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Old 01-16-2009, 04:07 PM
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Trade show help!

I was wondering if you guys had any pics or ideas for my booth at a local home show i will be in. booth size will be 8ftx15ft-20ft hardscapes, water features
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C'mon now......if you can't design a trade show booth, how on earth do you design a job for a client
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:34 PM
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C'mon now......if you can't design a trade show booth, how on earth do you design a job for a client
Oh i'm sorry i forgot you know everything. First off its tottally different then doing a job. You want to spend little money and you can't bring in stone and dirt dumbass. If you don't have any ideas why you even bother with my post? Get a life! Was just looking for some ideas to catch customers eyes. But apparently your heads up your ass and you can't see that. Don't have anything good to say then mind your own ******* business!
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:52 PM
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Here are some ideas from the home and garden show thread over on the lighting forum. I posted these ones from our spring show. There are multiple pages of pics so be sure to keep scrolling through.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...e+show&page=12

I will start a new thread showing one a did in the fall of 04 too.
Good luck on your show.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:35 PM
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thank you guys
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Oh i'm sorry i forgot you know everything. First off its tottally different then doing a job. You want to spend little money and you can't bring in stone and dirt dumbass. If you don't have any ideas why you even bother with my post? Get a life! Was just looking for some ideas to catch customers eyes. But apparently your heads up your ass and you can't see that. Don't have anything good to say then mind your own ******* business!
LOL

You can call me every name in the book, remember, I'm an employer - I get called names every day

Seriously, this is the problem with guys dabbeling in hardscapes.

They wanna lay pavers and block - yet they lack creativity, and have no understanding of the elements of design.

But hey! Thanks to the internet, all ya gotta do is log on and someone will be kind enough to tell someone exactly what ta-do! I also love the "how much to charge" threads.

Wanna do a trade show booth?? Ok, well what do you do? It's simple, dude. If you do pavers, water features, and planting.........THEN INCLUDE SUCH THINGS IN THE BLASTED DISPLAY!!!!! Lay it out just like one would for a small, confined property.
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My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.

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our 2008 booth.
James, whatcha got planned for this yr. ?
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One tip is to visit other shows and take a camera. I might head out of state to see what some other guys are doing.

I have a 40x15 space to work with this yr.....Have design pretty much down.
Trying to come up with something different.

Sometimes what I see in a booth that catches my eye doesnt always catch a homeowners eyes.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:41 PM
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We were one of three companies chosen to be part of The Belgard Challenge at our show. Here are some of the pictures from our booth. We had I believe 60-70,000 people through the competition. They vote on their way out for their favorite booth. We won, and now get to go back this year for free. Hopefully we can win again. We have a very nice design for this year.
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