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March 26 Long Island Builders Expo at Hilton in Melville to Feature Homebuilders

The show takes place March 26, 3-8 p.m. at the Hilton Long Island.

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Melville, NY - March 10, 2014 - This year’s Long Island Builder’s Institute Builders Expo will truly be a home show.
 
The show, the only expo on Long Island that attracts the pros, this year will feature some of Long Island’s biggest homebuilders who will exhibit their newest projects – both for sale and rentals. 
 
The show takes place March 26, 3-8 p.m. at the Hilton Long Island, 598 Broadhollow Rd., Melville.  Sponsored by the Islandia-based Long Island Builders Institute’s (LIBI), the show is open to the public and the trade. Admission is free to the show and for five public seminars.  This year marks the show’s 24th year.
 
A seminar on energy efficiency envelopes for building and real estate industry professionals offering CEU credits is limited to the trade and will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of this seminar is $40, which includes lunch.
 
“This year’s expo is designed to introduce residents of Long Island to our local homebuilding and contracting community in a manner that will strengthen confidence in working relationships and in knowing the best contractors on Long Island are the ones who are on the job,” said Lois, Fricke, director of operations at LIBI, the region’s homebuilders trade group.
 
Among the developers offering the public a first chance to see their new projects are Avalon Bay Communities, which has apartment communities under development is several Long Island communities; Engel Burman Group, which is planning a 55-plus community in Seaford and new assisted living facilities in Lake Grove and Farmingville; and Tritec Real Estate Co., which is constructing the New Village at Patchogue luxury apartments as well as projects in Port Jefferson and the Ronkonkoma Hub.  
 
Also among the hundred participating exhibitors are contractors for any kind of project, kitchen and bath suppliers, building material suppliers offering green products, flooring dealers, landscapers, security device suppliers, appliance dealers and interior designers.
 
A multitude of real estate and related service professionals also will be on hand to offer advice. They include residential brokers, bankers, mortgage bankers and insurance brokers  
 
In addition to the exhibitors, the show will feature various free seminars for the public and the trade focusing on such topics as energy efficiency and new home technology. New home technology offerings to be discussed by officials of Rainbow Protection/Worldwide Security Group include “geofencing,” which allows parents to monitor children whom might wander from home, and smartphone apps that allow homeowners to remotely monitor their homes. 
 
Other seminars will feature PSE&G-Long Island officials discussing energy efficiency; officials of National Grid talking about money-saving incentives; an architectural expert discussing the building permit process and an Everbank official talking about the do’s and don’t of the mortgage process.
 
Additional details about the expo can be found on the LIBI website.