Scenes from the inaugural Garage, Shed & Carport Builder Show

Meeting Old Friends & Making New Friends

by Karen Knapstein

Century Center, South Bend, Indiana, November 4-5

Long in the making, the first Garage, Shed & Carport Builder Show brought visitors from near and far to the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana, November 4-5. 

We met up with many familiar faces at the show, and gained new friends at the education sessions and on the trade show floor.

Though COVID-19 created some difficulties with services we typically take for granted, the hotel and convention center staff were wonderful, and the venue had a beautiful view of the Joseph River and its historic night-lit relics.

Thank you to all the exhibitors and attendees of the first Garage, Shed & Carport Builder Show. Stay tuned for the announcement of the dates and locations of future shows. GSCB

Branding specialists at IdentiGROW filled their booth with samples of their ID plates, including their new full-color plates.
Tony DelGhingaro (left) and Chris Davis manned the DR!PSTOP Condensation Control booth.
Attendees could see and feel how convincing Qora Cladding is as a “stone” veneer.
Employee-owned building supplier Capital Forest Products was on hand to answer builders’ questions.
The ShedPro service brings together a shed configurator, a sales-focused website, and Google ad management.
SmartBuild Systems recently expanded from post-frame building design to garage and shed design.
Territory managers Jack Hall and Maggie Moore provided valuable information in the 3GM booth.
Eric Navarro (left), Paul Politti (center), and Joe Secrist (right) manned the Central States/Niff-Tone Distributing booth. Central States offers metal panels, trim, and purlins. They offer complete mini, boat, and RV storage packages through their Central Storage Works division.
RTO National was on hand to discuss leasing and finance options.
Windows and doors and hardware, oh my! MIDCO Products brought in a shed built by Yoder’s Portable Buildings to help exhibit hardware and components for builders. The shed even featured the newly released LuxGuard premium rubber flooring.
Phil Carselowey, founder of NewFound Rentals [], sits in on an educational session. Carselowey presented a talk on rent-to-own options for builders. and the Shed Geeks shared a double-size booth. /
Glenn Hughes exhibited construction-related tapes and films in the Presto Tape booth.
Zach Harris, E&H Tubing, addresses the needs of builders of metal buildings and carports.
ASTA America, by Janus International, specializes in rolling steel and commercial sheet doors. Dennis Owens (left) and Ryan Frickanish man the show booth.
Sponsored by Graber Post Buildings, good eats and drinks were enjoyed by everyone who cared to partake on the opening day of the Show.
Idea Room offers design solutions for a wide range of building types.
Buddy Pullen, Vice President of Pro Sales, manned the TUFTEX Master Series booth.
Direct Metals Inc. showed attendees it offers a plethora of building solutions.
Sponsored by Graber Post Buildings, good eats and drinks were enjoyed by everyone who cared to partake on the opening day of the Show.
The crew at Richland Laminated Columns showed off the GreenPost, Perma-Column, and other post-frame products. 419-895-0036
Jeff Huxmann (left) and James Adams explain the benefits of the ShedHub online sales platform.
The Bradbury Group manufactures equipment that includes roll formers, controls, and trim shop equipment.

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