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Welcome to the 2014 BNCW Home Show It is with tremendous excitement and a great deal of pride that Building North Central Washington presents our Eleventh Annual Home Show! This year’s Show is proudly presented by Complete Design, Inc. We encourage you to make a point to visit their booth while you stroll through the Show. Once again, we’re especially proud to be bringing the 2014 Home Show to you from the very user-friendly venue—the Town Toyota Center! We’re confident that this facility will make your Home Show experience that much more enjoyable—more parking…all vendors on one floor…and many other amenities that will help to make your visit more enjoyable! Scores of volunteers and professionals have worked diligently to create what we believe to be the most informative, enjoyable and comprehensive trade show available in North Central Washington. This is your opportunity to have all of these resources gathered into one place, just waiting for your visit! Home Show ’14 is a culmination of many premier professional companies— covering such areas as: building & remodeling, baths, kitchens, landscaping, home interior, outdoor living, home exterior, real estate & finance, home technology & entertainment and many other home-related products and services. The vendors participating in the show are eager to meet you and to introduce their products and services!

I encourage you to spend as much time as you wish, exploring and learning! Take the opportunity to explore our Lowe’s DIY Experience in the east concourse and learn tips and tricks to help with your next small project. Spend time sharing your questions with the industry experts! We think that you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the wealth of information that will be available to you—all in one place! It’s not all work and no play! The kids will love the projects just waiting for them at the very popular Lowe’s Kids Construction Zone and on Saturday and Sunday, the kids won’t want to miss the treasure hunt or the opportunity to get hands-on sports tips from the Wenatchee Valley College Knights. The college athletes will be there to share their knowledge with up and coming young athletes! On behalf of the Home Show planning committee and BNCW’s Board of Directors, we are very pleased and excited to have you as our guest. We hope you enjoy the Show! When you visit the Show, we hope that you will consider bringing a few canned food items, as we will be collecting these throughout the three days, in an effort to help meet the significant need in our Valley. In addition, a portion of every adult ticket sold to this year’s Show will go to benefit the Wenatchee Valley College Athletic Booster club! Enjoy the Show, Marc S. Straub, CEO Building North Central Washington

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Information The 2014 BNCW Home Show will open its doors to the public on Friday, February 7th, from 2 to 8pm. Building North Central Washington (BNCW), your trusted source for high-quality industry professionals, is very pleased to welcome you to our Eleventh Annual Home Show at the Town Toyota Center! We take great pride in knowing that over the course of these last 11 years, our Show has earned a reputation for bringing together quality vendors—offering a wealth of products and services—designed to help you turn your new home or remodeling dreams and ideas into reality! Come and meet scores and scores of industry professionals in new construction, remodeling, landscaping, outdoor living, home technology and entertainment, kitchen and bath specialties, design and décor, cabinetry, flooring, interior and exterior finish, energy conservation, real estate, finance and much, much more! They’re all gathered in one location for your convenience! Take advantage of the incredible knowledge and experience of industry professionals who are eager to meet and talk to you at their booths, or by taking advantage of the tips and tricks you’ll learn at our DIY Experience…for those do-it-yourself projects! You will also find discounts on products and services only available to you at the Show!

Our Show isn’t just for the adults! Kids can test their skills with one of the hands-on projects in the Lowe’s Kids Construction Zone. All part of the “Build and Grow with Lowe’s”. Once again, we’re excited to have Trinity Inflatables back this year, as they are so popular with the kids! Also, the kids won’t want to miss out on the exciting treasure hunt on Saturday and Sunday, along with an assortment of other youth activities designed to keep the young ones entertained! New this year, we’re proud to have the Wenatchee Valley College athletes there to teach the kids some hands-on sports skills! What a great opportunity for young and older kids alike! You’ll find all this and more at the 2014 BNCW Home Show. Make your home…your castle…your priority in 2014 and have fun doing it! Join us at the one Show in NCW that has everything you’ll need to make your home your castle! The BNCW Home Show ’14, Friday February 7th, 2-8pm; Saturday, February 8th, 10am-7pm and Sunday, February 9th, 10am-4pm at the Town Toyota Center—where there is always plenty of parking!

About Building North Central Washington Who is BNCW?

Why Do Small-Businesses Join BNCW? Destructive, dangerous regulations and policies created by non-elected bureaucrats are one of the biggest threats to a small business’s survival and success. The reality is there just are not many organizations doing anything meaningful to push back! Building Values Statement: North Central Washington has the knowlVision Statement: 1. Steadfast Commitment to the Principles edge, expertise and commitment vital to We believe in the promise of a future of Free-Enterprise getting results! Small-businesses throughwhere small-business and free-enter2. Persistent Involvement in Local Policy out North Central Washington recognize prise are recognized for their contriMaking that being a part of BNCW provides them bution to a resilient and sustainable 3. Fierce Demand for Accountability of with the resources they simply do not have economy; where property rights are Local Elected and Non-Elected Officials on their own accord. Simply put, Building respected by a government--that is limNorth Central Washington is driven to proited in scope--whose agencies and lawWhat Does BNCW Do? mote and protect small business! makers are accountable to the people We’re a member-driven, small-business organizathey serve. tion that serves as an aggressive advocate for our members, working to support the values and prinWe encourage you to visit us on the web at ciples of small business. BNCW utilizes a grassroots system to educate www.buildingncw.org, or by telephone at (509) 293-5840, to learn more local elected officials and agency staff on important issues that impact about Building North Central Washington! our members. We’re actively involved in local policy-making, ensuring that our members’ collective voice and interests are heard loud and clear. BNCW also engages an experienced, well-respected and effective small-business lobbyist, in Olympia, to represent the members of Building North Central Washington. BNCW has a proven track-record of success and a commitment to getting results. Mission Statement: Driven to Promote and Protect Small Business in North Central Washington


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Community Project

BNCW Proudly Serves...

The primary mission of Wenatchee Valley College athletics is to nurture those skills and attributes necessary to achieve success, not just in athletics, but in all aspects of life. Our coaches and athletic ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB department personnel are committed to seeing that this mission is carried out in a comprehensive, professional manner. At Wenatchee Valley College, we strive to provide every athlete with a first-class academic and athletic experience. One measure of the success of this mission is reflected in the number of student-athletes to go on to academic and athletic success at the four year college and university level.

Building North Central Washington proudly serves our small-business members throughout North Central Washington, in part, by:

We also educate our student athletes to perform at the highest level in areas of community service and as quality, contributing citizens on their team, the campus and throughout the community. More than 140 student athletes comprise the heart of Wenatchee Valley College athletic teams. We offer seven intercollegiate sports: men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and fast-pitch softball. WVC has enjoyed many years in the top rankings of the dozens of teams that make up the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), our athletic conference. The NWAACC is comprised of 35 community colleges throughout Washington and Oregon, and is the largest single community college athletic association in the United States. Our coaches have been recognized locally and throughout the NWAACC as some of the best coaches in their sport.

Non-Perishable Food Drive Partner Serve Wenatchee Valley represents a collaborative effort of over 39 churches within the Wenatchee Valley. Our aim is to be the hands and heart of Jesus Christ – ministering in very practical ways to people in need living within our valley. Programs include the provision of food, non-food items, furniture, children’s clothing, baby furniture, rental and power bill assistance, recycled bicycles and more. Under the leadership of Executive Director Bob Shepard, our staff and volunteers work in partnership with other community agencies to provide a compassionate, prayerful, non-judgmental atmosphere that communicates the grace and love of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Annual collaborative efforts include: Back-To-School Clothing Giveaways, Thanksgiving meals, Free Dental Day, Apple Blossom “Safety Zones” and All-Valley Worship and prayer events. Our office is located at 212 South Mission and we can be reached at 663-4673.

