HGTV celebrities, more than 70 local vendors highlight HFCU Home Show

Frederico Gabino, left, and Kelly Wright, employees with Landscapes by Dallas Foster, lay cobblestones in preparation for the 72nd annual Heritage Federal Credit Union Home Show at Old National Events Plaza in 2019. The event wasn't held in 2020, but the 73rd annual event will return Aug. 14-15.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Heritage Federal Credit Union Home Show by Courier & Press is back after a one-year COVID hiatus, and it arrives at a convenient time.

The home renovation and repair business is booming, as homeowners adapt to changes forced by the pandemic. For those thinking about a project, the Home Show provides a good starting point.

“A lot people are going to be continuing to work from home, businesses have changed their policies,” said Cougar Martin, whose business, Martin Brothers Construction, had record volume in 2020 and is enjoying a strong 2021 as well.

“It’s office remodels, kitchens, breakfast nooks. It’s everything,” Martin said. “So many lifestyles have changed.”

The Home Show at Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St. in Downtown Evansville, will bring more than 70 vendors in various home improvement specialties, from facades to flooring and countertops to rooftops.