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Rochester Area Builders Home Show Kicks Off

Created: 02/07/2014 10:58 PM KAALtv.com
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- Looking to renovate or remodel your home? Well this weekend is the time to get ideas. The Rochester Area Builders Home Show is going on at the Mayo Civic Center.

Brenda Fulton and her husband seem to find a new home project every year. "We're thinking of putting up a deck this Spring, so we kind of want to know what options are out here for us,” said Brenda Fulton while attending the event.

The Fulton's moved into their new home just a couple years ago. Last year they renovated the basement, and this year it's all about their outdoor space. "We wanted to know about a fence in our backyard,” Fulton.

They came to the right place for ideas. The Rochester Area Builders Home Show features more than 350 vendors. “Anything from the smallest remodel up to full new construction is all available here,” said Jennifer Maass with Rochester Area Builders.

Each year thousands show up to take advantage of what local businesses have to offer. This year, many say it's obvious the local economy is bouncing back.

"This is the first year we have sold the show out since 2006,” said Maass. Organizers hope to see up to 10,000 people attend the 35th annual showcase.

"Our economy is finally starting to recover. People are comfortable with what's going on, there's a lot happening in downtown Rochester, there's a lot happening in our community and people are just excited,” said Maass.

Like Brenda Fulton, many are investing their money into home renovation. The event goes all weekend at the Mayo Civic Center, it's just $6 to get in and you can buy a three day wristband for $12.