• Associating organizations and individuals that are engaged in small business, in order to protect small business through the promotion of the principles of free enterprise. • Being aggressively involved in local policy-making in order to support good legislation, and defend against harmful legislation that impacts small businesses. • Ensuring a fierce commitment to the accountability of local elected and non-elected officials. • Defending private property rights and protect against further erosion caused by ever-increasing regulation of land-use. • Providing educational opportunities for both Association members, as well as the general public, in an effort to help improve the smallbusiness climate. • Developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with other business and trade groups as a means for helping to accomplish the Association’s mission. • Marketing and referring our members’ businesses to the public, while promoting events and networking opportunities that help to provide our members with a distinct competitive edge.


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This year, we have added some more fun...for all ages!! Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Trinity Inflatables and WVC Student Athletes will have some really fun and exciting activities waiting for you at the 2014 Home Show. Younger kids will have the opportunity to build their own project that comes complete with a Lowe’s Home Improvement apron and hammer. They can choose what project they want to build and have assistance from a Lowe’s Professional! There will also be a jumping castle for them to burn some energy! An adult MUST accompany the kids! Volunteers are there to assist children not supervise!

Aye Mattey!! Would you like to go on an adventure throughout the Home Show? Saturday and Sunday, you will need to steal your Treasure Hunt map at the entrance and your journey to find all of the gold will begin! You will need to trust in yer parents to hold the gold for you as you search in their entrance bag. Be on the lookout for a fiersome pirate. Keep your gold close, pirates are known for stealing gold from the good pirates! Once you have found all of the gold, head straight to the Trinity Inflatables booth to turn in your map and get your Pirate Picture! Every good pirate needs a picture to prove they found all of the gold! Have fun on your journey and best of luck to you Pirates!

NEW this year will be a really fun opportunity for older kids (younger kids are welcome as well) to play soccer with some of the student athletes from the Wenatchee College Athletic Program! This is a great way to introduce your child to a new sport or to have a chance for them to learn some skilled techniques from experienced players! You will find the Lowe’s Kids Construction Zone on the North side of the Concourse that faces out to the VIP parking area. Many thanks to Lowe’s, Trinity Inflatables and the WVC Student Athletes!

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Event Game Card

Volunteer Vests

Each attendee that comes through the Show will be given a chance to win some great give-a-ways. All you have to do is visit 25 of the 27 booths on the game card, get them stamped or initialed, and turn it in for your chance to win! GOOD LUCK!!

Have a question? Looking for a certain vendor or attraction within the event? Look for the volunteers in the bright green volunteer vests.

Prizes for the winners will be listed on the Game Card that will be available at both entrances! Will YOU be a lucky winner??

Thanks to Central Washington Concrete, all of our volunteers will now be highly visible!

Thank you, Marson & Marson Lumber, Inc., for sponsoring this year’s Grand Prize Game Card!

Attendee Event Parking There will be additional parking available for attendees across the street at Walla Walla Point Park, both parking lots, as well as at Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. Many thanks to Lowe’s for generiously allowing our Home Show attendees to use half of their parking lot for our event!

Entrance Bags The first 250 visitors (“Early Birds”) of this year’s Home Show, Saturday and Sunday, will receive a special Home Show Entrance Bag, sponsored by Ag Supply Co., filled with small gifts, specials and discount coupons from participating Sponsors and Exhibitors. As you tour through the Show, these bags will come in handy to stow away other information and items that you gather as you go! Thank you, Ag Supply Co. for your continued support of the 2013 Home Show!

“Lowe’s, Let’s Build Something Together!”

Discount Ticket These days, everyone wants to save a buck!! Thanks to Real Homes, now you can! Pick up a 2014 Home Show discount ticket and save $1 on an adult or senior admission! Discount tickets are located all over the valley and online at www. BuildingNCW.org! Children 12 and under are always FREE!! So come and see the show and don’t forget to grab your discount ticket!!

Vendor Parking

We would also like to thank Goodfellow Bros. for allowing our Vendors to park in their lot across the street from the Center so attendees have more parking available in the regular parking lot!


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Presenting Sponsor

Complete Design, Inc.

Often times, when our client is considering building a custom home, they study different aspects of homes being built in the area and dream about how the most appealing parts can be incorporated into their new home. Complete Design has been assisting clients with putting these ideas into the form of buildable plans since the year 2000. In the NCW area this has resulted in over 1200 new residences. Ultimately it is our goal to have a final product that the client and their contractor can be proud of. Complete Design’s knowledge of the local building industry and the requirements of the governing jurisdictions are fundamental to this success. By providing services from early design concept through final permitting, Ryan Kelso, our founder and CEO, puts much emphasis on designing structures that “work” from the contractor’s point of view, but are creative from the client’s. It is this, combined with our reasonable rates, that make us distinctive. Our use of three-dimensional design technology helps customize the home to meet the client’s desires, and in turn, present it to them in a very visual way. This allows for modifications when the project is still in the design phase, avoiding costly revisions once construction begins. Complete Design can be counted on to create a home that feels comfortably familiar from the day the client moves in, because it is exactly how they dreamed it would be.

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Outstanding communication and providing as much pertinent information as possible are just two of the ways in which Complete Design strives to eliminate some of the bumps that inevitably come with building a home. You are encouraged to visit our website at www.completedesign.cc, It is designed to answer many of the questions homebuilders have and is a wonderful resource for anyone just getting started with a project. In depth information that is a must to know is available in the free resource section. As well ,visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/#!/ CompleteDesignInc to enjoy viewing many of our home renderings’. Contact us at 509-662-3699 Enjoy this year’s Home Show and we look forward to hearing from you!


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Supporting Sponsor

The Fence Store by Eagle Vinyl LLC The Fence Store by Eagle Vinyl LLC is going green. Our steel and vinyl material is produced with 50% to 97% recycled material. Since 1994, Eagle Fence has been distributing and installing vinyl/ ornamental iron & aluminum fence, entry gates, gazebos, pergolas and arbors. Our convenient 735 N Wenatchee Ave location offers easy access to an extensive variety of product displays and information. Our other manufacturing and storage facility is located at 3A Ross Rd., Carlton Wa. Purchasing our vinyl profiles in semi-truck quantities, allows us to have very competitive pricing when working on large contractor projects and sub-divisions, as well as individually priced jobs. Our state-of-theart CNC Routing machine enables precise and exceptional custom configuration of any vinyl fence or feature. The quality of work from Eagle Fence is evident when you see projects completed in years prior ,which look as new and straight as the day they were installed.  Our work is timeless, not only for the original manufacturing and installation quality, but also for the lifetime, non-

prorated vinyl fence warranty and 20 year ornamental iron/aluminum warranty. As you pass by any of the thousands of maintenance free Eagle fences in our communities, we hope you will agree that we have added significant value to all of these homes and businesses. The Fence Store by Eagle Vinyl LLC 800-924-8800 735 N. Wenatchee Ave Wenatchee, WA 98801 bill@eaglevinyl.com www.eaglevinyl.com

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Cashmere Valley Bank Cashmere Valley Bank was established September 24, 1932 by brothers, Hy W. Rieke and H.H. Rieke. Cashmere was chosen as the site to begin their new bank because the community was without a financial institution after the failure of two banks during the beginning of the Great Depression. We now have ten branches throughout Central Washington with personal, commercial, and mortgage lending, equipment lease financing, auto and marine dealer financing, contract servicing, insurance and investment services.

