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March 6 - 8, 2020

Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Henry Jansen Ag Building Friday, March 6: 11am to 8pm Saturday, March 7: 10am to 8pm Sunday, March 8: 11am to 5pm

Marr’s Heating and Air Conditioning is now on its third generation

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Samples, swag, and savings galore at Great Floors’ home show booth

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Fresh Space Redesign breathes new life into interior and exterior design C16 A fun photo booth courtesy of Radley Muller Photography A supplement of the Lynden Tribune and Ferndale Record

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Table of Contents

Welcome to the 2020 Home & Garden Show··············C4 Marr's Heating and Air Conditioning···························C6 Great Floors································································C10 Mt. Baker Mobile Mixing············································C12 Banner Power Solutions············································C14 Fresh Space Redesign················································C16 Radley Muller Photography······································C18 Petals & Blooms·························································C20


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Lynden show is your boost in home ownership

The Whatcom County Home & Garden Show on the Lynden fairgrounds is the largest north of Seattle. The year's event is March 6-8.

Ciscoe Morris is back with his entertaining gardening Q&A time at 1:15 p.m. Sunday    LYNDEN — ­ The 2020 Home & Garden Show of the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County is March 6-8 on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in the Henry Jansen Ag Center building, as in the past.    This is the largest show of its kind north of Seattle, with about 120 exhibitors

this year.    The association itself is committed to “advancing home ownership,” as its motto states, and that is accomplished by doing advocacy for the industry, helping with referrals to members for various types of services and products offered, and putting on programs and events such as the annual Lynden show.    This is the schedule:    • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6. It’s Ladies Night from 4 to 8 p.m. with pop-up shops, door prizes and a photo booth; beer and wine tasting during those same hours; and live music starting at 6:30 p.m.    • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

This is Family Day, with a chance for kids to meet characters Elsa and Anna and Captain America, visit the photo booth, get their face painted and find the gnome. Brad and John of 92.9 KISM are producing their “classic rock” sound starting at 9:30 a.m.    Beer and wine tasting is again from 4 to 8 p.m., and live music at 6:30. A Knuckleheads live stage show is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.    • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8. The entertaining gardener wizard Ciscoe Morris is back at the show, doing a “Stump or Be Stumped” Q&A on stage from 1:15 to 3 p.m. Following his presentation, Morris will sign copies of his new book “Oh La La!”

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   One-day admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, with kids 15 and under entering free. Active and retired military personnel get in free as well.    It’s possible to buy tickets in advance using a link off the BIAWC website at https://whatcomhomeandgardenshow. ticketspice.com/whatcom-county-homegarden-show.    The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County is a private, nonprofit trade organization of builders, remodelers and other businesses related to the home building and construction industry. Continued on next page


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Marr’s wants to keep the local family-owned emphasis

Kyle Beld is ready to be the first homeowner contact for estimating a job with Marr's Heating and Air Conditioning. (Courtesy photo/Marr's Heating and Air Conditioning)

Home show a chance to ‘get our name out there and meet people’    The emphasis at Marr’s Heating and Air Conditioning is on “family owned and operated since 1965” and the sense of quality and pride that goes with that.    This business was founded by Doug

Marr, who still lives nearby on the Mount Baker Highway. It is now in the experienced hands of son Ken and to a third generation in grandson Jacob Marr.    “It’s small family-owned and when you’re a customer you’re part of the family — which I feel you’re not getting a lot of these days,” said Kyle Beld, the estimator for Marr’s. “It’s a momand-pop with real professionalism and knowledge.”

   Beld has been the one the last few years to put together the Marr’s booth in the Whatcom County Home & Garden Show, as he will again this year.    In it, he will make sure there is a good sampling of the products and manufacturer lines that Marr’s deals in: Daikin, Carrier, American Standard, Mitsubishi, Regency and Valor.    The lettering on the sides of seven service vehicles also tells what Marr’s is

about: heat pumps, furnaces, fireplaces, water heater, repair and maintenance. Wood and gas stoves are in the mix too. About the only device not handled is pellet stoves.    Most of Marr’s business is retrofitting existing homes, Beld said.    “Our goal is to take the time to do it right,” Beld said. “We like to make sure See Marr's on C8


