Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Huntsville is gearing up for a New Orleans-themed Building, Home and Remodeling show that’s sure to be packed with area contractors and vendors ready to show you how magazine-worthy your home can be. March is the time when people are gearing up for summer and thinking about improving their back yards. Wilson Lumber wants you to know the days of simple, square decks are gone, and they are bringing a spectacular display to prove it. It may be a New Orleans-themed event, but don’t worry. They won’t be throwing beaded necklaces at drunken passersby.
Wilson Lumber decks are designed to enhance your backyard so you can enjoy a backyard barbecue while kids play nearby.
Courtney Moore, Wilson Lumber’s marketing coordinator, said they started thinking about the home show back in October. If you’ve never been to the Building, Home and Remodeling Show, the displays are impressive. Setup can take days as builders flood the Von Braun Center with cabinets, fences and appliances. The goal is to show you the products, then set you up with a visionary who can explain how their products could work in your home.
Wilson Lumber boasts the largest deck display in the area, and they will be bringing a mobile version to the home show. Wilson Lumber’s deck specialists can create curved spaces designed to work with any unique backyard landscape.
The deck display is just one of two booths Wilson Lumber will have at the Building, Home and Remodeling Show this year. The other will focus on millwork—windows and doors—a relatively new venture for Wilson Lumber.
A New Venture
In 2014, Wilson Lumber took over operations at All Temp Windows. For years, they had been buying their windows from All Temp, a company that made a very good product. But their production methods were not up to standard, and the company was in trouble. All Temp Windows came to Wilson Lumber and offered them the chance to buy the company. Wilson Lumber owners jumped at the opportunity to expand their business into another aspect of building.
But things didn’t go exactly as planned.
Robb Wilson, one of the owners of Wilson Lumber, said they took over operations on Sept. 7, 2014, and it was worse than they thought. They renamed their new venture Kudzu Millwork because their grandfather, the man who started Wilson Lumber, was one of the people who brought Kudzu to the United States.
They worried the All Temp customers might have concerns, so they drove around and met with all of All Temp’s former customers.
Rob said they lost an obscene amount of money at first, but as of April 2016 it has been profitable.
Now, Wilson Lumber is reaching out to the North Alabama market to let them know that they’ve mastered the art of vinyl windows.
A Special Offer
If you stop by either one of the Wilson Lumber booths at the home show and meet with an employee, you will get a discount on an upcoming project.
Then, on March 21 and 23, the featured vendors will be on site at Wilson Lumber to provide additional discounts for those who were at the home show. You can use both discounts together on an upcoming project for your home.
The Building, Home and Remodeling Show will be March 3 through 5 at the South Hall of the Von Braun Center.
Admission is $8 for the full weekend. Children under 12 are free.