Central Washington Homebuilders Association - Full Article: 2014 Home Show Wrap-Up

2014 Home Show Wrap-Up

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The 27th Annual Home & Garden Show is in the books, the feedback from the general public and the members has been very positive.  Just yesterday we had three vendors re-sign up for the 2015 Show.  It looks like we will be moving to earlier dates for the 2015 Show.  Mark your calendars for February 27, 28, March 1st for the 2015 Show.

Highlights from the 2014 Show:

Making home dreams a reality was a focus for 27thth annual Central Washington Home and Garden Show. Held Friday through Sunday, March 14 to 16 at the Yakima Valley SunDome, visitors saw hundreds of new home ideas and entered for giveaways. The Central Washington Home Builders Association gave away  Ipads during the event. Congratulations to the winners: Jessica Barry, Julie Kelley and Mary Lyon.   

Lego Building Challenge and Interactive Zone.   

CWHBA proudly announces the winners of its 1st annual Children's LEGO Building Contest sponsored by 104.1 KXDD and 99.7 KHHK. "All of our contestants did a great job and really showed the judges their best," says Carly Faul, Executive Officer. "Congratulations to our winners!"


Contest winners for Age Group 5-8 for Saturday are: First Place, Riley Smith of Yakima; Second Place, Kenidee Holden of Yakima; Third Place, Logan Van Pelt of Yakima

Contest winners for Age Group 9-12 for Saturday are: First Place, Dominic Christensen of Yakima; Second Place, Alejandro Zack of Yakima; Third Place, Cameron Wertenberger, of Wapato.


Contest winners for Age Group 5-8 for Sunday are: First Place, Carson Van Eaton of Yakima; Second Place, Allysen Wick of Yakima; Third Place, August Ward of Ellensburg.

Contest winners for Age Group 9-12 for Sunday are: First Place, Mackenzie Helliker of Yakima; Second Place, Ivan Baumbach of Yakima; Third Place, Alixix Smiskin of Yakima.

The Lego Challenge and Building Zone was a great addition to the show. Here is what one parent had to say: "I just wanted to thank you for all of the work that you put into making the kid's Lego Challenge such a success.  What a great way it was to make the kids feel like part of the show.  My son won 3rd place in the 5-8 age group on Saturday and has not stopped talking about it since.  We are very grateful for all of your efforts and appreciate all that you did for the kids.  You really made the home show feel more like a family event this year, and we look forward to attending next year.

Thank you again, and have a great day".

 Daniel Van Pelt, C.P.M.    

Congratulations to our Design Challenge Finalists: 16 year-old, Deanna Montes De Oca of Yakima, Erica Penley of Richland, Kesha LaLone of Wapato, and Anais Saunders of Yakima. Show attendees voted for their favorite designer. The 2014 Design Challenge winner was Erica Penley of Richland.

 Penley helped complete her winning room with the help of her contractor team from Apple Tree Construction.

Design Challenge was sponsored by:

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Thank you to all of our contractor teams and suppliers for making the Design Challenge possible.  

Our Contractor Teams:

  • Mike Canonoge, AMC Construction, LLC
  • Stan Hill, Apple Tree Construction 
  • Brice Baxter, Baxter Construction, LLC
  • Dennis Brubaker, DEB Construction and Scott Gust, Gust Builders


  • Cost Less Carpet: 210 N 5th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902 (509) 452-2610
  • Fiddlesticks: 1601 Summitview Ave  Yakima, WA 98902, (509) 452-7718
  • Great Floors: 1508 E Nob Hill Blvd  Yakima, WA 98901, (509) 575-1741
  • Isaaks Home Furnishings: 1010 W Nob Hill Blvd  Yakima, WA 98902 (509) 248-1620
  • K&K Custom Furniture: 16 N 3rd St  Yakima, WA 98901 (509) 248-5545
  • Meredith Furniture:  2201 S 1st St  Yakima, WA 98903 (509) 452-6221
  • Sherwin Williams: 1230 S 1st St  Yakima, WA 98901 (509) 457-5810
  • Standard Paint & Flooring: 101 N 3rd Ave Yakima (509) 453-3171
  • The Village Shoppe: 2402 Fruitvale Blvd. Yakima,  (509)574-5281

Judges scored all of the show vendors and selected the top booths for the 2014 Show. The winners are:

  • Best Overall Booth: Elegant Landscaping & Design, LLC
  • Best Use of Product: Western Materials
  • Best New Booth: Victory Organics
  • Most Creative Booth: Baxter Construction, LLC
  • Best Landscaping: All Seasons Contracting, Inc. and Elevation Contracting

Sip and Shop  

Was a great addition to the show, Thank you to our Sip and Shop Sponsor:  

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Thank you to our Sponsored Locations: 

  • Bale Breaker Brewery, sponsored by: Western Materials
  • Gilbert Cellars, sponsored by: Yakima Valley Partners, Habitat for Humanity
  • Iron Horse Brewery, sponsored by: Bob Hall Dealerships
  • Trevari Cellars, sponsored by: Helliesen Lumber Co
  • Yakima Craft Brewing, sponsored by: Lexar Homes
  • Tieton Cider Works, sponsored by: Great Floors
  • Kana Winery, sponsored by: New York Life

 Mike Fourtner, Deadliest Catch

Mike shared great stories for the audience with a great interactive dialogue answering all the questions from attendees.  

Thank you to the Holiday Inn, for providing rooms for Mike Fourtner and Dan Paker.  

Home Show was supported by:

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Why Exhibit for 2015?
The Central Washington Home & Garden Show allows you to Reach a year's worth of customers in 3 days! The Home Show is the place for consumers to experience what's new in Home, Gardening, Remodeling, Home Décor and More!  As an exhibiting company, you enjoy an ideal sales environment where homeowners can see, touch, compare and BUY your product or service.  

Posted March 27, 2014

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