Madison Home Expo

January 10-12, 2020 — Monona Terrace Convention Center - Exhibition Hall and Ballroom

Seminars

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We are adding to our list of presenters regularly. Please check back often for updates on the latest home improvement experts who will be contributing their expertise.

How to Achieve a Smart Design from Concept through Construction
11am Saturday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Heath Follen - MSM Design Group & Randy Marten - Marten Building

The design is the very first step on your journey to a happy & healthy new home. Learn the intricacies of the home design process and the importance of spending quality time & effort in all of the design phases. Learn how smart design can not only save you money, but will also make the entire process go smoothly. Learn how utilizing 3D design to "see" different plan aspects as you lay out your new home can also save both time & money down the road. And find out how a detailed and extensive set of construction documents will prevent headaches in the banking, bidding & building phases. Get design clarity from industry leaders with 3 decades of experience in designing & building.


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Asphalt 101
12pm Saturday - Room 1 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Krystal Strassman - DRS LTD Asphalt Paving

Not all asphalt is created equal. Learn the basics of asphalt and what to look for as a consumer. For example, do parking lots and driveways require the same scope of work and type of asphalt? What about drainage and collaborating with landscaping?

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Creating Your Outdoor Living Space: The Designer’s Perspective
12pm Saturday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Matt Hanna - Moyer's Inc

Explore the different elements involved in creating your outdoor patio and living space and learn about the things to consider such as design, style, materials, maintenance and much more!

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Ask an Expert: Everything About Building!
2pm Saturday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Classic Custom Homes of Waunakee, Inc and Guests

This seminar features a panel of building experts, including a builder, a draftsman, an estimator, a construction manager, an interior designer, a lender, and more! If you’re looking to build, you probably have questions. Too shy to ask? No problem – we’ll answer some frequently asked questions too!

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Simple Changes That Help Sell Your House Faster
3pm Saturday - Room 1 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Laurie Lundgren - Laurie Lundgren COLOR & DESIGN

Are you thinking of selling your home, but know you need to update first? Madison’s Paint color expert, and designer Laurie Lundgren, of Laurie Lundgren COLOR & DESIGN shares insider tips on some simple color and design changes that make a big difference!

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Hardwood Flooring - From Selection to Finish
3pm Saturday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Gerald Lust - Yankee Classic Floors, Inc.

What is the right flooring product for your home and lifestyle? Learn the step-by-step process of flooring selection from start to finish.

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Geothermal Heating & Cooling
4pm Saturday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Jerry Brown & Jim Cusack - Brown Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Explore the ins and outs of geothermal heating & cooling methods, as well as the cost benefits and efficiency that a geothermal heating & cooling system could bring to your home.

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Choosing the Perfect Paint Colors
11am Sunday - Room 1 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Laurie Lundgren - Laurie Lundgren COLOR & DESIGN

If choosing paint colors seems intimidating to you, you are not alone. Madison’s Paint color expert, Laurie Lundgren, of Laurie Lundgren COLOR & DESIGN breaks through the mystery and shares insider tips to designing your perfect paint colors.

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Asphalt 101
12pm Sunday - Room 1 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Krystal Strassman - DRS Asphalt Paving

Not all asphalt is created equal. Learn the basics of asphalt and what to look for as a consumer. For example, do parking lots and driveways require the same scope of work and type of asphalt? What about drainage and collaborating with landscaping?

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10 Common Landscape Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
12pm Sunday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Kevin Smits - Moyer's Inc

Explore 10 of the most common mistakes people make when creating their landscaping and learn ways to avoid them and solutions to those problems.

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Geothermal Reusable Renewable
1pm Sunday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Scott Niesen - Water Furnace International, Inc

Heating, cooling and hot water provided by utilizing the sun's energy stored in the earth.

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Ask an Expert: Everything About Building!
2pm Sunday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Classic Custom Homes and Guests

This seminar features a panel of building experts, including a builder, a draftsman, an estimator, a construction manager, an interior designer, a lender, a title/closing specialist, a Realtor, and more! If you’re looking to build, you probably have questions. Too shy to ask? No problem – we’ll answer some frequently asked questions too!


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Understanding the Building Process
3pm Sunday - Room 2 (2019)
PRESENTED BY: Barb Ravenscroft - Wausau Homes

Building a home can seem like a complex project, but it doesn’t have to be. Barb Ravenscroft helps prepare you for that first meeting with a general contractor including what to bring and the right questions to ask!

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How to Select a Building Contractor
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Greg Shaw - Shaw Building & Design, Inc.

Discuss what information a builder should share with you and what questions you should be asking. Learn what to research before you make your final decision.

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Net 0 Energy Home - Building a Home that has Little or No Energy Bills
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Greg Shaw - Shaw Building & Design, Inc.

Discuss how to reduce your energy usage with building or remodeling. Learn how to achieve a 100% net 0 energy home.

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Break Ground with Confidence-What You Need to Know Before Building
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Jen Bohen & Joel Geissbuhler - Brio Design Homes

There is so much to consider before beginning the process of building a new home, from banks and lots to floorplans and finishes. We’ll cover everything you need to know and provide you with a checklist to get started. Let us help you be your own advocate as you take on this big project. Learn how to compare apples to oranges and discover hidden costs and value. Whether it’s your first time or fifth time building a home, you’re sure to learn something new at this popular seminar!


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Love It or Level It, and Anything in Between
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Phil Simon & Michael Farrell - Michael F. Simon Builders, Inc.

Do you like your location, but want the house updated and refreshed? Have you recently purchased a new home and like the location but want to change the layout to fit your family and lifestyle? You can identify the want and we help design and build your dream home.

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Gardens of Stone – Expressions of Our Local Environment
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology, LLC

This discussion will focus on the use of local landscape materials and will cover aspects of natural stone work including different functional, aesthetic, and emotional uses. Through the multitude of pictures and explanatory slides you will discover how simple material and layout choices can help your natural stone landscape features go beyond function to truly express the essence of the landscape.


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Designing Attractive Native Gardens for Home & Business
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology, LLC

Join John J. Gishnock III, landscape architect and owner of Formecology, along with his 15 years of designing artful and sustainable landscapes as he takes you through a process of developing attractive native plantings and gardens that utilize wildflowers, grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees to create a more natural, wild look or a clean, organized planting suitable for the most refined of settings.


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Designing Homes for Today's Lifestyles
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Greg Shaw - Shaw Building & Design, Inc.

We will show you pictures and house plans for today's lifestyles. We will discuss what most home buyers are looking for in their homes.

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Landscape Your Way To A Dry Basement
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: John Gishnock III - Formecology, LLC

Preventing a wet basement begins by managing the water outside and in the landscape. This presentation will show you how - come learn creative and functional landscape solutions that are key to keeping your basement dry. Starting with our outside/in and top/down approach we will leave you with long-term solutions to a potentially ‘knee deep’ problem!


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Remodel with Confidence – What You Need to Know Before Demolition
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Joel Geissbuhler - Vive Home Transformations

There are so many “unknowns” before you start a remodeling project. What’s behind those walls and under those floors? How will the layout changes and new finishes tie into what’s existing? How much can you afford to change? In this seminar, we’ll help you prioritize your wish list, solve common problems like storage and traffic flow, prepare for as much as you can, and ensure your investment achieves an ROI, whether emotional, financial or both! Discover tools to create a new beginning without changing your address, and without stress!


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Deck Building Tips & Trends
TBA (2020)
PRESENTED BY: Ralph Radix & Tim Beiersdorf - Artisan Deck & Design, LLC

Learn how to plan and build a deck that is both functional and beautiful.

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