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Presented by the Home Builders Association of St. Joseph Valley in partnership with Everwise Credit Union.

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Schedule for Saturday, September 30th

Time

Location

Seminar

Presenter

10:00 – 10:45am

Kuert Outdoor Living Classroom

Fire Pit: You Can Build It​

Gather round! Create the sense of warmth a wood-burning fire brings to your living space with your own hands! Whether you are a weekend warrior or just thinking about it – you can create a fire pit that will last for generations. Let Kuert Outdoor Living show you how!

The presentation will include:

  • Area and base preparation – Base product selection
  • Fire pit component options – Basic construction
  • Available product line options in design and fuel source
  • Accessories

Kuert Outdoor Living

10:45 – 11:30am

Lee Supply Classroom

How Native Plants Bring Life to Your Garden

Local naturalist Jan McGowan will explain the many benefits of using native plants in our yards and gardens.  Guests will learn what is a native plant, and the various ways natives support healthy soils, climate, pollinators, birds, and humans.  Guests will also discover how and why native plants save gardeners time, money, and effort. Unfortunately, most of the plants available in nurseries are not “native.”  This presentation will explain how to find native plants for your landscaping needs.  It will also share resources for garden planning, locally and on the internet.  Hope to see you there!

Wild Ones

10:45 – 11:30am

Kuert Outdoor Living Classroom

How to Fund Your Home Improvements

Your home may be the key to opening new possibilities. Join the experts at Everwise to learn how you can leverage the equity in your home to fund your home improvement project. We’ll discuss borrowing solutions including construction loans, renovation loans, and home equity loans.

Everwise Credit Union

12:00 – 12:30pm

Lee Supply Classroom

Rain Barrel Benefits and How-To

Did you know that stormwater picks up pollutants as it flows across our roofs, lawns, and driveways, and that water often flows directly to our streams and rivers? Rain barrels not only help reduce this stormwater runoff but also provides us with water we can use for watering our gardens! Join us as we talk about the benefits of installing a rain barrel and methods for making your own.

SJC Soil & Water Conservation District

12:30 – 1:00pm

Kuert Outdoor Living Classroom

Ask the Builders Panel

Interra Credit Union has provided construction loan financing for hundreds of families throughout Michiana. But home building and remodeling is about so much more than financing your project. The Interra team will host this panel with DJ Tavernier, President of the Home Builders Association of St. Joseph Valley, and other HBASJV leaders to answer all your questions about new home construction, home remodeling, and finding the right builder for the job. 

Interra Credit Union & The Home Builders Association of St. Joseph Valley

1:00 – 1:30pm

Lee Supply Classroom

Triangle of Protection

The triangle of protection is an important aspect for homeowners to understand as it relates to the three reasons families lose their homes, and showing them what needs they might have overlooked as a homeowner. Having homeowners insurance is important, but having a total loss to your home is statistically the least likely reason families are forced out of their home.

Donovon Hawkes State Farm

1:30 – 2:00pm

Kuert Outdoor Living Classroom

Designing with Native Plants at Home

This talk will introduce the home gardener to incorporating natives into their landscape without sacrificing beauty and curb appeal. The discussion will include deciding what size and style of garden works for each homeowner’s needs, picking the right plants for each site, and sustainability in home landscaping (i.e. “low maintenance” gardens). Every homeowner can make a difference to the health of our community’s natural environment, which is made up in large part by our yards!

Indigo Garden & Designs

2:00 – 2:30pm

Lee Supply Classroom

How to Fund Your Home Improvements

Your home may be the key to opening new possibilities. Join the experts at Everwise to learn how you can leverage the equity in your home to fund your home improvement project. We’ll discuss borrowing solutions including construction loans, renovation loans, and home equity loans.

Everwise Credit Union

2:30 – 3:00pm

Kuert Outdoor Living Classroom

Grilling the Napoleon Way

Step up your BBQ game with Kuert Outdoor Living and Napoleon! Find out why a Napoleon Grill should be in your future! Let Kuert Outdoor Living show you how Napoleon can take care of your grilling needs whether you are a novice or a BBQ superstar! Our class will help define your grilling needs and style to fit you with the right Napoleon grill. All the while learning the versatility Napoleon accessories have to offer in creating that ultimate outdoor dining experience!

Kuert Outdoor Living

3:00 – 3:30pm

Lee Supply Classroom

Navigating Construction Loans

As a direct seller to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Federal Home Loan Bank – along with portfolio lending options that include one-time close construction, ITIN, Vacant Land, Government and Jumbo loans – our Member’s have a significant library of loan products available. Interra’s mortgage loan originators will work to match you with the mortgage that meets your needs and lifestyle. They will help navigate the smallest of details to make the process as easy as possible for you. Join us to gain valuable information on what to expect when financing your home construction project.

Interra Credit Union

3:30 – 4:00pm

Kuert Outdoor Living Classroom

Triangle of Protection

The triangle of protection is an important aspect for homeowners to understand as it relates to the three reasons families lose their homes, and showing them what needs they might have overlooked as a homeowner. Having homeowners insurance is important, but having a total loss to your home is statistically the least likely reason families are forced out of their home.

Donovan Hawkes State Farm