The Free Press, Mankato, MN

March 23, 2013

Home and Builders Show kicks off a new season

Homeowners get a head start

By Pat Christman
The Free Press

MANKATO — They say there are two seasons in Minnesota, winter and construction.

Homeowners know that to be true. There always seems to be some project they’ve been putting off all winter long. Exhibitors at this year’s Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show this weekend at the Verizon Wireless Center were ready to give people a head start on all those home repair and improvement projects.

Exhibitors at the show offered help with everything from basements to roofing, from garage doors to landscaping, and pretty much everything in between. There were also plenty of ideas for the next big improvement to the house for those who didn’t have a specific project in mind when they walked in the door.