Spring (Home Show) arrives

By PAULA WOLF Staff Writer

Delta Glass is a young, growing business, and its first-time appearance at  the Spring Home Show represents a prime chance to reach the public, said Dan  Pomraning, an estimator with the Quarryville company.
“We want to get out  there a little bit more,” he said.
Among the two dozen-plus new  exhibitors in the annual event, Delta Glass will be one of 140 area businesses  that will have a display at the Building Industry Association of Lancaster  County’s 2013 Spring Home Show, to be held Friday to Sunday at Franklin &  Marshall College’s Alumni Sports & Fitness Center.
Exhibitors  represent a wide range of products and services, including building and  remodeling; solar and green technologies; landscaping; kitchens and baths;  interior design; furniture; and financing.
This year’s show — also  presented by Lancaster Newspapers Inc. and LancasterOnline.com — will feature some new attractions,  too, such as wine and microbrew beer tastings, mascot visits and a Lowe’s kids  clinic.
Pomraning said Delta Glass specializes in custom-made frameless  glass showers. The business sells mirrors and glass tabletops, too, and installs  replacement windows.
He said the frameless showers feature less silicone,  which reduces mold, and heavier glass. They also offer “a higher-class look,”  Pomraning said. Delta Glass’ custom showers start at around $1,200 and have been  constructed for as much as $6,000, he said.
The company is doing very  well, with plenty of work in both the remodeling and new-home construction  sectors, Pomraning said.
Revolution Builders, a Lancaster contractor and  new BIA member, also  is a first-time exhibitor.
Kevin Hurst, a partner  in the business with Brent Hostetter, said they mostly do remodeling and  additions — “anything from reroofing to in-law quarters.”
Much of their  business is in Lancaster city, he said, and Revolution Builders views the home  show as a marketing tool to reach more homeowners, especially those who live in  the city.
Their display will feature brochures, photos of past work and  product samples, including shingles, windows and siding, Hurst  said.
Ninety percent of their jobs are the result of referrals or word of  mouth, he said, and being a vendor in the show could open up new  opportunities.
This year’s show hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to  8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Highlights  include:
* Tamanend Winery wine tastings, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and  Saturday.
* Stoudt’s Brewery microbrew and artisan bread and cheese  tasting, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
* Turkey Hill iced tea and ice cream  samples, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
* Mascot meet and greet (featuring  Cylo from the Lancaster Barnstormers, Chipper from Herr’s Potato Chips, Coco the  Bear from the Hershey Bears and others), 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
* Lowe’s  kids clinic, where children can build a small project to take home, 1 to 3 p.m.  Sunday.
Admission to the Spring Home Show is $5, with children 12 and  younger getting in free. Tickets will be available at the door.
Attendees  can receive a “Buy One, Get One Free Admission” by printing out a coupon on  biaspringhomeshow.com and bringing in a nonperishable  food donation. pwolf@lnpnews.com

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Author: Bobby Kenyon
Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and off brand paper towels

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