Builders' Show Product Preview

More than 100,000 builders, remodelers, architects and many other housing professionals will be heading south to Orlando this February to attend the 2007 International Builders’ Show. This year, the exhibit floor will feature 1,800 exhibitors spanning more than 300 categories, the largest in IBS history.

Aside from the miles and miles of new products introduced at the show, a must-see for all attendees are the educational seminars given by the best in the industry. These include everything from business practices to design trends. For another year, QR’s editor in chief, Patrick O’Toole, will be presenting the 10 Best Practices from the Remodelor of the Year.

Among these pages, you will find some innovative products making its debut at the 2007 Builders’ Show.

See you in Orlando!

¦ Fun Facts:
During the 2006 show:

  • Sold 2.5 miles of hot dogs and sausages
  • 75,000 slices of bread or enough to span nearly six miles
  • 2,000 lbs. of salad
  • 3,000 lbs. of potato chips
  • More than 6,000 gal. of beverages

¦ Must-see Seminars:

  • Feb. 8 - 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.
    Ten Best Practices from NAHB’s 2006 Remodelor of the Year and Remodelor of the Month Award Winners
    Speaker: Patrick O’Toole

  • Feb. 8 - 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    The Shortest Effective PaperTrail Between First Call and Final Approval
    Speaker: Mike Weiss

  • Feb. 9 - 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
    Remodeling Market
    Speakers: Gopal Ahluwalia, William Apgar, Kermit Baker, Vince Butler