Thousands packed the Buckwalter Rec Renter this weekend all looking for something to spruce-up their homes. And for the more than 80 vendors on display–this was a great opportunity to meet folks face-to-face.
“It's been a great show, it used to be out at Shelter Cove Mall, and then it moved out here to Buckwalter, just a great turnout, and for us the move from Hilton Head to Bluffton was really good for us because we are local, right down the street our store is. and great turnout every year for this show,” said Gerrick Taylor, of Taylor Landscape Supply.
Organizers say one of the best parts of the show is that all of the vendors are local and can build relationships with their customers.
“Your home is obviously a big expense, when you start investing in it, you wanna make sure you're doing it in the right way so that's the best reason why I say come out here, come join us and meet the people that actually know this area, and can put some really nice things together for remodeling, renovation, you know heartscape and homescape,” said Ashley Feaster of the Hilton Head Island Homebuilders Association.
Officials say more than six-thousand people came through the doors here this weekend, all looking to revamp their homes.and for one local vendor he says having that kind of exposure is invaluable to his business.
“You never know when you're going to come across that one customer that becomes a life-long customer and it only takes one customer to start spreading the word, they tell their neighbor , their neighbor their neighbor, they got to a social event their garden club, and hopefully Taylor's becomes a household name, we hope,” said Taylor.
That hope has brought Taylor back year after year and he already plans to be back next year.
Vendors from around our area are showcasing their products at the 28th annual Lowcountry Home and Garden show this weekend.
More than 80 businesses were on display at the event, talking to folks about their products and educating people on their services, all while trying to book some jobs. And thousands of area neighbors came out to hear what they had to say.
“Your home is obviously a big expense, when you start investing in it, you wanna make sure you're doing it in the right way so that's the best reason why I say come out here, come join us and meet the people that actually know this area, and can put some really nice things together for remodeling, renovation, you know heartscape and homescape,” said Ashley Feaster, Executive DIrector for the HHI Homebuilders Association.
The show continues Sunday 12-5pm. At the Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton.