On September 9, 10, and 11, thousands of people will gather on Great America Parkway in Santa Clara for the South Bay Home Show, a home remodeling expo that boasts more exhibitors than any other show in the South Bay Area. Attendees will have many reasons for visiting the show, but mainly they will want to focus on finding the tools and ideas that will help them remodel, build, landscape or redecorate. Thankfully, experts attending will be able to help them find everything they will need to get started.
Meet the Exhibitors
The following exhibitors will all be present at the home show to help attendees learn more about the topics that interest them as well as connect them to resources that can help them implement these ideas in real life. All of these experts have had years of experience working in their field, and as a result, will provide invaluable advice.
James and Morris Carey are known nationwide as the Carey Brothers, experts in the fields of home building and renovation. James and Morris are third-generation contractors who have spent almost three decades each sharing their experiences on radio and television, most famously through a weekly radio program and syndicated newspaper column (both called On The House). The Carey Brothers also have a podcast, blog and daily radio vignette that focus on ways to save money while building, remodeling and repairing homes.
The brothers’ recognition began in October 1989, after the devastating Loma Prieta Earthquake. James and Morris answered the structural concerns of the public after their homes had been destroyed or damaged, and as a result, the brothers and the KCBS radio station in San Francisco received the George Foster Peabody Award for their contribution to meaningful broadcasting.
The Carey Brothers have appeared as home improvement editors on CBS News Saturday Morning, home improvement family members on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family TV Show, and guests on various national and local television programs. They have also written four books offering user-friendly and frugal tips for home remodeling: Cost-Effective Home Upgrades (1992); Home Remodeling For Dummies (1998); Home Maintenance For Dummies (2000), and Home Improvement-All-In-One For Dummies (2004). Home Maintenance For Dummies was published in a second edition in 2009. The Family Handyman, a Reader’s Digest home improvement magazine, publishes a Carey Brothers column every month as well.
Morris and James’ website, onthehouse.com, brings all of their home improvement advice, tips and information together for quick access online. Now, this content can be accessed through the On the House app, which is available for both smartphones and tablets.
James and Morris are ranked among Remodeling magazine’s Hall of Fame “Big 50”; they have also been recognized as one of the top 500 companies in the U.S. by Qualified Remodeler magazine. The brothers founded the first California chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), and James served as the chapter’s first president.
The Carey Brothers’ home remodeling and construction firm is located in the Bay Area, where both brothers reside. Morris is married with six children and seven grandchildren and is passionate about photography, vintage movies, and travel. James is married with three children and loves gardening, golf and spending time with his family.
Steven Katkowsky, an expert in presenting seminars at home and garden shows, will be bringing many years of experience with home remodeling as well as public speaking to the South Bay Home Show.
His book, “Danger Construction Zone: Your guided tour to a successful remodeling project,” is based on his 30 years of experience as a general contractor. Steven has been featured on HGTV, Fresno TV, ABC, KRON 4 News, and many more television stations.
The South Bay Home Show features exhibits specifically catered to the following topics: kitchen and bathroom remodeling, security systems, plumbing, doors, contractors, design, architects, landscape experts, roofs, gutters, HVAC, solar, windows, window treatments, shutters, sliding doors, siding, insulation, flooring, tile, marble & countertops, garage doors, garage storage, basement systems, appliances, mattresses, artwork, organization, hot tubs, saunas, decks, fences, awnings, canopies, outdoor lighting, and custom woodworking.
Learning about home improvement
As a result, you’ll see numerous exhibitors relating to one or more of these categories, all of whom will be ready to present important information and talk with attendees about their home improvement projects. Previous exhibitors have included Dan & Mary Lezotte from Clear View Retractable Screen of the Bay; Tiffany & Roger Van Alst from Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape; Samantha Hooper from Brothers Home Improvement; Roland G. Ludlow, the Event Director for Quality First Home Improvement, Inc.; Raymond Valderrama from Evergreen Landscape & Designs; Dick & Dimone Gabler from R.W. Gabler Design-Build-Remodel; and many others.
There is still time to head to the South Bay Home Show in Santa Clara to learn more about home improvement from leading industry experts. Find a variety resources to help make your home projects better.