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Marr's Heating and Air Conditioning vehicles are everywhere, featuring the company's recognizable logo. (Courtesy photos/Marr's Heating and Air Conditioning) Continued from C6

it’s done right the first time and make sure it lasts.”    Across 55 years, the business has operated from the same location at 1677 Mt. Baker Highway, where at the beginning the Doug Marr family lived in an apartment above the business. So Ken Marr practically did grow up in the business.    “His parents started it when he was 3, so he’s got a lot of knowledge that we can use,” Beld said.    The family tone, rather than corporate, carries over to a real person answering the phone as well.    Marr’s sees all of Whatcom County as its range, but not beyond. It’s enough to keep 13 employees busy and preserve the family feel.    As for the home show, it is a chance to “get our name out there and meet the people,” Beld said, noting that it’s often interesting what questions will be raised by the people coming by the booth.    He hopes to have a Daikin heat pump actually operating there. There will be some raffles and discount incentives. — Calvin Bratt


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Great Floors in Bellingham is one of 16 in the Pacific Northwest

Great Floors is located at 346 West Bakerview Rd. in Bellingham. The business formerly was named Carpet Exchange. (Courtesy photo/Great Floors)

‘Design a Room’ feature in the store lets you see how a choice will look    Great designs begin with great floors.    What began as a road show through

Idaho and Montana in the 1970s with a carpet peddler selling wares from the back of his car has grown to prominence as one of the nation’s top specialty floor covering sellers, Great Floors.    That was decades ago and Bellingham is now one of 16 retail and commercial showrooms in the Pacific Northwest for the

privately owned company based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.    Bellingham store manager Derek Martin has been with the company for 14 years, back to when it was known as Carpet Exchange.    What is in the local showroom on West Bakerview Road? Almost anything you

could think of related to flooring and more. Tile. Hardwood. LVP. Natural stone. Carpet. Laminates. Area rugs.    That’s the flooring side of the company, which now also has counters and a growing number of green options for building components. Continued on next page


Home & Garden Show® Preview 2020    The company website offers the ability, with the “Design a Room” feature, to see different flooring in a customer’s home in advance of actually installing it.    Great Floors’ booth at the Lynden home show will exhibit samples of all its flooring, and there will also be a raffle for an area rug and related swag gifts with valuable flooring coupons — special just for show goers, Martin said.    What sets Great Floors apart? Installing what they sell and “we stand behind everything we sell,” he said.    “We take pride in our savings … and our partnerships,” Martin said.    Also, having their own trucks enables Great Floors to expedite product to customers and save on costs at the same time. Sales associates locally have over a decade of experience in the business.    Regular business hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. — Elisa Claassen

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Let your imagination run with the possibilities of flooring for your house when you visit Great Floors' booth at the 2020 Building Industry Association of Whatcom County Home & Garden Show in Lynden. (Courtesy photo/Great Floors)

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Mt. Baker Mobile Mixing offers cost-effective concrete equipment for smaller tasks Customers can use equipment or contract with the company for smaller pours Ski slopes and remote islands may be difficult to access for cement mixers, but those places often need concrete just the same. That’s where Mt. Baker Mobile Mixing comes in. Founded by former Mt. Baker Silo owner Scott Hamstra in September 2018, Mt. Baker Mobile Mixing makes use of a volumetric mixer rather than showing up with a regular ready-mix truck. “The components are in separate bins and then it mixes as it comes out so the concrete’s as fresh as can be,” Hamstra said. “Then, when the hole’s full, you shut it off. There’s no extra mix and you’re only billed for what you use.” Hamstra said he does charge a mobilization fee but does not have a minimum charge in place, meaning if a customer, for example, wants to fill three quarters of a yard with concrete, he or she can certainly do that. “It’s pretty cost-effective with mixing it yourself without actually mixing it yourself,” Hamstra said. The mobile mixing concept actually began while Hamstra owned Mt. Baker Silo.

