ASK THE EXPERTS 

VIRTUAL LEARNING SESSIONS

More than just your average how-to video, our Ask the Experts virtual sessions are FREE online workshops held via Zoom that cover a variety of topics from organizational tips, DIY projects, gardening, pest control, and more! Browse the schedule below and pre-register for as many sessions as you'd like.

Watch past sessions anytime! Meetings will be recorded and accessible online through March 14th (the register link will be replaced with a link to the video recording after the session).

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Make Your New Closet Stunning

Friday, February 12th at 10AM

Presented by Chris McKenry, Closets by McKenry

The installers have left, and your new closet is beautiful, but will it still be once you start making use of the space?  We will discuss the 4 principals of getting and staying organized.  Tips and tricks for folding, placement, the best hangers, and how to easily maintain your organized, easy to use closet will be covered. Join us for the fun!

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CURBLESS SHOWER: THE HOTTEST TREND IN BATHROOMS

Friday, February 12th at 11AM

Presented by Dawn Croegart (Sales Manager, David's Abbey Carpets)

If you’re thinking about a new bathroom, a curbless shower maybe just what you need. Whether your home is older or still under construction, we can make it happen without all the headache. The instructional video will go over the how we make it happen. We will then open it up to a live session to answer any questions and go over options.

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Get Great Water with Aqua Clear Water Systems!

Friday, February 12th at 1pm

Presented by Jonathan (JB) Brewster, Project Supervisor, and David Brewster, Owner (Aqua Clear Water Systems)

We know water treatment, and we would love the opportunity to solve your water problems! JB, Project Supervisor, will be giving you a peek into the variety of harmful contaminants your water could contain and how we can solve even the toughest of water-quality issues! We'll walk you through a few water tests at the kitchen sink and show you one of our best seller residential water treatment packages and how it works in the home. We'd be delighted to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with you afterward.

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garage renovation: a new room for the family

Friday, February 12th at 2pm

Presented by Chris McKenry, Designer Garages

Today’s garage is an extension of the home.  Since it generally houses your second largest investment – your car – it is the first place you see upon returning home at the end of the day.  Once cabinets were considered the big investment for an upgrade.  Now there are choices for floors, many types of cabinets and shelving, other elements like wall storage and overhead storage available. We will briefly discuss all these options and what should be considered when starting your garage renovation and how the finished product will add to your entertaining options for the family.

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GEOTHERMAL HEATING & COOLING 101

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH at 1PM

Presented by Aaron Sweetwood (Owner, A&L Heating and Air)

Join A&L Heating and Air for an instructional video about how Geothermal works. We'll answer questions like: What are the applications for this technology? What are the advantages/disadvantages for homeowners & builder? 

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Garage Transformations

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH at 2PM

Presented by John Huffman (Marketing Director, Wow My Garage)

WOW My Garage is on a mission to change how we all feel, see and use our garages. Maybe you want to add some finishing touches or want to completely transform your garage. In either case, we will show you the products and services to make that happen.

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Exploring a backyard paradise

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH at 3PM

Presented by Tim Phagan, Pond Country

Join us live for a conversation about water features. We will show you numerous water features from bowls, urns and Infinity waterfalls, to small goldfish pond, large Koi ponds and swim / recreation ponds. We will discuss how these integrate into a yard and how a Pond Country feature will be a low maintenance and beautiful complement to your yard!  We will answer questions and cover the design styles and methods we use to create these beautiful features.  

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REINVIGORATE YOUR FUTURE: WHY HIRE AN ARBORIST

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH at 4PM

Presented by Brad Petree (ISA Certified Arborist, Petree Arbor, Lawn, and Landscape)

Proper Tree Pruning, Construction Damage, Pest/Insect Damage

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WHY CREATE CUSTOM STORAGE AROUND THE HOUSE

SUNDAY, February 14th at 10AM

Presented by Chris McKenry, Closets by McKenry

Often, we only think of a custom closet when doing home renovation projects.  There are other areas throughout the home that should be considered when you think of upgrades to save your family time and add value to your property.  Where should these areas be in the home?  What are the pros and cons for custom storage?  What should you consider when designing?

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opening your pond for the season

SUNDAY, February 14th at 11am

Presented by Austin Jonsson, JKS Aquatics

Join us as we take you through the process of opening your pond for the spring! We'll take you step-by-step and show three different ponds at the different stages of opening. Our experts will be here to answer all your pond questions! 

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PROTECTING YOUR HOME: GENERAL PESTS, WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS & ORGANISMS

SUNDAY, February 14th at 12PM

Presented by Mark DeFalco, Sales Lead/State Certified Inspector, Advanced Termite

Do you know what’s happening under your home? Advanced Termite & Pest Control, LLC specialize in General Pest, Termites, Crawlspace Encapsulation, Moisture Control and Dehumidifiers. Beginning with a short clip of a Explanation of our Pest Control service. Followed by the opportunity to answer your questions live about all the services we provide. We offer FREE Inspections and will be glad to schedule a in person appointment. 

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DIY FIREPLACE MAKEOVER 

SUNDAY, February 14th at 1PM

Presented by Shain Reivley (Stylist, Bloom Creative)

 Is your fireplace SO 90’s? It’s time for an upgrade. I’ll take you step by step through my fireplace makeover.  See how we changed the dated trimmed out wall to inexpensive shiplap. Learn how creating a custom stained wood mantle is easier than you think. Find out a clever hack to help you perfectly place the tile surround. Don’t forget the doors. A good scrub and fresh paint will make them look new again.

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MAXIMIZE YOUR SPACE

SUNDAY, February 14th at 2PM

Presented by Sherra Lewis, Shelfgenie Designer

With the array of custom Shelfgenie products, I can show you how to maximize the space in your kitchen cabinets. In addition, give you better accessibility. Wouldn’t it be great if Everything had a Place?

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GARDENING FOR THE BIRDS & THE BEES

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT 4:30PM

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Hamilton, Better Nature Solutions

This class will leave you with an understanding of how ecology happens in the garden and urban landscape. We'll learn how we can employ Nature to make healthier habitats for birds, pollinators, and beneficial bugs. You'll learn how soil fertility can be self-regenerating and is critically important not just for verdant plants but also for plant immune function. It's the difference between a fast-food diet, and a food-pyramid, diverse and healthy diet.

FEBRUARY - MARCH

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FOUNDATIONS OF INVESTING

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH AT 10AM

Presented by Betsy Herzog, Edward Jones

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LEAVE IT, MOVE IT, ROLL IT

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND AT 12PM

Presented by Betsy Herzog, Edward Jones

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RETIREMENT BY DESIGN

Wednesday, march 3rd at 12pm

Presented by Betsy Herzog, Edward Jones

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LEAVE IT, MOVE IT, ROLL IT

SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH AT 10AM

Presented by Betsy Herzog, Edward Jones

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READY OR NOT, PREPARING FOR THE UNEXPECTED

TUESDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 4PM

Presented by Betsy Herzog, Edward Jones

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INVESTING BASICS

FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH AT 12PM 

Presented by Betsy Herzog, Edward Jones