Hiring a contractor or undertaking major home improvement projects can be tricky. Make the wrong step, and you just might find your house appearing on HGTV’s popular Holmes Inspection show. The show features a homeowner facing massive repair bills and dangerous living conditions due to the incompetence of a home inspector. That is where Mike Holmes – or one of his expert contractors like Damon Bennett – comes in, inspects the home, and makes it right.
You’ll get a chance to see Damon Bennett in person at the Montgomery County Community Home Show on February 11 when he hosts a home improvement seminar. The home show will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center in Rockville on February 11 and 12. Exhibitors at the show include a variety of providers, from remodelers to landscapers, painters, insulation and window companies, and much more. If you attend, you’ll be supporting our work since a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased goes to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County.
“This is an opportunity to help homeowners maximize the benefits of their homes, which is usually the biggest investment a person ever makes,” said Scott Smith, President of Mid Atlantic Expos and producer of the show. “These benefits could be as simple as the enjoyment a family gets from their home or something more tangible like energy efficiency, which saves them money and has a positive impact on our environment.”
Scott says the company works to offer programs at the show that aren’t simply informative, but are also a lot of fun. In addition to expert contractor Damon Bennett, the home show will feature veterinarian Dr. Susie Homire, known as Maryland’s Dog Whisperer. Dr. Homire, known for her motto of “helping good dogs give up bad habits,” writes the A Dog Whisperer Online blog and provides training to frustrated dog owners. Decorating Den Interiors will also give a seminar at the show. Decorating Den, which has been helping homeowners for 40 years, has been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping and Better Homes and Gardens.
In addition to the expert speakers, another advantage to the show is that it gives homeowners an opportunity to connect with providers who can help them improve their living space. Scott says, “We have 65 booths at the show and the smaller size of this show really helps residents connect with the providers in a relaxed atmosphere. We try to have fun with the show and have a giveaway of something that most homeowners would enjoy. This year there will be a chance to win a set of cookware worth $2000.”
In addition to a financial donation of a portion of the proceeds, Mid Atlantic Expos also donated a booth space at the show to ReStore so we can educate attendees about the store, what we do, and how they can help support our mission. Hope to see you there!
What: Montgomery County Community Home Show
When: Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Conference Center at the Universities at Shady Grove at 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville
Seminars: Damon Bennett will appear Saturday, February 11 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Dr. Susie Homire will appear Saturday, February 11 at noon; and Decorating Den will appear Saturday, February 11 at 2 p.m.
Cost: $6 for Adults; $4 for Active and Retired Military; A portion of the proceeds support Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County