Scott Hamstra owns Mt. Baker Mobile Mixing, providing customers with cost-effective equipment and contracting for smaller concrete pours. (Courtesy photos/Margaret Hamstra) “I bought the mixer back in 2004 for customers to use themselves. projects where we couldn’t get regular “If it’s a small project and I can do ready-mix trucks to,” he said. “Remote it myself because I don’t have any emislands that wanted a water tank, and it’s ployees, I will pour you a hot tub pad or been to the top of a few ski areas where repair a spot in your sidewalk,” Hamstra you just couldn’t get the mixer trucks up said. “A lot of the big contractors, they the hill.” don’t want to mess with those real teeny When he sold the business in 2017, projects because it’s not real cost-effeche decided to keep the mixer and give tive.” selling short loads a try. Hamstra also has a dump truck and The crux of these short loads is that excavator on hand to help with whatever they are cost-effective. It’s not worth it job the customer needs done. for a concrete company to send a full- Mt. Baker Mobile Mixing will be at size cement mixer out to a job with two the home show promoting its capability or three employees to pour two square to do short loads in a cost-effective manyards of concrete. ner. Visit mtbakermobilemixing.com for Hamstra also does some contract- more information. — Brent Lindquist ing, though the mixer is available for


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Solar system installer keeps ‘debunking myths’

Installing a solar panel array on a house pays off in energy savings and can add extra value when it comes time to selling the residence.

Power savings and property value rise are gained from the initial investment in solar    Switching to solar power is something that anyone can do, not just those with large amounts of money. That’s one thing

Banner Power Solutions wants people to know.    “We spend a lot of time debunking myths about solar and demonstrating that it’s practical for everyday people,” marketing manager Paige Prescott said. “We engage in a lot of conversation about available solar incentives, how solar works, available solar technologies and financing options.”    Banner Power Solutions, based in

Burlington in Skagit County, has had a booth at the BIAWC Home and Garden Show since 2015, using it as an opportunity to educate people on solar power as well as to customize options for different situations.    The installation of a solar panel system typically takes one to three days, depending on the size of the project. And then having solar power requires very little maintenance, Prescott said.

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   “All that we recommend is checking and monitoring, either on their computer or a phone app, to ensure that the array is working and to give the panels a good clean every one to two years to ensure that dirt, grime or debris aren’t inhibiting the solar’s production,” she said.    With fossil-fuel power bills seemingly rising every year, switching to solar power is a way to keep costs down far into the fuContinued on next page


ture.    “We have found that our average customer will save over $30,000 over the next 30 years, but have seen savings well above $100,000 for those with high electric needs,” Prescott said. “In addition to fixing or reducing the rate for power and the incredible savings that come from going solar, studies have found that solar can increase home premiums by $3 to $4 per watt installed.”    That could mean about $30,000 of increased property value of a solar-powered home, Prescott said.    Banner Power Solutions is a full-scale electrical contractor. From generators to electrical vehicle chargers, the business also offers customers most other electrical services.    Banner Power Solutions serves Whatcom, Skagit, Island and Snohomish counties.    “We are well-established, local and family-owned,” Prescott said. “We will be around for decades to offer electrical and other power solutions, making us an ideal choice for electrical work and solar installation. Our commitment to excellence and integrity has created a long-lasting track record of positive experiences for our customers.” — Hailey Palmer

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Fresh Space Redesign offers full project design Home Show offerings will feature exterior awnings, sunscreens

The exterior of a Lake Whatcom home shows how Jennifer Opatz of Fresh Space Redesign can add her finishing touch to a place, especially here in the way of window coverings. (Courtesy photo/Andrew Opatz)

Fresh Space Redesign offers interior design services, but that description doesn’t quite do the company justice. Owner and interior designer Jennifer Opatz has been a designer for more than 20 years, getting her start in the kitchen and bath sector. When she gave birth to her first child, she backed away from full projects, but now Opatz is back taking on full design service. “I’m no longer a full project manager for a project,” Opatz said. “I work with clients and then hand it over to a builder. We put together the packets for them.” These packets include specifications, colors, drawings and more, all used by the builder to craft a space exactly as Opatz designs it. “I’m there for the consultation part,” Opatz said. A year ago, Fresh Space Redesign added a retail portion to its physical space, featuring home decor in a mix of new and vintage items. “It’s pretty unique pieces Continued on next page

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Radley Muller Photography will offer a photo-booth experience Business-related photos are also part of the portfolio

Radley Muller Photography knows how to most suitably arrange the subjects for a photographic shoot, whether that is of a business or a home or involving people. (Courtesy photo/Radley Muller Photography)

