Design Your Life: New Orleans Home and Garden Show

March 26-29, 2009

On behalf of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans, we’d like to welcome you to the 2009 New Orleans Home and Garden Show.  We think that you’re going to be amazed at the variety and quality of exhibits, programs, products and services in this year’s show!  Please take an opportunity to browse the Superdome floor to see the newest and most innovative building products and techniques available on the market.  Also visit one of our many new features, including the Tropical Paradise Gardening School; Home Décor Salon; New Orleans Art Market; Outrageous Outdoor Living; and our Family Fun Zone, featuring the YMCA of Greater New Orleans.

Like last year, you’ll also be able to get all the latest information on green building and energy-efficient home construction at our Green Zone. Please also stop by the HBA’s booth at the entrance to the show floor to chat with our building professionals and HBA staff for meaningful answers to critical questions regarding home construction and renovation. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, Entergy New Orleans. 

Enjoy the show!

HBA of Greater New Orleans’ Senior
Officer Team

Wes Wyman, President   
Jim Licciardi, Vice President
Patrick Leonard, Treasurer
David Sansone, Secretary
Craig Berthelot, Immediate Past-President
Jon Luther, Executive Vice President

New Orleans Home & Garden Show Inc.

Peter Lanaux, President
Mike Zalaznik, Show Manager

The HBA of Greater New Orleans is a professional organization representing the residential construction industry and related firms, serving our members and the community since 1941. The HBA’s jurisdiction encompasses Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and St. James parishes and the municipalities within. The HBA of Greater New Orleans is one of the state’s oldest trade associations and one of the largest, with more than 1,000 member firms, and growing daily. As a part of the fabric of the New Orleans community, it is our mission to help rebuild this wonderful city with safe, quality housing for all.

    The New Orleans Home & Garden Show, the largest consumer home show in the southeast United States, is coming to the Louisiana Superdome March 26-29, 2009. The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans brings an unparalleled variety of home-related services and products under one gigantic roof with everything from home remodeling and decorating to green building to landscaping. The theme for this year’s show is “Design YOUR Life,” and tens of thousands of show visitors are expected during the four-day run of this extraordinary show, making the New Orleans Home & Garden Show like no other event in the area. The 2009 New Orleans Home & Garden Show will make a major new jump this year, introducing innovative and upgraded features designed with locals in mind. It will include:

Tropical Paradise Gardening School
    Last year’s stunning debut display by The Plant & Palm Tropical Outlet of St. Rose created so much excitement with guests to the Home & Garden Show that we were inspired to make it even more spectacular. A stroll inside of this paradise of looming palm trees and exotic plants may have you thinking you’re on a tropical vacation. But the reality is you will be in the largest garden ever built inside the Superdome. Create the effect for yourself at home through our new Tropical Paradise Gardening School, where you will learn from a team of local experts who will help to turn even the lowliest patch of backyard space into a lush tropical heaven you will be eager to visit.

The Green Zone
    Learn the latest on eco-friendly building and remodeling and see the latest in green consumer goods, including kitchen cabinets, flooring and furniture made from recycled wood. Money literally flying out the door as you inadvertently air-condition and heat your neighborhood with your drafty house? You’ll keep that cash in your pocket when you apply what you learn in the Green Zone at the Home & Garden Show. Find out from the experts what it means to be “green” and how affordable it can be. Entergy New Orleans Inc. will offer education on energy efficiency and how to build or remodel to save money on your utilities, and the HBA will tell you how to get your home a “green” rating from its new Crescent City Green program, allowing you to save on utilities and, in many cases, taxes. A tour of the highly energy-efficient home built by New Beginnings with the new Oceansafe housing system will give you a first-hand feel for how a fully green home functions.
Outrageous Outdoor Living
    How do you expand your living space without adding on to your home? By creating additional “rooms” in your backyard. The Spa Shop and Clearwater Pools will create a fantasy backyard highlighting all of the advantages and amenities associated with bringing the indoors out and enjoying health and well-being in your own relaxing environment. Visit the swim spa for live demonstrations, and check out the 10-person spa with a 60-inch plasma- screen TV built right in. The space will also feature beautiful yet durable outdoor furniture, stone waterfalls and outdoor fireplaces. Guest celebrity chefs will host grilling demonstrations from a variety of outdoor kitchen arrangements. You’ll be grilling up gourmet feasts like a master in your own oasis in no time.

