BIA-Hawaii’s 2019 BIG Home Building and Remodeling Show is set for the weekend of Jan. 25-27. With 200-plus booths and more than 100 different companies represented, this consumer home show is, by far, the largest, most well-established and attended expo of its kind. You are sure to find everything you need and more! Contractors, designers and suppliers will all be under one roof at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall to help ease your homebuilding and remodeling decision-making process. And you will want the best to be your partner and guide.
BIA-Hawaii members are educated on the latest construction techniques and many have earned professional designations and certifications. They have established credibility in a specialty and exhibited dedication that distinguishes them within their trade.
These designations include the certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS) program, in which a designer or contractor learns the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.3 percent of Hawaii households are multigenerational, the highest rate in the country. That’s in large part due to our high cost of living, but also to our cultural values and norms.
The certified green professional (CGP) designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes — without driving up the cost of construction.
In addition, BIA members — who support high industry standards — have been vetted for any required licensing and insurance coverage and to ensure they’re in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. These verifications help protect you, the consumer.
At our January Home Building and Remodeling Show, our resource guide and signage will indicate whether an exhibitor holds a professional designation and is a BIA member, so keep your eyes out for that. For more information, visit us at biahawaii.org.
See you all in 2019!
Gladys Quinto Marrone
Chief Executive Officer, BIA-Hawaii
About the feature image: The home show will have hundreds of interactive booths to learn about products, materials and services, and even win prizes.