Bryan Baeumler

BRYAN BAEUMLER
HGTV'S BRYAN INC.

Bryan doesn’t believe he’s put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty. A natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating and entertaining viewers across Canada and the US since 2007 on the hit shows Disaster DIY, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan, Bryan Inc.  and his upcoming show Island of Bryan. Bryan’s quick wit and easy-going personality have made him a huge hit with viewers on all of his home renovation shows.

Learning valuable tricks of the trade from his father, a meticulous aircraft engineer, Bryan spent his childhood summers building his family’s cottage from the ground up.  After earning a dual degree in Political Science and Business, Bryan was headed towards a career of practicing law. Realizing he’d rather be renovating than being chained to a desk, his innate passion for building took over and he traded in his tie for a tool belt and founded Baeumler Quality Construction.

A few kids and number of hit TV shows later, Bryan continues to tackle home renovation projects, be the spokesperson for numerous products and expand his growing businesses to include Baeumler Approved and Baeumler Custom Cabinetry. Currently filming Island of Bryan with wife Sarah, viewers will be able to watch them restore a small abandoned resort on South Andros Island in the Bahamas. In Island of Bryan, we follow the story of this radical life event for the Baeumlers, from a dream of creating and running a luxury boutique resort in paradise, to the reality of leaving their friends, family and life behind to take on their most challenging build yet.  For more information about Bryan, visit bryanbaeumler.com

Presentation Topic:
Do's and Don'ts with Bryan 


Presented By:    
 Royal Bank of Canada
 In Partnership with:
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Shae Doyle

SHAE DOYLE      

PROGRAM MANAGER, RESIDENTIAL
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ALBERTA

Shae Doyle is the program manager for Energy Efficiency Alberta’s residential programs. Shae has worked in the environmental non-profit sector, tech industry, and public service. She has recently received a Masters of Public Policy with a focus in energy and the environment from the University of Calgary. She is passionate about ensuring Albertans have access to and benefit from government programs that not only benefit our environment and economy, but ultimately save Albertans money.

Presentation Topic:
Energy Efficiency Alberta: Home Energy Plan
Energy Efficiency Alberta launched the Home Energy Plan this past fall as part of the agency’s residential rebate programs. Homeowners can now get a rebate for a home energy evaluation, learn the best ways they can make their home more efficient in a way that works for them, and get access to a much larger array of home improvement rebates with a new online portal. Rebates are available for a wide range of energy-efficient upgrades including insulation, windows, water heating, furnaces, home heating and more. Plus, you can receive a bonus rebate of $1,000 if you complete three or more home improvements. Come and learn how you can access these amazing savings and make your home more cozy, comfortable, and energy efficient!

www.efficiencyalberta.ca

Presented By:         
Energy Efficiency Alberta
Neil Harding

NEIL HARDING

Neil Harding has worked for Sleep Country Canada for the past 18 years. Neil is in charge of home shows, warehouse sales, and product knowledge training nationally. As a highly trained and experienced sleep expert, Neil has helped thousands of Canadians get a better night’s sleep!


Presentation Topic:
"Let's Talk about Sleep"

Presented By:Sleep Country
Al Dueck

AL DUECK

OWNER AND FOUNDER OF DUXTON WINDOWS & DOORS

DUXTON Windows & Doors is a family-owned, Winnipeg-based manufacturing business founded in 1999.  Al Dueck, Owner and Founder, has dedicated more than 25 years of his professional life to the window manufacturing industry. Dueck chose to focus exclusively on pultruded fiberglass windows and doors due to the material’s optimal characteristics.  A large portion of his industry background involved leading edge glazing – technological advances offering greater energy efficiency, comfort, and long term durability. 

Presentation Topic:
What to Consider When Replacing Windows & Doors
-Type/style of window (sliding window or casement/awning?)
-Colour and interior finishes (wood for the richness of grain?  Prefinished for low maintenance?)
-Durability (trade-offs, what to look for, life expectancy)
-Environmental (how will new windows/doors affect my heating/cooling bills?  How do I get a “better” window performance for great value?  Explanation of dual/triple, argon fill, types of low-e)
-Examples of before + after – upgrading the curb appeal of your home
-Current trends (BIG glass!  Big doors, walls of glass.  Darker frame colours, inside and out.  Fewer mullions/divisions in the glass).
-How can a qualified installer help with the process?

www.duxtonwindows.com

Presented By: 
Duxton Windows & Doors
Jamie Banfield

JAMIE BANFIELD

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER JAMIE BANFIELD DESIGN

As  an  award-winning  interior  designer,  Jamie  Banfield  believes  in  obtainable  and timeless design  for  all  spaces.  Recently  recognized  by  the  National  Kitchen  and  Bath  Association  as  one  of  the  industry’s  top 30  Under  30 in  North  America  and One  to  Watch by  Western  Living  Magazine Jamie  has  become  a  creative  force  in  the  industry,  and  recognized  for  his  signature  West  Coast  style.  Jamie  has  the  ability  to  transform  and  create  well-edited  spaces  that  exude  both  function  and  beauty.  With  a  passion  for  sustainable  design  Jamie  offering  a  unique  perspective  to  his  finished  project  see  through  private  residences  and  boutique  commercial  projects  throughout  the  Pacific  North  West.Formally  trained  in  interior  design,  with  a  complementary  background  in  manufacturing,  construction,  and  custom  mill work.  In 2017  Jamie  Banfield  launched  THE  BANFIELD.  THE  BANFIELD  is  a  line  of  high-end  mill work  inspired  by  the  natural  beauty  of  the  Pacific  Northwest.  Featuring  strong  lines  and  distinctive  character,  THE  BANFIELD  strikes  a  perfect  balance  between  modern  style  and  rustic  elements.  The  collection  brings  together  design,  function  and  durability  while  providing  a  superior  BC  handcrafted  product  that  will  stand  the  test  of  time.Jamie  Banfield  will  not  be  quitting  his  day  job,  as  he lends  his  talent on  design  and  construction to  local  and  national  TV  outlets  such  as  Global  TV,  CTV  and  CBC, home  and  design  publications  and  speaker engagements  on  stages  across  North  America.