    Steel or wood framing? Wood, vinyl or HardiPlank siding? Traditional or tankless water heater? What does all of this mean? Need help? Ask-a-Builder. The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans presents a community service for residents to get expert input on how to build a new home or renovate the one they already have. You’ll have the chance to talk one-on-one with experts from the HBA’s 1,000 member firms and associate support industries who will help you make informed decisions that are right for your budget and your needs. It is the HBA’s mission to help rebuild this wonderful region with safe, quality housing for all.

Home Décor Salon
    The hottest, coolest, freshest trends are showcased in our new Home Décor Salon area:
    • ASID Design Emergency – Funky angles in a room? Ugly sofa that you cannot afford to replace? Your rooms just never look right no matter what you do? Bring photos and swatches for a free consultation on solving your most difficult design problems. Specialists from the American Society for Interior Design are here to help.
    • Living Large In Small Spaces Showrooms – Small can be fabulous! Get ideas from some of this area’s incredible interior designers, including many with ASID credentials. Be inspired by the innovative use of interior space as eight rooms –– all small spaces –– are transformed to fit different lifestyles –– condo owners, empty nesters and more.
    • Eddie Ross from Bravo’s hit TV show Top Design and Martha Stewart Enterprises – Eddie Ross is ready to help you express your individual interests through interior design that suits your budget and your lifestyle. He’ll also be creating one of the showrooms, designing a fabulous Easter dining tablescape!
    • The Hot Lounge – The coolest of the cool in one hot space. Visit the lounge for your favorite libation and take in the amazing array of “can’t miss” items you’ll find at this year’s Home & Garden Show.
    • Design Seminars – Learn how to Design YOUR Life. Leading industry experts will host a variety of free seminars to help you get a grip on how to get the look you want in your home.
Arts Market of New Orleans at
The Dome
    New in 2009, The Arts Council of New Orleans and New Orleans Home & Garden Show will première Arts Market of New Orleans at the Dome. This exclusive collection of locally made original artwork offers the perfect solution to help Design YOUR Life.
    Featuring favorites from the Arts Market of New Orleans’ lovely Palmer Park, the Arts Market of New Orleans at the Dome brings together 22 of the region’s most distinctive and exciting artists and artisans offering an affordable array of art to suit any taste and budget. New Orleans Home & Garden Show interior design experts will also be on hand to share tips on stylishly showcasing art in your home.
    With everything from paintings, photographs and prints to furniture, sculpture and woodwork, this will give you the opportunity to support local artists and discover the perfect artistic addition to your home’s interior. Whether you enjoy modern design or traditional style, this season there’s no more fashionable accessory for your home than original art. 
    Visit the Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of every month and learn more about the event online at

The Ultimate Pet Experience
If your family includes dogs, cats or other pets, then how could you forget them when you’re looking to Design YOUR Life? Well, we didn’t forget! The Ultimate Pet Experience brought to you by Jefferson Feed and Garden is the place to have fun being a pet-owner.

Family Fun
Not only will you find so many ways to improve your home’s interior design, but you’ll also have a place this year to design your body’s interior with health in mind! Sponsored by the YMCA, this special space is a small replica of the “Y.” The Teen Section will have a pool table and other games. Kiddie Land will feature tiny tables and chairs for arts and crafts activities, and the Active Elders section will offer health screenings. There will also be aerobic exercise and karate demonstrations.

Seminars “Energy Efficiency for Today’s New Orleans”
Thursday, March 26
3 p.m.    Entergy: Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home and Business with Online Energy Audits: Everett Perkins, Vice President, Apogee Interactive Inc.
4 p.m.    New Orleans Home Builder Association’s Crescent City Green Program: Craig Lowe, New Orleans TV and radio personality
5 p.m.    Entergy New Orleans: New Energy-Efficiency Program: CLEAResult representative
6 p.m.    Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: Andre Olagues, LSU AgCenter
7 p.m.    Entergy: Energy-Saving Tips for Home and Business with Online Energy Audits: Everett Perkins

Friday, March 27
3 p.m.    Entergy: Energy-Saving Tips for Home and Business with Online Energy Audits: Everett Perkins
4 p.m.    New Orleans Home Builders Association’s Crescent City Green Program: Craig Lowe
5 p.m.    Entergy: New Energy-Efficiency Program: CLEAResult representative
6 p.m.    Taming the Dragon: Understanding Air Conditioning- and Heating- Efficiency Terminology and Zoning Options: Andre Olagues
7 p.m.    Entergy: Energy-Saving Tips for Home and Business with Online Audits: Everett Perkins

