Contractors home show is this Friday, Saturday

New products and a wide variety of consumer seminars will highlight the 14th Annual Contractors Association of Kaua‘i Home Show, presented by leaders of First Hawaiian Bank on Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Kauai Veterans Center on Kapule Highway in Lihu‘e.

Service Rentals & Supplies is a dealer of the Polaris brand of four-wheel-drive, all-terrain vehicles that will be on display. The ATV is being used on large construction projects as well as on farms and ranches.

Sun King, Inc. officials will be at the show to discuss the merits of the solar water heater and the company’s partnership with Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative.

JoRo International Trading Company will have interior products company leaders import from the Far East.

Honsador Lumber officials will showcase their new lines of home packages they call the “Island Home Collection.” Honsador leaders will also have a booth showcasing counter-tops and all-wood cabinets they carry for their Kaua‘i customers, a CAK spokesperson said in a press release.

Perennial award-winning exhibitors from Ferguson Enterprises (formerly known as Familian Northwest) will have a wide range of new products that will include Kohler’s “comfort height” toilets, Sterling’s five-foot shower that can replace old tubs in existing bathrooms, and the Rinnai brand of instant hot-water-heater systems.

In addition, Ferguson leaders will have 2006 models of Moen faucets and plumbing fixtures.

Window Trends owners will be showcasing the Hunter Douglas line of child- and pet-safe, window-covering systems.

The cordless systems are designed to protect children and pets from getting caught in the cords.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable officials will showcase their new digital phone system that uses the company’s cable modem.

The company’s staff members will be on hand to sign up potential subscribers in the area the system is operational. Kaua‘i residents can also sign up for Road Runner high-speed online service.

A&B Properties officials will showcase the Kai ‘Olino and Keala‘ula residential projects in Port Allen. Potential buyers can sign up to be on the project’s mailing list, and can also pre-qualify for home ownership with First Hawaiian Bank loan officers at the show.

Asia Gallery, 2005 Home Show Best in Show winners, will be back, with recently-acquired Oriental antique pieces from China.

JQ Smith of the Kauai Veterans Center museum announced that the military museum will be open to the public during the Home Show hours.

The Contractors Association of Kaua‘i and Big Save, Inc. leaders are partnering in the Home Show’s grand giveaway of a five-minute, $500 shopping spree at Big Save.

The show will include dozens of exhibitors, many with new products, services or materials.

As part of the show, consumers will be able to attend six different seminars being offered during the two-day period.

At 5 p.m. on Friday, U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Jody Okawaki will be doing a presentation on “Protecting Yourself and Your Family Against Identity Theft.” At 6 p.m. Friday, veteran roofing contractor Jim Rosa will offer a seminar on roof maintenance.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Jeff Mira and Neal Kakimoto of Honsador Lumber will do a presentation on “Building and Remodeling Options for Independent Living for Baby Boomers and their Parents.” This workshop is designed to help families who need to remodel or expand their homes to accommodate older parents or adult children.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., Don Lutao of the county’s Department of Public Works Building Division will present a seminar on “Navigating the County of Kaua‘i’s Building Permit Process.” At 11 a.m. Saturday, Mario Antonio of the county DPW Engineering Division will share information on the county’s new grading ordinance and its applications to homeowners, especially those who are planning to use the owner-builder provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

At noon Saturday, Fay Rapozo of the county Offices of Community Assistance Kaua‘i Housing Agency will have information on housing programs and services available to Kaua‘i residents.

The show and the seminars are free and open to the public.


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