron Bernhardt, board of directors.

What is the HBAUC? The Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland is a nonprofit trade organization that includes contractors, remodelers and others who are involved in the construction industry in Cookeville and throughout the Upper Cumberland region. The Association strives to educate, protect and promote the local home building industry. HBAUC serves the following counties: Clay, Dekalb, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren and White. Education is an important focus for HBAUC. The future of the home building industry relies on the youth of today. With this in mind, HBAUC is a regular supporter of the Putnam County and White County School Vocational Education Programs. In addition to financial support, members of HBAUC offer their time to assist the educators in the classroom. HBAUC also created an endowment for scholarships for students in construction education at the Cookeville Campus of Nashville State. You are encouraged to choose a HBAUC member for your next new home construction or remodeling project.

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HOME SHOW Exhibitor Spotlight An organic alternative to chemical fertilizers By AMY DAVIS HERALD-CITIZEN Staff

COOKEVILLE — He envisioned an environmentally friendly alternative to harsh chemical fertilizers — something that would be safe for kids and pets while also promoting a healthy lawn. The solution for Jason Ray of Cookeville was to start a new business: Spray Green Organic Lawn Care. “We specialize in spraying lawns with organic liquid fertilizer,” he said. “The benefit is that you’re not putting a bunch of chemicals in the ground when fertilizing your yard to make it green and healthy.” Ray explained that fish emulsion Business: and kelp take the place harsh Spray Green chemicals such as Organic Lawn nitrogen. “A lot of other Care companies use Specialty: nitrogen, and you have a lot of runOrganic off, which is not liquid fertilizer good for the environment,” he said. “The liquid fertilizer we use is going to help the root of the grass grow in such a way as to choke out weeds, too.” When Spray Green Organic Lawn Care took off in early 2012, Brandon Gaumont came on board as operations manager and keeps busy not only with spraying organic fertilizer but also aerating and overseeding lawns. Ray said the best part of the business is the satisfaction he gets from using an all-natural product. “You’re helping to improve the cosmetics of the home, and you’re doing it in an environmentally friendly way,” he said.

Brandon Gaumont, operations manager of Spray Green Organic Lawn Care, sprays a lawn with organic liquid fertilizer as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical fertilizers.

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Which is why he got involved in the first place. “Since no chemicals are involved, my kids can get on my yard and play on the grass after it’s sprayed,” Ray said. “I’ve used other chemicals in the past, and you had to wait 24 hours before being able to get on the grass. You don’t have to worry about that with this. It’s all organic.” This year’s Home Show will be a first for the business. “We’re excited about it, and we’ve got some great discounts and promotions,” Ray said. He pointed out that the Home Show provides a good venue for new businesses like his to connect with the community and get the word out about what they have to offer. Spray Green Organic Lawn Care serves homeowners throughout the Upper Cumberland and offers free estimates. To learn more, call 537-3039 or visit www.spraygreenorganic. com.

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Add some Appalachian flavor to the home By AMY DAVIS HERALD-CITIZEN Staff

UPPER CUMBERLAND — John Cook said he’s never been one to quit anything — and that’s especially true when it comes to his business, Specialty Woodworking Inc. The 30-year family-owned operation — which specializes in handcrafted Appalachian hardwood furniture — has hung in there, even through a tough economy that shut the doors of similar business outfits. “We’re one of Business: the very few still out there today,” Specialty Cook, president Woodworking and owner, said. “Most of the old Specialty: manufacturers are gone. It was just Handcrafted my hardheadedhardwood ness and unwillingness to give in furniture to imports that kept us going.” That and a dedicated staff of 20, many of which have been around since day one. “Of course, when the economy really bit in ’01, a lot of us just didn’t have a lot better to do — me included,” Cook said. “And I just couldn’t bear to see the kind of experience and abilities we have just be sacrificed. I felt like someday it would come back, and I continued to think it would the next year or the next year. Now we’re more than 10 years down the road. We’ve got hope.” It’s been a tough business, he said, but the challenge of keeping afloat has actually improved certain aspects of the business. “We’ve become very quality and customer satisfaction-oriented,” Cook said. “We try to build the very best we can. One thing

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Sharon Meadows shows off an oak bedroom suit at Specialty Woodworking in Cookeville.

about Specialty is that everyone here cares about the products we produce, knowing that’s their job insurance if it’s a good enough product.” Specialty Woodworking focuses primarily on building solid oak and cedar bedroom furniture — such as chessers and sweater chests, blanket chests, wardrobes and entertainment pieces — for its retail stores in Brydstown (its homebase) and Cookeville, along with several stores in the Midwest. “We make all the parts,” Cook said. “We start from the raw board until it’s delivered to your home.” Cook recalls how he got into the woodworking business. “Well, 30 years ago there wasn’t much else to do unless you wanted to sew gar-

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as potential customers. “I think a lot of people today are looking for special products such as what we build knowing they can’t go to big box stores and find them,” he said. “Therefore, they’ll go to home shows expecting to find people such as myself who can build them a solid cherry or cedar bedroom suit... We actually get customers all year long from the home show.” For more information about Specialty Woodworking, call 931-864-3616 or visit www.specialtyoakfurniture.com.

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The home and garden show is... • Date night: Forget “dinner and movie” this week. When you attend the Home Show together, you can get ideas and make plans for your dream house. Professionals will be on site to provide advice for any home project. • Celebrity sightings: Where else in Cookeville can you see an HGTV star and the celebrity cake baker who designed the wedding cake for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert? • Shopping adventure: Grab your friends, and “shop ’til you drop.” Buy some pottery for yourself, a new TV or grill for the guys and a new pool or playset for the kids. You may even discover a local business you love. • Fundraiser: Proceeds support construction education in Cookeville High, Monterey High, Upperman High, White County High, White Plains Academy and the Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville and provides scholarships for students in construction education at Nashville State. The Sunday afternoon food drive supports Helping Hands. • Local economic development: A healthy housing industry means more jobs

The Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show is about much more than home improvement projects. Come find out May 1-3 at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion.

and a stronger economy. Superior craftsmanship and hometown customer service are available in this area, so supporting your local economy is a good idea. Many of these businesses also believe in giving back to the community where their employees live and work, so your purchases continue to make a positive impact. • Education: Learn about gardening, interior design, cooking, recycling, entertaining and more. • Fun: The excitement is building.


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