Cashmere Valley Mortgage Cashmere Valley Mortgage is a division of Cashmere Valley Bank. We proudly service all of our loans through our Wenatchee office. Simply put, we are the only mortgage company in the area to offer truly local loans. To provide the personal touch necessary to providing truly local service, we have offices in Wenatchee, Chelan, Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Brewster and Bellevue.



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Valley Tractor and Rentals Valley Tractor first opened for business in 1947 as a Ford Tractor dealership. We added John Deere in 1968 and Kubota tractors in 1976: and we represented all three tractor lines as “Your Orchard Equipment Specialist” until the late 90’s.

Our core business philosophy is to provide our customers with “Best in Class” after sales product and service support and to maintain you as a fully satisfied customer for life. We are proud to now have served four consecutive generations of the same local families.

Now we focus our sales and marketing efforts on the full line of Kubota Products including orchard, farm, grounds maintenance and construction equipment. In addition to Kubota, we represent several orchard equipment specialty manufacturers like Rears, Turbo-mist and Perfect. We handle Rhino and Woods grounds care equipment and yard care equipment like Toro, Ex-Mark, Ariens and Stihl. We also have a fully staffed and fully equipped Rental department offering construction and grounds care equipment for contractors, homeowners and orchardists.

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Associate Sponsor

ProBuild

For more than 110 years, ProBuild, formerly Lumbermens, has been serving the northwest as the premier supplier of building materials, providing a full range of building products and solutions to the professional builder. Today, ProBuild is the nation’s largest professional dealer with more than 400 locations nationwide to serve national builders, local contractors and do-it-yourselfers. We carry the whole spectrum of construction products from engineered wood, gypsum, and siding to custom fabricated staircases and trim. Our integrated services (including panelization, truss manufacturing, gypsum installation and more) help you free up resources and get your project completed on your terms, whether you’re building one house or one thousand. With our national scale, you always have access to the products and services you need, when you need them.

 As large as our network is, each of our yards is operated by managers who know the local market. Every day, they’re in your neighborhood managing inventories to local demand while deepening relationships with you, other suppliers, and the community. ProBuild is proud to offer you the advantages of national reach with the reassurance of local expertise. To learn more, visit our website at www.probuild.com. ProBuild Visit Dane Strausz, Greg Armstrong or any of our associates at 3628 Chelan Highway 97a, Wenatchee, WA Or call us at 509-662-4407

Associate Sponsor The meaning of home is as unique as you are. It means warmth, family, and a refuge after a busy day. Home is an inviting kitchen to gather with friends, or a cozy corner to read a book on a rainy day. It’s a small space to tend a garden, or a great room where the children can explore and imagine. Lexar Homes will build you a house that fits your perfect definition of “home.” At Lexar Homes we’ve been helping families realize their home dreams for many years. Building homes is our passion. We believe every family should experience the security and fulfillment of home ownership. At Lexar we strive to build you a home that is perfect for you in every aspect, including size, cost and maintenance. No matter where your land may be — a rural setting or neighborhood lot — when building, your first call should be to Lexar Homes. We have the experience, reputation and most importantly, an excellent satisfaction rate. Our customers refer us over and over again. We are proud of our integrity, excellent service and environmentally sound practices. See for yourself. We encourage you to walk through one of our many model homes or explore our website to realize all that Lexar Homes has to offer. Choose right, live right, with Lexar Homes. Lexar Homes, are locally owned by committed construction professionals who live right in the communities they serve. We pride ourselves in keeping jobs in the local community, and hiring local contractors to work on our homes. We are passionate about what we do and it shows in our years of experience

and excellent referral rate. At Lexar Homes we believe in training and education to keep pace with ongoing advances in the building industry. Every Lexar Homes associate has attended ProEarth Building Science 101, a program promoting sustainability strategies. We are pleased to pass along our knowledge and commitment to our customers. It is our hope that all families experience home ownership and that their home be built by a responsible builder whose core values are simply this: • Integrity: “Adhering to Principled Ethics” • Honesty: “Being upright and fair” • Excellence: “Superior in quality, feature and design” • Commitment: “A promise to do as we say” • Responsibility: “Making decisions beneficial to the environment” We promise to add to the quality of Family Life, to build stronger communities in which we live and to better our own home building industry with hard work and innovation. We share in this mission with our valued business partners. Visit Lexar Wenatchee, Rob Eldred, Shawn Larson and Jason Jaquish at 1848 N Wenatchee Ave, virtual tours also available on the web at WWW.LEXARHOMES.COM See you soon!!


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Associate Sponsor

Community Glass Co. We are very pleased to be an associate sponsor of the Home Show for the 10th year in a row. At Community Glass we carry a wide range of affordably priced glass products that are designed to enhance every home environment.  Our extensive selection provides choices that will accommodate any lifestyle and budget.  We only represent manufacturers who are known for quality, precision-made windows, doors, shower doors, skylights and other interior/exterior glass products.  Here’s a sample of some of our outstanding suppliers:  Alpine and JeldWen vinyl windows, Marvin Windows and Doors, Therma Tru, Simpson Doors, Holcam Shower Doors and Agalite Shower Doors.   We have the expertise to advise you on window and door selection for your new home, including custom products.  Our goal at Community Glass is 100% customer satisfaction.  If you are thinking of replacing windows, we will come to your home, free of charge so that we can familiarize our installers with your unique needs or ideas.  We can also work directly with your contractor on the selection and installation.

and services to our customers since 1984. The fact that we are locally owned and operated, and live right here in North Central Washington is a real plus for our customers; we completely understand the area’s unique climatic challenges.   Community Glass is located at 606 N. Wenatchee Ave; our phone number is 509.662.8039 and you can also find us on the web at www. communityglass.com.  We look forward to meeting you and your individual needs.   Kim Patterson

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Associate Sponsor

Artisan Flooring, LLC

Find your new home at www.LauraMounter.com

Artisan Flooring LLC has been doing business in Wenatchee and the surrounding areas since 2004. Owner, Jason Black began working in the hardwood floor industry back in 1999 and after attending many schools throughout the United States, he was awarded his ‘Craftsman Degree’ by the National Wood Flooring Association in 2008.  Jason truly has a passion for the work that he does and it shows in all of his jobs, whether it be big or small.  Artisan Flooring LLC is known throughout the valley for their quality work and always being dependable.   Hardwood flooring is a great asset to any home and is very comparable in cost to other types of flooring.  Hardwood floors will last much longer than carpet and are very easy to clean and maintain.  Allowing someone to come in to your space to install the perfect flooring solution takes trust. We appreciate that trust, and would like to make you feel more comfortable by introducing ourselves.

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We have many references in the valley and would love to chat with you, so give us a call! (509) 782-0777

Bringing Your Dream Home Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. has long been recognized for professionalism, exceptional customer service, reliability and a personal approach. Our team of highly trained Realtor’s look forward to helping you.

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Western Ranch Buildings, LLC You can count on Western Ranch Buildings, LLC. Locally owned and operated since 1976. We have the experience and the knowledge to get what you want and need in a building. All-Steel Buildings: Western Ranch Buildings designs and erects complete steel building systems. We have the proven ability to meet each client’s unique set of needs. WRB has the capability to simply provide and erect a steel building to a complete turnkey project from design to interior finish. Steel buildings are a flexible and viable solution to a variety of commercial, industrial and agricultural needs. Post-frame Buildings: Western Ranch Buildings designs and builds post-frame buildings to provide an economical alternative for all of your outbuilding needs. All of your post-frame buildings are custom designed for your needs and requirements. We build to withstand all of NCW’s weather changes

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2014 Home Show Committee The planning and execution of an event of this capacity takes a number of people putting in time and energy. The people listed below have put in numerous hours and deserve to be recognized and thanked. Without their support, this event would not happen.