Saturday, March 28
11 a.m.    Entergy: Energy-Saving Tips for Home and Business with Online Audits: Everett Perkins
12 p.m.    Residential High-Efficiency Lighting: Diane Scimeca, LSU AgCenter
1 p.m.    New Orleans Home Builders Association’s Crescent City Green Program: Craig Lowe
2 p.m.    Entergy New Orleans Energy-Efficiency Program: CLEAResult representative
3 p.m.    Types of Home Insulation Pros/Cons: Andre Olagues
4 p.m.    Entergy: Energy-Saving Tips for Home and Business with Online Audits: Entergy representative

Sunday, March 29
11 a.m.    Entergy: Energy-Saving Tips for Home and Business with Online Audits: Entergy representative
12 p.m.    2009 Federal and State Energy Tax Credits Review: Stuart Broussard, LSU AgCenter
1 p.m.    Entergy New Orleans Energy-Efficiency Program: CLEAResult representative
2 p.m.    Central Heating and Cooling and Duct Tuneups: Paul LaGrange, LSU AgCenter
3 p.m.    New Orleans Home Builders Association’s Crescent Green Program: Craig Lowe
4 p.m.    Home Infiltration Sealing: Do It Yourself Methods: Sheldon Johnson, LSU AgCenter

Exhibitors & Booth Numbers
A-1 Appliance    401   
A-AAAKey Mini Storage    650   
ABC Lighting    905   
Access Solutions    870   
A-Cool A/C Services    1114   
Advanced Insulation Systems    532   
Aerus Electrolux    1411, 1505   
Ahl-Wal Drywall    858   
Alarm Protection Services    622   
Albany Woodworks Inc    759   
All Dry Water Damage Experts    806   
Allstar Insulation    764   
Amazing Products UK LLC    664   
American Infrared Corp    340   
American Laser Centers    218   
Antiques & Wholesale Furnishings    907   
Aquarius Home Elevator    755   
Architectural Aluminum Columns    1026   
Audubon Gutters    1407   
Avalon Marble LLC    265   
Bakke Ltd    1400   
Bayou Closets Inc.    740   
Bayou Lighting    441   
Bedding Plus LLC    833   
Best Deal Millworks    804   
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights    732   
Blackwell’s ATV    1068   
Bleach Bright    414   
Blue Haven Pools of Louisiana Inc.    748   
BPT Gulf Coast    1125   
Brick & Block Products LLC    628   
Brinks Home Security    849   
Budget Ironworks LLC    614   
Build Now LLC    805   
Building Specialties Co    1005   
C & C Coating Solutions    801   
Cabinets N’ Countertops Direct    1020   
Cajun Duct Cleaning & Sanitizing    620   
Canopy    1210   
Central City Millworks    672   
Champagne Elevators    1226   
Chauvin Builders LLC    872   
Chwalek Safety    1025   
Clean Cut Landscape Inc    646   
Clearwater Pools and Spas    615   
Closets by Design    851   
Coastal Insulation    1014   
Coburn Supply Co Inc.    1148   
Colgan Cabinets    926   
Commasia Connection    665   
Concrete Foundations LLC    347   
Consolidated Performance Group Inc.    514   
Contractors Discount Appliance Sales    1127   
Cook’s Warehouse Inc.    555   
Cool-vue Aluminum Inc.    927   
Crescent City Copper    864   
Crescent City Windows & Doors    1029   
Custom Concrete, LLC    1134   
Custom Stairs & Trim Ltd    711   
Cutco Cutlery    446   
DA Exterminating    1501   
Da Su Distributors    746   
Davie Shoring, Inc.    941   
Designer Glass & Door    521   
Designer Kitchens by Ed LLC    415   
Designer Spas & Baths    701   
DesignTech Residential Planners Inc.    1123   
Diamond Design    529   
Diniz Design    616   
Discover Wellness & Rehab    821   
Dobson Home Inc.    634   
Door 2 Door LLC    859   
Doors of Elegance    915   
Duct Saddle LLC    1105   
Dynamic Audio Video LLC    1032   
Dynamic Expressions    920   
Edgefield Lumber    1010   
E zero Spray Foam Solutions    1024   
Entergy New Orleans    The Green Zone   
EnviroGreen    1305   
EPCO Construction Inc.    1337   
Euroshine USA Inc. – Bed Linens    1232   
Euroshine USA Inc. – Organic Grater    1221   
Euroshine USA Inc. – Perfect Body    1322   
Euroshine USA Inc. – T-Elite    1328   
Exquisite Kitchens/Shadday Remodeling    359   
Exterior Portfolio by Crane    1106   
EZ Hang Chairs    549   
Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank    826   
First Light of New Orleans    364   
