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Mark your calendars for the weekend of September 20 & 21, and join us at NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center) for the 7th Annual GHBA Remodelers Council Garage Sale. Cabinets & Designs President Maria Frank is the Education Chair of the RMC, and the Garage Sale is among her favorite GHBA fundraising events.
“The garage sale is fun, and a tremendous amount of work,” shared Maria. “Multiple committees meet for months prior—the staging committee, the sales committee, pricing and communications, among others.” In addition to the Remodelers, the garage sale is an opportunity for the vendors and associates with whom they work. “Companies like Bison help by providing storage for donated items, as well as transportation to the event,” said Maria.
Through their community service, the Remodelers Council shows their passion for their own industry. “We earn our living in this industry, and it’s important to help charities and groups that don’t have the means to take on these remodeling projects,” said Maria. “The RMC looks for remodeling-based projects, and groups who don’t have the means to get them done on their own.” The experience is rewarding for the RMC members and their families as well, said Frank. “It’s a great opportunity for remodelers, family members, and associates to work together on a project and form relationships with each other.”
What kind of treasure might you find at the GHBA Garage Sale? You just never know! “I’ve seen Jacuzzi tubs, Pella windows and doors, toilets, hardware, insulation, cabinets, paint, plumbing fixtures—you name it!” said Maria. “We always see a lot of do-it-yourselfers come each year, or people who own rental homes; and of course, folks are always there searching for materials for their own homes!” For the best selection, Maria recommends showing up bright and early on Saturday morning and cautions shoppers to be prepared to pick up items by Sunday afternoon. “Anything you might see being used in a house is liable to show up,” Maria said. “And the best part is—everything is negotiable!”
The two-day Remodelers Council Garage Sale will be held at NRG Center on September 20 & 21, 2014:
- Saturday, September 20: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, September 21: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NRG Center is accessible by light rail; you will find parking and direction information online at the NRG Center website.