Home improvement

LIHUE — A lot of people are coming in because work they did following Hurricane Iwa is now needing attention, said Joni Hamada-Patricio of Hamco Glass and Glazing in Puhi.

“It’s not that a bad job was done,” Hamada-Patricio said. “Things age and weather and this is about the time to revisit those areas.”

Hamco is one of the 35 vendors that will be showcasing materials and services when the Contractors Association of Kauai opens the doors to its 23rd annual Home Show April 17-18 at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

“With hurricane season right around the corner, this is a good time to work on both remodeling and hurricane-proofing the home,” Hamada-Patricio said.

Sponsored by The Hunt Companies, the CAK and First Hawaiian Bank Home Show will feature home ownership seminars over two days.

One popular wrinkle will be the return of the “money-grabber chamber.”

First Hawaiian Bank will be bringing back the event following a 15-year absence. It allows lucky event-goers who are selected to enter the chamber and grab as much cash as they can within a specified time.

The “grabber” gets to keep whatever cash they can haul in.

The Home Depot will offer its Keiki Workshop program for children 5 through 12 years old on Saturday, where children can be left in a safe and secure area and be able to build take-home projects.

Chris Dela Cruz of Plus Interiors, formerly Pictures Plus at the Kukui Grove Center, is excited about its “Insight” line of dining room furniture and entertainment centers.

“We earned the 2014 Koga Engineering and Construction’s Best In Show, during last year’s home show,” Dela Cruz said. “You bet, we’ll be back to defend our title.”

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative will be adding to the giveaways with its distribution of the new light emitting diode bulbs to patrons.

Service Rentals and Supplies, HPM Building Supply, Honsador Lumber, Wisteria Lane, Akamai Pest Solutions, Kauai Air Conditioning, Hawaii Gas, Haleakala Solar and Nathan Wood General Contractor are among other professional vendors who will be on hand.

It runs from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 17 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18.


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