Chair: Amy Gustin The ADG Media Group Co-Chair: Craig Field Mitchell, Reed & Schmitten Insurance Bobbie Cook ACTNOW Human Resources Braden Draggoo Draggo Financial Cindy Smith Western Ranch Buildings

During the weekend of the Show, there will be close to 100 people volunteering their time taking tickets, assisting vendors, set-up and tear-down. You will see many of these volunteers as you go through the Show. When you see a volunteer, please thank them for their help in putting on such a great event for our Community!

Greg Armstrong ProBuild

Sabrina Reister ACTNOW Human Resources

Greg Franz WVC College Athletic Director

Shawn Larson Lexar Homes

Julie Lester John L. Scott Real Estate

Roger Walters Western Materials, Inc.

Katie Brender Concepts Kitchen & Bath Designs

Ryan Greene Country Financial

Lisa Carnes CornerStone Lending

Tracy Price Country Financial

Ryan Kelso Complete Design, Inc.

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The Columbia River Media Group is five great radio stations and four great websites that provide entertainment, information, service and more to over six counties in Central Washington. The Wenatchee radio stations and websites deliver the greater Wenatchee area including Cashmere, Leavenworth and Chelan. The Moses Lake radio stations and websites deliver the Moses Lake area including Ephrata, Othello and all of the Columbia Basin.

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Workshops Schedule Friday, Feb. 7th 5:30pm - Interior & Exterior Stone Wall Veneer by Airstone (1.5 hours) Presented by: Nick Wilson, a Lowe’s Professional Saturday, Feb. 8th 11:30am - Spring Readiness for Gardening & Patios (1.5 hours) Presented by: Susan Behrens, a Lowe’s Professional 1pm - Step by Step to Remodeling a Kitchen or Bathroom (1.5 hours) Presented by: Katie Brender, Concepts Kitchen & Bath Designs 3pm - Fundamentals of Lawn Care (1.5 hours) Presented by: David Andrews, Elysian Lawn and Landscape 5pm - Interior & Exterior Stone Wall Veneer by Airstone (1.5 hours) Presented by: Nick Wilson, a Lowe’s Professional Sunday, Feb. 9th Noon - Kitchen and Bathroom Products and Designs (1 hour) Presented by: Katie Brender, Concepts Kitchen & Bath Designs

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Home Show VIP Vendor Apple Valley Sand & Gravel is a locally owned and operated business. They have been in business in the Wenatchee Valley since 2009, serving Commercial & Residential customers. They are the only locally owned redi-mix concrete company in the Wenatchee Valley and offer a wide variety of sand, gravel and concrete products and can deliver anywhere from Lake Wenatchee and Chelan to Waterville and Quincy! They are located at 7514 State Hwy 97A, across from the Wenatchee Yacht Club, heading north towards Chelan.

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2014 Home Show Sponsors & *Exhibitors 1855-Slabjack Jerald Sargent (509) 668-7437

Cedar Roof Specialists Theresa Mechell (509) 967-0985

Absolute Irrigation Dan Johnson (509) 679-1208 Alpine Aire Heating & Cooling Tom Ross (509) 662-6846 A Central Rob Witheridge (509) 860-3519 Amazing Sheets May Darmawan (909) 539-7443 Apple Valley Sand & Gravel Lance Chipman (509) 667-7000 Artisan Flooring LLC Jenny Black (509) 782-0777 BOA Construction Co. Clark Cooke (509) 886-7777 Budget Blinds of NW Greg Crisman (509) 662-7444 Cascade Powder Coating Josh Potter (509) 663-9080 Cascade Quality Water Trey Ising (509) 662-8865 Cashmere Valley Bank Steve Lee (509) 662-0277 Cashmere Valley Mortgage Josh Stendera (509) 662-7722

Lowe’s Home Improvement Adam Waterman (509) 663-4530

Chelan Cedar Homes Rick Reed (509) 682-9783

Custom Construction & Cabinetry Shane Covey (509) 885-0961 Deep Water Electronics Ken Moore (509) 682-4529

Chelan County PUD Susan Gillin (509) 661-4249

Draggoo Financial Braden Draggoo (509) 888-4345

MM Wood Restoration Jeff Slough (509) 663-1616

Christiansen Distributing Carl & Tami Christiansen (509) 421-7929

E.D.Y. Construction Corp Ed Gardner (509) 293-2921

Massaging Insoles Dan Ronning (509) 948-0651

Chuck Strawn Landscape Design Chuck Strawn (509) 663-7556

France & Company Roman Renderfrance (509) 662-6139

Mitchell, Reed & Schmitten Insurance Craig Field (509) 665-0500

Clean Air Connection Verl Sutton (509) 663-9562

Gold Construction, Inc. Randy Gold (509) 663-4946

Moonlight Tile & Stone Stacy Carlile (509) 782-2464

College Pro Painters Katie Pynnonen (630) 963-9528

H3 Therapy Don Cage (509) 393-0743

NCW Home Inspections, LLC Don Hester (509) 670-9572

Columbia River Interiors Mike Johnson (509) 665-9944

Habitat for Humanity Natalie Narby (509) 663-1889

North Cascades Heating & A/C Tom Tice (509) 630-7777

Columbia River Media Gary Patrick (509) 663-5186

Keyhole Security, Inc. David Langlois (509) 663-5610

Olson’s Construction, Inc. Rob Olson (509) 630-3317

Community Glass, Inc. Kim Patterson (509) 662-8039

Labor & Industries Oscar Cerda (360) 902-5217

Ovenell’s Cabinet Co. Steve Ovenell (509) 782-3400

Complete Design, Inc. Ryan Kelso (509) 662-3699

Laura Mounter Real Estate Laura Mounter (509) 665-9200

Concepts Kitchen & Bath Designs Katie Brender (509) 663-6266

Lexar Homes Shawn Larson (509) 663-1722

Country Financial Ryan Greene (509) 682-1433

LocalTel Communications Brenda Mandelis (509) 888-8888

Miniblinds & More Darin Bobysud (509) 664-2443

Overall Construction Services Dan Dean (509) 663-5081 Overhead Door Company of Wen. Kelli Easley (509) 662-3425 Pool to Spa Services, LLC Rick Specht (509) 662-1590

*This list is only as of date Event Program went to print. More exhibitors will be added to the Event Map available at the ticket entrance.


