Design & Construction Week hits Vegas
The first-ever "Design & Construction Week" kicks off today in Las Vegas, bringing builders, remodelers and contractors to the co-located International Builders’ and Kitchen and Bath Industry shows.
In a letter to attendees, the National Association of Home Builders Chairman Rick Judson pointed to the six "Centrals" of the show, areas that focus on custom building, 50+ housing, design, multi-family, remodeling and sales.
In addition to the world-class exhibit floor, extensive education programs are available in a dozen different tracks covering every aspect of home building from design to financing.
More than 1,500 exhibitors are expected to participate in the combined events that run through Thursday.
Simonton brings options to Las Vegas
On display at the Simonton Windows booth here at the Las Vegas Convention Center are a variety of Decorum by Simonton styling options on premium windows and doors.
"Decorum by Simonton styling options allow builders and remodelers to offer their customers an abundance of decorative choices on our products," says Mark Savan, president of Simonton Windows. "These customized upgrades offer impressive strength and color retention while the woodgrain laminate interiors are both realistic and long-lasting. A unique infrared cured coating minimizes scratching and wear on these laminates, providing years of beauty for homeowners."
The full offering of Decorum by Simonton styling options includes exterior colors in cream, brick, pine, chocolate, bronze, tan and driftwood.
Featured products at the show include the ProFinish Brickmould 600 Casement window. This new construction window offers the classic styling of wood windows with an attractive multi-tiered exterior. ProSolar Low E glass with Argon gas fill is standard for high-energy performance. Options include SafePoint laminated glass for sound dampening and security, ProSolar Shade Low E glass, flat casing trim and simulated divided lites.
Hardware industry aids City of Hope
Las Vegas — The 2014 Spirit of Life Award Reception honored Masco Corporation’s Karen Mendelsohn during a City of Hope Hardware/Homebuilding Industry event Monday night here.
On the eve of the International Builders’ Show and KBIS, the City of Hope disease treatment and research center pointed to a 2014 Hardware/Homebuilding Industry fundraising campaign total of $800,000.
Mendelsohn, who serves as Masco’s VP and chief marketing and strategy officer, told a packed ballroom at the Venetian Hotel she was honored and humbled to received the award. "The City of Hope is all about surviving and thriving," she said. "Together all of us united to raise $800,000 for this organization that is life changing and life affirming. And for that I am so thankful."
Home Depot executive VP merchandising Craig Menear, also a past Spirit of Life honoree, introduced Mendelsohn. He said it was an honor to work with Karen during the past 15 years. "She truly is one of the industry’s leaders for this great cause," Menear said.
Mark Baker, the former executive at Scotts Miracle-Gro, Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware — and a former Spirit of Life honoree — recognized a long list of corporate donations to City of Hope, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.
"Through all of those years, patients have been at the center of City of Hope’s mission," Baker said. "This industry has been remarkable in terms of its perseverance and its support of COH."
The City of Hope is a California-based treatment and research center that specializes in cancer, diabetes and other diseases.