Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Spring (Home Show) arrives
BY PAULA WOLF, Staff Writer
Delta Glass is a young, growing business, and its first-time appearance at the Spring Home Show represents a prime chance to reach the public, said Dan Pomraning, an estimator with the Quarryville company.
"We want to get out there a little bit more," he said.
Among the two dozen-plus new exhibitors in the annual event, Delta Glass will be one of 140 area businesses that will have a display at the Building Industry Association of Lancaster County's 2013 Spring Home Show, to be held Friday to Sunday at Franklin & Marshall College's Alumni Sports & Fitness Center.
Exhibitors represent a wide range of products and services, including building and remodeling; solar and green technologies; landscaping; kitchens and baths; interior design; furniture; and financing.
This year's show -- also presented by Lancaster Newspapers Inc. and LancasterOnline.com -- will feature some new attractions, too, such as wine and microbrew beer tastings, mascot visits and a Lowe's kids clinic.
Pomraning said Delta Glass specializes in custom-made frameless glass showers. The business sells mirrors and glass tabletops, too, and installs replacement windows.
He said the frameless showers feature less silicone, which reduces mold, and heavier glass. They also offer "a higher-class look," Pomraning said. Delta Glass' custom showers start at around $1,200 and have been constructed for as much as $6,000, he said.
The company is doing very well, with plenty of work in both the remodeling and new-home construction sectors, Pomraning said.
Revolution Builders, a Lancaster contractor and new BIA member, also is a first-time exhibitor.
Kevin Hurst, a partner in the business with Brent Hostetter, said they mostly do remodeling and additions -- "anything from reroofing to in-law quarters."
Much of their business is in Lancaster city, he said, and Revolution Builders views the home show as a marketing tool to reach more homeowners, especially those who live in the city.
Their display will feature brochures, photos of past work and product samples, including shingles, windows and siding, Hurst said.
Ninety percent of their jobs are the result of referrals or word of mouth, he said, and being a vendor in the show could open up new opportunities.
This year's show hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
n Tamanend Winery wine tastings, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
n Stoudt's Brewery microbrew and artisan bread and cheese tasting, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
n Turkey Hill iced tea and ice cream samples, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
n Mascot meet and greet (featuring Cylo from the Lancaster Barnstormers, Chipper from Herr's Potato Chips, Coco the Bear from the Hershey Bears and others), 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
n Lowe's kids clinic, where children can build a small project to take home, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission to the Spring Home Show is $5, with children 12 and younger getting in free. Tickets will be available at the door.
Attendees can receive a "Buy One, Get One Free Admission" by printing out a coupon on biaspringhome show.com and bringing in a nonperishable food donation.