My Beautiful Home Show

March 1, 2014

The "My Beautiful Home" remote at the Akron Home & Flower Show on Saturday, March 1, featured these informative and entertaining guests:

Doctor Lori, star antiques appraiser from the hit TV show "Auction KIngs" on the Discovery Channel

Jacob Grimm, owner of the Brothers Grimm Landscaping and Design

Rochelle Fisher, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County and ReStore, the Saturday sponsors

Mark Huscroft, owner of MJH Contractors, the featured garden sponsor

Designer Julie Lewis of Lewis & Associates

Mike Metcalf, comfort specialist for Brandon Heating & Air Conditioning

The Home & Flower Show runs through Sunday, March 2, at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. Hours on Saturday until 8 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 



February 22, 2014

Stephanie Cherok is CFO of Kemppel Homes, the sponsor of the main stage at the HBA Home & Flower Show, which runs Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. Main stage celebrities will include Doctor Lori from the Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings" and John Gidding from HGTV's "Curb Appeal." For discount coupons: HBA Akron Home & Flower Show

Nick Roth, owner of Nick's Landscaping, is the creator behind the man cave experience at the Home & Flower Show. There'll be an ancient-looking concrete archway, a water feature and many other aesthetically pleasing touches. Visit his display on the loading dock of the John S. Knight Center. For more information about Nick's company: 330.666.7000 or Nick's Landscaping.

Tom Lix is the founder and CEO of Cleveland Whiskey, which just came out with a new bourbon that's 87 proof. It's called, appropriately, "Eighty-Seven," and like the other bourbons in the Cleveland Whiskey line, it's pressure-aged for a smooth and unique taste. For more information: Cleveland Whiskey

February 15, 2014

Jamie Crabtree and Carol Null, co-chairs of the 2014 Witan French Market, said that this year's event will feature 40 carefully selected artists selling their works. Also available for sale are homemade baked goods, quiche at the La Bonbonerie, Witan's own pepper jelly, and spring flowers and garden plants. Admission is $6. The French Market is open until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Todaro's Party Center, 1820 Akron-Penninsula Rd., Akron. For more information: WITAN French Market

Mark Hushcroft, owner of MJH Construction, is the major sponsor of the HBA Akron Home & Flower Show gardens.Those great sights and scents of spring will be on the second floor. Visit Mark there. For more information: HBA Akron Home & Flower Show or to contact MJH Construction: 330.714.9300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Julie Lewis, owner of Lewis & Associates Designs, is today's co-host for My Beautiful Home. She also is working on the HBA's Professional Remodelers Council (PRC) booth. It will feature two identical bathrooms side by side -- one old and the other new.Also, you can bring your drawings or blueprints for advice from the remodeling experts. For more information: 330.416.3114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Discount tickets for the HBA Akron Home & Flower Show are available at Discount Tickets.


February 8, 2014

Chris Stranahan of Wild Birds Unlimited points out that February not only is National Birdfeeding Month, it's also when the Great Backyard Bird Count happens. That would be next weekend, Feb. 14-17, when birdwatchers in more than 100 countries count the birds in their backyards. For more information: 330.922.4990 or Wild Birds Unlimited

Brian Echols of Echols Heating & Air Conditioning says that his family's business is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, meaning that the Echols experts go through rigorous training before they install and maintain Carrier's innovative line of heating and cooling equipment. Echols, along with other companies, will be well-represented at the Carrier booth at the Great Big Home + Garden Show Feb. 8-16 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Echols will have its own booth later in the month, at the HBA Akron Home & Flower Show at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. For more information about Echols: 330.773.3500 or Echols Heating & Air-Conditioning

Ric SirLouis is the owner of Home Sweet Home Remodeling and the chairman of the HBA Professional Remodelers Council (PRC). You can talk to him and other HBA members at the PRC booth at the Akron Home & Flower Show Feb. 28-March 2. To contact Ric: 330.696.1697 or Home Sweet Home Remodeling




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