Fischer SIPs LLC    1315   
Floor Max    770   
Floors by Michael    561   
German Roasted Nuts    950   
Global Energy Warehouse & Technologies    341   
Godwin’s Interiors    1121   
Goldin Metals Inc.    1334   
Gordon Home Improvement    554   
Gotcha Covered Window Fashions    1510   
Granicrete of SW Louisiana Inc.    1333   
Green Bean Foam Insulation    1104   
Gulf South Solar    1209   
Harry’s Dive Shop    440   
Health Mate Sauna/PLH Products    908   
Healthy Air Duct Cleaning    815   
Helm Paint    571   
Hi Tech Installation    771, 1260   
Home Builders Association of GNO    1404   
Home Decor    520   
Homeland Security Systems Inc.    632   
Hopkins Blvd Home Accents    573   
HY Cite    1247   
IAQ Services    769   
Institute for Building Technology & Safety    1215   
Insulation Technology    1227, 1132   
International Housewares Inc.    855
J & J Exterminating Co    811   
J.F. Day/Pella Windows and Doors    649   
James Hardie Building Products    808   
Jefferson Feed & Garden Center    402   
Jim Owens Flooring    366   
Jimstone Co.    741   
JoAnn Kostik Interior Designer LLC    1403   
Kentwood Springs    958   
Kitchen Craft    1021   
Kodiak Steel Homes    1301   
Kossen Equipment Inc.    807   
Landscape Illumination of Southeast LA    824   
Landscape Images Ltd    1232   
LAS Enterprises    1133   
LCR The Bath & Kitchen Showplace    709   
Louisiana Landscape    1508   
LSU AgCenter    1214   
Lumber Liquidators    233    916   
Magnolia School    1325   
Marvin Windows and Doors    841   
Mattress Direct of New Orleans Inc.    234   
Morgan Buildings & Spas    1140   
Mosquito Shield    914   
Moulding & Millwork Liquidators    751   
Mr. Sandless    1107   
New Bath LLC    846   
New Beginnings    The Green Zone   
New Design Studios    1412   
New Orleans Bamboo LLC    1110
New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles    Front Entrance   
New York Life    522   
Northshore Millwork LLC    515   
Oceansafe    The Green Zone   
Off The Wall Audio Video    633   
Old New Orleans Iron Forge    911   
Olshan Foundation Repair    933   
Orkin Pest Control    1512   
Orleans Shoring    640   
Palm Garden Depot    733   
PAR Contractors Inc.    655   
Pelican Properties    455   
PEMBA Lighting    1015   
Pest Solutions    1332   
Phipps Enterprises LLC    626   
Pioneer Gutters    955   
Plant & Palm Tropical Outlet    The Tropical Garden   
Plantation Marble    1506   
Pleasure Pools Inc.    705   
Pontchartrain Contracting Services Inc.    641   
Pro Sparkles Products    547   
Prudential Gardner Realtors    721   
Quality Carpet and Flooring LLC    1017   
R. Impex    541   
Re-Bath of Louisiana    333   
Redfern Incorporated    1346   
Repco Industries Inc.    1241   
Rhino Shield Louisiana    428   
River Rock Stone Works    758   
Ruferd Corp    542   
Schiro Enterprises Inc.    1204   
Security Access Solutions    417   
Sequoia Deck    765   
Silver Lining    1303   
Solar N Stuff    1009   
Solar Solutions of Louisiana    1109   
South Coast Solar LLC    1001   
Southern Home Improvement Center    754   
Southern Hurricane Shutters    747   
Southern Kitchens & Design LLC    647   
Southern Quality Landscaping    854   
Spray Foam Systems    1117   
Square Deal Siding & Gutters    725   
Stair Depot    753   
Taylor & Tyler Inc.    1033   
Terminix    1409   
The Beach Butler    1351   
The DirectTV Store – Transtar    320   
The Healthy Gourmet    227   
The Stairway Shop    921   
Titan Lifetime LLC    624   
Toca Flooring    459   
Total Maintenance Inc.    901   
Touch of Purple    454, 1054   
Triton Stone Group of New Orleans    433   
Tropical Enclosures Inc.    715   
Tuff Shed    533   
Ultimate Creations    948   
Ultimate Play Systems LLC    Exterior of Show   
Uncommon USA Inc.    928   
U-Turn Vending    1128   
Vinyl Tech    817   
Vita Mix Corp    827   
Walk on Water Pool Safety    1034   
Wilserv Corp    900   
Window World    1000   
Xtreme Water Vacs    1233   
YMCA    1255   

As of Feb. 10, 2009

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