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HOME SHOW

Greater Olean Area and Local Retailers Ready to Showcase Unique Marketplace

For 48 years, the Greater Olean Home Show has been helping homeowners – and prospective homeowners –  prepare for spring projects, big and small, all under one roof. From April 12 – 14, the William O. Smith Recreation Center will transform from an ice rink into one of the largest home improvement vendor shows in the area. No matter how big or small one's project is, the Greater Olean Home Show is an excellent resource for finding the service providers, materials, ideas and inspiration to get started.

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce COO Meme K. Yanetsko stated, “At least  80 of the area’s leading businesses are expected to exhibit their wares and services at the upcoming show. The Home Show is a unique marketplace to shop, compare and save on a total selection of home-related products and services for building, remodeling, gardening and decorating.”

However, the home show is more than just vendors! There are live demonstrations throughout the weekend where attendees can learn how to take home improvement into their own hands. Yanetsko said this year's demonstrations will include DIY home improvement tips, gardening techniques, floral arranging and more.

Attendees can look forward to a variety of area business that specialize in home upgrades, including bathroom remodeling, contracting services, garage doors and openers, home décor, water treatment, window installation, and more. Past vendors include Dr. Green Lawn/ Custom Turf of Salamanca, Cutco Ka-Bar of Olean, NY and Culligan Water of Bradford, PA, as well as Owl Homes Group of Allegany and ERA Team VP Realty for those looking to build or buy a home.

While certainly a luxurious way to spend an evening, for many soaking in a hot tub is also an important component of health and wellness. Many Pool Mart customers have noted over the years how even a short time in their hot tub can ease aches and pains, help them sleep longer and improve circulation, all year 'round. Pool Mart of Olean has been part of the home show for a number of years, and manager Scott Bray is looking forward to showing home-show attendees how to transform their outdoor space into their own personal oasis.

Popular options include hot tubs, which can range in size from two people up to six or more, with many premium options. Whether one would like an in-ground or above-ground pool, Pool Mart makes the selection process easy, and also offers ideas for outdoor living, including patio sets, outdoor kitchens and all the supplies needed to keep that pool or hot tub running smoothly for many years.

Twin Tiers Contracting of Buffalo is another mainstay vendor of the home show, and has an excellent reputation for serving Olean, Ellicottville and all of the Southern Tier. Owner Troy Clark has many years of experience with projects big and small including home remodels, additions, roofing, flooring, siding, decks and more. Troy is pleased to offer free estimates and competitive pricing, and always has an eye on the latest trends. Open shelving, incorporating woodwork, different metals and contrasting materials are some of the new trends making their way into kitchen remodels this year. Experienced in custom wood-working, Troy and his company can help homeowners customize their kitchen with these trending ideas. Some of his latest projects include custom bar tops for restaurants and home kitchens.

Troy and his team can help his customers incorporate the popular rustic or reclaimed look by adding barn wood accent walls and incorporating other mixed materials for a custom look. Spring is also a great time to evaluate one's roof and address any damage created by the long winter. For asphalt roofs, Twin Tiers Contracting can add ice and water underlayments, new drip edges and zinc strips to give new life – and a new look – to the most important part of a home.

Yanetsko encourages area business owners to get involved in this well-attended annual event: “Business owners can reach many customers in the three day event, and their customers can see, touch, compare and buy your product. Vendor booths are now available for the annual home show, held at the William O. Smith Recreation Center in Olean.” Vendor applications are available online at http://www.oleanny.com/Events/Home-Show.aspx.

The home show, located at 551 E. State St. in Olean, will be open during the following hours: Friday April 12 from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. For more information about the Greater Olean Home Show, call the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at (716)372-4433 or email member@oleanny.com.