Building North Central Washington 2014 Home Show Positive Life Radio 89.9 Wenatchee Valley (509) 665-6641 Precise Carpentry & Painting Thom Bader (509) 741-9747 Precision Water Jet Troy Bassett (509) 888-7954 ProBuild Greg Armstrong (509) 662-4407 Real Homes Jon Port (509) 669-5400 Re-Bath of Tri-Cities Loretta Mitzel (509) 591-0900 Rent-Me Storage Mitch Nelson (509) 884-0555 Ribellia Family Chiropractic Claudia Roy (509) 888-1598 Riverway Contractors Dave & Danny Smith (509) 264-9855 Schroeder Chiropractic Kelsey Schroeder (509) 679-4470 Sew Creative - Sewing & Vacuum Karen Weaver (509) 663-5516 Silvermoon Studio Terri or Steve Zimmerman (509) 763-3706 Skyline Network Cindy Carroll (509) 293-7257 Smith Custom Woodworking Jared Smith (509) 670-4634

Solar Armor Window Tint Comm/Res Chad Redick (509) 264-1349 Standard Pallet Company Jim Brock (509) 670-0632 Steel Structures America, Inc. Carol Griffiths (208) 777-7290 Story Construction Jeff Story (509) 415-0139

Wenatchee Valley Glass Robert Guerin (509) 293-0270 Western Materials Roger Walters (509) 886-5182 Western Ranch Buildings Tanya Davis (509) 884-0555 Wray Industries Dennis Wray (509) 968-4746

Swim World Inc. Greg Wines (509) 663-8427 The Fence Store by Eagle Vinyl Bill Lange (509) 860-3601 The Good Life Mike Cassidy (509) 888-6527

American Roofing Residential

Trinity Inflatables Shane & Sarah Rinker (509) 782-9973 Tumwater Drilling & Pump Lance Ballew (509) 548-5361 Turner Restoration Travis Turner (509) 881-0856 Valley Tractor & Rentals Pete Burke (509) 886-1566

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Before Hiring a Contractor, Recognize the Warning Signs of a Scam • Contractor provides a credential or reference that can’t be verified. • Contractor offers a special price only if you sign today, or use other high-pressure sales techniques. • Contractor only accepts cash, require large deposits or the entire costs up front, or asks you to make the payment in their name. • Contractor does not provide a written contract or complete bid. • Contractor asks you to get the building permit. In most instances, if you have hired a contractor, the contractor is required to take out the permits. Permits are your protection and help ensure that work will meet local building codes. • Contractor offers exceptionally long warrantees. • Contractor wants to do most or all the work on weekends and after hours. • Contractor gives you an offer that sounds “too good to be true.” We frequently receive inquiries from homeowners who have run into problems with their contractors. More often than not, these homeowners have hired an unregistered, uninsured ‘contractor’ who isn’t properly bonded, and the homeowner finds themselves in impossible situations as a result of the temptation to choose a contractor based solely on price rather than completing their due diligence—much less recognizing the warning signs.

Advice for Do-it-Yourselfers

As referenced above, an offer that sounds “too good to be true” is more than likely your warning sign that you’re dealing with an illegitimate contractor, and to steer well clear! If you select an unregistered contractor for your construction or home-improvement project, you risk having absolutely NO recourse if things go bad. For those who have ever found themselves in this predicament, know what a very, very painful and costly experience this can prove to be. In addition to heeding the warning signs above, remember to: • Utilize the NCHBA and BNCW websites as a resource for completing your due diligence • Ask contractors for references • Ask what inconveniences might arise • Obtain a written contract • Make sure you understand the terms before you sign anything • Be cautious about paying for work not yet completed • Put all change orders in writing • Avoid making final payment until you have received a lien release from suppliers and subcontractors For more information, please visit www.nchba.cc or www.buildingncw.org.

There are some home projects that professional remodelers believe can be tackled by determined DIYers (depending on skill level) such as hanging pictures, interior painting, caulking, changing door knobs and cabinet pulls, and some aesthetic work such as installing crown molding. A good rule of thumb is that if a handyman service exists that can do the project, then odds are that a good do-it-yourselfer can do it themselves. If they don’t do it, then that’s a good sign that you need a professional.

Consumers are cautioned not to take on more than they are capable of doing both in terms of time and skill. The biggest mistake the weekend handyman makes is to take on a project larger than he can handle in a reasonable amount of time. If you doubt this, just ask that person you know who has been remodeling their kitchen for more than two years! Remember, DIY projects should be fun and suit your skill level. If they’re not, then consider hiring a professional.

If you are willing to put the time and energy into a do-it-yourself home remodel, then you will want to consider the following advice:

Visit www.nchba.cc or www.buildingncw.org for a full directory of professionals ready to assist you!

Follow product directions. Read everything that comes with the product and take it seriously.

Get a detailed, illustrated home repair and maintenance book.

Conduct careful and thorough preparation. Set everything up and protect surrounding surfaces and furniture.

Practice with the tools.

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Do’s and Dont’s for Do-it Yourself Remodeling According to HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau, in recent years home owner do-it-yourself (DIY) projects accounted for 37 percent of all home remodeling projects performed nationwide. The growing popularity of cable television channels with programming dedicated to home improvement including HGTV and the DIY Network, as well as the financial pressure of the economic downturn, may be inspiring homeowners to take on home fixes and decorating challenges on their own. However, it is important that homeowners consider the safety risks, time delays and hidden costs before attempting DIY home improvements. Remodeling industry professionals report that about 30 percent of their work comes from fixing DIY debacles. A home owner should consider the worst case scenario of the DIY project they want to complete and ask, “If this happens, will I be able to fix it?” If there is any doubt, hire a professional remodeler. Consumers are cautioned not to take on more than they are capable of doing both in terms of time and in terms of skill. There are relatively simple home projects that professional remodelers believe can be completed by DIYers such as hanging pictures, interior painting, caulking, and changing doorknobs and cabinet pulls; and homeowners with the correct tools and a higher skill level should be able to tackle some aesthetic work such as installing crown molding.

But there are many factors homeowners need to consider before undertaking a DIY home improvement project, including: Time – DIY projects often take longer than expected, and trying to complete a project in the evenings or weekends could mean living with a home in disarray for weeks or months. Hiring a professional means you will have a contract with a completion date and that the remodeler will bring in whatever help is necessary to get the job finished on time—and to deal with any unexpected issues that come up. Safety - Without the proper training and preparation, using new tools and techniques can lead to accidents—sometimes life-threatening ones. A homeowner needs to seriously consider their skill level and experience before taking on a project that requires a license, working with electricity, or making structural changes to walls, roofs and floors. Hidden Costs – Professional remodelers have all the tools they need to complete the work, while a homeowner may need to purchase tools that may only be needed for the one project, then sit around taking up space. Also, if a homeowner makes a mistake installing a product, they may void the warranty and have to buy new materials to do it over again. Remember, DIY projects should be fun and suit your skill level. If they’re not, then consider hiring a professional.

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Know Your Home’s Electrical System Your home’s electrical system helps provide your family with heat and A/C to be comfortable, appliances to make everyday tasks easier, entertainment to enjoy together, and light to extend your quality time well into the dark hours. It’s important to know how your home’s electrical system works, and what could be the cause if something goes wrong.

Ordinarily, small appliances that require personal attendance while operating may be plugged into any outlet. However, operating many small appliances or one large one on a single circuit can overload it. If this happens frequently, contact a licensed electrician to discuss whether your home needs additional wiring.

The National Association of Home Builders’ MyHome Press has published a handbook for home owners, “Home Maintenance Made Easy,” and the excerpt below contains advice about the electrical system in your home and how to address any problems that may occur with it.

Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters

Circuit Breakers and Fuses These devices protect the electrical wiring and equipment in your home from overloading. They are the safety valves of your home’s electrical system. Breakers trip from overloads caused by plugging too many appliances into the circuit, or from a worn cord or defective appliance, starting an electric motor, or operating an appliance with a voltage requirement higher than what the circuit was designed to handle. If a circuit trips repeatedly, unplug everything connected to it and reset it. If it stays on, one of the items you unplugged is defective and needs repair or replacement. If the circuit trips when nothing is connected to it, call an electrician as soon as possible.

