ABA to host 'Home and Lifestyle Expo'

PLATTSBURGH - The Adirondack Builders Association (ABA) Home Show is getting a face-lift.

The annual event is expanding beyond its traditional focus of home improvement and landscaping to include more items of interest to the general population, said ABA president Paul Deyoe. And, it's one he's very excited about, he said.

"There is only one home improvement show for the North Country each year, so with the addition of products and services being shown to improve your lifestyle, I think this will bring the crowds and generate a lot of great leads for our exhibitors," said Deyoe, who also serves as marketing manager for the northern division of Curtis Lumber Company.

The "Home and Lifestyle Expo" - which is being billed as Plattsburgh's "largest home improvement and interior design show of the year" - has been in the works since last summer. Through research performed by Tyler Haverkamp, an intern from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, the ABA was able to develop a list of suppliers and vendors for services essential to putting on the expo as well as prospective vendors to invite to the event, Deyoe said.

The list, he added, made it possible to approach even more businesses interested in promoting their latest products when it comes to the field of new home construction, remodeling, interior design and home decorating projects.

"We really wanted to take the home show to the next level and expand the scope of vendors that would be present to really give people a reason to come out and see what everyone has to offer," Deyoe said. "People will be able to talk to multiple contractors, insurance companies, banks and lending institutions, realtors, et cetera."

The ABA has already registered 25 percent of the booths available for the event in its first two weeks of them being made available, said Deyoe. Lake Champlain Pools, Windows and Doors by Brownell, Curtis Lumber, Hulbert Brothers, POD Studios, Plattsburgh Housing Outlet, Champagne Siding & Windows, Besaw Builders and Ward Lumber are among them, with more expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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