Stoughton businesses to be part of Home Product Expo

By: 
Mark Crawford

Stoughton businesses will be among the 200 vendors at the 33rd annual Home Products Show March 1-3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

The annual show allows visitors to get their questions answered, generate ideas and maybe even line up a contractor. This year, it will include local businesses Moyer’s Landscape Services & Hometown Nurseries and Shaw Building and Design.

With the still-wobbly economy, people are still reluctant to make the big investment of building a new home; instead they are focusing on ways to improve their existing homes by remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, building additions and improving outdoor space.

The Home Product Show also features free seminars taught throughout the three-day event by local experts.
Jeff Moyer, CEO and vice president of Moyer’s Landscape Services & Hometown Nurseries, will present a seminar on creating an “outdoor landscape living experience.”

“We’ll be discussing how clients work with landscape design industry professionals to create and implement dream elements for their landscape experience, including style, impact, and textures, within phased budgets,” Moyer said.

Energy efficiency will also be a hot topic at the Home Products Show.

“Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cut your heat and cooling bills in half?” asked Greg Shaw of Shaw Building and Design, who is presenting a seminar on how to control energy costs. “We will show you how we have designed homes that will heat for as little as $1 per day in the heating season.”

The Home Products Show in Madison is March 1-3 at Exhibition Hall in the Alliant Energy Center. Times are Friday 2-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.maba.org.