For the first time, the Fall Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo will offer attendees information on education options and job opportunities in the home improvement industry. During the event at the Cobb Galleria Centre Sept. 8-10, representatives from the Technical College System of Georgia will be on hand to discuss the various degrees, diplomas and certificate programs available at Georgia colleges in such areas as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, construction management and much more. In addition, members of NARI Atlanta (the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) will be available to talk about home remodeling career opportunities in the Atlanta area. www.AtlantaHomeShow.com #AtlantaHomeShow
“We are delighted to introduce this new component to the 34th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo,” said Michael Schoppenhorst, president of SEMCO and director of the Atlanta Home Show. “Thanks to an improving economy and a competitive real estate market, many people are choosing to improve their homes through upgrades, additions and landscaping. And, because the home improvement industry is robust, there are excellent job opportunities available for skilled professionals. In fact, Georgia’s Department of Labor is predicting the state’s largest percentage increase in available jobs for 2018 will be for ‘specialty trade contractors’ such as electricians, construction workers and plumbers,” said Schoppenhorst
The Fall Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo will feature over 300 exhibitors showcasing some of the newest and most innovative interior and exterior home improvement products and services, along with a special collection of garden design ideas, tools, hardscapes, outdoor furniture, spas, water features and more for home landscapes. Headlining an exciting roster of speakers on the Reliable Heating & Air Home Show stage will be HGTV’s “Cousins”, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, who will entertain attendees on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 and 3 p.m. with an interactive presentation on Planning and Preparing for a Renovation. The two will take questions from the audience during their presentations, and will chat with attendees afterwards. In addition, REALTOR® Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins”, “Property Virgins” and “Urban Oasis”, will take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. to share her views on Real Estate Investing and Smart Upgrades for your Home. One lucky attendee will win the Grand Prize of a 7 LED fixture outdoor lighting package provided by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Atlanta. The Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo is Georgia’s largest fall home show and is a SEMCO Show.
“This event is really two shows in one,” said Schoppenhorst. “Our home exhibitors will feature the most updated ideas for kitchens, baths, media rooms, living spaces, storage areas, and those crucial home systems like electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. In the outdoor living area, attendees can explore ideas for porches, decks, outdoor kitchens, landscape lighting, patios and gardens. It’s easy to comparison shop, and many exhibitors will offer special Show-only discounts to attendees. We invite members of Atlanta’s housing industry (Realtors, contractors, interior designers, landscapers, etc.) to enjoy the Show free of charge on Friday, Sept. 8. They just need to show a business card at the entrance for complimentary admission, courtesy of PMCPros.”
“Our speaker line up for the Reliable Heating and Air Home Show Stage is outstanding,” Schoppenhorst continued. “Real-life cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, hosts of HGTV’s “Kitchen Cousins” and “America’s Most Desperate Kitchens”, as well as the popular podcast, “Home with the Cousins”, are known for their kitchen redesigns, but they also design whole-home renovations and have expanded their media presence through live-streaming video and podcasts. Atlanta’s own Egypt Sherrod is a nationally-known home space expert through her HGTV shows, guest appearances on all of the major TV networks and NAACP Image Award nominated best-selling book, Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate. All three will be available following their presentations to meet attendees and answer questions. We’re also pleased to welcome first-time Atlanta Home Show Speakers Reggie and Roger Ramos of Tucker, Ga.-based Grow with the Flow LLC. They will share how they are converting unused lawn space into certified naturally grown produce gardens. The complete speaker schedule can be found at www.AtlantaHomeShow.com.”
One of the show’s most popular exhibits and gathering spaces will be the Backyard Beer Garden designed by Georgia Landscape and presented by Red Hare Brewing. Adults age 21 and older can sample craft brews, while exploring ideas for their dream backyard with landscape professionals and bidding on silent auction items. The $5 tasting fee and auction purchases support Hope Atlanta, the programs of Travelers Aid to end homelessness in our community. The Show also includes live radio broadcasts, including The Lawn & Garden Show with Walter Reeves and The Home Fix-it Show with Dave Baker on Saturday morning, Sept. 9, on News 95.5 FM and AM750 WSB.
Sponsors and promotional partners include Window World of Atlanta, Reliable Heating & Air, PMCPros, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Atlanta, Red Hare Brewing Company, My Home Improvement Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, News 95.5 FM and AM750 WSB, HOPE Atlanta and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
Show hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. General Admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Show’s entrance and online at www.AtlantaHomeShow.com. Children age 12 and under and adults age 65 and older (with I.D.) are admitted free. Military personnel and First Responders receive a free ticket with the purchase of one general admission ticket (with I.D.). Free, on-site parking is available for Fall Atlanta Home Show visitors. The Cobb Galleria Centre is located at Two Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, Ga., 30339. The 2017 Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo’s 24-hour information line is 770/798-1997.