Presentations for 2017
Please check back as we are still refining the sessions.
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
Kids of all ages will learn about history through crafts and activities led by Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum.
How to Hire an Architect
Time: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
There are many great designers, but which one will be the right fit for you? Tyler LeMarinel, AIA, NCARB of Allard War Architects will arm you with the right questions to ask and provide you with helpful hints for staying on schedule and on budget.
How to Hire a Contractor
Time: 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Hiring the wrong contractor for your job can cost you stress, weeks of wasted time and, and possibly thousands of dollars. Lynn Taylor of Taylor Made Plans warns that the BEST contractor may not be the RIGHT contractor for your needs. She will guide you on asking the RIGHT questions when interviewing contractors; looking out for hidden agendas; and identify your job site expectations when it comes to your home and property before you sign the contract.
How to Finance a Rehab
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Learn the ins and outs of an FHA 203K loan with Roger Sheaves, designed to help borrowers finance an older home that needs significant repairs.
What to Expect During a Remodel
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Join Building Co. 7 to learn what a good contractor looks like on paper, what is involved in the pre-construction process, what the construction process looks like and warning signs that you may be talking to the wrong contractor.
Crawlspaces: What do you know about yours?
Time: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Do you know what it’s like in your crawlspace? If the only people who venture into your crawlspace are spiders and the cable guy, it might be time for you to get acquainted. Join Go Green Home Services in a discussion on why your crawlspace matters, the common issues associate with crawlspaces in the Middle Tennessee area specifically, and, what you can do to make sure your crawlspace provides clean air, energy efficiency, and is pest free.
Historic Interiors & Details
Time: 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Join Susan Besser of Franklin Preservation Associates to learn the details of interiors from the Federal to Art Deco time period featuring woodwork details & light fixtures. The information featured will be especially helpful if you are searching for ways to incorporate period appropriate details in your historic home or add character to your new infill housing.
Is Geothermal Right for My Home?
Time: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Join Maynard Select to learn how geothermal works, operation costs and benefits.