Presentation Topic:
The Designer Bathroom on any budget - Ten designer hacks for the perfect bathroom from finding your style to execution like a professional.

Kevin Napora

KEVIN NAPORA

SALISBURY LANDSCAPING, LANDSCAPE DESIGNER, MASTER GARDENER AND HORTICULTURALIST

With a lifetime of studying, installing landscapes, and designing residential gardens, Kevin creates landscape designs that motivate, relax, and refresh. He is well known in Edmonton’s horticulture circles with his wide range of presentations to various Horticulture Societies, courses for Continuing Education and the Botanic Garden, and his book “The Perfect Time to Garden.” However, creating designs and guiding their installations is what fuels his passions. Through thoughtful and collaborative design, well chosen plants and stone can convert an unused yard into a cherished garden enjoyed by the whole family.   

Presentation Topic:
Renovating the Garden: Ideas that Transform: Change and growth is the hallmark of a family, and the backyard needs a touch up and/or a full-on renovation from time to time to keep up.  Whether your yard is a jewel (slightly tarnished looking for a sparkle), or a sweeping vista in need of a sweep, we will look at some landscape ideas to add to your garden renovation.

Steve Salesman

STEVE SALSMAN

CO-OWNER OF ENERGY SAVERS INSULATION

Steve Salsman has over 20 years experience in sales and marketing in the construction industry. Since 2016, he has co-owned Energy Savers Insulation and is passionate about educating homeowners on how to effectively insulate their homes and save money on their heating and cooling bills. Energy Savers Insulation is a family owned business from Sherwood Park that focuses on using chemical free, eco-friendly insulation products. 

https://www.theenergysavers.ca/

Presentation Topic:
Insulation Facts, Benefits and Myths

Dean Beckett

DEAN BECKETT

OWNER & PROJECT MANAGER - ADVANCED REMEDIATION SOLUTIONS INC

Dean Beckett, an owner and project manager for fifteen years in Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc. holds AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician) certification, WRT (Water Restoration Technician) certification and HST (Health and Safety Technician) through the IICRC. He is a qualified specialist in microbial remediation. 

Presentation Topic: 
Mold in your Home? - Myths & Realities 

www.mouldsolutions.ca

Shawn MillerSHAWN MILLER

PROJECT MANAGER - ADVANCED REMEDIATION SOLUTIONS INC

Shawn Miller, project manager for the past 5 years, holds AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician) certification, WRT (Water Remediation Technician) certification through the IICRC. Shawn has Asbestos certification through Alberta Occupational Health & Safety.

Presentation Topic:
Asbestos in the Renovation Industry - What to look for.

www.mouldsolutions.ca

Iron Hide Woodworks

BRAD NEILSON & JENNIFER NEILSON

IRON HIDE WOODWORKS

A promise of durability and quality. Creating quality and long-lasting furniture. We specialize in work with wood and metal. We believe that your home shouldn't have to fit around box store furniture, leaving spaces under-utilized and disorganized. We match function and design used to meet your home's needs.

Jennifer NeilsonPresentation Topic:
Functional Furniture- Beautiful Furniture that suits the needs of a home.

www.ironhidewoodworks.com

IG - @ironhidewoodworks-
FB - https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonIronHideWoodworks/

ROLLIN KURKA & MEAGHAN LOS

PROJECT MANAGERS - ALAIR HOMES

Edmonton's 2018 Renovator of the Year, Alair Homes serves the great communities in and around Edmonton by providing high-quality custom built homes and appealing, yet modern, renovations. Our team is passionate about helping individuals and families enjoy happier, healthier, more productive and more comfortable lifestyles. Our award-winning company takes pride in the multi-million dollar estates, budget-friendly starter homes, and infill homes we have created for residents in the Capital Region. We put the same level of care, workmanship and top-notch customer service into every home we build.

Presentation Topic:
Reno or Demo? How and when do you draw the line? Many people assume it's more affordable to renovate their home rather than start new. Or, they hope to preserve a piece of the home's history by not completely erasing it through a demo. However, in certain situations a renovation can be a more expensive option, and may not add as much value to the property as rebuilding.  We look at various situations where it makes more sense, and will also save cents, to rebuild your home rather than renovate it. We'll also look at the best situations to focus on completing a reno vs. doing a demo.

Mark Stumpf

MARK STUMPF-ALLEN COMPOST PROGRAMS COORDINATOR, WASTE SERVICES

As Compost Programs Coordinator for the City of Edmonton, Mark encourages residents to reuse and recycle organic waste at home.  He reaches people through workshops, presentations, social media and an education centre called Compost'S cool.  

Presentation Topic:
Renovate your soil- Got dirt? Whether you want a lawn fit for a British Lord, or a Wedding-Ready Show Garden, you start with the soil.  Renovate yours with these tips on how to turn Edmonton's silty-clay into nutrient-rich, living soil.  

www.edmonton.ca