KABA hosts annual home builders show

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) – For over 40 years, the Kearney Area Builders Association has hosted their Home Builders Show. Officials call it a ‘one stop shop for home improvement needs.’ The event is a fundraiser for the organization, and Sunday was the final day. Over 90 vendors braved their way through the winter weather to be there. There was also entertainment from Wildlife Encounters. Board member, Zach Jackson said it’s a way companies can grow.

The organization is also an advocate for affordable housing and regulating pricing in the building industry. Jackson said people can obtain everything they desire at the home show. As the purpose is to bring everyone together and make the experience of home improvement and home buying less stressful. Jackson said this weekend’s cold spell has put a damper on traffic flow, but it hasn’t stopped home enthusiast from coming.

“The weather this weekend has been very cold, but we’ve still seen a really strong turnout,” said Jackson. “People are still coming in, it’s nice and warm in here, so that helps. But yea, people are still coming out, it gives them something to do on the weekend, but it’s definitely had an effect.”

Jackson said it’s just hard to get people outside their home when it gets this cold. He jokingly said maybe heating and air condition vendors an increase in sales. A slightly lesser crowd also meant there was more time for people to see vendors of their choosing.

“There’s a lot of whole sellers out here selling equipment, furniture, there’s some cool arts and crafts companies that do you know dressers or tables or wood blocks and stuff like that, a lot of cool things like that,” said Jackson.

Jackson said because of the weather some people searched for heated floors. Adding, no matter what people came in for, the home show had it. Including something tasty to put in your home, such as homemade dip.

“People that come to home shows they’re expecting to spend money because they want to do home improvements and then they find this little hidden gem and they taste the dips and know how good they are and they end up purchasing from me as well, because I’m the oddity,” said Patricia Holsher, Owner of Garden Blends. “I’m something different a home show and people aren’t expecting it.

Holsher said she was working as a surgical technologist before fully investing her time into her passion. She has 16 different flavors of dip and operates from her home in Lincoln. Her most popular dip is called ‘Happy Accident.’

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