MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Over 80 vendors have packed tractors, trucks, and even a small building into the Superior Dome. They’re doing what contractors and local businesses have for the past 50 years, showing off what they have to offer at the home builder’s show.
“We’re a local company, and we’ve got all local employees, so to come here we get to see all our current customers right now, and we get to build our business clientele,” said Lisa Mcroberts a vendor at the show representing Norway Springs.
The show serves as a fundraiser for the home builders association of the Upper Peninsula. its mission is to promote local business.
“[The Home Builders association is] a good information source for the public so there getting licensed and insured builders,” said Sarah Foster the executive director of the HBA and the show coordinator.
Attendees to the show can enjoy free items and raffles that can be found at booths all over the show. Bussiness’s like Bera windows based in Marquette brought out their best products to demonstrate.
Alongside businesses and contractors, non-profit groups are able to set up a booth at the show. the knights of Columbus are raising funds this year by raffling off 3 guns.
“It brings our members together, it brings the community together, all at one time,” remarked Foster.
Awards are handed out at the end of the weekend for the best booth and the winner receives free entry into next year’s show.