Trade show help!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Landscapes8988, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    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 :usflag:
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,566

    C'mon now......if you can't design a trade show booth, how on earth do you design a job for a client :)
  3. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    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! :cool2:
  4. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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  6. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    thank you guys
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,566


    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.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2009
  8. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    James, whatcha got planned for this yr. ?
  9. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,369

    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.
  10. Fiano Landscapes

    Fiano Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    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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