The receptacles in your kitchen, bathrooms and outdoors should be equipped with GCIs. These safety devices are commonly installed where small appliances (such as hair dryers) are used near sources of water, which can “ground” a person and electrocute him or her if the appliance malfunctions or is dropped into water. GFCIs cut the flow of electricity to the appliance within a fraction of a second if they detect a change in the flow of current to (and from) the appliance. One GFCI breaker may control up to four outlets. If a breaker trips during normal use, an appliance may be at fault. You will need to investigate the problem. Test your GFCI receptacles monthly by pressing the “test” button. This will trip the circuit. To return service, press “reset.”

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Enjoying the Log Home Lifestyle Would you like to make coming home feel like going on vacation? A log home may be the answer for you! You don’t have to live in the mountains to enjoy log home living; log homes are found in cities and towns across America.

Many log home manufacturers use low-VOC caulks, glues, and paints to improve indoor-air quality. VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, vaporize into the air and react with other elements to produce ozone, causing air pollution and possible health issues.

Today’s log homes include amenities and options not found in the log cabins of the past. People are often initially drawn to log homes because of the unique architectural qualities of the structure, but they soon realize log homes have the same lifestyle amenities found in traditional homes, including open floor plans, multi-media rooms, master suites, garages and more. Log homes also feature exceptional craftsmanship, with branch-like spindles and balustrades on handcrafted staircases, handscribed timbers in the cathedral ceilings, and more.

Log homes are green, because trees are a renewable resource. With a home made from solid logs, you are effectively taking the carbon contained in those logs out of environmental circulation over the life of the home. Log walls reduce global warming and reduce greenhouse gases by providing a structural shell and thermal envelope with a system that does not involve fossil fuel-intensive products.

If you think a log home is a leaky, drafty energy guzzler, think again. Log homes are both environmentally- and energy-friendly. A properly-constructed log home is sealed between the foundation and the first course of logs, between log-to-log connections and where the roof system meets the log wall. Wood has “thermal mass,” a natural property in the logs that allows log walls to collect and store energy, then radiate it back into the home. This helps keep the inside temperatures of homes comfortable in all seasons.

Many log homes are built using recycled building materials and environmentally sound techniques in the homes so they are in compliance with the NAHB’s National Green Building Standard. Log homes are quiet, due to the same thermal mass that provides the energy efficiency. The solid mass of a wood wall reduces noise transmission and the profile of the log (the angle, shape, and texture of the log surface) deflects sound. Finally, log homes are durable. There are log homes still in use in Europe that date back more than 800 years, and one log-constructed church in Russia is reportedly more than 1,700 years old.

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Get Your Roof Ready for Winter For many American families, homeownership brings a sense of stability, accomplishment and peace of mind. Owning a home also means being responsible for its upkeep, in order to make sure it is a safe, comfortable sanctuary for your family to enjoy. During the harsh winter months, the first measure of protection for a home against rain and snow in North Central Washington is the roof. These tips offer advice to homeowners for how to get your roof ready for the cold winter. 1. Start off by checking the roof framing structure to make sure it is not compromised. Visually scan the roof for any sagging or uneven areas. If you do see an area that looks uneven, this may mean damage to the roof deck below the shingles. 2. Inspect the gutter systems to make sure they are not clogged with branches, leaves, or other debris. This is important to ensure that rain water and snow have a way off of the roof. If the water or snow is left standing on the roof, there is an increased likelihood of leaking or ice damming. 3. Make sure that gutters are fastened properly and are tight and secure so that they don’t cause overflow and build-up or fall off the fascia board. Leaking water can end up causing damage not just to your roof, but to your interior walls, as well. 4. Check the valleys of the roof to ensure that they are also free and clear of debris that can add weight to the roof and also act as a barrier to rain and snow. Leaks frequently occur in the valleys so make sure they are well protected by a proper roofing system.

5. One of the most common causes for roofing leaks is due to problems with flashing. Flashing is the aluminum or metal material that is used in roof to wall transitions over joints to prevent water from seeping in and causing damage. Metal flashing should also be used around roof vents, pipes, skylights, and chimneys. Remember that flashings can be loosened or torn by high winds and heavy rains, so inspect the areas annually. 6. Lastly, you should walk around to carefully inspect the shingles on the roof – look for curling edges, missing granules, and certainly for missing shingles or damage from birds, rodents, or squirrels. By inspecting your roof at least twice a year—before the winter months begin and after they are over—you’ll be able to spot and correct any potential problems before they could get severe and cause you to have to replace the entire roof before its expected lifespan.

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Combine Function and Fashion with Edible Landscape As Americans become more health conscious, farmers’ markets, produce co-ops and community gardening spaces are gaining popularity. Here in North Central Washington, many families want to grow their own food, but may be challenged by a lack of space for a full-sized garden in their yard. But did you know that with the concept of edible landscaping, you can have an attractive-looking yard or patio that also provides fruits and vegetables your family can eat? According to the Ohio State University Extension Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, edible landscaping is the use of foodproducing plants in the constructed landscape, principally the residential landscape. Edible landscapes combine fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs. The designs can incorporate any garden style and can include just a few, or be completely comprised of edible species. Some reasons to include edible plants in your home’s landscaping include: •

Ability to pick and eat fresh, fully-ripe fruits and vegetables

Control the amount of pesticides and herbicides used on your food

Save money by not buying fruits and vegetables at the grocery store

Grow unique types of foods that may not be available in the store

Many edible species are not only functional from a food-on-your-table perspective; they are also attractive. For example, some flowers, such as begonias, day lilies, carnations, pansies, peonies and roses can be eaten. They also make a colorful addition to salads or as a garnish on plates. Red and yellow tomato and pepper plants add a splash of color to ornamental beds.

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To help you get better use of your yard, raspberry or blackberry bushes make a great border, and fruit trees provide shade. Just make sure you consider where you are placing them, cleaning rotten fruit or berries that have dropped onto your patio can be a frustrating and messy chore. More ideas for edible landscapes include: •

Put pots of herbs on the patio

Include cherry tomatoes in a window box or hanging basket

Build a grape arbor

Grow nasturtium, violas, borage, or calendula and include flowers in salads

Grow Red-jewel cabbage

Plant colorful pepper varieties alongside flowers

Tuck lettuce, radishes, or other short-lived greens into a flower bed

Replace a barberry hedge with gooseberries

Put basil together with coleus in a planter

Try yellow or "rainbow" chard

Grow chives around the mailbox

Train raspberries up your fence

The amount and location of consumable plant varieties you choose to include in your landscaping is completely up to your tastes, both literally and figuratively. Make sure to do your research and know how much sunlight and water each plant requires, what type of soil will best support that species, and how much maintenance you’ll have to do to get the fruits and vegetables you desire.

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Crime Prevention Tips to Protect Your Home Owning a home is the most valued long-term investment most Americans ever make. And owning your home is much more than a material asset, homeownership builds a sense of stability, pride, accomplishment and peace of mind. So protecting your home—and your loved ones that live in it—is a top priority for most families. Here are some tips from the National Crime Prevention Council (ncpc.org) to keep your home and your family safe from crime. Inside your home: • Install key locks, pins or other secure locks on every window and sliding glass door. • Secure windows and sliding doors with secondary blocking devices such as a stick or broom handle. • Use anti-lift devices to prevent windows and glass doors from being lifted out. • Use high quality Grade-1 or -2 locks with a bolt that extends at least one inch into the door frame to resist prying open or forceful entry. • Use automatic timers to switch indoors lights on and off if you’re going to be away from home overnight. • If you have an alarm system, don’t write your passcode on or near the alarm keypad. • Keep a home inventory of valuables including serial numbers, pictures and sales receipts and keep a copy of the inventory in a safe place somewhere other than your home.