   The booth of Radley Muller Photography could, just possibly, be the most fun one at the 2020 BIAWC Home and Garden Show.    Why? Because of the extensive photo booth onsite.    Here’s how it works: You can jump into it by yourself or with friends. Each person gets a 4-by-6inch photo to take home, printed onsite during the Friday night Ladies’ Night. The theme is Mardi Gras this year, so expect, or create for yourself, lots of color and sparkle.    A photographer onsite will capture the memories and smiles — with props for participants to choose from.    This photo-booth experience that is showcased at the home show is available with Radley Muller for fundraisers, holiday parties, birthdays, weddings, corporate events, sporting events and whatever other event you may be imagining.    Previously known as Yary Photography, part of a franchise, the local operation is now Radley Muller Photography, directed by a photographer of 32 years experience, who also used his skills in the military.   Radley Muller calls himself “owner, shaker and memory maker.”    His full-service studio, based in the business park at 4071 Hannegan Rd., also offers real estate and architectural photography, and its use of Continued on next page

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Home & Garden Show® Preview 2020 a drone for aerial shooting is FAAcertified.    Of course, the range of portraiture and photography done by Radley Muller extends to business and executive, high school seniors, families, weddings, engagements, sports, clubs, dance and the photo-booth experience.    Radley Muller is hosting a drawing at the home show for a family portrait session and a 16-by-20-inch wall canvas of $600 total value.    Interested clients can schedule, check pricing and purchase their images online at www.radleyphotography.com.    The business hours of Radley Muller Photography at the Bellingham location are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with Saturday and Sunday by appointment. The phone number is 360-366-8050    Radley Muller is affiliated with other businesses in the plaza at 4071 Hannegan Rd. including Homeport Interiors and Options Cabinetry and Interiors. — Elisa Claassen

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When you're proud of a house and how it looks, Radley Muller Photography can permanently capture the image for the future. (Courtesy photo/Radley Muller Photography)

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Petals & Blooms is all about home decor

Stocking of product is in a barn adjacent to Petals & Blooms founder Kathy McGuire's house on North Star Road west of Fernale. (Courtesy photo/Petals & Blooms)

From Ferndale area barn to plenty of road shows, this trio keeps selling and restocking    Petals & Blooms is tucked into a barn

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   The business slowly progressed into what it is today. At first the trio only did shows out of a small trailer. As the business grew, they started selling potted plants and vintage decor, and customers wanted the opportunity to shop for this decor outside of the show time frame. See Petals & Blooms on C22

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   Petals & Blooms at first kept product in a warehouse in the Blaine area and allowed customers to go there. About two years ago, it all moved into the barn adjacent to Kathy McGuire’s home on North Star Road.    They source their products from around the world to get unique home decor for their store and shows. Ebbesen describes their flavor as a mix of farmhouse and modern. She said they like to appeal to crowds in Whatcom County as well as a more urban clientele, like Seattle.    “We like to bring decor for what that town is about,” Ebbesen said. “Like Seattle is more modern.” But for this year’s home and garden show in Lynden, they will bring more of their farmhouse decor.    Ebbesen recently got married and was able to decorate her wedding with features from the store. Ebbesen jokes that she’ll add in the products that appeal to her, too, like decor that features brides or dogs.    “We get to be so creative,” she said. “And we all bring so much to the table.” Ebbesen said the different ages of the trio help them to cover a lot of demographics of interest.    The three ladies tend to keep busiest

during the show season, which is generally the colder time of the year.    “Christmas is very busy,” Bre McGuire said. “We do a lot of shows.” The Christmas season starts in fall, actually, because that’s when the Christmas decor is sought.    Ebbesen added that springtime can be busy too. Overall, the business does about 20 shows a year, and a lot of them are in Lynden, Kathy McGuire said.    For the BIAWC home and garden show, they will bring spring decor, like Easter-themed garden decorations. They will bring their church windows and wooden bowls, which are very popular. They have some indoor and outdoor plants they will bring, as well as garden and home decor.    Ebbesen said that buying home decor can be expensive. So, to counter that, Petals & Blooms tries to keep products affordable while also selling things that are trendy and fun.    The barn is open Tuesdays through Sundays, but with the demands of shows and family time, the hours vary. The women urge customers to check the Petals & Blooms Facebook page to see if the business is open.    Petals & Blooms expects to launch a website soon, an opportunity to sell their products online as well. — Elizabeth Kayser

Kathy McGuire, daughter Erin Ebbessen and daughter-in-law Bre McGuire run the home decor business Petals & Blooms. (Courtesy photo/Petals & Blooms)


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