Have you noticed it’s a little quiet this weekend? Are you wondering where everyone is? Come down to The Greater Kansas City Home Show at Bartle Hall and find out! Be it the dynamic decorating duo of Chip and Joanna Gaines, the charming Farmhouse built by Darol Rodrock Homes, hundreds of informational booths, or even a rock-climbing wall and tee-pee, the Home Show has it all!
Rodrock Development and the Darol Rodrock Foundation are so honored to be presenting sponsors for this year’s record-selling show, which is truly the one-stop-shop to find solutions to all design dilemmas, as well as inspiration for homebuilding dreams.
And this year’s Home Show, held from March 18-20, has been bigger and better than last year’s. After speaking to sold-out crowds in 2015, Chip and Joanna Gaines returned 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 were popular enough to warrant three speaking sessions, including one today at noon. Darol Rodrock is honored to kick off these sessions – sharing information about his developments, the building industry, as well as developments at The Darol Rodrock Foundation – before introducing the talented twosome. There will be approximately 1,000 seats available for the presentation, plus standing room, so swing by!
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 built a tiny farmhouse – about 700 square feet – as 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.
“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, Fikes Painting and so many others provided materials and manpower. 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.”
Other vendors include Ferguson, Factory Direct Appliances, Wilson Lighting, Porter Paints, Epic Landscaping, Austin Tile, Central States Tile, Century Roofing, Complete Home Concepts, Heartland Truss, Shamrock Cabinets, and more. To have such quality companies supporting the Farmhouse is incredibly gratifying.
But what’s even more rewarding? 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 brought back the rock-climbing wall and 25-foot tepee.
“Darol has a lot of respect in the homebuilding industry for what he’s accomplished.” says Sara Corless, executive vice president of the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Kansas City. “And his Farmhouse is such a neat reflection of Darol and his commitment to the homebuilding industry. The Rodrock Organization went above and beyond to make sure that this Home Show is really special for Kansas City and the Johnson County area.”
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 Kansas City’s top homebuilders, and the upcoming Spring Parade of Homes (held from April 23 through May 8). Booth attendants will also be at the ready to share the good works The Darol Rodrock Foundation has been undertaking, in addition to ways everyone can help local foster-care youth.
“I am honored and excited to be the presenting sponsor for the 67th Annual Greater Kansas City Home Show,” says Darol Rodrock. “As a member of the HBA for many years, it’s exciting to be involved in this year’s program and welcome Chip and Joanna Gaines to our wonderful city. My building company has spent many man-hours constructing and decorating an exciting farmhouse as a nod to The Gaines’ fantastic design style, and I know that it’s going to be a fun weekend for all at Bartle Hall. Come join us!”
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