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44th Annual Home Show & Builder Olympics

Monday, March 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
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2-Day Event Deemed a Success -  Puts a Spotlight on Trades

Homeshow

It was a festive home show weekend at the Frederick Fairground March 16th & 17th  where the community could “See Green, Save Green, and Go Green” thanks to our over 160 exhibitors. The sold-out show featured demonstrations, radio remotes, an appearance by Redskins Hall of Famer John Riggins, an outdoor exhibit of a modular home, and much more! The crowds did not disappoint and the unpredictable March weather stayed temperate.

Elected officials and invited guests once again helped to open the 44th Annual Home Show & Builder Olympics with the traditional ribbon cutting. The Frederick Catoctones returned and serenaded everyone with a few songs including the National Anthem and of course, the traditional Happy Birthday to our very own Bo Carlisle, former FCBIA President and Home Show committee member.


Builder Olympics Update
Builder Olympics

The Builder Olympics, a skills competition sponsored by FCBIA for the FCPS’s Career Technology Center (CTC) -  Construction Technology Department, successfully constructed two 8x12 foot shed that sold by the time of the show’s completion.

 

The nearly 30 students competed in teams (or crews) during the two days. All CTC trades were represented in each crew; carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and landscaping. The completed sheds were judged for quality and completeness by several FCBIA members and local tradesman.   


All the proceeds from the sale of the sheds go to the CTC Student Construction Trades Foundation in order to support the students through scholarship and construction related opportunities.
Much gratitude for the numerous vendors, suppliers, contractors, and volunteers who have donated valuable time and materials to support this great cause. A special thank you to Lancaster Craftsmen Builders, All Around Plumbing, TriState Home Services, Hawkins Landscaping, and Guyton Electric for their participation in making the Builder Olympics a success and a huge thank you to this year’s Premier Builder Olympic Sponsor, Landscape Concepts Inc.

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