BIA Home Building and Remodeling Show Attendees
Lea Kanaya, BIA Training Coordinator and Karen Nakamura, BIA CEO at the HBRS show
HONOLULU- The 17th Annual BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show, held January 28- 30 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, generated 22,655 attendees. This is a +13% increase over the 2010 show and the third largest attendance in the 17 year history of this signature BIA-Hawaii event.
Silver Sponsor BIA-Hawaii Remodelers presented Hawaii’s top contractors, suppliers, building industry experts and associates. The daily seminars conducted by award winning designers and industry experts drew hundreds of interested consumers. The most popular exhibitors featured Photovoltaic Solar Panels, Windows, Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation contractors and sustainable materials that offered low maintenance and energy savings to homeowners. The top sustainable and energy efficient material categories were flooring, cabinets, counter tops and roofing. Consumer attendees were focused, brought lists, took notes and asked the exhibitors specific questions. The 2011 attendance reflects an increase of +13.0% over the 20,059 show attendance in 2010.
Karen Nakamura, BIA-Hawaii CEO stated, “We are thrilled with the tremendous public response and our exhibitors are very excited to start 2011 with this level of interest and leads from the commercial and residential markets at the 2011 BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show. For many people, their home is their most valuable asset and we are proud to provide ‘The Big Show’ array of products and services under one roof. Consumers used our guidebooks to find specific vendors, obtain information, costing and availability of products and services.”
Chartered in 1955, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii is a professional trade organization affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, representing the building industry and its' associates. The 500 members of BIA-Hawaii are developers, contractors, suppliers, Realtors, architects, financial institutions and a host of other professionals who serve the building industry. BIA-Hawaii takes a leadership role in unifying and promoting the interests of the industry to enhance the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.
View the 2011 HBRS News Coverage on the BIA Youtube Channel