From September 18-20, Nashville will become a haven for people with home improvement needs. The Nashville Home Decorating & Remodeling Show, which attracts around 15,000 people each year, has served as a place for connecting companies and customers since 1983.
By inviting a wide variety of companies, the organizers of the Nashville Home Show aim to bring together customers who are looking for home improvement solutions and the companies that can provide them.
The Home Show also selects financial companies to staff booths at the show. Springleaf* is proud to be one of those companies that will be represented at the event. "There are only going to be 2-3 other financial companies there, so it's a pretty big deal to be chosen," says Chris Badger, Springleaf's Nashville district manager.
Badger, who recently moved to the Nashville area, is looking forward to experiencing the Nashville Home Show for the first time. "It's a little new to me. I'm excited!"
Badger, along with team members from 6-7 local Springleaf branches, will be at the Springleaf booth throughout the event, talking to people about the loan options that might help them complete their projects. The booth will also have giveaways.
Badger expects that the event will be a great experience. He's excited both for the opportunities to talk to customers and to check out the various home improvement vendors and their products at the show.
"I like a lot of the home improvement stuff. It's a chance to get an idea of the trends," he says.
Jeff Springer, branch manager at the Springleaf branch in nearby Franklin, TN, is similarly excited. He has a list of his own home improvement projects to tackle, including a bathroom renovation.
"It's a chance to see what's new. Plus, there's always something to do in your home, always something to repair."
This is particularly true in Nashville, where, according to Springer, "the real estate market is booming with renovations and new developments." With these building projects, Nashville's residents aim to improve their home values.
The Home Show, as a large forum for local businesses offering home improvement services, provides an important benefit to the economy of middle-Tennessee. Still, many visitors may not currently have the cash on hand to purchase the products and services on display.
For Springer, the show provides an opportunity to talk to area residents who need some financial assistance before being able to tackle their own home improvement projects.
"For customers who don't have the means to make home improvement projects, we are an outlet," he says. "We can see what we can do for them and help them complete what they need or want to complete."
For more information about the Nashville Home Decorating & Remodeling Show, visit their website.
* Please note that Springleaf has changed its name to OneMain.