Darol Rodrock Homes is deep in the midst of Farmhouse construction, while Rodrock Development and the Darol Rodrock Foundation are hard at work. As the presenting sponsor for The Great Kansas City Home Show, the Rodrock crew has been understandably busy. Held from March 18 through March 20 at Bartle Hall, the show truly is the one-stop-shop to find solutions to all design dilemmas, as well as inspiration for homebuilding dreams.
And this year’s Home Show is slated to be even bigger and better than last year’s. After speaking to enthralled crowds in 2015, Chip and Joanna Gaines are returning for yet more fun this year. Stars of HGTV’s hit show, “Fixer Upper,” this amazing couple is both inspiring and entertaining.
In fact, the decorating duo’s VIP Show, at noon on Saturday, March 19, has already fielded huge interest. There are also two additional sessions, at 3 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Darol Rodrock is honored to kick off each of these sessions – sharing information about his developments, the building industry and building forecast, as well as developments at The Darol Rodrock Foundation – before introducing the talented twosome. There will be about 1,000 seats available for each of their presentations, plus standing room.
Chip and Joanna have partnered to flip, remodel and fix up homes for the last 13 years in Waco, Texas. Aside from their own active family, this energetic couple also run a real-estate company, construction company, design firm, residential subdivision, boutique home furnishings store and a successful blog.
In an exciting addition this year, Darol Rodrock Homes will be building a tiny farmhouse – at about 700 square feet – which will be the perfect display piece to feature Joanna Gaines’ distinctive flair. Show attendees can tour the adorable mini abode and see firsthand Joanna’s decorative approach, which she categorizes as simple and classic, farm inspired, industrial and unexpected.
“We chose the farmhouse style as a credit to Joanna and Chip’s design style and we will be furnishing it with items that take inspiration from Joanna’s distinctive aesthetic,” says Brenda Sanders, President of Rodrock & Associates, Realtors. “Among the details that pay homage to her style are ship lap, barn doors and more.”
“The Farmhouse has been such a labor of love, thanks to the efforts of so many vendors and subcontractors,” says Phillip Sanders, President of Darol Rodrock Homes. “NSPJ was the architect, while Pella Windows, Sun Lumber, Acme floors and so many others provided materials. It’s been such a fun project and is just a small way for us to share our excitement at being such a big part of this year’s show.”
What’s even more rewarding is that the Farmhouse will be donated to the Boy Scouts for their camp in Osceola, Mo. The Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council, have been active in the Home Show, and this year will be bringing back the rock-climbing wall and 25-foot tepee.
Rodrock Development will also have a booth at the show, where attendees can learn more about the unparalleled communities for which the company is renowned, its partnership with some of Kansas City’s top homebuilders, and the upcoming Spring Parade of Homes (held this year from April 23 through May 8). Booth attendants will also be at the ready to share information about the good works The Darol Rodrock Foundation has been undertaking, in addition to ways everyone can help out local foster-care youth.
“I’ve known Darol for years, and he’s quite a force of nature in all that he’s been able to do in building better communities and his interest in giving back,” says Sara Corless, executive vice president of the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Kansas City. “And we’re so pleased he’s been able to tie his charitable Foundation into his participation in the Home Show. Darol has a lot of respect in the homebuilding industry for what he’s accomplished. And his Rodrock Farmhouse is such a neat reflection of Darol and his commitment to the homebuilding industry. The Rodrock Organization is going above and beyond to make sure that this Home Show is really special for Kansas City and the Johnson County area.”
The Home Show has been a Kansas City tradition for 67 years, is proudly presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA), and is the city’s original home show. Every year, thousands of area homeowners attend for the latest in ideas and inspiration for their homes. Tickets can be purchased online at kchomes.com.
On the web: Rodrock.com, and the DarolRodrockFoundation.org