Outside your home: • Keep your yard, porch, garage doors, pathways and entrances well-lit at night, either with permanent lighting or motion-detecting lights that turn on when someone comes within a certain distance. • Trim plants and shrubs that could serve as hiding places for criminals away from windows and doors. • Cut back tree limbs that could provide a way for thieves to climb into second-story or higher windows. • Display alarm company signs and decals on the windows and lawn. • Don’t hide a key outside your home. Leave a key with a trusted family member, friend or neighbor instead. • If you’re going to be away, stop your mail and newspaper delivery, or ask a neighbor to pick them up for you. • Ask a neighbor to park their car in your driveway while you’re away. • Lock gate latches, garage doors and sheds with highsecurity, laminated padlocks. • For items that need to be left out in the open, such as grills and bicycles, use a tarp to hide them from view and securely lock them to a stationary point such as a railing or post.

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Protect Your Trees from Storm Damage The pounding of rain or hail, the fury of wind and the weight of snow and ice test the strength of a tree’s limbs, trunk and root system. The care you give your trees before and after a storm can be the key to their survival and keeping them from falling on your home, car or other valuable property. Planting and Pruning Carefully choose your trees and consider their location when you landscape. Know how large a young tree can be expected to grow to at maturity, and avoid planting it near wires, too close to a building, or in spots where it will be in danger of blowing over. Planting trees in groups, or planting species with naturally deep root systems can also help prevent trees from being blown down. Choose species that are not prone to breakage and ones that are appropriate for local conditions. For example, in an area that frequently experiences early winter ice storms, a tree that holds its leaves until late in the season probably would not be a good choice. To prevent weakness, trees should be pruned when they are young. As they grow, pruning dead or weakened limbs annually and thinning excess branches from the crown will help keep them strong. The goal is to produce a well-shaped tree with the center of gravity squarely over its trunk. A professional arborist can strengthen tree crowns by installing flexible cabling, rigid bracing and/or lip-bolt through a weak or split crotch. This The Wenatchee Valley’s NEW local internet provider!

will allow the tree to function more as a single unit, with major limbs supporting each other. Water, fertilize and protect the soil from compaction to keep trees and roots healthy and vigorous. After a Storm The confusion following a major storm can result in removal of trees that could be saved or the improper weakening of a tree that can reduce its healthy life. Home owners can lose money as well as the beauty and practical benefits of their shade trees with poor advice and the services of fly-by-night tree “experts.” Tree work can be extremely dangerous. A professional tree care company should be used when: • a tree is large and requires high climbing or the use of a chain saw; • a tree is leaning on a structure or entangled with another tree; • wires are involved or structures are endangered; • major repair of the tree is necessary; • a large limb is split or broken but still attached to the tree; • when you do not have the proper tools, knowledge or health to do tree work. It is wise to get more than one estimate. When removals are necessary, have a clear understanding about who removes the limbs and debris from the property, and whether or not the price includes stump removal and clean-up. Your tree will have value as firewood or chips that should be considered in the estimate.

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Room Painting Basics Ready for a new look for your home, but don’t have a budget for a big remodel? There’s nothing faster or more economical to give your home a quick update than by painting your rooms a new color. A well-planned and executed paint job can make a room look larger or cozier, can accent features or hide flaws, or reflect your own personal flair. Here are some tips to help make your painting project a success: Choose a color and finish Go to a paint or home improvement store and get swatches of colors to take home. Select a lot of options, chances are the florescent lights in the store will make the colors look completely different than they will in your home. See how you like the colors on different walls and in different lighting conditions—early morning sun, midday and nighttime lamplight— to make sure you make a choice you’re happy with.

and door trim, and where the wall meets the ceiling or crown molding. Make sure the tape adheres properly by running a finger or mixing stick along the tape. Clean the walls with a mild detergent solution or wipe them with a damp lint-free cloth to remove cobwebs and dust that will cause blemishes in your paint. Vacuum or dust the room to make sure dust or animal hair doesn’t get in your paint and on your walls. Finally, get out your brushes, rollers, paint trays and other supplies, and you’re ready to make the big change.

Another option is to paint a few colors on your walls. Many companies offer sample sizes in either a selection of popular colors, or in any color they offer. These samples cost much less than a full gallon and give you the opportunity to try them out on the wall before spending a lot of money. Choose a finish depending on how the room or surface will be used. A flat or matte finish helps conceal flaws and absorbs light in well-lit rooms. Satin or eggshell finishes are a good choice for high-traffic areas such as foyers, family rooms, kitchens and bathrooms because they clean more easily than flat or matte paint. Baseboards, molding and railings look best in a semi-gloss finish, which is a shiny finish that is the easiest to clean and provides a contrast to the walls. Many paint companies also now offer “all-in-one” paints that already contain primer. These enable you to paint over a darker paint color or area that’s been repaired with patching compound without having to apply a coat of primer before the paint. Prepare the room Give yourself adequate space to maneuver while you paint and protect your valuable furniture and belongings. Move as much of the room’s contents as you can either out of the room or away from the walls. Cover whatever is going to stay and the floor, especially where it meets the walls, with old sheets or plastic tarps. Next, remove the switch plates and electrical outlet covers. It’s easier than trying to cover them with painters tape and definitely looks better— and is safer—than just painting over them. Don’t forget to repair nail holes, dents or chipped spots with a patching compound. If you have any doubt about your ability to paint a perfectly straight line, or you don’t have a very steady hand, use painters tape to protect features you don’t want paint to get on. This could include baseboards, window

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Big Design Ideas for Small Homes There are any number of reasons families might want to make better use of the space they have in their current or new home. As a family grows, their lifestyle changes, and space for storing toys or doing homework is at a premium. Multigenerational living, where elderly parents, grown children or other relatives all live under the same roof has become common. Or it may just be cosmetic, and the best way to keep clutter at a minimum. Home builders and remodelers are responding to the demand by maximizing the utility of living spaces without sacrificing visual appeal. With creative storage and built-in features, dining rooms can become a home office or game room in minutes, living rooms can be used for family meals, and foyers can store much more than coats and umbrellas. In new home construction, smaller-scale, walkable communities have become popular. To accommodate the size constraints of a skinny lot, homes are being designed with features like stacked garages where two cars can be housed trunk to hood instead of side by side. Using flexible walls, attractive flooring material and a roofless interior garage space, the area can easily be converted to a patio for entertaining. Improved energy efficiency of windows and doors means homes now feature more indoor-outdoor connectivity. Moveable walls and outdoor spaces tucked within the home’s floor plan provide for better flexible use of the space, as well as improved privacy in densely populated areas. The often-unused space under a stairwell can be engineered to accommodate filing cabinets or drawers, or even to create a sanctuary for the family pet complete with a bed and gates to close it off. Drawers built into stair risers are a great place to store small items such as gloves and hats or art supplies. The trend extends to home furnishings as well. Murphy beds, where a piece of furniture conceals a bed that can be set up for sleeping in few minutes, have been around for many years. Modern murphy beds are hidden not only in armoires or bookcases, but new designs feature beds

