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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. identigrow.com
Tony DelGhingaro (left) and Chris Davis manned the DR!PSTOP Condensation Control booth. www.dripstop.com
Attendees could see and feel how convincing Qora Cladding is as a “stone” veneer. www.qoracladding.com
Employee-owned building supplier Capital Forest Products was on hand to answer builders’ questions. www.capitalforest.com
The ShedPro service brings together a shed configurator, a sales-focused website, and Google ad management. www.shedpro.co
SmartBuild Systems recently expanded from post-frame building design to garage and shed design. www.smartbuildsystems.com
Territory managers Jack Hall and Maggie Moore provided valuable information in the 3GM booth. www.3gmsteel.com
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. www.centralstatesmfg.com
RTO National was on hand to discuss leasing and finance options. www.rtonational.com
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. www.midcoproducts.com
Phil Carselowey, founder of NewFound Rentals [www.newfoundrentals.com], sits in on an educational session. Carselowey presented a talk on rent-to-own options for builders. 
ShedsForSale.com and the Shed Geeks shared a double-size booth. www.shedgeeks.com / www.shedsforsale.com
Glenn Hughes exhibited construction-related tapes and films in the Presto Tape booth. www.prestotape.com
Zach Harris, E&H Tubing, addresses the needs of builders of metal buildings and carports. www.ehtubing.com
ASTA America, by Janus International, specializes in rolling steel and commercial sheet doors. Dennis Owens (left) and Ryan Frickanish man the show booth. www.ASTAAmerica.com
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. www.idearoom.com
Buddy Pullen, Vice President of Pro Sales, manned the TUFTEX Master Series booth. us.onduline.com/pro
Direct Metals Inc. showed attendees it offers a plethora of building solutions. www.directmetalsinc.com
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. www.shedhub.com
The Bradbury Group manufactures equipment that includes roll formers, controls, and trim shop equipment. www.bradburygroup.com

Do you have news you think should be in front of a national audience? Or do you have a suggestion for an article topic? Email your suggestions and news items to Karen Knapstein at Garage, Shed & Carport Builder magazine.

Karen Knapstein
Author: Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein has been in publishing since 1997. She is the executive editor at Shield Wall Media and acts as the managing editor of Frame Building News and Garage, Shed and Carport Builder magazines. Karen is a contributing editor to the other Shield Wall Media titles: Rural Builder, Metal Roofing Magazine, Roofing Elements, and Rollforming Magazine. Karen lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and has a grown daughter, Faye. She can be reached via email at [email protected]

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