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Use Your Fireplace Safely and Effectively During the winter months, many families gather around their home’s fireplace. A fire in the fireplace creates a warm and cozy atmosphere, but don’t expect it to add heat to your home. As little as 10 percent of the heat from a fire in an open masonry fireplace radiates into the house. The National Association of Home Builders’ MyHome Press has published a handbook for home owners, “Home Maintenance Made Easy,” and the excerpt below contains helpful advice on how to safely build fires and maintain your fireplace. Wood Burning Fireplaces Your fireplace will add elegance and warmth if you use it safely and have it cleaned by a chimney-cleaning professional at least once every five years (two years if you use it frequently). A wood-burning fireplace should be equipped with andirons (or a grate) and a well-fitting screen. It may have glass doors as well. If you are in a newer home with a fresh air vent to supply the fireplace with combustion air, open it and the damper before you start a fire. Then remember to close both when you are not using the fireplace so warm air will not escape in the winter and cool air will not escape in the summer. Build fires on the andirons or grate—not directly on the fireplace floor. Seasoned hardwood is the best fuel. Do not burn pine logs in your fireplace; they contain a tar that can start a fire in the chimney if it accumulates. Do not burn trash in the fireplace. Never use kerosene, gasoline, charcoal lighter fluid, or other highly flammable liquids to start a fire. Begin with a small fire to allow the components of the fireplace to heat up slowly. Burn kindling and newspaper under the grate; stack two to three layers of logs with air space between them, placing the largest logs to the rear. You can burn one sheet of paper atop the stack to help the chimney start to draw. If the fire is still burning but you are finished enjoying it, close the glass

doors if you have them to prevent heated air from being drawn up the chimney (until you can close the damper). But don’t close glass doors over a roaring fire, especially if you are burning hardwoods like oak or hickory; the heat could break the glass. When you close the doors over a burning fire, open the mesh screens first. This prevents excessive heat buildup on the mesh, which might warp or discolor it. Be sure the fire is out each night before you go to bed. Gas Fireplaces A gas fireplace provides the comfort and style of a wood-burning unit, but requires far less maintenance. Many gas fireplaces are also far more efficient than wood-burning and as a result, produce less pollution. Gas fireplaces may have a chimney or may vent exhaust gases (mainly water vapor and carbon dioxide) directly outside without a chimney. Others are ventless; there is no flue. If your gas fireplace is vented, the flue or vent should be closed when the fireplace is not in use. Use the same safety precautions with a gas fireplace that you would with any other gas appliance. There will be a slight delay after turning the switch on before a flame ignites. Flames should ignite gently and silently. If you notice any deviation from this or any gas smell, immediately shut off the switch and report the problem to the gas company.

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Checklist for Keeping Your Home Healthy A home is often the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. It is also the place where families will raise children and you will spend many hours making lifelong memories. So it’s important to maintain your home in good condition and make sure it offers a clean, comfortable and safe environment for many years to come. This checklist contains tasks you should complete at least on an annual basis to keep your home operating efficiently and to protect your investment. Anytime during the year: • Check all connections to your electrical system for possible hazards. Check cords and plugs of all electrical appliances for fraying or signs of wear. Repair or replace as necessary. Do not overload extension cords. • Test your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detector and radon detector for proper operation. Clean the units with a vacuum or cotton swab and replace batteries and light bulbs if needed. • Have your heating and air conditioning system(s) inspected and cleaned. If your system(s) has a filter, replace it every three months to keep your unit working efficiently.

In the spring: • Check the condition of glazing compound, caulking and exterior paint. Replace or paint as needed. • Exchange glass and screens in storm doors and/or windows (also in autumn). • Inspect the roof for snow damage. • Check for evidence of termites such as sagging floors and ceilings or dry, brown tunnels in the ground near the home’s foundation. • Seed and feed the lawn and plant annuals, cut back perennials that need pre-growth pruning. In the autumn: • Mulch perennials that need protection from winter weather and prune those that should be cut back in the fall. • Rake and compost leaves. • Remove hose connections and store hoses to avoid freezing.

• Inspect all doors and windows for proper operation and a tight fit. Clean the window tracks, clean and adjust the door thresholds and check that the weatherstripping hasn’t cracked or torn. Preventing unwanted outside air from leaking into your home will reduce your energy bills. • Check interior paint and touch up or repaint as needed. • Inspect the attic insulation. Make sure the entire ceiling area is covered. Check that the insulation has not blocked vents in the eaves to prevent buildup of condensation and to allow proper air circulation. Insulation should also not be touching the underside of the roof sheathing. • Oil motors of appliances as directed in instruction manuals. • Periodically check storage areas, closets, and the basement to make sure no oily rags, gas cans, painting supplies or flammable cleaning materials have been stored and forgotten. These items could be a fire hazard and should be discarded. • Check that the alarm and circuits of your security system are in working order, inspect the sensors one by one, and check primary and backup batteries monthly. • Inspect your stairs, steps and ladders for damage or broken pieces that could cause someone to fall. Make sure handrails and railings are sturdy and securely attached.

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Checklist for Keeping Your Home Healthy Managing moisture in and around your home is one of the most important things you can do to ensure its longevity, make it comfortable to live in, and prevent damage to its contents. The National Association of Home Builders’ MyHome Press has published a handbook for home owners, “Home Maintenance Made Easy,” and the excerpt below contains helpful advice on how to control your home’s moisture. High Performance Home Benefits New high performance homes incorporate the latest building science principles to control temperature and humidity, maintain indoor air quality and increase energy efficiency. Although your home may not include all of the latest air-sealing, ventilation, and moisture-management technology, you will be more comfortable in your home and it will last longer it you do everything possible to manage moisture. This includes replacing filters, controlling humidity, and—when outside air is cool and dry—allowing fresh air into your home. Humidity Keeping indoor humidity in the recommended range of 30%-60%, as well as introducing fresh air into the home, can improve indoor environmental quality. When relative humidity is too low, your eyes and skin get dry, asthma and allergies flare up, and wood furniture and floors shrink and crack. Excess humidity can breed mold, pests, and rot. Too-humid air is more likely to cause heatstroke, heat exhaustion, headaches, and dehydration. Your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room—all areas that generate excessive moisture—may have exhaust fans. Use these fans to eliminate excess moisture and odors. Clean them at least every 5 years for those that don’t need lubrication, and every year for those that do. Check for dust and lint buildup around the dampers, blades, and intake grill.

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Basements As with all other parts of your house, basement walls are not waterproof, and a perfectly dry basement may have wet walls during the summer because of condensation that forms when warm moist air hits a cold surface. Before making expensive structural repairs to correct wet wall conditions, thoroughly check your drainage system. Repairing or adjusting downspouts or gutters will help to carry surface water away from foundation walls. Ideally, the downspout will end 6’-10’ from the house. If the ground outside your basement slopes toward the wall, pack and bank up soil so water will drain away. Avoid planting shrubbery within 3’ of the foundation. Never water your plants towards the foundation. Mildew Even in climate-controlled homes, mildew (another name for mold) can appear in areas of high humidity, such as bathrooms and laundry rooms. You can take positive steps to reduce or eliminate mold growth by lowering humidity. Vent clothes dryers to the outdoors. Ventilate rooms, particularly kitchens and bathrooms, by opening the windows, using exhaust fans, or running the air conditioner or a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture in the air. Promptly clean up spills, condensation, and other sources of moisture. Thoroughly dry any wet surfaces or material. Do not let piles of wet towels or clothing stand in the home. Regular vacuuming and cleaning will also help reduce spore levels. If you notice mold or mildew developing, depending on the surface, you can scrub the affected area with a commercial mixture of trisodium phosphate or a commercial cleaner like Jomax and bleach.

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